SWH Cougar Tracks2023-2024
Friday, September 1, 2023
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. Additionally, please refrain from parking in front of red cones blocking these entry points.
- 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 4: Labour Day - No School
Sept 6: Early Dismissal
Sept 7: Running Club is every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3-4:00pm starting Sept 7! Come run and/or prepare for the upcoming Cross Country season.
Sept 8: School photo day
Sept 11-15: Week of Welcome! (WoW) - details to follow in next weeks newsletter
Sept 27: Cougar Mile
Welcome back Cougars! No rest for the wicked, as we get right into volleyball season! Volleyball tryouts kicked off this week for the senior girls teams. The other teams will begin tryouts next week. Check our athletics calendar online at https://www.sherwoodheights.org/swhathletics/athletics OR the schedule by the gym for the most up to date tryout and practice schedules.
**PLEASE NOTE - we do not currently have a coach for the Jr Boys team. If you are able to coach, please contact email@example.com ; if we are unable to find a coach, we will be unable to run the team.
Been a long summer of relaxing? Ready to get back into the swing of things? Come on out to our Sherwood Heights Running Club. This club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3:15pm just outside the gym. We do a short run with a team activity till 4pm. This is an informal club, so if you can make it one day but not the next no big deal, come whenever you can make it! If you are interested in being a part of our cross country team it is highly advised that you make it out to some practice runs. If you are NOT interested in being a part of the cross country team but would like to just join the club for some fun runs to stay active this is also welcome…..all are welcome! Our first club meeting is Thursday September 7th. Please bring your activewear and a water bottle and meet Ms.Oszip and Ms.Komant outside the gym at 3:15pm. See you there!
Looking forward to another great year in the gym!
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.
Mrs. Jessica Moen is in the role of School Based Social Worker 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 beside the drama room and beside the vending machines.
Referrals for ALL student support services can be done using any of the following ways:
2023-2024 School Fees will be posted before the end of September
School fees for the 2023-2024 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 2022-23 fee amounts to a collection agency. To prevent this from happening, remember to pay your fees before August 31, 2023
2023-2024 Staffing Assignments
Mr. Amit Mali – Principal
Mr. Aaron Tuckwood – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Malori Sparrow - Acting Assitant Principal
Mrs. Jessica Moen – School Based Social Worker
Mrs. Kristin Alexander
Mrs. Krystal Bavaro
Mr. Tyler Behnke
Mme Sydnie Belland
Mrs. Michelle Blonski
Ms. Angelina Fleck
Mrs. Amanda Fayed
Mr. Warren Foley
Mr. James Gieringer
Mr. Jesse Gobbels
Mr. Armin Gottstein
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
Mr. Des Uniat
Mr. Darcy Verrier
Mrs. Candace Lyles -- Business Manager
Mrs. Johanna Ryan -- Registrar
Mrs. Michelle Shiloff -- Administrative Assistant
Ms. Kenzie Marchant
Mrs. Averil Geoghegan
Mrs. Charlotte Kirkby
Mrs. Kyla Loewen
Mrs. Mychalina Wever
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.
Can be accessed from our Sherwood Heights webpage, under the quick links tab on the top right of the home page - Cougar wear order here will direct you to the amazing choices