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December 21-22, 2020

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

Hey all, only 2 more Instructional days remaining until Christmas break!


As we engage in temporary remote learning, please take time to reflect on a popular Dr Suess quote, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” This quote speaks to our current situation, however, we will return to in-person learning in the new year where we once again will be able to appreciate the many positive relationships and connections we have made. Please take time to cherish each moment this Christmas season.


Have a great last week of 2020! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

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Weekly Schedule Quarter 2 (Nov 16-Jan 28)

Temporary Online Learning (Nov 30-Dec 22 & Jan 6-8)


Monday, December 21

BFH Admin meeting 7:30 a.m.

Instructional day #26 of 42 for Quarter 2 (62% complete - non-diploma)

Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)


Tuesday, December 22

Last Instructional day of 2020


Wednesday, December 23 Christmas Break

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Break

Friday, December 25 Merry Christmas!


January 6-8 Temporary Online Learning continues

Graduation Information

Grad PHOTOS - January 18-29, 2021


To Book your Grad Portraits

  • Go to www.iconexp.com
  • Click the "Book Now" button
  • Select the event - "Bev Facey Grad Portraits TAKEN AT SCHOOL"
  • Select your Service "Grad Portraits"
  • Browse forward to January and choose the date and time that works for you

**If any graduates prefer to go to the studio:

  • For the event - "Choose Icon Studio Portraits"
  • For the Service "Bev Facey Grad portraits"
  • We have times in early December already posted

BE AWARE THAT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THE SCHOOL WILL BE PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH GRAD CAPS FOR THEIR PHOTOS. MAKE SURE TO PICK YOURS UP IN THE OFFICE BEFORE COMING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.


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: bevfaceygrad2021@gmail.com. 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

BFH Student & Family Supports

We recognize this is a stressful time for everyone. A number of students and families have connected already regarding challenges and others are now looking for additional help. Please know we are here to support all students and families. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist and work with our Facey families. Mrs. Tattrie and Mr. MacKinnon look forward to hearing from you. Please connect with them through email at Tiffany.tattrie@eips.ca or kevin.mackinnon@eips.ca or call us at 780-467-0044.


Our counselling team deals with the following items:

Educational Counselling

Selection of courses, Program planning, Graduation requirements, Support for students with special needs, Peer tutoring, Planning for post-secondary requirements


Career Counselling

Establishing career goals, Exploration of related occupations, Calendars and website information for universities, colleges and technical schools, Arrangements for information sessions for various post-secondary institutions


Personal Counselling

Confidential discussion of personal concerns or problems which may interfere with school performance and personal well-being, Issues may include self-esteem, grief and loss, substance abuse, personal health and safety, family and peer relationships, sexuality, stress and conflict management, Counsellors will act as a liaison with parents, students and community agencies.

Have You Considered a Career in a Skilled Trade?

The skilled trades industry offers students a variety of rewarding career opportunities. An apprenticeship with the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is an excellent choice for those ready to step out into the workforce and build their future now.


Consider a career in the trades because:

You earn while you learn. Apprentices receive on the job training;

Trades are in demand. With over 150 careers to choose from;

Be a part of big change. Trades plat a key role in our economy.


For more information on how to start your journey go to:

https://canadianschoolcounsellor.com/winter2020/learn-while-you-earn/

BFH Advanced Placement Open House 2021

Keep the date open for our AP Virtual Open House designed for potential new students to Facey in 2021-22. More information and specific meet code to follow!


Bev Facey regularly offers 14 AP® courses:

Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computing Science Principles, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, Physics 1, Physics 2, Statistics, Capstone Seminar, and Capstone Research.

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Student Support Resource for Grades 10-12

SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of Castle Rock’s printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY Booklets are available in SOLARO, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams.


One SOLARO license will provide each student with unlimited access for up to ten courses for the entire school year, for roughly the same price of one print resource. Deadline to place your order online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/3340 is January 9, 2021.

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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.

Returning Student Registration for 2021-22

Elk Island Public Schools (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—acceptance is based on available space. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28, 2021. 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. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2021. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

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/

School Fee Waiver Applications: Deadline extended

Elk Island Public Schools recognizes the global pandemic has put a strain on some families’ finances and available income can change quickly in the current situation. As such, the Division 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, 2021.


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. All fees are due within 14 days of being posted. NOTE: School Fees apply to in-school learners only.

For more information about school fees, transportation fees, waivers and payment deadlines, 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

KUDOS

  • Thank you Mr. Milne for organizing Artist of the Week celebrations!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for organizing Open House activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Steele-Watts, Mrs. Brackenbury, & Mrs. Lamoureux and our Culinary team for preparing Christmas gift baskets!
  • Thank you Ms. Footz & Mrs. Murphy for organizing the staff Christmas Market!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for leading our Brightspace learning!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon & Mrs. Tattrie for organizing supports for students and families!

Important Dates 2021

January 1-5 Christmas Break

January 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m. (Online Learning)

January 11 In-person learning starts

January 11 University of Alberta Student teachers start

January 11 ELA Diploma Part A (optional)

January 11 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

January 12 SS Diploma Part A (optional)

January 13 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics (HVAC) Showcase 6 p.m.

https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/refrigeration-and-air-conditioning-mechanics-hvac-virtual-showcase/

January 18-29 Grad Photos

January 19 School Council Meeting TTBD

January 20 Math Diploma (optional)

January 20 EIPS Leadership Meeting 1 p.m.

January 21 ELA Diploma Part B (optional)

January 22 SS Diploma Part B (optional)

January 25 Biology Diploma (optional)

January 26 Chemistry Diploma (optional)

January 27 Physics Diploma (optional)

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 28 Science Diploma (optional)

January 28 Semester 1 ends (Quarter 2 ends)

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

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


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 Bev Facey Open House

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


March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.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 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 26- April 5 Spring Break


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

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts


May 18 School Council Meeting

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

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School Council

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:

January 19, 2021 time TBD

February 16, 2021 @6 p.m.

March 16, 2021

April 20, 2021

May 18, 2021

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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.