Sabre Scene

October 19, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Sabre Families,

The weather is chillier so we hope our Sabre families are staying warm and taking care. This week brings us back to a full five day week, and looking at our timeline, we are three weeks away from our traditional fall break in Elk Island Public Schools.

Maybe a bit too early to think about Christmas shopping but what better way to stay warm than with one of our Sal hoodies! Here is the link to our Sal online store for our Sabre families. CLICK HERE

With the recent announcement from Alberta Education around the shifting requirement of diploma exams, we are also looking at adjusting the requirements for our 10 and 20 level final exams. For more information, please see the FAQ from Alberta Education below.

Plain and simple, during a global pandemic and the stress we understand families and our students specifically feel, the mandating of final exams will be relaxed. Stay tuned for more detail in next week’s edition of the Parent Sabre Scene around the parameters.

Also, please note that we are planning a modified Awards Ceremony for our student recipients from the 2019 -20 school year during the last week of November. We feel strongly at SAL the importance of recognizing these milestones and student achievements.

Upcoming and starting in Quarter 2 in the Sabre Scene, I will be including data from recent years and what we are doing as a school to evolve, adapt and improve. The goal is multifold, but to highlight, we are aiming and being intentional around continuing with being transparent and to also engage further conversation and to ensure our Sabre parents are informed, involved and aware.

Have an awesome week folks. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sunny Sandhu


Salisbury Composite High School

Switching from Out-of-School to In-School Learning

Today, October 19, all out-of-school families will receive an email with a link to a PowerSchool form they will use to confirm if each student will continue with out-of-school learning or switch to in-school classes as of November 16. The deadline for out-of-school families to complete this form is Friday, October 23. This will allow school staff time to make the necessary updates in PowerSchool before the fall break. Also today, all in-school families will receive a general message reminding them of the options for switching from in-school to out-of-school learning and vice versa.

Success Team Resource of the Week

AHS Caregiver Education

Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Their aim is to increase awareness and reduce stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness.

Every month, a variety of sessions are offered to support parents and caregivers. Learn more about their current sessions by visiting the link below.

Diploma Prep:

There are several companies in the Edmonton area that offer short courses to help students prepare for diploma examinations. Some courses are online, some are live streamed, and some are in person.

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