Parent Orientation & FAQ

Parent Orientation & FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Parents and Students:

Do we have a school handbook?

Yes, click here


What can parents do to help their child with Online Learning?

Parental involvement plays a key role in the success of a virtual student (Black, 2009). According to Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (2005), there are four behaviors that parents carry out to support their children: giving the student encouragement, reinforcing positive learning behaviors, modeling positive learning behaviors, and providing instruction when required.

Who do we contact for attendance?

For single classes, email your teacher the day before or day of.  For whole or half day, please call the office and leave a message:


Attendance Tracking

  • Download the PowerSchool Mobile App Apple Android

    • QMCD - District Code

  • Check notifications and turn on Attendance and Marks

    1. We do not use the phone call out system but rather notifications
  • Reminder - Summit Trails utilizes PS and SchoolMessenger to let parents know if a student does not attend a Zoom session. You need to be connected to either the PS App or SchoolMessenger App for notifications on attendance.

Students Not Actively Learning

If a student does not attend class regularly or engage with Moodle activities, such as reading and submitting assignments within two weeks, the teacher will attempt to reconnect with the student. Should there be no response after the school's outreach, the student may be removed from the course, considering many courses have waiting lists.

Travelling outside of Canada?

If you travel outside Canada and the US, please get in touch with IT EMAIL so we can change the student account.  Give your dates of travel and where you are travelling to.

Do we have school pictures?

Yes.  School pictures occur at CW Perry School.

Is there a Parent Council?

No, bi-monthly a newsletter specifically for parents interested in school council to engage with feedback and updates to school process is released.

Will students "walk the stage" for graduation?

We will be holding an advisory group for both parent and students.  Our graduation ceremony will and can look different from traditional events.  We will work together to create an accessible event for all students.

Can a student choose to graduate with their old in-person school?

No, the graduation ceremony must reside with the school the child is enrolled in.

Can a student play sports at a school in their RVS area?

Yes, students who would like to try out for sports teams can do so by connecting with the school administration when tryouts occur.  Please connect with the school admin so that they are aware.

What happens if my child's computer breaks?

While you are repairing the computer, we have a limited supply of loaner computers.

Technology Help Line

Technology Help Desk

403 945 4083 EMAIL


Rocky View Immigration Services (RVIS) provides free services to newcomers to our communities including Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane and Rocky View County to assist with the resettlement process. Among its services, RVIS provides school support to students and their families, acting as a liaison between them and schools. RVIS can assist with school registration, in-school guidance and referrals if necessary. Please let your school community know that they can contact Program Coordinator, Fleeha Ahmad by email or at 403-604-2377.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

For several years now, Rocky View Schools has been researching how students’ feelings about school influence student achievement. We have learned that by understanding a student’s potential disengagement with school that actions can be taken to help the student be more positive and thus more motivated to pursue his/her studies.

The Student Orientation to School Questionnaire (SOS-Q) was developed by Alberta Education as part of a broader plan to improve high school completion by assessing students’ attitudes towards school at key points in a student’s school experience. You can read more about the SOS-Q on the RVS website @

Your child’s school will be administering web-based version of the SOS-Q to students. The SOS-Q results will be used to develop insights into students’ connectivity to school and identify support strategies to reconnect students who have lost their positive connection to school or, to reinforce students who have a strong relationship with school.

Student information collected with the SOS-Q will be strictly confidential and will be protected as a student’s personal information similar to the safeguards applied to student test data. The results will be available for review with the student and parents on request. Only students whose parents have signed the authorization for the SOS-Q in September are eligible.


If you have any questions about the SOS-Q, please contact me at your convenience.



David Smith


Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.