Fees, Payment & Permission
Fees & Payment
Robina Baker Elementary School is committed to providing quality and affordable education and exceptional learning environments for our students.
In order to offer enhanced educational opportunities for students, fees are established to offset the additional costs incurred. The fee schedule can be viewed by clicking the “Student Fees” button below.
Should your family be experiencing financial difficulties, please make an appointment with the Principal to discuss the situation and possible alternative solutions.
2020/21 Student Fees
What does the technology fee cover?
The BGSD (Black Gold School Division) technology access fee will cover a variety of new software tools for students. The first such tool is assistive technology software, this will help students by reading text on the screen from websites they visit and documents they create, listening to your work read back to you helps catch writing errors and having text read from other content helps with understanding. The program also provides word prediction for struggling writers, standard and visual dictionaries, highlighting and organization tools and speech to text abilities. A second new software application will be a self assessment tool that uses machine learning to provide writing feedback for the student to help improve spelling, grammar, sentence structure and provide suggestions for improvement. Lastly we will be providing creative publishing and charting tool to enable students to increase creativity and capability beyond a standard document or drawing.
Another use of the technology fee is for internet access. Our internet costs are increasing and a new contract by Alberta Infrastructure is greatly increasing the cost to school divisions. The funds will help manage that access, provide increased bandwidth for BYOED and improve protection for students accessing the internet.
Do I have to pay the technology fee if my child participates in the BYOED (Bring Your Own Educational Device) program?
Yes. As noted in the above section on what the technology fee covers, the fee helps offset the cost of software and internet access for all students, not hardware (device).
For all of our school trips, walking or otherwise, permission must be given online.
Instructions to Make Payment or Give Permission
We hope these instructions will help you when you are setting up your account or filling out your child’s permission form. If you have any challenges following the instructions, please call the school at 780-987-3705.