January 2017 WISDOM Family
We've released the January edition of the WISDOM Family Magazine as a digital copy. You are welcome to download it to your computer and print it, or view it on your computer or in your browser. We hope you enjoy this edition of the magazine.
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We appreciate the many families who have supported and encouraged us over the past 7 weeks, and more than two decades before that. You are why we do what we do.
Trinity and WISDOM are in the process of attempting to reach a resolution with Alberta Education. We will have more information to parents soon.
Message to Parents - Injunction
Today Trinity/WISDOM obtained an interim injunction to restore its accreditation and ability to operate. It was a big victory for procedural and constitutional rights and the rule of law. The injunction means that student files remain with Trinity/WISDOM. It means your facilitator will resume visits immediately, and life can return somewhat to normal. “Somewhat” to normal, because Trinity/WISDOM has received only 10% of the annual government funding. If a permanent injunction is granted in January, we anticipate the full restoration of funding pending our ultimate Application for judicial review.
Your family will receive funding during this academic year. Benefactors are eager to help fund families who need it soon. Those able to wait will receive it after January 5. Please let our office know what you require.
Thank you for continuing to stand with WISDOM.
Home School with WISDOM
Who is WISDOM? How did we begin? What do we stand for? What do we have to offer your family?
Need to know more? Click through the About section above.
If you're ready to join us for the 2017-2018 school year, we look forward to serving you. While we accept families throughout the year, the funding deadline is September 30, and we prefer to have all paperwork processed before August 31.
Education Program Plans
Your notification of intent to home school is considered incomplete until your Education Program Plan is approved by your Facilitator.
The samples, checklist, templates and schedule of learner outcomes are available here.
Kick Off 2016-2017 with us!
Attention, WISDOM families! You are invited to our annual Fall BBQs to kick off your home schooling year.
WISDOM's family events are a good place to meet and mingle with other WISDOM families, as well as a good way to get to know the WISDOM team better. Check out our list of WISDOM Fall BBQs and register for your area.
Deadlines & Summertime
This will enable us to move that funding to the next fiscal year, and allow you to use it in the Fall.
The WISDOM office will be closed for the first week of July, giving the team a chance to get away with their families for some much-needed time off. We look forward to serving you upon our return.
If you're planning to join us for the Fall and have not yet completed a Notification Form, please do so at your earliest convenience. You may also use this page to upload your child's Birth Certificate or Passport, which will allow it to be encrypted and sent securely. Part of completing your notification is also creating an Education Program Plan. These are due by August 30, please (and earlier is truly appreciated). We've included helpful how-to videos for the completion of your notification form and your plan.
Search & Rescue... They're ALIVE!
WISDOM home school students participate as 'live target' in search and rescue exercise. See if you can spot them ... (they ARE there!)