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    School Philosophy

    amiskwaciy Academy was designed to offer exciting enrichment programming for junior high and high school students in a respectful, safe environment. At amiskwaciy, we recognize that all beings are connected and our teaching styles and learning opportunities reflect this belief. Our Elder’s teachings, our community partners, family involvement, and a committed teaching staff provide a holistic learning environment.

    We believe at amiskwaciy Academy that our school philosophy is demonstrated best through our harmonious communal approach to learning.

    amiskwaciy Academy offers exciting programming in a respectful, safe environment for Grades 7 to 12. We take a communal approach to learning, community partners, families and committed teaching staff providing a holistic learning environment.

    Our students come from across Edmonton and surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Métis settlements throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. Most are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, but we welcome students of all cultures. We teach the Medicine Wheel and, in addition to our academic programming, offer CTS programs such as Cosmetology, Construction Technology, and Foods and Fashion Studies. Through our community partnerships we provide hot breakfast and lunch programs, family support and the University of Alberta Community Service-Learning program.

    SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

    We believe:

    • That all beings are connected
    • That partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually
    • In encouraging student leadership

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Morning Song

amiskwaciy Academy morning song.

Morning Song

 

As we get updated information we will pass it along via Voice Messages, SchoolZone, our website and at epsb.ca

Tansi/Hello,

We hope you and your family are doing well and finding ways to adjust to these uncertain times. We miss seeing the students and hope we can connect with them in the coming days.

Administration will be at the school throughout the school days and if you want to get curriculum materials, please email your classroom teacher first and let them know, phone the school  780-424-1270 or e mail amiskwaciy@epsb.ca and indicate when you would like to swing by the school.

Teachers will be available to answer questions, chat with students and/or talk on the phone during regular school hours. We are asking all students to check in on a daily basis with their teachers by email so we can assist with their learning. Teachers will be contacting students weekly through phone calls and email. Ms. Jensen, school counselor is also available for any counselling for mental health advice and she can be reached on her Snapchat account - allisonjensen20.

Check your School Zone for updates with each of your teachers. Information will also be uploaded to the school web site. If your child is working offline with the booklets, we ask that you monitor the work your child is doing and encourage them to contact us via phone or email for assistance. Please feel free to email teachers at any time with questions or concerns.

Email:

Michael.Borowiecki@epsb.ca 

John.Tachynski@epsb.ca

Mark.Walmsley@epsb.ca

Allison.Jensen@epsb.ca

Terris.Mah@epsb.ca

Larry.Moro@epsb.ca

Stacie.Becker@epsb.ca

David.Mancini@epsb.ca

 

 

As we get updated information we will pass it along via Voice Messages, SchoolZone, our website and at epsb.ca

Tansi/Hello,

We hope you and your family are doing well and finding ways to adjust to these uncertain times. We miss seeing you and hope we can connect in the coming days.

Administration will be at the school throughout the school days and if you want to get curriculum materials please email you child's teacher or phone the school and indicate when you would like to swing by the school.

The Junior High Teachers have created a website that can be your main source of information and a link to your work on Google Classroom. This website will go live on Monday, March 30 @ 9:00am. Please visit the site often and bookmark it for easy access.
amiskwaciy Junior High Website: https://sites.google.com/epsb.ca/amiskwaciyjuniorhigh/

Teachers will be available to answer questions, chat and/or talk on the phone during regular school hours. We also plan to have a live Google Meet each day from 12:30-1:30pm so you can interact with a teacher and get some instruction and assistance. We are asking you to check in on a daily basis so we can help with your learning and be a familiar voice in these isolating times.

We are going to try to stick to the Edmonton Public Schools guidelines of 1 to 2 hours of work/day for Junior High students. We plan to provide work for one subject per day on the website and Google Classroom. If you are working offline with the booklets, please contact us via phone or email for assistance. Please feel free to email or private message (through Google Classroom) teachers at any time with questions, concerns or just to touch base.

Kara.Aitkin@epsb.ca

Jeffrey.Greeniaus@epsb.ca

Kayley.Weisbrot@epsb.ca

David.Mancini@epsb.ca

Julie.Morrison@epsb.ca

Stacie.Becker@epsb.ca

Patrick.Reilly@epsb.ca

Allison.Jensen@epsb.ca

 

Tansi,

At amiskwaciy Academy students are at the centre of our initiatives. What we plan for, work towards, and strive for is a community of forward thinkers.  A full time Knowledge Keeper is on-site serving our school and community.  Students learn about Cree culture through the Morning Song, Traditional Teachings, Sweats and through classroom enrichment. We work hard at giving our students the tools to become a productive member of our society through the world of work or post-secondary education. As a community we work to remove barriers that would impede progress for our students. Please stop in and join us for breakfast followed by Morning Song that starts at  8:45 am daily.

hiy hiy,

Fred Hines
Principal

 
 

March 12, 2020

Dear parents, guardians and families,

I’m writing to let you know our school is postponing our Open House which was scheduled to
take place on Thursday March 19, 2020. This was not an easy decision, but one made out of an
abundance of caution given the quickly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

On March 11, the World Health Organization labelled the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
Provincial and federal health authorities have asked organizations to consider a number of risk
factors for mass gatherings, such as the size of the event, the proximity of individuals at the
event and if the event is indoors. 

In consideration of these factors, and for the safety of well-being of our families, students and
staff, at our school feel it is in the best interest of all to postpone our Open House for the time
being. 

Families interested in our school can find more information at on our school website and
epsb.ca. When future plans for our Open House are determined, we will share this information
with families.

Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please contact the
school.

Sincerely,
Fred Hines
amiskwaciy Academy

 

Located at 101 Airport Road in the heart of city-centre Edmonton, students attending amiskwaciy Academy come from across Edmonton and  surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Metis settlements throughout western Canada and the Northwest Territories (currently amiskwaciy represents First Nations communities throughout Canada). 

The majority of our students are FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and our goal is to widen the circle and welcome students of all cultures to join us in our educational community.

Partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.