New Electronic Device Policy
Research is showing that student achievement and feelings of being safe while at school are reduced when schools allow students to freely access their personal electronic devices and social media during instructional time. In response to this, Hillside High School students will not be permitted to use personal electronic devices in the school during instructional time. If a student is using their personal electronic device in the school during any scheduled class times, they will be taken from the student and handed in to the office. The student will be allowed to pick up the personal electronic device at the end of the day. If a second offense occurs, parents will be required to pick up the phone and a meeting will be held with school administration, the student and parent.
Education Planning 2019-22
Posted on March 21st, 2019
NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the past three years and define the priorities and strategic direction of the school division going forward.As part of the day, all division departments presented on their work and leadership relative to the strategies identified in the current Education Plan, and collaborated on the vision going forward for 2019-22 in the areas of:
Instruction, Educational technology and platforms for Assessment and Reporting, School Nutrition programs, the Collaborative Response Model, Mental Health Capacity Building programs, Occupational Health and Safety Services – HourZero program, Communications, Quality Learning Enviornment, Beginning Teachers, partnerships to benefit students and increase learning opportunities like Dual Credit, Inclusive supports, supports for Indigenous learners and Literacy and Numeracy.
The development of an education plan is a requirement of Alberta Education. The plan, which is ongoing and updated yearly, reflects the goals of the division and specific actions or strategies which will be implemented to meet those goals. The Plan also serves as an accountability tool in measuring the attainment of those goals and is modified each year to reflect new and continuing directions for the division.