Bellerose Composite High School

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Meet Our Admin Team 2022-2023

WELCOME BULLDOGS! 🐾

On behalf of the entire Bellerose Staff, we hope that everyone is enjoying their well-earned summer break and are starting to look forward to an exciting 2022-2023 school year.


For all of our new Bulldogs, welcome to the Bellerose Family! Bellerose is such a fantastic place to belong and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Bellerose Family. Bellerose offers a strong variety of programs, activities, and opportunities for students to get involved in their learning and their community. Our student and leadership teams will be hosting a Week of Welcome that will include a Team and Clubs Fair on Friday September 2nd over the lunch hour. Please take some time to explore what Bellerose has to offer you!


At Bellerose, we value our focus on inclusivity! An integral part of our school identity has always been celebrating the different strengths and interests of our students. This focus is reflected in the diverse programming our school offers. Bellerose continues to build upon and create great programs and traditions in all academic areas, as well as showcase first class programs and events, such as our Musical Theatre production, Bikeathon, the International Baccalaureate Programme, our Inclusive Education programs, fine arts shows, Athletics, Physical Education and Health Pathway programs, Student Leadership teams, and CTS. We look forward to you joining us in the variety of activities and events that will highlight your high school memories and support many worthwhile community initiatives.


Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

-----THIS PAGE CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION-----

It is imperative that students and parents check through all items carefully to ensure that everyone is ready for the 2022-2023 school year.

Bellerose Composite High School

Administrative Office

Open: Wednesday August 24th, 2022

Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Phone: (780) 460-8490

Email: bellerose@spschools.org

Important Dates

Aug 24 - School Office Opens (8AM-3PM)

Aug 24 - IB Programme Course Change Requests (see schedule below)

Aug 25 - Walk-in Timetable Changes (see schedule below)

Aug 26 - By Appointment Timetable Changes (see schedule below)

Aug 30 - New Student Orientation (10AM-11AM)

Aug 31 - First Day of Classes (all students)

Aug 31-Sept 2 - School Photos

Sept 1 - Grade Level Assemblies

Sept 2 - Team & Club Fair (lunch)

Sept 5 - Labour Day – No School

Sept 9 - Welcome Back BBQ & Terry Fox Run

Sept 20 - Meet the Staff & Parent Council Meeting

Sept 29 - Hardcore Adventure Race & Orange Shirt Day

Sept 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – No School

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Helpful Email Addresses:

General Inquiries / PowerSchool:

bellerose@spschools.org


Absences:

br.absences@spschools.org

First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, August 31st. All grade 10, 11 and 12 students will attend this day and follow the regular Wednesday, 8:00am - 12:50pm, bell schedule (see schedule below).
BELLEROSE CODE OF CONDUCT

Students at Bellerose Composite High School are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is in keeping with the qualities of good citizenship. Click the button above to review the Code of Conduct page on our school website.

School Photos

ICON photography will be on-site from Wednesday, August 31st to Friday, September 2nd, for student school photos.

New Student Orientation

On Tuesday, August 30th, a New Student Orientation will take place from 10:00am to 11:00am. This optional orientation is open to all grade 10 students and any grade 11 and 12 students who are new to Bellerose.

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2022-2023 Timetables

Grade 11 & 12 timetables were made available for students to pick up during the last week of June. Students who are new to our school including our incoming Grade 10’s will have their timetables mailed to individual homes throughout the first week of July.


Timetables will also be available on the Parent and Student PowerSchool Portals after August 15th.


For various reasons, you may need to alter the courses that are currently assigned on your timetable. Students can access our Student Services team to discuss timetable changes based on the following schedule:


GRADE 10 STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A FULL 40 CREDIT TIMETABLE. IF YOU SEE A BLANK SPACE IN A GRADE 10 TIMETABLE, THE STUDENT MUST GO TO THE STUDENT CENTRE (ROOM 133/134), ON ONE OF THE DATES INDICATED BELOW, TO SEE WHAT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE THE TIMETABLE.


