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December 14-18, 2020

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

Hey all, we are half way through temporary remote learning. Only 7 more Instructional days remaining until Christmas break!

Have a great week! 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 14

BFH Admin meeting 7:30 a.m.

Instructional day #21 of 42 for Quarter 2 (50% complete - non-diploma)

Tuesday, December 15

Mechanical Trades -Young Women in Trades & Technologies event 5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16

EIPS Leadership Google Meet 9-11:30 a.m.

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) Google Meet @11:40 a.m. Email for the Meet code

EdTechTeam Canada Brightspace & O365 for Secondary Session 2 p.m.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) virtual exploration event 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 17

EIPS Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

Off-Campus Education student meetings w/Ms. Oleksyn

GSA: Spectrum club Google Meet at 11:40 a.m. Email or for the Meet code

Friday, December 18

On this date in 1961 NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

Graduation Information

Grad PHOTOS - January 18-29, 2021

To Book your Grad Portraits

  • Go to
  • 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


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: 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

Facey Wear Christmas Sale!

Please enjoy 10% off the below items just in time for Christmas while stock lasts! Note some items are limited in sizes and will be a first come first serve basis. For ordering or to inquire about available items please call the school at 780-467-0044 or email

Pricing after 10% Off:

Royal Blue, Gray, & Navy Athletic Hoodie - $50.40

Pink and 2 Tone Falcons Hoodie - $50.40

Grey & Navy Sweatpants - $37.80

Adidas Backpack - $62.55

Royal Toque - $14.40

Student Support Services

We recognize the transition to remote online learning may cause increased anxiety and apprehension. Please reach out and connect with one of our Student Services team for educational, career or personal supports. Contact Mr. MacKinnon or Mrs. Tattrie

Please see a list of Mental Health Resources for Families is available on the Division website.

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SOLARO student 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.

Castle Rock Research is maintaining their policy of educational discounts by offering SOLARO at a rate of $20.00 per student for an annual license. One SOLARO licence 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. SOLARO eliminates the need to print and deliver physical products. Please place your order online at up to January 9, 2021.

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.

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)

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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—if you’re new to EIPS, the deadline is the latter of Feb. 15, 2021, or 45 days after registration.

Each quarter—or trimester, as applicable—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 or contact Ms. Letby or contact the school at 780-467-0044.


  • Thank you Mr. Milne for organizing Artist of the Week celebrations!
  • Thank you Mrs. Gagnon for organizing science lab experiments!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for leading our Brightspace learning!
  • Thank you Ms. Letby for organizing our Facey Clothing Sale!
  • Thank you Mr. Lacoursiere for assembling our new science tables!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing Parent Teacher Conferences and Solaro resource sales!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon & Mrs. Tattrie for organizing supports for students and families!
  • Thank you Ms. Footz & Mrs. Murphy for organizing the staff Christmas Market!
  • Thank you Mr. Wilson & Mrs. Shepherd for re-organizing learning for GOALS students!
  • Thank you Ms. Giofu & Ms. Letby for organizing food pick up & drop offs!
  • Thank you Mr. Frank for organizing the Fine Art student appreciation videos!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon for organizing the U of A Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry presentation!

Important Dates

December 21 December Solstice

December 22 Last Instructional day of 2020

December 23-31 Christmas Break


January 1-5 Christmas Break

January 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

January 11 University of Alberta Student teachers start

January 11 ELA Diploma Part A (optional)

January 12 SS Diploma Part A (optional)

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

January 18-29 Grad Photos

January 19 School Council Meeting TTBD

January 20 Math Diploma (optional)

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 Open House for new students 6 p.m.

January 28 Heavy Equipment Technician Showcase 6 p.m.

January 29 Professional Learning - No School

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

February 1 Semester 2 (Quarter 3) starts

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.

February 10 BFH 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 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Industrial Trades @5 p.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 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m.

March 26- April 5 Spring Break

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

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

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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

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.