Hawk's View

September 24th, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

September 29- Orange Shirt Day at FRH

September 29- COVID Vaccination Clinic (with parent permission form)

September 30- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NO SCHOOL)

October 1- Picture day

October 4-8 - Read in Week

October 5- World Teacher's Day

October 6- Early dismissal (2:11)

October 8- Hot Lunch (Nitza's Pizza)

October 11- Thanksgiving (NO SCHOOL)

October 18- Professional Learning Day (NO SCHOOL)

October 20- School Council 6pm (virtually)

October 22- Picture retakes

Water Bottles and Masks

Please remind your child(ren) to bring at least 2 masks to school every day, we do not want to be using school funds to purchase additional PPE (personal protective equipment).

We have started recording student names that require a mask from the office, and we will be contacting families of students who are continually in need of a mask.

Due to COVID-19, we have deactivated the drinking fountains. Water bottle fill stations are available throughout the building, and students are required to bring a water bottle to school.


Students may access their timetables on their PowerSchool account.

We encourage students to make copies of their timetables to put into the front of all of their binders and in their lockers for quick reference.

Please touch base with your child(ren) this weekend to ensure they have their timetables.

First Chapter Friday

What’s the best way to celebrate the start of the fall season? A new book!

This year’s First Chapter Friday is The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. If you’re a fan of mystery and mind games, this is the read for you. In this YA novel, we meet Avery Grambs, who has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch--and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Does this sound like the book for you? Visit Destiny online to put a hold on it, or come down to the library at lunch to get your copy.

Have a suggestion for titles our library should purchase or feature in First Chapter Friday? Email Mrs. Getschel at crystal.getschel@eips.ca.

Hot lunch

Thank you for your ongoing support for our hot lunches. Our next order form is now up.

Please be aware if you have a CREDIT on your student account that you must click on the shopping cart icon and select "confirm" to complete your order.

You will receive a receipt as your confirmation of order. Orders WILL NOT be submitted unless confirmation has been submitted.

The deadline to submit orders is Sunday, October 3rd.

Individual, 8” Pizzas will be available for $6.50/pizza. Students will have the choice of cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian or gluten-free cheese pizzas to order.

Orders can be placed through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html

Should you have any questions or difficulties accessing your Powerschool account, please contact the school office at 780-467-3800.

Orange Shirt Day- September 29

A reminder that The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is growing Orange Shirt Day into a week of learning.

The programming offered will feature short videos created by Indigenous storytellers, followed by conversations with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Survivors, and the children of Survivors of residential schools. The videos will be supported with classroom activities for students.

The Event is virtual and FREE! Check out the schedule of events! You can register here.


School and athletic fees will be uploaded by the end of the month. Please stay tuned. An email will be sent home letting you know when they are active.

How to Report an Absence and/or Late

Should your child be unable to attend school, please call (780) 467-3800 or email (general.frh@eips.ca) to report the absence or late arrival. Please submit your absence email prior to 8:30 AM on the day of the absence.

Telephone Absence Reporting - Call 780-467-3800

Email Absence Reporting

From our school website (www.frhaythorne.ca), please click on the "Quick Links" tab on the right hand side, and then on "Report an Absence".

Please include the following information in your message or email:

  • Your child’s full name
  • When your child will be absent or late
  • When your child is expected to return to school
  • Reason for the absence

If your child is absent or late, and you have not called or emailed the school office, you will receive a phone call and email message at the end of the day if the absence has not been excused.

Homework and Brightspace

Homework - If your child missed school due to an excused absence, please have them follow the steps outlined below to access their Brightspace account:

  • Students:

Two new resources have been created to help you support your children. The first resource is a video overview of Brightspace for Parents/Guardians that showcases all the features of Brightspace for Parents/Guardians and how to view specific information in the portal. You can find this video on the Brightspace for Parents/Guardians page on the EIPS website along with other resources such as how to create an account for the first time.

Student Support

Mental Health has been identified as an EIPS priority this year and in response, we are working on ways for students to access supports.

For students to access support please do any of the following:

  • Scan the QR codes that have been posted around the school and here

  • Fill out the Need To Talk form

  • Email any of the administrators or Mrs. Knott

  • Visit us in person in our offices

  • Let ANY staff know that you need to speak to someone.

Mrs. Knott is our School Counsellor. She will provide mental health, social, academic and behaviour support for all students. Mrs. Knott will be the primary contact for ISP and special programming-related questions. She can be contacted at carol.knott@eips.ca or by phone at 780-467-3800.

Mr. Curbelo is in the new role of Mental Health Supports for students this year. He is currently teaching our SEAS program but will be connecting with and supporting students in his support time.

Asma (pronounced Esma) comes to us from Strathcona County and is our Mental Health Capacity Builder. We are very excited to have her in the building and joining our team at FRH.

Asma will be in classes working with students and staff on strategies and covering topics. https://www.frhaythorne.ca/programs/mhcb

Monday's at lunch will be Mental Health Monday with Asma in Room 174.

AHS - COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the AHS Public Health School Immunization program is offering a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all staff, parents, and students eligible for a dose (either dose 1 or 2).

AHS has sent out a letter to all parents in Strathcona County to eligible students in Grades 7-12, who are born before 2009 or earlier. Please complete the form and return it to the office if you are wanting the vaccination.

Please Note: Only students with signed consent forms will receive the vaccine.

YAC Join the Strathcona County Youth Advisory Committee!

Are you passionate about life in Strathcona County? Share your voice by serving on one of the County’s boards and committees. Join other dedicated residents with varied skills, backgrounds and life experiences. Members provide advice to Council on issues that are important to you, your family, your neighbours, and the County. Online applications, and links to more information about the boards and committees, are available at www.strathcona.ca/makeadifference.

Application deadline is October 13, 2021

Family and Community Services program guide

Check out the Family and Community Services program guide to learn about upcoming free and low-cost programs and services for seniors, youth, families, and individuals, whether or not you have children. Find opportunities to connect with others, access support and resources, keep learning, and take care of ourselves and those we love.

The guide contains information about:

  • Access counselling services and supports
  • Courses and workshops for parents, caregivers and their children
  • Activities and supports for teens and pre-teens
  • Resources for those who are new to the County, and more!

Visitors in Schools- Please make an appointment

Non-essential visitors and contractors ARE NOT permitted in the school or workplace without an appointment. To make an appointment, contact the school directly. If permission is granted and an appointment is made, the visitor or contractor must complete the verbal COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. If any of the answers to the questions are “YES,” DO NOT enter the school or workplace. Similarly, if feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste, aches, pink-eye, nausea —DO NOT enter an EIPS-operated school or workplace.

All visitors must wear a mask when entering our school.