Category Archives: News


COVID-19 Letter to Parents from Sunil Mattu


Hello Third Academy / Willow Home Ed community members. As partners in Education and Public Health, we thank Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Premier Jason Kenney, and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange for making the decision to cancel all on-site school classes in Alberta effective immediately and until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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COVID-19 Update


The Province of Alberta announced today that students are prohibited from attending classes at all K-12 schools as of March 16, 2020. Accordingly, classes are cancelled and students will not be allowed to enter the school. Please keep your child at home. The situation is rapidly evolving. For more information on the Government’s response to […]

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Buses Cancelled: Thursday 16 January 2020


Due to the extreme cold, we consider it unsafe to have passengers on our school buses today. Service is cancelled on Thursday 16 January 2020 for both am and pm service. The school is open with teachers available if you can safely transport your children to and from school. We do not recommend students using […]

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Buses Cancelled: Wednesday 15 January 2020


Due to the extreme cold, we consider it unsafe to have passengers on our school buses today. Service is cancelled on Wednesday 15 January 2020 both am and noon service. The school is open with teachers available if you can safely transport your children to and from school. We do not recommend students using transit […]

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Buses Running Today: Tuesday, 14 January 2020


We’re going to run our buses today. We did experience delays yesterday morning on most routes due to heavy traffic, but our early dismissal helped us avoid this problem in the afternoon. We can anticipate the same today. Ensure your child is dressed for extremely cold weather. Keep in mind that it is ultimately your […]

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Buses Running Today: Monday, 13 January 2020


Despite the cold conditions, Third Academy is planning to run our school buses today: 13 January 2020. Please understand that there could be delays or even cancellations of specific routes if we experience equipment problems. Ensure your child is appropriately dressed to be outside in cold weather as the buses will produce very little heat […]

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Support Run Santa Run! 2019


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is “Giving Tuesday”. This is the day when we think not of ourselves but rather how we can help others in our community. Consider sponsoring Third Academy’s Run Santa Run! 2019 this Giving Tuesday. To make a donation, go to our secure donation page on the Running Room’s website at:  https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=16617&vrindex=8 […]

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Bottle Drive


Third Academy’s Parent Advisory Committees (PAC) will be holding a bottle drive and would appreciate everyone’s contribution. WHEN?  Wednesday, December 04 from 8am to 8pm – one day only! WHERE? Drop off outside in front of the school. WHY? Proceeds will go towards the initial costs of our Run Santa Run! 2019  event to be […]

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Buses Running: Thursday, Nov 28th


We will be running our school buses today but it could be a slow drive in if volume is high. As always, parents have a choice whether they have their students take the school but please let your driver know if chose to drive your children to and/or from school or keep them home. Please […]

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Bus Update: Wednesday, Nov 27th


Due to the heavy snow fall warning, cold temperatures, and strong winds, Third Academy has cancelled school bus routes for the country today – Wednesday, November 27, 2019. There will be no service for families living in or near Langdon, Airdrie, Okotoks, and the Old Banff Coach Road. If you are impacted, your driver will […]

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