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February 22-26, 2021

Bev Facey Virtual School Tour

Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!

“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”

Quarter 3 fees have been added to the Parent Portal. Please contact Ms. Letby via email stephanie.letby@eips.ca or 780-467-0044 to discuss further.


Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

Weekly Schedule Quarter 3 (Feb 1-April 20)

Returning Student Registration process CLOSES February 28


Monday, February 22

Instructional day #13 of 44 (30% complete)

Grade 10 & 11 2021-22 Course selection class visits

Application deadline 5 p.m. for Esports Team 2021 Facey Esports Application


Tuesday, February 23

Grade 10 & 11 2021-22 Course selection class visits

Grad Student Council Meeting 11:35 pm in the Drama room

Technical Theatre meeting in the Theatre @11:40 a.m.

CDI Spaces meeting 1 p.m.

Communications meeting 1:30 p.m.

Parent Engagement Series: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education 7 p.m.


Wednesday, February 24 Pink Shirt Day

Grade 10 & 11 2021-22 Course selection class visits

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:40 a.m.

Mr. Shudra away all day at in-service


Thursday, February 25

Spectrum- GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 218 (FLI)

Careers The Next Generation- Agriculture Pathway Virtual Session 6 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/AgricultureInfo/

Mr. Shudra away in the morning at in-service


Friday, February 26

On this date, supported by the United Nations, Secretary-General U Thant signed a proclamation on February 26, 1971 stating that the U.N. would celebrate Earth Day on the vernal equinox - the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and the first day of autumn in the southern hemisphere

Returning Student Registration CLOSES February 28

This is the last week to complete online returning student registration to confirm student registrations for 2021-22. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend. The 2021-22 returning student registration closes February 28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students. Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Cafeteria Menu February 22-26

Check out the Cafeteria Menu!


The Café is open in the morning from 8:15-8:35 with a nice selection of healthy breakfast sandwiches, pastry, hot and cold refreshments.

Flash Clothing Sale- 1 week only!

Enjoy 10% off the attached items in time for Pink Day! Please note some items are limited in sizes and will be a first come first serve basis. For ordering or to inquire about available items please call the school at 780-467-0044 or email stephanie.letby@eips.ca


Pricing after 10% Off:

Pink Falcons Hoodie - $50.40

Vintage ¾ Sleeve Tee – $20.70

Vintage Short Sleeve Tee – $20.70

Pink Tee – $18.00

Bucket Hat - $10.80

Open House Information

Check out the virtues of the Facey Experience. Please see the link below for a recording of the live stream, a virtual school tour, student videos and other information. EIPS returning student registration closes February 28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.


Open House Info & recorded live stream

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Series

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is offering two online parent information and engagement series for EIPS families. Virtual via Microsoft Teams at 7 p.m.


Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts is a three-part series designed for all EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. These sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation. Join the sessions


Session 2: February 23; 7-7:30 p.m.

  • Addressing common roadblocks to understanding and relationship
  • Terminology; bridging the gap between what language parents may be used to hearing and what children are learning in schools


Session 3: March 16; 7-7:30 p.m.

  • Language of this land: The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools

2021-2022 BFH Course Selections

During the week of February 22-24 administration will be going around to all grade 10 & 11 classes to discuss course selections for 2021-22. Starting March 15 students will be selecting their courses online via PowerSchool.


Please see the Course Program Guide 2021-2022 Registration Guide


Grade 10 & 11 Course Request sheets will be distributed starting on Monday, Feb. 22 and will need to be signed and returned by March 4.

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 4

Conference times are limited to 10 minutes to allow teachers to meet with as many families as

possible. Conferences will take place virtually through a Google Meet on March 4, 2021 from

4:45-8:00pm. As this is a busy time of year for all families, we request families adhere to the

scheduled meeting times. Should further discussion be required, please contact the teacher

directly to schedule a separate meeting or phone call. We look forward to connecting with you!


Please see complete sign up instructions in the document below:

1. Click link to begin process: https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=7ewva

2. Event Code: 7ewva

Student drop-off and pick-up

Reminder for student drop-off and pick-up that the front bus loop is open to buses only from 8 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. The student parking lot at the North end of the school is designated for grade 12 students only with approved parking permits. This area is not for student drop-off or pick-up. Please see attached image.


As well, there should be no student parking in the Craigavon or Nottingham residential areas surrounding the school. By-law enforcement will be actively patrolling and ticketing.

EIPS Summer School

Next Step Summer School: Registration opens March 16

Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on March 16. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses.


Courses include:
Open to EIPS students entering grades 10-12, and students in their Grade 12 year.

  • English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Science 10
  • Biology 20 and 30
  • Chemistry 20 and 30
  • Physics 20 and 30
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM 20)
  • Work Experience and RAP
    NOTE: Diploma examinations are optional for the 2020-21 school year.

