Fort High's Weekly Bulletin

February 17, 2023

Upcoming Events

February 20 - Family Day - NO SCHOOL

February 22 - Pink Shirt Day

February 23 - NAIT Visit for On the Spot Admissions

February 28 - Returning Student Registration for 2023-2024 Closes

Weekly Update

Hello Fort High Families,

Last night’s open house was a huge success with over 300 people attending. It was so great to see all the parents in the building again, there was such positive energy throughout the event. A special thank you to all the student volunteers, this night could not have happened without your efforts.

Timetable changes are now officially closed; if any student needs help with their timetable they need to see myself or Mrs. Bennett immediately.

Course registration is just around the corner. Be on the lookout for process emails and the course selections sheet. As always, any course information can be found on our website at

Enjoy the Family Day weekend.

Pink Shirt Day - February 22

Fort High students and staff are encouraged to wear pink on this day to stand up against bullying!

Students will have the opportunity to join the Boys and Girls Club in Painting the Town Pink after school.

On-the-Spot Admissions to NAIT - February 23 at Fort High

NAIT is coming out to Fort High Feb 23 from 10:00 – 12:15 to do On the Spot Admissions into a variety of programs. Students must book a 15 minute interview spot, which can be booked through student services and will a copy of their Detailed Academic report. DARs are available through mypass or student services. There are only a limited number of spots available, so interested students are encouraged to sign up quickly.

*Please note that this opportunity is only available to new applicants and cannot be offered or transferred to an existing application.

What does on-the-spot admission mean?

At this session, NAIT Recruiters will meet with high school students wanting to apply for NAIT’s programs listed below. Recruiters will review the student’s required documents to determine if they meet the program requirements and if so, offer conditional acceptance.

Student taking advantage of this opportunity will have the application fee waived.

Below is the list of programs we are offering for on-the-spot admissions for the rest of the year. We are ONLY offering this service to new applications and for the programs listed below.

JR Shaw School of Business programs

  • Applied Financial Services
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

· Business Administration – 2 year diploma

· Hospitality Management

School of Health and Life Science programs

  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Personal Fitness Trainer

School of Applied Sciences and Technology programs

  • Alternative Energy Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Court Transcription
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
  • Graphic Communications
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • Geoscience Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Technology
  • Materials Engineering Technology
  • Nanosystems Engineering Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Wireless Systems Technology
  • WWW: Water & Wastewater Technician

School of Skilled Trades program

  • Pre-Employment Auto Body Repair
  • CNC Machinist Technician
  • Millwork & Carpentry

Grad Photo Retakes

Graduation portrait retakes have been scheduled March 20-22, 2023. Please be sure to book your appointment as soon as possible.

If you are coming in for retakes, please note you have two options. Option one is to turn in your original set of proofs which we will remove from our system and replace with your new set of portraits at no charge. Option two is to keep your original portraits and pay a $30.00 fee. This will allow you to have access to both your first and second sessions.


  • Go to and click the “Book Now” button
  • Select an event Fort Sask High Grad Portraits (TAKEN @ SCHOOL)

o Select your Service § Grad Portraits – A $30 Deposit is due at your portraits or

Grad Retakes-School (No Charge if returning sample sheets)

o Select your appointment from the available times and dates and complete all required information

At you can click the Grad Portraits button for information on our portrait program as well as the How to order Grad portraits for detailed instructions on how to order

You will receive a confirmation shortly after booking your appointment as well as reminder the day prior to your appointment. Please contact Icon if you have any questions.

Congratulations in advance for your accomplishment. Thank you for allowing Icon to be a part of this year.

The Icon EXPERIENCE by Lifetouch


Returning Student Registration Form

Just a reminder for parents who have not completed your child's Returning Registration Form, please go onto your Parent Portal and do so before February 28th. Thank you!

Math Support for Parents

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Apprenticeship Opportunities and Careers in Trades - February 7 and 21

If you are interested in attending the below information session, please come see Mrs. Bennett in the office.

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Students have begun their second semester courses. It is a good time to evaluate academic progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year. Once again, our Success Coaches will be reviewing and meeting with Grade 12 students to ensure graduation requirements have been met and to support grads with post-secondary and financial planning. Grade 12 students are reminded to log-in to their MyPass account to access diploma exam results.

Have an awesome second semester.

Penny Smith (she/her), Counsellor

Fort Saskatchewan High School

(780)998-3751 (ext 4231)

Contacting 911

Kids Help Phone

Alberta’s Mental Health Help Line

Alberta’s Children and Mental Health Crisis/Mobile Response Team

Crisis Contact Numbers for Strathcona County

Fort Saskatchewan Community Mental Health Supports and Services

Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous Peoples: 1-855-242-3310


The Great Disconnect - February 23 - FREE SCREENING

On February 23, Family and Community Support Services is hosting a free screening at the Shell Theatre of “The Great Disconnect” at 7pm. We would love to have staff, students and families join us! Please read below for more information about this important documentary. Booths will be set up in the lobby before and after the show highlighting different ways to connect with each other and in our community. It would be fantastic if this was something you could share in your newsletters, etc. as it covers an important topic that affects so many.

The Great Disconnect uncovers why, in a world seemingly more connected than ever before, people are feeling more and more socially isolated – and the true cost this has on our lives and communities. Watch wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North America to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the true factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other?

Since its official launch, the film has screened across Canada through multiple municipalities, and has been shown in ten countries across Europe. It has also been featured in over twelve independent film festivals, and in October 2020, the documentary won the award for Best Feature Film at the prominent Better Cities Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here

Free tickets can be obtained by visiting Ticketpro, calling 780-992-6400 or in person at the Dow Centennial Centre and City Hall front desk.

Career Pathways Newsletter

Students and families, please click on the link below to open The New Career Pathways Newsletter.
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The Bridge Calendar

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Sting Clubs

Mondays - Crochet Club at lunch in Room 27 (Mr. Sorenson’s room). This is a student led club for beginners, experts or even knitters are welcome. Materials will be available.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – Jazz Band

Wednesdays - GSA – in Room 53 at lunchtime.

Fridays - Dungeons and Dragons Club – at lunch in room 26.