Hawk's View

October 29, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

October 31: School Fees are Due

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) *The link will be shared if anyone would like to watch our ceremony on line.

November 8-12: November Break (NO SCHOOL)

November 17: School Council 6pm (Virtual)

December 1, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting

December 22 - January 4 - Christmas Break

Lost and Found Items

Please have your child(ren) come to take a look through the lost and found if they are missing any items. It's overflowing with hoodies, jackets and several other items.

Please also try to label all items as we can then call the student to come to pick up their item(s) if they are turned in.

All items not collected by November 5th will be donated.

2nd night of Interviews- November 2, 4-7pm

Thank you to everyone who was able to book in and meet on Thursday, October 28. There are still spots available for Tuesday, November 2nd if you were unable to make yesterday's work.

The booking system will be open until NOVEMBER 1ST.

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 calls.

First Chapter Friday

As October comes to an end, we’ll finish off this spooky month with one last book of terrifying tales. His Hideous Heart is an spinechiller that contains thirteen of Edgar Allen Poe’s most unsettling tales, reimagined by some of today’s most popular YA authors, including Tiffany D. Jackson, Stephanie Kuehn, Amanda Lovelace, and Marieke Nijkamp. Feel like a reading challenge? This book also contains the original versions these tales, including the classics “The Raven”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Pit and the Pendulum”.

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.

November Break Student Travel Information

As November break approaches, we have received a number of inquiries asking when students are able to return to school after travelling outside of Canada.

Unvaccinated students under 12 years of age travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians cannot return to school or daycare for 14 days following their return to Canada, and must follow the mandatory requirements under the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order.

Fully vaccinated students 12 years and older who travelled out of the country can return to school without delay so long as they are asymptomatic. If unvaccinated, these students are subject to the Government of Canada’s required 14-day quarantine, whether or not they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who qualifies as a fully vaccinated traveller.

Additional information on travel restrictions and public health requirements can be found at the Government of Canada’s website.

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.

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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.

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.

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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