For summer 2021, all Summer School courses take place online. Feedback from the 2020 virtual program was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.

Learn more about the 2021 summer program

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Notable Black individuals who have helped shape Canadian heritage and identity

The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander was born in 1922 in Toronto. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, between 1942 and 1945. He was educated at Hamilton’s McMaster University where he graduated in Arts, and Toronto’s Osgoode Hall School of Law where he passed the bar examination in 1965. Mr. Alexander was appointed a Queen’s Counsel and became a partner in a Hamilton law firm from 1963 to 1979. He was the first Black person to become a Member of Parliament in 1968 and served in the House of Commons until 1980. He was also federal Minister of Labour in 1979–1980.


In 1985, Lincoln Alexander was appointed Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant Governor, the first member of a visible minority to serve as the Queen’s representative in Canada. During his term in office, which ended in 1991, youth and education were hallmarks of his mandate. He then accepted a position as Chancellor of the University of Guelph. In 1996, he was chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and was also made Honorary Commissioner for the International Year of Older Persons Ontario celebrations.


The Honourable Lincoln Alexander was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada and to the Order of Ontario in 1992, and in June 2006, he was named the “Greatest Hamiltonian of All Time.” Mr. Alexander died on October 19, 2012 at age 90. On December 2013, the Province of Ontario proclaimed January 21 (Lincoln Alexander’s birthday) as "Lincoln Alexander Day" and the following year, the Day was nationally recognized.


Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard is a highly regarded Nova Scotian educator, social worker, researcher, and community activist. Since 1990 she has been a professor at the Dalhousie School of Social Work, and was its former director (2001-2011). In 2016, she was appointed Special Advisor on Diversity and Inclusiveness at Dalhousie University. In November 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed her to the Senate as an independent Senator representing Nova Scotia and as a result, Senator Thomas Bernard became the first African Nova Scotian woman to serve in the Senate Chamber.


Senator Thomas Bernard is the first African-Canadian to hold a tenure-track position at Dalhousie University and to be promoted to full professor. She is a founding member of the Association of Black Social Workers, which helps address the needs of marginalized citizens, especially those of African descent. Additionally, Senator Bernard’s work as the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women led to the development of advice to ministers regarding frameworks for gender violence protection and health equity.

Senator Bernard has served as an expert witness on human rights cases and has presented at many local, national, and international forums. For her work, she has received many honours, including the Order of Canada in 2004 and the Order of Nova Scotia in 2014.

School Council Virtual Meeting March 16 at 6 p.m.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 16 @ 6 p.m. Please request the Google Meet Code via general.bfh@eips.ca if you are not already on our monthly contact list.


School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook. Approved minutes https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council


Future meeting dates: April 20, May 18

School Goals 2018-2022

GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.

(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)

GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)

GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)


Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.


Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

KUDOS


  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Frank, S.C.O.R.E & FLI for organizing activities for Black History Month, Random Acts of Kindness & Pink Shirt Day!

  • Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing the Grade 10 Career Planning & Pathway parent meeting!

  • Thank you Ms. Nicholl for helping with STAR reading testing!

  • Thank you Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Emsley & Mrs. Orr for organizing the Facey E-Sports Team!

  • Thank you Ms. Letby & Mrs. Williamson for organizing the Grad Clothing order!

  • Thank you Ms. Johnson for organizing the Model United Nations club!

  • Thank you Mrs. Gagnon for organizing our Science demonstrations & labs!
  • Thank you Mr. Robinson for supporting our Personal Fitness program!
  • Thank you Mrs. Brackenbury & Ms. Lamoureux for supporting the Culinary Foods program!

Important Dates 2021

March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

March 2-13 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competitions

March 3 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

March 3 Grad Parent Update Meeting 5:30 p.m.

March 3 Welder Virtual Session https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/welder-showcase-session/

March 4 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

March 5 Professional Learning - No School

March 8 International Women's Day

March 8-12 Substitute Appreciation Week

March 14 daylight savings time begins

March 15-19 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 online course selections via PowerSchool

March 15 St. Patrick's Day

March 16 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ywitt/

March 18 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

March 19-25 Grade 9 2021-22 course selection information sent out

March 23 Grade 9 Parent Course Selection session 6 p.m.

March 26- April 5 Spring Break


April 5 Easter Monday

April 6 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

April 7 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

April 7-16 Grade 9 2021-22 online course selections via PowerSchool

April 15-16 Final Assessments

April 14-23 Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competitions

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

April 22 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

April 30-May 2 Strathcona County Student Art Competition, Show and Sale


May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School

May 18 School Council Meeting

May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

May 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 26 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.


June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

June 22-24 Graduation (tentative)

June 25 Semester 2 ends

June 28 Staff Operational Day

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Bev Facey Community High

Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1050 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.


Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as Leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.