Hawk's View

October 22, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

October 28- Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (sign up information to come)

November 2: Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews
November 3: Take Our Kids to Work Day (information was sent to all Grade 9 families)
November 3: Early dismissal

November 5: Remembrance Day Ceremony (in class)

November 8-12: November Break (NO SCHOOL)

Interview Bookings- Now OPEN for October 28 & November 2, 4-7pm

Parent/Teacher Interviews are intended for teachers to be available to report the progress of the student and to provide professional advice and to make ourselves available for feedback to parents. As always if you have questions or require more time please do not hesitate to contact us. Please contact teachers through PowerSchool.

Please sign up for Student/Parent/Teacher interviews on our website which are now live.

Click the BOOKINGS tab on the top menu bar of the website.

All interviews will be 6 minutes long and done via phone call.


Please make sure that your child (ren) is checking Brightspace for any missing work and assignments. All work will continue to be uploaded there for students to access.

If your child does not know their log in information please have them come down to the main office.

Halloween festivities

Even though Halloween is on a Sunday this year Staff and Students are invited to dress up for on Friday October 29th for the whole day.

Please ensure costumes do not perpetuate stereotypes or reinforce limited and/or hurtful ways of thinking about people.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories – scariest, funniest, best homemade, and best group! It’s going to be “SPOOOOOOOOOKTACULAR!”

Basketball Coaches

We are starting to look forward and plan for our basketball season. Please reach out if you or anyone you know would be interested in coaching for our school.

Please contact Mr. Tuckwood @ aaron.tuckwood@eips.ca if you have any questions.

First Chapter Friday

Looking for a story that will keep you up at night? Try The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis, the first novel in this YA duology. Using one founder of the horror genre, Edgar Allan Poe, as inspiration, this novel centers around the events at a party on Halloween night at an abandoned house. It’s the perfect setting for a dark and twisted tale about two friends, a few dark family secrets, a little revenge, and a heinous murder. Add in the panther on the loose and you’ve got a story you won’t be able to put down.

See Mrs. Getschel for a copy or use Destiny to put one on hold today.

Purdy's Chocolates- School Fundraiser

We are hosting an online Purdys Chocolate fundraiser. 25% of all sales will go directly to supporting this year’s initiative: our library. How can you help support this great cause? Head over to https://fundraising.purdys.com/812922-86461 to set up an account, check out the online catalogue, and place your order today (don’t forget to enter your phone number).

Orders will be accepted until November 28th, and pickup will be at the school on, or before, December 14th, just in time for Christmas.

It’s already live so people can start purchasing anytime.

Proof of Vaccinations and Negative Tests for Volunteers

Please be advised the requirements for proof of vaccination and testing in the EIPS Operations Guidelines have been changed, effective today:

Pg. 6 - Proof of Vaccination:

Unvaccinated staff may be required, under occupational health and safety requirements, to take additional precautions. Additionally, all EIPS schools require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result, from volunteers. The negative COVID-19 test must be a privately paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid test and completed within 72 hours. No school will accept a test result from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

Pg. 19 - Visitors, Volunteers and Service Providers Entering EIPS:

Visitors, volunteers and contractors are permitted in the school or workplace as long as they have a specific reason for being there and follow the site-visitor protocol—appointments are recommended. As well, anyone entering an EIPS school or building must complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist, sign the visitor log and sanitize hands. Masks are mandatory in all schools, buses and EIPS-operated buildings. For deliveries, offload at the designated location.

All EIPS schools require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result, from volunteers. The negative COVID-19 test must be a privately paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid test and completed within 72 hours. No school will accept a test result from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.


Parent Session- Exploring the importance of Identity

Strathcona County Family Resource Network has partnered with altView Foundation to deliver Inclusive Parenting: All About Identity on October 20th, at 6:00pm. This session will be virtual, and is focused on supporting parents in exploring the importance of identity with their children, how to model being a 2LGBTQ+ ally, and how to have age appropriate conversations with your child. Participants will be encouraged to be vulnerable, ask questions, and learn something new! Anyone who has children or youth in their life is welcome, whether you are a parent, a family member, or a service provider. To register, visit www.strathcona.ca/familyresourcenetwork.

F. R. Haythorne School Staff Contact Information

We recently made changes to how families can contact F. R. Haythorne staff.

If you’d like to reach out to your child’s teacher directly, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal or your Brightspace Parent & Guardian account. From there you can find the email contact information for all your child’s teachers and reach out to them directly as needed.

To connect with school administration and main office staff, refer to the online contact form on our school website to send an email to the applicable person directly. From the online contact form, you can also send an email to report your child’s absence.

If you’re having trouble with your PowerSchool or Brightspace account, contact the school office. And, of course, we’re always just a phone call away if you have questions or need assistance, 780-467-3800.

Parent to Parent – Finding Digital Balance, Cyberworld: What Happens when youth press send? – For Parents and caregivers for youth grades 6 and up.

Want to know more about how to support your youth with their time online? Come out as a family to learn from others and end the afternoon together at the CanTeen Youth Hub to enjoy some pizza and bonding time!

For more info, please click here.

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Hot lunch- New items

Orders can be placed through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html

The deadline to submit orders is Sunday, October 31st. for November 5th.

The next deadline will be November 21st for hot lunch on November 26th.

*We will be providing pasta, salad and chicken fingers for the menu options.

Fees are live and DUE OCTOBER 31

School fee information for the 2021-22 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities fees and more.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees and https://www.frhaythorne.ca/about/fees. Alternatively, contact Karen Bidniak, Business Manager, at F.R. Haythorne School at 780-467-3800.

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Student Support

If your students are in need of support, please talk to them about accessing the QR codes and filling in the Need to Talk form.

The office will ensure they are paired up with someone to speak to as soon as possible and help in anyway we can.

For students to access support please do any of the following:

  • Scan the QR codes that have been posted around the school and here

  • Fill out the Need To Talk form

  • Email any of the administrators or Mrs. Knott

  • Visit us in person in our offices

  • Let ANY staff know that you need to speak to someone.

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