Bellerose Composite High School

"You Belong at Bellerose"

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Meet Our 2023-2024 Admin Team

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 2023-2024 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 school. 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 1st, 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!

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-----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 2023-2024 school year.

Bellerose Composite High School

Administrative Office

Open: Monday, August 21st, 2023

Phone: (780) 460-8490

Email: bellerose@spschools.org

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Important Dates

Aug 21 - School Office Opens (8AM-3PM)

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

Aug 24-25 - Timetable Changes - By Appointment (see schedule below)

Aug 28 - Walk-in Timetable Changes (see schedule below)

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

Aug 31 - First Day of Classes (all students)

Aug 31 - Grade Level Assemblies

Aug 31-Sept 1 - School Photos

Sept 1 - Team & Club Fair (lunch)

Sept 4 - Labour Day – No School

Sept 8 - Welcome Back BBQ & Terry Fox Run

Sept 19 - Meet the Staff & Parent Council Meeting

Sept 22 - Hardcore Adventure Race

Sept 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Oct 2 – No School in Lieu of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Helpful Email Addresses:

General Inquiries / PowerSchool:

bellerose@spschools.org


Absences:

br.absences@spschools.org

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First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2023 -2024 school year is Thursday, August 31st. All grade 10, 11 and 12 students will attend this day and follow the regular bell schedule (see schedule below).
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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.

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School Photos

Lifetouch photography will be on-site on Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st, for student school photos. Students will receive their Student ID cards at this time which are needed for checking out books from the Library as well as during exam times to prove identity.


It is important for all students to have their photos taken, even if they are not interested in ordering school photos.

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New Student Orientation

On Wednesday, August 30th, a New Student Orientation will take place from 10am to 11am. 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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2023-2024 Timetables

Grade 11 & 12 timetables were made available for students to pick up in 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 14th.


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.


Thursday, August 24th - IB Programme Course Change Requests by Appointment

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


August 24th & 25th - Course Change Request by Appointment Only Through our Online Booking System, Calendly

8:00am - 3:00pm

A - L Last Names - Mrs. Kelly Lajoie

M - Z Last Names - Mr. Jeff Beaton


Monday, August 28th - Walk-in Course Change Requests

8:00am - 3:00pm

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. 1st. 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.

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Meet Our School Counsellors

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Student Lockers

Scan the QR code to apply for a locker or visit the link in your grade level google classroom

**Lockers will not be assigned until the school reopens in August**


  • Once a locker has been assigned, the locker number and combination code will be available on the PowerSchool Student Portal. Please allow 1-2 school days before this information will be available.

  • PLEASE NOTE *** you can not view through the app. You must log into your portal through the website.


Students are reminded that lockers are school property and must be used appropriately.

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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 21st.

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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.

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Parking

Parking pass applications will be available online through the PowerSchool Parent portal following the Grade-level assemblies in September.


Students who plan to apply for a parking pass should review the Bellerose Student Parking Expectations & Agreements.


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.


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.

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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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