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January 18-22, 2021

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

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

Weekly Schedule Quarter 2 (Nov 16-Jan 28)

Monday, January 18 (Jan 18-30 Grad Photos)

BFH Admin meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #36 of 42 for Quarter 2 (86% complete - non-diploma)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Orange Fountain 4 p.m.


Tuesday, January 19

Orange Fountain Video Interviews - All Day

What Even Is Engineering? Virtual session @11:30 a.m.

Basketball Athletic Leadership session @11:40 a.m. Banner Gym

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

School Council Virtual Meeting 6 p.m.


Wednesday, January 20

Math Diploma (optional) 9 a.m.

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

EIPS Leadership Meeting 1-3 p.m.

FLI (Facey Leadership) meeting in the Theatre @3:20 p.m.


Thursday, January 21

ELA Diploma Part B (optional) 9 a.m.

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

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

Staff PD session Google Assignments in Brightspace 3:30 p.m.


Friday, January 22

Social Diploma Part B (optional) 9 a.m.

Bev Facey Instagram

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

School Council Virtual Meeting January 19

Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 19 @ 6 p.m. Please request the Google Meet Code via general.bfh@eips.ca if you are not already on our monthly contact list.


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 https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council


Future meeting dates: February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18

Advanced Placement Virtual Open House January 28 @6 p.m.

Thursday, January 28 at 6 p.m. is our AP Virtual Open House designed for new students to Facey in 2021-22. Microsoft Teams Meet codes and information is available here: https://www.smore.com/h8gbw


The 2021-22 EIPS returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

Bev Facey Open House February 10 @6 p.m.

Do you want to be a part of an amazing culture? Check out the virtues of the Facey Experience. Facey Virtual Open House is Wednesday, February 10 6-8:30 p.m. #thefaceyway #trueblue


Specific Meet codes and information can be found here Open House Meet Codes


Facey Student Video https://youtu.be/dbWkcWwt6uE


The 2021-22 EIPS returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

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EIPS Returning Student Registration for 2021-22

EIPS will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.


Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Bev Facey Twitter

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

Medical Science Workshop

Medical Science Workshop February 6-7 http://www.teamupscience.com/msw/

Are you interested in medical or health sciences? TeamUp Science is holding their Medical Science Workshop(MSW) where you can learn about many different health sciences and talk to students and professors in that field. Registration is open now in the eventbrite linked on their website!

Interdisciplinary Science Competition February 20-21

http://www.teamupscience.com/interdisciplinarysciencecompetition/

ISC is a science-based competition where you get to experience university level labs in organic chemistry, computer science(python), and physiology in addition to workshops including: synthetic biology, electrical engineering, pharmacy, civil engineering, and psychology. The guest speaker this year will be the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the U of A.


There is up to $900 worth of prizes up for grabs this year. Grab a buddy and apply in the eventbrite linked on their website. If you wish to apply by yourself do not worry you will be given a partner!

School Fee Waiver Applications: Deadline extended

EIPS has extended the deadline for requesting a waiver of your 2020-21 school and transportation fees. If you encounter circumstances where you’re unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. Because of the pandemic, the new deadline is Feb. 15.


Each quarter—you’ll receive an email notification letting you know fees are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To access your fee information, go to “Student Fees” on PowerSchool. There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. For more information about school fees, visit http://www.eips.ca or contact Ms. Letby mailto:stephanie.letby@eips.ca or contact the school at 780-467-0044. https://www.eips.ca/schools/fees/waiver-of-fees

Virtual Gathering of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parents and Families

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team has planned a virtual gathering specifically for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents and families who are curious to learn more about the supports offered throughout EIPS. It's an opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents to gather together and engage in conversation in partnership with the EIPS First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team.

Session #1: An introduction to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team

Tuesday, January 26; 7-7:30 p.m.

  • What self-identification is and what it means
  • What supports are in place for self-identified students

Future sessions will be discussed and decided upon with input from participating parents and families. School leads are reaching out to applicable families directly to share the invitation.

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)


Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.


Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

KUDOS

  • Thank you Mrs. Radke for digitizing all our Special Program required documentation!
  • Thank you Mrs. Nicoll, Ms. Letby & Mrs. Williamson for organizing our Chromebook return!
  • Thank you Mr. Frank and FLI student leadership for providing welcome back activities!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for organizing our Athletic Leadership activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for organizing Grad pictures!
  • Thank you Mrs. Gagnon for organizing our Science department laboratories & school sanitizing efforts!
  • Thank you Mr. Ward & Digital Design students for supporting our Open House activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Steele-Watts, Mrs. Brackenbury & Mrs. Lamoureux for re-opening the cafeteria this week!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shrimpton, Mrs. Murphy, Ms. Letby & Mrs. Giofu for organizing the front office, fee payments & collection, Grad clothing distribution and attendance notifications!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Williamson & Mr. Shudra for organizing Advanced Placement and Facey School Open House activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Radke, & Mrs. Tattrie for organizing our Diploma and final assessment accommodations!

Important Dates 2021

January 25 Biology Diploma (optional)

January 26 Chemistry Diploma (optional)

January 26 Staff PD session intro to the Learning Object Repository 3:30 p.m.

January 27 Physics Diploma (optional)

January 27 VB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 28 Science Diploma (optional)

January 28 BB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 28 Semester 1 ends (Quarter 2 ends)

January 28 Bell Let’s Talk “Mental Health Awareness”

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

January 28 Heavy Equipment Technician Showcase 6 p.m.

https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/heavy-equipment-technician-virtual-showcase/

January 29 Professional Learning - No School


February 1-28 EIPS Returning Student Registration

February 1 Semester 2 (Quarter 3) starts

February 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

February 2 Groundhog Day

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

February 4-5 Teachers’ Convention - No School

February 9 Electrician Showcase 6 p.m.

https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/electrical-virtual-exploration-event/

February 10 EIPS Sr High Principals meeting 1 p.m.

February 10 Bev Facey Virtual Open House 6 p.m.

February 11 Moose Hide Campaign Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 15 Family Day

February 15 National Flag of Canada Day

February 16 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

February 17 Current Grade 10 Career Planning & Pathway Parent session 6 p.m.

February 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Industrial Trades @5 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ywitt/

February 24 Pink Shirt Day


March 1-12 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 course selections completed

March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

March 2-13 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competitions

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 15 St. Patrick's Day

March 16 School Council Meeting

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ywitt/

March 19-25 Grade 9 course selection

March 26- April 5 Spring Break


April 6 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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

April 7-16 Grade 9 course selection submissions

April 15-16 Final Assessments

April 14-23 Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competitions

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts


May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School

May 18 School Council Meeting

May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

May 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.


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

June 22-24 Graduation (tentative)

June 25 Semester 2 ends

June 28 Staff Operational Day

Bev Facey Facebook

Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Bev Facey Website

Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

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 excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.


Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of 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.