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Kincora Kids to Simon Fraser School too.

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The designated Calgary Board of Education School for the community of Kincora is Simons Valley School. These children attend Simons Valley School with the children from the communities of Sandstone Valley and MacEwan Glen in North West Calgary.

While the designated CBE Junior High School for the children of Sandstone and MacEwan is Simon Fraser School located in Brentwood, the children of Kincora are separated from their elementary school friends and are bussed to Georges P. Vanier School located in the community of Winston Heights-Mountview in the North East.

We the undersigned parents and/or residents of Kincora, Sandstone and MacEwan believe it is in the best of interests of our children, families and communities that our children remain as one cohort and go to the same designated junior high school.

Throughout the elementary years, strong friendship and community ties are formed and to severe these ties at a developmentally sensitive transition period is not necessary given the opportunity to re-designate the school boundary.

The opportunity to re-designate the school boundary has presented itself with the opening of the new schools in Calgary. Historically, Simon Fraser School has not had the capacity to be able to accept all the students from Kincora. However, due to a new school opening in the fall of 2016, Simon Fraser School is experiencing a significant decrease in student enrollment.

We respectfully request the Calgary Board of Education designate junior high school students residing in Kincora attend Simon Fraser School. We appreciate that this change will impact student enrollment at George P. Vanier School and request that any programming that is currently being considered for Simon Fraser School be considered for George P. Vanier School.

As our elementary school children transition to junior high school, we want them to be focusing on their education with the support of their elementary school friends instead of grieving the loss of friendships and long-term connections as one group of students goes in one direction for school and the other group goes in another direction.

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