AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

September 17, 2021

Important Dates

  • September 20, Gym A - Federal Election Day
  • September 29 - Orange Shirt Day
  • September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (School Closed)
  • October 4 - COVID Vaccination Clinic (with parent permission form)
  • October 4-8 - Read in Week
  • October 5 - World Teacher's Day
  • October 6, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal
  • October 7 - Picture Retakes
  • October 11 - Thanksgiving Day (STAT)
  • October 18 - PL Day (No Classes)
  • October 19, 6:00 p.m. - Grad Meeting - Grade 12
  • October 19 & 21 - PST Interviews

WHAT'S HAPPENING

First Nations Metis Inuit

In our school, Mr. McKinnon was trained by Elder Wilson Bearhead to facilitate smudging. Mr. McKinnon has gathered all of the medicines he uses personally and in an ethical way, taking care to harvest the medicines carefully and offering tobacco in return for the medicines he takes. Sweetgrass, buffalo sage, diamond willow fungus, and western red cedar are kept in our medicine chest in the Birch Room.

Mr. McKinnon is available to smudge each morning this semester. He asks that those wishing to smudge give him notice the day before so he can prepare.


EIPS: Self Identification

https://www.eips.ca/first-nations-metis-inuit/self-identification

EIPS Administrative Procedure 159: Smudging

https://www.eips.ca/about-us/administrative-procedures/159

consent form for smudging:

https://www.eips.ca/download/311759

2021 Yearbooks Are In!

The 2021 yearbooks are now in. If your student ordered a copy last year, they can pick it up from the office before school, at lunch or after school till 4:00pm.

Student Parking Passes

If your student filled out the online Google form for student parking, the passes are now available and can be picked up from the office.

New Bison Swag

We have some new bison swag available to purchase from the office.


Phone Pop Up - $5.50

Fleece Blanket - $29.00

Cooper Vacuum Tumbler - $27.00

Cooper Vacuum Insulated Bottle - $24.00

Student Forms

There are several forms on the PowerSchool Parent Portal that must be completed for your student. These are:


  • the Student Safety Contract - new students and all grade 7 and 10 students, and
  • the Students Responsible Technology Use Agreement - for grades 7-12 completed yearly.


To review the list of forms available for each child in your family, click on the Forms tab in the left-hand menu in the Parent Portal. You can review and submit the form for each applicable student by clicking through the student name tabs at the top of your screen.


Note: Forms in PowerSchool often do not display properly in Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser to review and complete the forms for your family.


Thank you for completing these.

Update Your PowerSchool Information

The "Correction and Verification Form" is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Families can use the form to access and update their child’s information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and any medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child.


If you’ve recently moved, now is the time to ensure the Division has your updated address information. In particular, please also pay close attention to all phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. The Division will undoubtedly continue to have important information to communicate with families throughout this school year, and we want to ensure you receive this information. If you haven't already done so, we ask all Ardrossan Jr Sr High School families to review their child’s PowerSchool information by Sept. 22, 2021.


For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact us at 780-922-2228,

Federal Election Workers

The next federal election takes place on Monday, September 20. Local returning officers are currently accepting applications from those interested in working at a polling station on election day, and some positions are open to student applicants, 16 years of age and older. Interested students can apply online or by phone—call 780-630-3042 to reach the Sherwood Park office and let the receptionist know you’re calling to apply to be a poll worker.

Polling station jobs | Poll workers

Cafeteria Menu

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Athletic Dates

  • September 17 & 18 - Sr. Varsity Volleyball Tri Volley Tournament
  • September 20, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Girl's Volleyball vs Lillian Osborne
  • September 20, 6:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball vs Lillian Osborne
  • September 21 - Bison Thunder Run Jr. High (rain out date is Sept. 22)
  • September 21 - Senior High Golf Zone Tournament
  • September 21, 4:00 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Girl's Volleyball vs St. Andre Bessette
  • September 21, 5:00 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Boy's Volleyball vs St. Andre Bessette
  • September 21, 5:30 p.m. - Jr. Varsity Girl's Volleyball vs St. Andre Bessette
  • September 22, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball vs Leduc
  • September 22, 6:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Girl's Volleyball vs Leduc
  • September 23, 3:30 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Girl's Volleyball vs Rudolph Hennig
  • September 23, 3:30 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Boy's Volleyball vs Rudolph Hennig
  • September 23, 4:00 p.m. - Jr. Jr. Boy's and Girl's Volleyball - Sherwood Heights
  • September 23, 5:30 p.m. - Jr. Varsity Girl's Volleyball vs Mother Mary Margaret
  • September 23, 5:00 p.m. - Bison Football (vs McNally Tigers) @ Taurus Field, Fort Sask
  • September 24 & 25 - Jr. Varsity Volleyball Tournament - Page/Holy Trinity
  • September 29, 5:30 p.m. - Bison Football (vs St. Francis Xavier High School) @ Taurus Field, Fort Sask

Community Information

Back to School Bash

The Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition invites Strathcona County youth to participate in a night of fun at the Back to School Bash! The free event will promote social connectedness and provide opportunities for youth to learn about community supports and services. It also includes live entertainment, snacks, swag and an outdoor movie screening of Clueless (PG13).


Friday, September 17
6:30-10:30 p.m.
Ardrossan Regional Park
Sign up

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