November 16, 2021
Welcome back everyone, it was wonderful to see our students back after fall break! With that, and with the recent swing in weather, we are all ‘winterizing’ and adjusting accordingly, be it with gloves, mitts, toques, and everything else that the season brings. Should your family need any assistance with any of the above, and/or other, please do not hesitate to contact us.
On another note, and upon reflection of the first quarter of the school year, we are very proud of how our students have collectively persevered in completing the first milestone of the year. The next two months of semester one will continue to bring an intentional approach to academia, while also focusing on the mental wellness and health of our school community.
This week is Bully Awareness Week.
From November 15th -19th, across Alberta, schools are participating in Bully Awareness & Prevention Week. This year, SAL will be running three initiatives throughout the week in addition to other planned events. Students will be provided information and reminders through their school emails, classroom announcements, and SAL's social media.
Declaration banner residing outside the main office throughout the week. Staff and students alike can add their name to the banner, promoting collective core values. Culminates with group photo on Friday.
"We, the students and faculty of Salisbury Composite High School, believe that every student has the right to feel safe, secure, and accepted regardless of race, age, ancestry, place of origin, colour, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, family status, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation."
Hear Our Stories: The Salisbury Movement is a group that believes in raising awareness around diversity and inclusion. Hear our stories is an initiative hoping to personalize instances of bullying by giving voice to students who have been victimized or affected by bullying. This week, The Salisbury Movement will be providing students with an opportunity to share their stories. Hopefully, by giving students a chance to share their experiences we can heighten our awareness as a school community, while developing preventative measures to curtail instances of bullying in the future.
Caught You Being Kind:
Our SAIL leadership program will be facilitating this initiative throughout the week. Staff and students will have the opportunity to nominate others who have been kind from the beginning of the year to the present or simply the during current week. Prizes will be presented daily. Culminates with collage of nominations displayed on Friday.
This is an important week at SAL. It is our continued goal that every member of our school community feels safe and respected. That everyone feels they belong here at SAL.
For our grade 12 parents:
Graduating Class of 2022 – Graduates and their parents are invited to attend the first Grad Meeting for the Class of 2022 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. This meeting will outline the requirements for achieving an Alberta High School Diploma, information regarding scholarships and awards, and some preliminary action items to begin organizing our celebration for Grad 2022. Please join the meeting by clicking on the red box above.
Reminders for 2021-2022 school fees will be sent this week. Please log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to view and pay these fees. If you require assistance accessing your Parent Portal account, please contact the school. Payment can also be made at the school’s general office.
The deadline for fee waiver applications is December 15, 2021. The application form and information can be found on the Waiver of Fees page of the Division website. The only applications that will be accepted after the deadline will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.