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January 6-8, 2021

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

Hey all, happy 2021 and welcome back. May the new year bless you with health and happiness. Here’s to a year full of joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories!

We have 3 days left of temporary online learning and then return to in-person learning on Monday, January 11.

Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

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Weekly Schedule Quarter 2 (Nov 16-Jan 28)

Monday, January 4 No School

Tuesday, January 5 No School

Wednesday, January 6 Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

BFH Admin meeting 7:30 a.m.

Instructional day #28 of 42 for Quarter 2 (67% complete - non-diploma)

First Instructional day of 2021

EIPS Committee of School Councils (COSC) Virtual Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 7

BFH Front Office meeting 9:30 a.m.

BFH Finance meeting 1:15 p.m.

On this day in 1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

Friday, January 8 *Last day of temporary online learning

BFH Student Services & Admin meeting 9:30 a.m.

On this day in 1891 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

Graduation Information

Last call for PHOTOS - January 11-30, 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 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"


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:

  • Digital version send to: Please save your picture in jpeg format 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

BFH Advanced Placement Open House 2021

Keep the date open for our AP Virtual Open House designed for potential new students to Facey in 2021-22. More information and specific meet code to follow!

Bev Facey regularly offers 15 AP® courses:

Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computing Science Principles, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language and Culture, Physics 1, Physics 2, Statistics, Capstone Seminar, and Capstone Research.

Coming soon: Microeconomics, Music History, Spanish Language and Culture

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BFH Student & Family Supports

We recognize this is a stressful time and a number of families have connected already regarding challenges. Please know we are here to support all students and are grateful for the opportunity to assist and work with our Facey families. Mrs. Tattrie and Mr. MacKinnon look forward to hearing from you. Please connect with them through email at or or call us at 780-467-0044. Our counselling team deals with the following:

  • Educational Counselling: Program planning, Graduation requirements, Peer tutoring, Planning for post-secondary requirements
  • Career Counselling: Establishing career goals, Exploration of related occupations, colleges and technical schools
  • Personal Counselling: Confidential discussion of personal concerns which may interfere with school performance and personal well-being, Issues may include self-esteem, grief and loss, substance abuse, personal health and safety, family and peer relationships, sexuality, stress and conflict management

EIPS Returning Student Registration for 2021-22

Elk Island Public Schools will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28, 2021. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2021. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

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Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

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 @6 p.m.

May 18, 2021

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.

Each quarter—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.

Bev Facey Open House February 10

Do you want to be a part of an amazing culture? Want to be challenged each day academically and in your option classes. Find out more about the virtues of the Facey Experience. Our Open House is Wednesday, February 10 6-8 p.m. #thefaceyway #trueblue


The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28, 2021. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

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)

Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.

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.


  • Thank you Mr. Milne for organizing Artist of the Week celebrations!
  • Thank you Mr. Ward for editing support with Open House communiques!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for creating Decembers Turtle Talk!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for organizing Open House activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing the Staff Christmas coffee treats!
  • Thank you Ms. Footz & Mrs. Murphy for organizing the staff Christmas Market!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for creating the 2021-22 Student Registration guide!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon & Mrs. Tattrie for organizing supports for students and families!

Important Dates 2021

January 11 In-person learning starts

January 11 University of Alberta Student teachers start

January 11 ELA Diploma Part A (optional)

January 12 SS Diploma Part A (optional)

January 12 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competition registration

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

January 14 Volleyball Athletic Leadership session 11:40 a.m. Banner Gym

January 14 Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competition registration

January 18-29 Grad Photos

January 19 Basketball Athletic Leadership session 11:40 a.m. Banner Gym

January 19 School Council Meeting TTBD

January 20 Math Diploma (optional)

January 20 EIPS Leadership Meeting 1 p.m.

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 VB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 28 Science Diploma (optional)

January 28 BB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 28 Semester 1 ends (Quarter 2 ends)

January 28 Advanced Placement Virtual 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 1-28 EIPS Returning Student Registration

February 1 Semester 2 (Quarter 3) starts

February 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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 EIPS Sr High Principals meeting 1 p.m.

February 10 Bev Facey Virtual Open House 6 p.m.

February 11 Moose Hide Campaign Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 15 Family Day

February 15 National Flag of Canada Day

February 16 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

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

March 1-12 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 course selections completed

March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

March 2-13 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competitions

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 15 St. Patrick's Day

March 16 School Council Meeting

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m.

March 19-25 Grade 9 course selection submissions

March 26- April 5 Spring Break

April 6 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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

April 15-16 Final Assessments

April 14-23 Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competitions

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School

May 18 School Council Meeting

May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

May 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

June Graduation TBD

June 25 Semester 2 ends

June 28 Staff Operational Day

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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.

Bev Facey Website

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