SWH Cougar Tracks 2022-2023
Friday, September 2, 2022
Welcome back Sherwood Heights families!
We hope the start of the school year has been great for all of you! A few days in and it is evident that there is great energy in the building. We are grateful to our staff and students for helping us have such a great start up! We are appreciative of all the support we have received as well as the warm welcomes.
Cougar Tracks will be our weekly communication tool for parents and students to help you stay in the loop as far as all things Sherwood Heights!
As we head into the long weekend, here are a few reminders we would like to share:
- This year, doors will be open at 8:20am. Please be mindful of this particularly as the outdoor temperature starts to dip.
- When dropping off your student(s), please ensure you are doing so in the designated drop-off areas. Staff parking lots are not to be used for student drop off or pick up.
- While we are an open campus; students can leave campus at lunch, student must return to school by 1:09pm as afternoon classes begin shortly thereafter. School rules and expectations for behaviour still apply when off school property.
- Student Attendance: If your student(s) will be late or absent, please notify our Mrs. Shiloff, our Attendance Secretary. You may call SWH directly at 780.467.5930 and press 1 for 'Attendance' or click the Attendance button below to be redirected to our Contact page on our School Website where you can select 'Student Attendance - Mrs. Shiloff' in the dropdown box.
Have a safe and relaxing September Long weekend!
Be sure to check in frequently for updates as the come!
Sept 5: Labour Day - No School
Sept 6-9: Week of Welcome! (WoW)
Sept 6: WoW activity - Grade 7s, bring your lunch and a picnic blanket (if you have one) and join us on the soccer field at lunch. We'll enjoy some lemonade and music together!
Sept 6: Running Club is every Tuesday and Thursday at 3-4:00pm starting Sept 6! Come run and/or prepare for the upcoming Cross Country season.
Sept 7: Early Dismissal, School Photo Day
Sept 8: Requests for Options changes can be submitted for consideration (more information to come)
Sept 21: Cougar Mile
Sept 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Division closure day
Student Supports at SWH
Mental Health has been identified as an EIPS priority this year and in response, Sherwood Heights has introduced several new ways to access student support.
Mme Chantel Harry will be supporting IMPACT students and families this year. She will provide mental health, social, academic and behaviour support and will work with the IMPACT team to develop ISPs. She can be found in the counselling office upstairs and contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-467-5930.
Mrs. Jessica Moen is in the role of Family School Liaison Worker (FSLW) this year at SWH. Mrs. Moen’s primary role is to facilitate connections among family, school, and community to assist with positive growth. She works as part of the multidisciplinary team to help our families set goals, integrate interventions, plan strategies and arrange resources that will help students be successful in school, at home, and in their community. She offers support services in a variety of formats (individuals, families, and groups), in a variety of settings (school, home, community settings) and is the primary connection with many community agencies. Mrs. Moen can be found in her office (FS114) across the hall from Mr. Gobbels science lab and contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 780-446-3222.
Mrs. Jess Miskiw is our School Counsellor this year. She will provide mental health, social, academic and behaviour support for all students. Mrs. Miskiw will also be the primary contact for ISP and special programming-related questions. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-903-7992.
Referrals for ALL student support services can be done using any of the following ways:
2022-2023 School Fees will be posted before the end of September
School fees for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. Throughout the year, fees are often added to cover the costs for various activities, such as field trips, extracurricular activities, and late, damaged or lost textbooks. Please watch for "School Fees Due" in our newsletter in the next couple of weeks.
To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view fees and pay them online using a credit card. Make sure to monitor your child’s account on an ongoing basis.
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit eips.ca/schools/fees. And, if you have questions, think there is an error or need help creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school directly before the summer break.
NOTE: Pursuant to Board Policy 23: School Fees and Administrative Procedure 505: School and Administrative Fees, EIPS will forward any unpaid 2021-22 fee amounts to a collection agency. To prevent this from happening, remember to pay your fees before August 31, 2022.
2022-2023 Staffing Assignments
Mr. Amit Mali – Principal & Grade 9 Administrator
Mrs. Jess Miskiw -- Assistant Principal & Grade 8 Administrator
Mr. Aaron Tuckwood – Assistant Principal & Grade 7 Administrator
Mrs. Jess Miskiw – Guidance Counselor
Mme Harry - IMPACT Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Jessica Moen – Family School Liaison Worker
Mrs. Kristin Alexander
Mme Sydnie Belland
Mrs. Michelle Blonski
Mrs. Taylor Burton
Mrs. Therese Dach
Ms. Angelina Fleck
Mrs. Meghann Elgert
Mrs. Amanda Fayed
Mr. Warren Foley
Mr. James Gieringer
Mr. Jesse Gobbels
Mr. Armin Gottstein
Mr. Derrick Hammel
Mme Jamie Harris
Mrs. Karen Hauca
Mr. Don Hui
Mr. Rob Koning
Ms. Erin Malec
Miss Lynn Mekechuk
Mme Tessa Nally
Mr. Brad Olsen
Ms. Katie Oszip
Mr. David Parr
Mme Kari Provencher
Mrs. Kayley Strachen
Mr. Des Uniat
Mr. Darcy Verrier
Mrs. Candace Lyles -- Business Manager
Mrs. Johanna Ryan -- Registrar
Mrs. Michelle Shiloff -- Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Jen Todoschuk
Mrs. Averil Geoghegan
Mrs. Charlotte Kirkby
Mrs. Kyla Loewen
Mrs. Sandra Prior
Mme Gisele Scharr
Lunch Supervision & Canteen
Mrs. Lisa Braun
New Online Cougar Wear Store
Enjoy browsing a wide selection of products from a variety of brands that you can then customize with the approved logos and graphics found on the site. Display your pride in fantastic apparel customized entirely by you. Our site lets students, parents, fans, & staff choose from approved merchandise to fit their needs 24/7 with no minimum order quantities. All orders are shipped directly to your own home!
Resources for Families
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
The Distress Line 780-482-4357
Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.