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November 16-21, 2020

Facey Families,

We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable November Break. Quarter 1 is complete and we are ready and eager to go for Quarter 2. This quarter will look and feel different given the two week Christmas Break in the middle.

With Alberta Education Diploma exams spaced farther apart at the end of the Quarter, every instructional day is significant and essential to adequately prepare students. As we have yet to hear any update from Alberta Education, we must proceed as though they are not optional.

“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”

Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

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Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Weekly Schedule Quarter 2 (November 16-January 28)

Monday, November 16

Cyber-bullying Facts –Top 10 Forms of Cyber Bullying

BFH Admin meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #1 of 42 for Quarter 2 (non-diploma courses)

International Day for Tolerance

Academic Awards certificate pick-up at lunch

Tuesday, November 17

Alberta High School Math Competition

Technical Theatre meeting in the Theatre @11:40 a.m.

BFH Finance meeting 1:15 p.m.

School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18 *Wear something PINK

"You're Worth It" campaign for Anti-Bullying

Metro Athletics Membership meeting (via Google Meet) 9:30 a.m.

Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contest

Restorative Response to Racism & Current Digital Trends PD session 10 a.m.

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:40 a.m.

Brightspace Staff PD Session 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19

Off-Campus Education student meetings w/Ms. Oleksyn

Facey Spectrum club meeting in room 210 @11:40 a.m.

Metal Club meeting in the Band room @11:40 a.m.

Brightspace Staff PD Session 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 20

National Child Day

Check out this article for “6 Ways to Celebrate National Child Day.”

Transgender Remembrance Day display. A Teen shares "We're not a threat. We are just like any other kids. We only want people to accept and love us for who we are."

Saturday, November 21

WISEST SET Virtual Conference

November School Council Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

A Google Meet invite code will be sent out Tuesday afternoon to those families who have indicated they would like to participate. Please RSVP below.

School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook.

Approved minutes

Future meeting dates:

January 19, 2021 @6 p.m.

February 16, 2021 @6 p.m.

March 16, 2021 @6 p.m.

April 20, 2021 @6 p.m.

May 18, 2021 @6 p.m.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Cafeteria Menu & Cafe

The Culinary Cafeteria is closed on Monday, but will be open on Tuesday for full lunch service. The Café will be open with coffee and beverages before classes in the morning and during staggered morning breaks. Regular snacks, breakfast sandwiches, including our new Egg Bites, will also be available.

Métis Week November 15-21

Even though our Métis Week commemorations look a little different this year, we’re still excited to share this time with you – virtually! Follow the schedule for all of the digital videos, presentations, and memorials we will be showing this week. Celebrate Métis Week from the comfort of your home and share the pride and culture with your friends and family, Métis or not. The following two organizations are holding virtual activities all week:

Metis Nation of Alberta

  • The MNA is a representative voice on behalf of Metis people in Alberta - all 6 Regions. The mandate is to provide Metis people an opportunity to participate in government’s policy and decision making process to promote advancement of Metis people through the pursuit of self-reliance, self-determination and self-management. We are 40 000 members strong and growing!
  • Check out events:
  • Follow Facebook:

Portage College

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week November 16-20

It is a time to promote awareness and understanding of bullying and its impacts. Bullying is a relationship problem that involves a power imbalance, which is why it can be so challenging to overcome it by ourselves. Regardless of where bullying happens – in school, the office, at home or in the community – there are people and resources that can help.

This year’s theme, #WhereToTurn, encourages everyone to learn where to turn when dealing with bullying. Start a discussion with your friends, family or coworkers about how to intervene. The Bullying Helpline (1-888-456-2323) is available 24/7 in over 170 languages

Learning Support Study Guides

These quality KEY Booklet Study Guides and Workbooks prepare students for their in-class tests and end-of-year assessments. SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is also a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests are available, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams.

Please place your order online between November 16 and December 1, 2020.

  • Engages students – creates learning pathways specific to each student's strengths while bringing attention to areas requiring additional review.
  • Accessible at home or at school – useful as a supplemental resource that reinforces concepts covered in the classroom.
  • Individual student accounts – limitless practice tests for every course provides students with an alternative to item banks.
  • Robust content – mix of text, multimedia, video, and interactive content.
  • Data-Driven Reporting – gives users meaningful insight into performance at the most granular curriculum level.
  • Parental Access – Parents are able to connect to their children’s accounts to view five different reports.
  • More courses – SOLARO is available for additional Courses that are not currently offered in print.

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

The SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Conference is a chance to learn what an education and career in science, engineering and technology (SET) is all about. This fun and interactive day shows young women and gender minority students in grades 10-12 that there is more to science than medicine and more to engineering than building bridges, and more to technology than sitting behind a computer screen. SET jobs are interesting, collaborative, diverse and support every aspect of our lives. Want to make an impact in the world and have a meaningful career? Consider SET.

Due to restrictions around large group meetings, the 2020 SET conference will be entirely virtual, with an emphasis on meeting role models and mentors.

The SET Conference will give you an opportunity to find out answers to some of your questions by:

  • Talking with role models who are studying science, engineering and technology;
  • Attend virtual lab tours to see what research in a University lab can look like;
  • Participating in collaborative challenges;
  • Meet like-minded peers.

Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Your Future Post-Secondary & Career Fair

NOV. 24 & 25, 2020 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Your Future is going VIRTUAL

While we're limited in our ability to gather together in person, that doesn't mean we still can't bring together a collection of post-secondary colleges and universities as well as potential employers and associations to share valuable information about post-secondary education and career planning. This year, EIPS is taking Your Future virtual to continue sharing this important information with students and families.

