January 22, 2024
Hello Sabre Families,
I hope everyone survived the past cold weeks and are now enjoying the moderate temperatures and are making use of the white stuff that we have recently received. Local ski hills and cross country ski tracks will be in excellent condition this week. Perhaps, with students feeling a bit more stress with exams, accessing the outdoors is a fantastic way to keep that balanced lifestyle. The body feeling some stress is natural and healthy as it can motivate and focus one’s energy on an upcoming performance, but it does need an opportunity to reset and being out in Mother Nature is an excellent way to manage the stress response.
A huge shout out to Karen Clair, Rob Graves, and their students for the evening of fine arts this past Wednesday. The community came out in droves to celebrate the talented Art and Band students we have. I am always amazed with the talent of Sal's visual artists and the jazz band sounded amazing as well.
CLICK HERE to watch video clips of the evening.
Over the next 7 days students will be writing a number of diploma and EIPS common exams. The school is open for students to study and to access help from teachers. All teachers are available and willing to work with students to review key learner outcomes and to possibly work on missed assignments and exams. Students should speak to individual teachers to set up an agreed upon time during the school day. Please remind students to return any unused textbooks this week to the library so they can be cleaned up and re-issued for semester 2.
School Council Meeting is Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. All parents/caregivers are welcome to attend. During that time, I’ll be sharing information about our current fee structure, posing specific questions about priorities, and asking you to provide your feedback as we plan for the next school year. While many of these activities and services enhance students’ educational experience, we want to ensure these fees aren’t cost prohibitive for families. Jackie Uhrig, our business manager, will be in attendance to help guide us through the process.
Planning for the 2024 - 2025 school year is underway. The IB Information Night is Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn what the program is about from current and past students. As well, Open House at Salisbury is Thursday, February 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This is a high energy, informal event with lots of great food provided by the Culinary Arts staff and students. We always have a great turn out and people leave the school feeling welcomed and like a Sabre.
Off-Campus & Dual Credit Information Evening
January 23 at 6:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE to register for the meeting.
EIPS offers a variety of unique opportunities for high school students that are outside of the traditional timetable.
This information session will cover the following:
A partnership with post-secondary where students earn both high school credits and post-secondary transfer credits at the same time.
Animal Health Technician
Healthcare Aide 6:
Off- Campus Education
Off-Campus Education is an experiential learning opportunity where students can earn high school credits while working and learning on the job:
RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)
Due to growing enrollment numbers and the corresponding need for learning spaces for resident students, Salisbury Composite will not accept new non-resident students - effective the 2024 - 2025 school year. Non-resident students are outside of the EIPS physical boundary or are residents of the separate school district. The closure of boundaries does not affect current non-resident students at Salisbury Composite. The siblings of current non-resident students are still able to apply to attend Salisbury Composite - so long as the older sibling will be in attendance during the same school year.
As a reminder, please drop off and pick up your child safely, either in the front or back parking lot or meet them away from the school at off peak times. With the school population north of 1400 students and a bus transfer site, Sal is a high traffic area and we want everyone to arrive home safely.
Have a good week everyone, and please reach out if you have any questions.