Hawk's View

February 18, 2022

Up Coming Dates and Events

February 21- Family Day- Holiday

February 23- Pink Shirt Day

February 23- Foundations of Connection Parent Session (click on poster below for direct link)

February 24- Cyberworld Parent Session (click on poster below for direct link)

February 28- returning student registration closes

March 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

March 4- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students

March 16- School Council 6pm

March 17 and 22- Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30pm

Brightspace 101: Parents and Guardians

Please continue to have your child look at individual Brightspace materials if they are absent for any reason. All work and materials will be posted there.

First Chapter Friday

For our First Chapter Friday this week, we have a memoir from Jackie Robinson’s daughter (yes, the baseball legend). In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history. As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. But things don't always feel easy for Sharon. She is one of the only Black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Her older brother, Jackie Robinson Jr., is having a hard time trying to live up to his father's famous name, causing some rifts in the family. This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fight for justice and equality. You can read the first chapter here.

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Human Sexuality Notification of Instruction

All grades 7 to 9 will be studying the Human Sexuality component of the health curriculum beginning in March. Section 58.1(1) of the Education Act (formerly the School Act) requires notifying parents when providing instruction that deals primarily and explicitly with human sexuality. Parents must be notified in writing before the start of human sexuality instruction and have the right to exempt their child, without academic penalty, from all or a portion of human sexuality instruction.

In the PowerSchool Parent Portal, we have added an opt-in or opt-out form for each child at F.R. Haythorne. Each family must complete the form for each child.

To complete the Human Sexuality Notice of Instruction form for your child, please follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal and log in using your username and password.

2. Select the student you want to complete the form for—located along the top of the screen.

3. Click on the FORMS link on the left-hand side of the page.

4. Select the Human Sexuality Notice of Instruction form.

5. Review the information and answer the questions as outlined.

6. Sign and submit the form.

7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each student currently attending an F.R. Haythorne Junior High.

Please have forms completed by February 25, 2022.

YWITT VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP SERIES

Young Women in Trades and Technologies (YWITT) is a program designed to break barriers and give young women the opportunity and confidence to explore different career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies. Registration is for female identifying students who are currently in grades 9 to 12. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/ywitt-virtual-mentorship-series-ict-and-forestry/


YWITT VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP SERIES – CAREERS IN ICT AND FORESTRY

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm |Free

Grades 9 to 12


In Person Camp March 29-April 1, 2022 (During Spring Break)

Are you ready to discover your passion! A free in-person camp for female identifying youth in grades 9-12.

During the camp, students will have the opportunity to explore several careers in the skilled trades, gain hands-on experience, talk with female mentors who are working in the field, and connect with other young women with similar interests. This year we will be accepting 12 participants for our 4-day camp.

Purdy's Easter Fundraiser

Easter is around the corner! Help us support the library improvements and fill your baskets at the same time. Check out the catalogue here: https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-92273. The library will receive 25% of all sales. Orders must be submitted by March 6th, and orders will be ready on or before March 22nd (before Spring Break).

Masks

Any students who are interested in additional masks will be able to pick them up from the office after they have been received at the school.

February EIPS Career Pathways Info (CLICK LINK)

Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities.

First Nations, Metis and Inuit learning

First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learning corner

As our country moves toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, we thought we’d bring you a simple, easy way to move your own understanding forward if you’re curious about how you can be a part of the learning which leads to reconciliation. #Next150 was first introduced a couple of years ago, and we felt it was a good time to re-introduce it to the FR Haythorne community. Each link will take you to a short exercise you can do to move your learning forward. Good luck & enjoy this weeks’ thinking.


https://next150.indianhorse.ca/challenges/diversify-your-news

Homework Room Program for Métis students

Rupertsland Institute is providing a drop-in Homework Room Program for Métis students. This online drop-in session for Métis learners seeking help with homework and school assignments. Support provided through Mobile Teachers, starting on February 1st.

Tuesdays - Elementary (4-6pm)

Wednesdays - Junior High/High School (4-6pm)

Questions? Please email education@rupertsland.org

Sign-in through the RECC Room https://rli.connectedcommunity.org/home to access Zoom links!

Support Numbers

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

The Distress line 780-482-4357

Family and Community Service

(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044

Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.