Over the course of two evenings, EIPS has planned a series of short Microsoft Teams meets with presenters from a variety of organizations and institutions. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to join. For more information, contact: 780-417-8114


Shad Canada is a STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11. The program attracts students with high aptitudes for risk taking, curiosity, excellence and resilience and prepares them to take on social and economic challenges. The month-long, summer program includes a real-world design challenge that asks students to work on issues such as food security, water management and waste.

SHAD2021 will take place July 5-30, 2021—both an in-person and online option will be available in 2021. The application deadline is Dec. 7, 2020. There is a cost to register, but bursaries are available.

Strathcona County Family & Community services

November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Strathcona County is supporting the community by highlighting #WHERETOTURN as part of a campaign called Reach Out Speak out. Family violence is the attempts by one person in an intimate relationship to dominate and control the other. Family and Community Services is here to support - if family violence is affecting your life, learn where to turn or how to help someone you care about. We all have a role to build a safe, supported and connected community 780-464-4044.

University of Alberta Advanced Placement

This month U of A will have AP recognition presentations for interested students. Register at

Graduation Information

Grad Baby Pictures required – Grads, please submit a tasteful photo of yourself between 0-7 years of age for the grad portrait slideshow. To submit your baby picture:

  • Electronic version please send to G-mail Address: Please save your picture in jpeg format (avoid PDF) and name it as your ‘Last name, First name’. Make sure to put your Last name, First name in the subject line of the email.

  • Hard copy versions can be brought to Mrs. Radke in Student Services – We will scan it & return to you ASAP

Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

Students are required to verbally complete the NEW Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire every day. Before entering school, students, staff, family members, and visitors must complete a mental checklist. If you answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions, DO NOT enter Bev Facey.

What you need to know:

  • There is a new COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire for students that applies to all children in pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, including individuals 18 and over who are attending senior high.
  • Symptoms of runny nose and sore throat are no longer mandatory isolation symptoms for Albertans under 18.
  • The new primary COVID-19 symptoms for children are:
    • cough,
    • fever,
    • shortness of breath
    • loss of taste or smell
  • If a child has any primary symptoms, they must isolate for 10 days. The child can only return to school before the 10-day period if they received a negative COVID-19 test result and symptoms resolve.
  • If a child has ONE of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
    • The child needs to stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours.
    • After 24 hours, if the symptom improves, they can return to school—testing isn’t recommended.
    • After 24, if the symptom worsens, or if additional secondary symptoms develop, the child must continue to stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve.
  • If a child has TWO or more of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
    • The child must stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve.

The changes do not apply to individuals who are over the age of 18.

Fee Waiver Applications

The Division is now accepting applications for fee waivers. Parents/guardians can find the information on the Division website, and the associated information on all school websites has also been updated. The deadline for receiving fee waiver applications is December 15.


  • Thank you Mr. Frank and FLI students for organizing Halloween activities, photos & costume judging!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr & Mrs. Radke for organizing our final exams & diploma schedule!
  • Thank you Mrs. Radke, Mrs. O’Neill, Mrs. Shrimpton, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. MacKinnon, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mrs. Orr for organizing award certificate distribution!
  • Thank you Mrs. Tattrie for organizing our final exam accommodations!
  • Thank you Mrs. Nicholl for organizing Quarter 1 textbook collection and Quarter 2 distribution!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon for organizing Anti-Bullying week activities!
  • Thank you Mr. Strohschein, Mr. Robinson, & Mr. Ward for taking care of tire recycling!
  • Thank you Mr. Robinson, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Launhardt, Mr. Willard, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Carothers, & Mr. Ward for helping rearrange desks!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for leading our First Nations, Métis, & Inuit professional development activities and for creating our monthly Turtle-Talk newsletter!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for leading our Remembrance service honouring the sacrifices of fellow Canadians to protect our freedoms!
  • Thank you Mr. Glowinski for organizing our Movember initiative!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing our Advanced Placement exam registrations!

Important Dates:

November 24-25 Post-Secondary & Career Fair 6-8 p.m.

November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 26 EIPS Board of Trustees Meeting

December 1 Deadline for AP® Exams (Quarter 2)

December 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

December 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 10 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

December 10 Human Rights Day

December 15 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Automotive & Mechanical Trades @5 p.m.

December 17 EIPS Board of Trustees Meeting

December 21 December Solstice

December 21-31 Christmas Break


January 1-5 Christmas Break

January 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

January 11 ELA Diploma Part A

January 12 SS Diploma Part A

January 18-29 Grad Photos

January 19 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

January 20 Math Diploma

January 21 ELA Diploma Part B

January 22 SS Diploma Part B

January 25 Biology Diploma

January 26 Chemistry Diploma

January 27 Physics Diploma

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 28 Science Diploma

January 28 Advanced Placement Open House for new students 6 p.m.

January 28 Semester 1 ends (Quarter 2 ends)

January 29 Professional Learning - No School

January 29 Bell Let’s Talk “Mental Health Awareness”

February 1 Semester 2 (Quarter 3) starts

February 2 Groundhog Day

February 3 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

February 4-5 Teachers’ Convention - No School

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 15 Family Day

February 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Industrial Trades @5 p.m.

March 3 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

March 4 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

March 5 Professional Learning - No School

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m.

March 26- April 5 Spring Break

April 7 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

School Goals 2018-2022

GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.

(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)

GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)

GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)

Bev Facey Community High

Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1050 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellence performing arts, athletics and in diploma results.

Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of tolerance, acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as Leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.