Wednesday, August 24th - IB Programme course change requests

8:00 am - 2:30 pm by appointment via clayton.wowk@spschools.org


Thursday August 25th - In Person Course Change Requests

8:00am - 11:00am

A - F Last names - Mrs. Kelly Lajoie

M - S Last names - Mr. Jeff Beaton


11:00am - 2:00pm

G - L Last names - Mrs. Kelly Lajoie

T - Z Last names - Mr. Jeff Beaton


Friday August 26th - Course Change Requests by Appointment Only through our online booking system, calendly

8:00am - 12:00pm

A - L Last Names - Mrs. Kelly Lajoie

M - Z Last Names - Mr. Jeff Beaton


ALL COURSE CHANGES FOR SEMESTER 1 NEED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPT. 2nd. COURSE CHANGES AFTER THIS DATE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE ACCOMODATED.

In September, your timetable may change even if you did not request a change. If this is the case, you should find that the courses are the same, but where they are placed on your schedule is different. These changes are a result of the need to balance class sizes, changes to teaching assignments or the addition of sections of a course to the school schedule.

Meet Our School Counsellors

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Student Lockers

Students are reminded that lockers are school property and must be used appropriately. A google form will be sent out in September, which students will complete only if they are requesting a locker. Lockers will then be assigned based on the responses from the form. Watch for more information in September.

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PowerSchool

Parents/Guardians, you are able to access your child’s marks, attendance and fees using your PowerSchool ParentPortal login. Grade 10 parents and new students to Bellerose will be receiving their login information in the mail. If you have more than one child attending school in our District, you will be able to view each of your children through the same login. If you have difficulty accessing your PowerSchool ParentPortal Account please contact bellerose@spschools.org after August 22nd.

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Student Attendance

Regular attendance is vital to a student's academic success and is a key factor in a students ability to have strong connection to all aspects of classroom and school learning. This is particularly important in the fast paced semesters of high school.

If you know that your student will be late or absence from class, we ask that you notify the school with a brief message at br.absences@spschools.org or 780.460.8490

For any absences that are unexcused, an automated phone system contacts the home between 4-9pm when a student has missed a class. If you are unaware of the absence, you are encouraged to speak to your student and contact the school if you require follow up action.

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School Fees

School fees will be posted to your student’s account starting in October. Parents will be able to view and pay school fees on the PowerSchool ParentPortal.

Parking

Parents, please do not drop or pick up students in the school parking lots. We are concerned for the safety of our students and staff. Please, instead, drop students off in the bus lane in front of the school (the buses are typically using the lane only between 7.30-7.40am).


STUDENT PARKING is in the WEST LOT ONLY. Student parking is not permitted in the East lot, which is for Staff & Visitor parking only. Parents are also reminded that the East lot (where the Bellerose sign is located) is the staff parking lot and every parking space, other than the ones designated ‘Visitor,’ are allocated to staff members. Please refrain from parking in staff parking stalls.


Parking pass applications will be available through the PowerSchool portal following the Grade-level assemblies in September. Students must maintain 30 credits (Gr 12) / 35 credits (Gr 11) / 40 credits (Gr 10) on their Bellerose timetable in order to be considered for a parking spot.


Students are expected to maintain safe and appropriate judgement when using the parking lot. Inappropriate use or inappropriate behaviour in parking areas will be reported to the RCMP, and may result in the removal of your parking pass. Please note that student vehicles are parked at YOUR OWN RISK.

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School Supply Lists

As every student’s timetable is unique, school supply lists are not issued for high school students. Students should bring paper and pens for the first day of classes and will be given information regarding necessary items from course teachers on the first day of classes.

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Marks

Students will be able to access final marks through Alberta Education’s system called myPass. Here you will be able to view marks, track graduation progress and order transcripts. Students can sign themselves up at myPass. (If you need to look up your ASN, click here.)

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Changes of Demographics

If you or your student change phone number, address, email address, etc., please contact the school at bellerose@spschools.org to update your information.

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Insurance & Waiver Forms


Staff members/coaches are required by District Policy to have Waiver Forms completed and signed for student activities/athletics. From time to time, please expect that your son/daughter will require a waiver form be signed and returned to the school to allow participation in an activity/event. Your cooperation is appreciated in ensuring that waiver forms are returned as quickly as possible. It is also recommended by the district that students carry Student Accident Insurance, particularly if the student is involved in activities and athletics. INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE PACIFIC INSURANCE FORMS can be found and applied for online.

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