Fort High's Weekly Bulletin
January 13, 2023
January 18 - Last day of Semester 1 classes
January 18 - NO early out
January 18 - 27 - ICON will be here for Grad Photos
January 19 - DIPLOMAS - Math 30-1 and Math 30-2
January 19 - FINALS for Math 10C, Math 20-1 and Math 20-2
January 20 - DIPLOMAS - English 30-1 and English 30-2 Part B
January 20 - FINALS for English 10-1, English 20-1 and English 20-2
Hello Fort High Families,
With the last day of classes coming up next week on the 18th, all students are encouraged to look at the exam schedule that starts on January 19th. The exam schedule is posted on our website and throughout the school. Please pay particular attention to the location of your exams to avoid confusion.
Just a reminder for all 30-level writers, the diploma exam is worth 20% this year, not it’s normal 30%.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Have a great weekend.
January Exam Schedule Calendar
Please click on the link above for the January Exam Schedule. This schedule can also be found on our website, https://www.forthigh.ca/
Grad Photo Bookings
Icon will be here at Fort High from January 18 - 27 for Grad Photos. Please book your appointment online at www.iconexp.com as soon as possible. Appointment times are booking up quickly. Please note: There is a $30.00 fee payable at the portrait sitting.
Grad Memory books for 21-22 are available for pick up!
From the Fort Saskatchewan Library:
Resume & Interview Prep for Teens
How do you write a resume with no job experience? How do you prepare for common interview questions? What are employers looking for? Find the answers in this informative 45-minute session with expert Christy Ciezki.
4-5pm, Wednesday, January 25
Learn how to make your own puzzle cube fidget toy. Fidgets are a great way to improve focus and help with stress management.
4-5pm, Monday, February 27
Women's History Month Scavenger Hunt
Search the library building to find clues about revolutionary women and then make your own themed buttons.
March 1-31 (during library hours)
Career Pathways Newsletter
Students and families, please click on the link below to open The New Career Pathways Newsletter.
Program Discovery Week - Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
Happening now! Whether your students want more information on their top program choices or are still exploring multiple options, there are events geared towards helping them find their path at the U of A available until the end of the week. Registration is available at uab.ca/programweek.
U of A Getaway
We are inviting 20 lucky Grade 11 students to get away to the U of A! Their adventure will include transportation reimbursement (up to a maximum based on location), accommodations, meals and a packed schedule of events. They will stay in residence, explore state-of-the-art facilities, uncover campus gems and experience U of A student life first-hand. Students can learn more and apply at uab.ca/getaway. The application deadline is January 31, 2023.
Thank you 😊
Penny Smith (she/her), Counsellor
Fort Saskatchewan High School
(780)998-3751 (ext 4231)
Alberta’s Mental Health Help Line
Alberta’s Children and Mental Health Crisis/Mobile Response Team
Crisis Contact Numbers for Strathcona County
Fort Saskatchewan Community Mental Health Supports and Services
Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous Peoples: 1-855-242-3310
Kickstand is an integrated youth service initiative that is currently available online (through Kickstand Connect) with the goal of opening in-person services at sites throughout the province.
AMH, AHS and other community partners are working together to provide this integrated community service for those aged 12-25.
Here is some info from the Quick Facts document attached:
What is Kickstand Connect?
Kickstand Connect offers a virtual walk-in clinic with trained professionals and a safe space for group sessions, exclusively for young Albertans aged 12-25 and their parents or caregivers. It is a free online portal and mobile app where young people can virtually ‘walk in’ or pre-book appointments (up to a week in advance) with a mental health professional, peer support worker, employment specialist or participate in group activities and workshops. Based on a single session model, Kickstand Connect offers various walk-in and pre-booked services, none of which require a healthcare card, referral, or any form of payment.
What services do we offer?
• Mental Health and/or Substance Use Counselling
• Peer Support for young people
• Employment Services
• Groups and Workshops
• Coming in the future: primary/physical care appointments, pharmacy consultation, family peer support and more!
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness together Canada was created 2 years ago in the beginning of the pandemic. WTC is funded through the Government of Canada. They have a large amount of counsellors throughout every province ready and available to support. When someone calls in they reach intake right away and can be put through to a counsellor in the moment. If there is a high volume of calls, they may have a wait time of an hour (counsellor calls you back) but this should be rare as they have many counsellors on hand. Phone counselling is available 24/7 at 1-866-585-0445. You can also connect through your computer by using a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) such as Skype, Facetime, or Google Voice. If you don’t already have a VoIP installed, you can do an online search to find an option that works for you. In addition to a VoIP, you’ll also need: speakers/headphones and a microphone, or headphones that have a microphone built in, a reliable Internet connection, and a quiet, private place to talk.
If it is crisis calls are bumped to immediate.
In addition to WTC, Hope for Wellness is the same service but for the Indigenous community and is offered only by phone or text. Supports are available in Cree, Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin), and Inuktitut. Combined with WTG, it can provide many options.
· This is a free service available 24/7
· Once you have a single counselling session you can receive 5 sessions with that same counsellor, no wait times. 1 week in between sessions
· If you want ongoing counselling, you can simply close your case after 5 sessions and then call to reopen and request the same counsellor or a new one. There’s no limit. They work with everything! Addictions, trauma, crisis, grief, gender identity, etc… etc… I asked if there was anything they wouldn’t work with – no they work with everything.
· Counselling available in multiple different languages and regions
· Specific supports, Healthcare workers/ frontline, Kids, grief and loss coaching, Peer support,
· Available phone, video, text and live chats
Adults text WELLNESS to 741741, Youth test WELLNESS to 686868
Frontline workers text FRONTLINE to 741741
Indigenous peoples 1-855-242-3310, chat online through hopeforwellness.ca
If someone you care about is in distress 1-866-585-0445
Mondays - Crochet Club at lunch in Room 27 (Mr. Sorenson’s room). This is a student led club for beginners, experts or even knitters are welcome. Materials will be available.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Jazz Band
Tuesdays - Book Club – at lunch in the Library with Mrs. Belanger
Wednesdays - GSA – in Room 53 at lunchtime.
Fridays - Dungeons and Dragons Club – at lunch in room 26.
2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games: Call for volunteers
From Feb. 24-26, 2023, Strathcona County will host the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. The County is seeking enthusiastic volunteers from the community to join in the celebration. They welcome students and adults 16 years of age and older to sign up to be part of the event. View all volunteer positions on the 2023 Games website.
Fort High Graduate Composites
Check out the picture gallery containing many of our Grad Composites that is posted on our website. The composites from years 2001-2012 will be added in the future as they have not yet been digitized.