BFH Falcons View
May 31-June 4, 2021
“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”
Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady
Weekly Schedule Quarter 4
On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced it located the remains of 215 children who were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. To honour the 215 children, and every child whose life was taken, schools throughout EIPS are organizing ceremonies, including a moment of silence and encouraging staff and students to wear orange on Wednesday, June 2. All EIPS buildings will fly flags at half-mast for 215 hours—an hour for each child—from May 31 to June 8.
Monday, May 31
Instructional day #26 of 45 (58% complete)
Athletic Awards meeting 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1
Grad booking system opens at 9 a.m. Convocation Sign-Up Code = dcxsy
Technical Theatre meeting @11:40 a.m.
Wednesday, June 2 Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.
Orange Shirt Day to acknowledge and pay our respects in light of the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s graves in Kamloops
Final Grad list and photos submitted
Facey Leadership meeting at 3:20 p.m.
Thursday, June 3
Mental Wellness Day for Schools across Alberta to support and recognize the resilience of students, parents, teachers and staff
Spectrum-GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m.
Grad Parent & Student Microsoft Teams live meeting 5 p.m. Graduation Meeting Link
Friday, June 4
Off Campus Education meeting 1 p.m. Mr. Spady away
Cafeteria Menu May 31-June 4
Check out this week's Cafeteria Menu!
The Café is open in the morning from 8:15-8:40 a.m. with a solid selection of healthy pre-wrapped breakfast sandwiches, pastry, hot & cold refreshments. Additionally, the Café is open during block 1 and 2 staggered scheduled break times.
2020-21 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report
The results are now available for the 2020-21 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in April. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. Part A of the survey included 21 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2020-24 Four-Year Education Plan:
- Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
- Priority 2: Enhance high-quality learning and working environments
- Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement
The overall Division results represent 3,198 responses from parents and guardians across the Division. This was an increase in responses from 2,967 last year. The survey results for Bev Facey have helped us identify the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Areas of strength:
- How satisfied are you with the quality of teaching at your child's school? (Strongly Agree 45.88%, Agree 44.13%) 90.01%
My child's school encourages my child to be a responsible, respectful and engaged citizen. (Strongly Agree 50.20%, Agree 41.18%) 91.38%
How satisfied are you with the leadership in your child's school? (Strongly Agree 56.08%, Agree 35.69%) 91.77%
My child has an understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture and history. (Strongly Agree 35.45%, Agree 50.00%) 85.45%
Opportunities for growth:
- My child's demonstrating growth in literacy. (Strongly Agree 32.46%, Agree 51.49%) 83.95%
My child's demonstrating growth in numeracy. (Strongly Agree 36.57%, Agree 48.51%) 85.08%
- How satisfied are you with the resources available to support your child's learning (Strongly Agree 40.08%, Agree 46.03%) 86.11%
The feedback gathered in Part A of the survey will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2020-24 Four-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward.
After the local election this fall, the feedback gathered in Part B of the survey will be used by the incoming Board of Trustees to develop a new EIPS Four-Year Education Plan for 2022-26 and beyond—one that’s responsive to student and community needs and focused on continuous improvement. Thank you to all parents who provided suggestions on how the Division and Board of Trustees could consider updating the Four-Year Education Plan for future years. The Division will share more information about the feedback collected in Part B of the survey after the Board and administration complete their review of the data collected this fall.
Bev Facey, Parent Survey Results see below
Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!
Mental Wellness Day for Schools
On Thursday, June 3, the Government of Alberta is hosting a virtual Mental Wellness Day for Schools across Alberta to support and recognize the resilience of students, parents, teachers and staff. All students, parents, teachers and education staff are invited to take part in free, online sessions on mental health and wellness. Activities include:
- inspirational messages by public figures such as country singer Brett Kissel and former NHL player and advocate Sheldon Kennedy;
- engaging sessions by Alberta Health Services, Ever Active Schools, Jack.org and the College of Alberta School Superintendents; and
- key learnings from speakers such as Dr. Jody Carrington and Dr. Michael Ungar.
Online events, of about one hour each, have been designed for specific audiences: kindergarten to Grade 3; grades 4 to 6; grades 7 to 12; school staff; administrators; and parents. There’ll also be a live kick-off session in the morning for everyone. To accommodate busy end-of-year school schedules, most sessions will be recorded and available to view online afterwards for up to two weeks. Program
Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue
Important Dates remaining
June 7-11 Grad Theme week
June 11 Musical Theatre internal presentation
June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22-23 Final assessments
June 23-25 Graduation 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 25 Last day Semester 2
June 28 Staff Operational Day
- Thank you Mrs. Williamson for organizing Grad activities!
- Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for organizing the monthly Turtle Talk news supporting our First Nations, Metis and Inuit families!
- Thank you Mr. Frank & Facey Leadership for organizing student activities!
- Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing Advanced Placements exam administration!
Thank you Ms. Nicholl for organizing grad gown and stole distribution!
Thank you Mrs. Sinclair & Mrs. Murphy for organizing our graduating athlete social media acknowledgments!
Thank you Mrs. Orr & Mr. Shudra for finalizing the 2021-22 Master Schedule!
Thank you Mrs. Radke for organizing our digital records update process!
Updating Your Contact Information
Have you recently moved, or has your contact information changed throughout the past year? EIPS encourages families to review the information it has on file to ensure it’s up to date. Using the Correction and Verification Form, available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, families can review the current information on file for each student—addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts, medical details and other related information—and submit any updates needed.
Reviewing and updating the form ensures the Division has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. Your review is especially important if there’s any communication the Division or school needs to send out over the summer months related to classes next year.
All EIPS families are asked to review their child’s Correction and Verification Form by Monday, June 14 at noon. After this time, the form will be turned off for the remainder of the school year and not available again to families until the start of the 2021-22 school year.
NOTE: Only submit updates for the changes that have already taken place. If you’re moving this summer, you’ll submit the necessary updates to your address through the Correction and Verification Form at the start of next school year after you’ve moved.
If you have questions about the form or are having trouble with your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact the school at 780-467-0044.
Accessing User Accounts: Students Leaving EIPS
Is your child graduating from or leaving EIPS at the end of the school year? If so, they must ensure any information they want to retain from their school cloud accounts is downloaded onto a personal device before leaving.
- Google account – Students must download any wanted content before September 1—download files individually or in bulk using Google Takeout.
- Microsoft account – Students must download any wanted content from their OneDrive account before September 1.
After Sept. 1, 2021, EIPS will deactivate the account and delete all remaining files. For more information, contact the school at 780-467-0044.
Student Transportation: 2021-22 registration open
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2021-22 school year? All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will receive tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2021.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email email@example.com. For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.
Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.
Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue
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)
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.
Bev Facey Community High
Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1030 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 numerous leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.