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March 1-5, 2021

Bev Facey Virtual School Tour

Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!

“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”

Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

Weekly Schedule Quarter 3 (Feb 1-April 20)

March 2-13 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competitions


Monday, March 1

BFH Administration meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #18 of 44 (41% complete)

COVID protocol reminders 8:45 a.m.


Tuesday, March 2

PowerScheduler staff training

Technical Theatre meeting in the Theatre @11:40 a.m.

EIPS Leadership virtual meeting 1 p.m.


Wednesday, March 3 Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

Grade 10 & 11 2021-22 Course selection class visits

PowerSchool Forms Committee Meeting-Mr. Shudra away in the morning

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:40 a.m.

Grad Parent Update Meeting 5:30 p.m. (Meet code was emailed out)

Welder Virtual Session 6 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/welder-showcase-session/

COSC (Committee of School Councils) meeting 6:30 p.m. COSC Virtual Meeting: March 3, 2021


Thursday, March 4

Spectrum- GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 218 (FLI)

Parent Teacher Conferences 4:45-8 p.m.


Friday, March 5 Professional Learning Day -No School

Cafeteria Menu March 1-4

Check out this weeks Cafeteria Menu!


The Café is open in the morning from 8:15-8:35 with a solid selection of healthy pre-wrapped breakfast sandwiches, pastry, hot and cold refreshments. Additionally, the Café is open during the block 1 and 2 scheduled break times.

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 4

Conference times are limited to 10 minutes to allow teachers to meet with as many families as

possible. Conferences will take place virtually through a Google Meet on March 4, 2021 from

4:45-8:00pm. As this is a busy time of year for all families, we request families adhere to the

scheduled meeting times. Should further discussion be required, please contact the teacher

directly to schedule a separate meeting or phone call. We look forward to connecting with you!


Sign up will close on Tuesday, March 2 at 5 p.m. so teachers can send out invite codes.


Please see complete sign up instructions in the document below:

1. Click link to begin process: https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=7ewva

2. Event Code: 7ewva

Career Explorations

CAREERinsite is your one-stop guide to career planning. You'll find everything you need to plan your work and learning here. Career planning is the ongoing process of thinking about your life and work, based on your skills, interests, and dreams.


https://alis.alberta.ca/careerinsite/ - Self exploration of skills, aptitudes, experiences through inventory, quiz’s, etc


https://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/occupations-in-alberta/ - List of careers in Alberta and what they require, do, wages, education


Are you in high school or considering a post-secondary education? Get started with post-secondary planning and begin exploring your options. Then learn how to make it happen, get involved in student life, and plan for future employment in your field.

2021-2022 BFH Course Selections

Starting March 15, current grade 10 & 11 students will be selecting their courses online via PowerSchool. Please see the Course Program Guide 2021-2022 Registration Guide for course offerings.


Course Request sheets need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the main office by Thursday, March 4.

Elevate Aviation's Virtual Cross-Country Tour

Elevate Aviation is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting aviation careers and closing the gender gap in the industry. They’re inviting staff and students to Elevate Aviation's Virtual Cross-Country Tour taking place Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12 at 10 am MT each day. These COVID-friendly events are completely free of charge and can be watched live on Zoom or Facebook, as well as on the Elevate Aviation YouTube channel after the event. We’ll feature a different aspect of aviation each day:

  • March 8 – Pilots
  • March 9 – Aerospace Engineers
  • March 10 – Aircraft Maintenance
  • March 11 – Airport Operations
  • March 12 – Air Traffic Services

Each day there will be a panel of women from across Canada who work in the above careers. They’ll share stories, provide information on how to get into that career and answer any questions viewers may have. Register in advance here to watch live on Zoom. Visit elevateaviation.ca/tours for more details.

EIPS Summer School: Registration opens March 16

Next Step Summer School: Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on March 16. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses.


Courses include:
Open to EIPS students entering grades 10-12, and students in their Grade 12 year.

  • English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Science 10
  • Biology 20 and 30
  • Chemistry 20 and 30
  • Physics 20 and 30
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM 20)
  • Work Experience and RAP
    NOTE: Diploma examinations are optional for the 2020-21 school year.

For summer 2021, all Summer School courses take place online. Feedback from the 2020 virtual program was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.Learn more about the 2021 summer program

Student drop-off and pick-up

Reminder for student drop-off and pick-up that the front bus loop is open to buses only from 8 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. The student parking lot at the North end of the school is designated for grade 12 students only with approved parking permits. This area is not for student drop-off or pick-up. Please see attached image.


As well, there should be no student parking in the Craigavon or Nottingham residential areas surrounding the school. By-law enforcement will be actively patrolling and ticketing.

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School Council Virtual Meeting March 16 at 6 p.m.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 16 @ 6 p.m. Please request the Google Meet Code via general.bfh@eips.ca if you are not already on our monthly contact list.


School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook. Approved minutes https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council


Future meeting dates: April 20, May 18

School Goals 2018-2022

GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.

(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)

GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)

GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)


Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.


Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

KUDOS

  • Thank you Mr. Woodard & Mr. Suffern for organizing Skills Canada training sessions!
  • Thank you Jada Middleton & Jayda Spencer for presenting to classes regarding Black History Month!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Frank, S.C.O.R.E & FLI for organizing activities for Black History Month, Random Acts of Kindness & Pink Shirt Day!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr & Mr. Shudra for handing out and conducting class presentations for course selection information!

  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Shepherd, & Mrs. Shrimpton for organizing the Grad Student Council information!

  • Thank you Mr. Frank for organizing Technical Theatre activities!

  • Thank you Mrs. Giofu for presenting with CDI spaces!

  • Thank you Ms. Letby for organizing the clothing sale!

  • Thank you Mrs. Sinclair & Ms. Johnson for organizing Spectrum activities!

  • Thank you Mrs. Nicoll for ordering and organizing our library resources and textbooks!

  • Thank you Mr. Launhardt & Mr. Emsley for covering classes!
  • Thank you Mrs. Radke, Mrs. Murphy & Mrs. Shrimpton for organizing our returning student registrations!
  • Thank you Mr. Wilson and our GOALS students for organizing the copy room!
  • Thank you Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Emsley & Mrs. Orr for organizing the Facey E-Sports Team!

Important Dates 2021

March 8 International Women's Day

March 8-12 Substitute Appreciation Week

March 9 EIPS Superintendent visit to BFH 1 p.m.

March 10 Agriculture Pathway Internship Info Session 6 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/aginternshipinfo/

March 14 Daylight savings time begins

March 15-19 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 online course selections via PowerSchool

March 15 St. Patrick's Day

March 16 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m. https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ywitt/

March 18 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

March 19-25 Grade 9 2021-22 course selection information sent out

March 23 Grade 9 Parent Course Selection session 6 p.m.

March 24 EIPS Leadership meeting 1 p.m.

March 26- April 5 Spring Break


April 5 Easter Monday

April 6 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

April 7 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

April 7-16 Grade 9 2021-22 online course selections via PowerSchool

April 15-16 Final Assessments

April 14-23 Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competitions

April 20 Quarter 3 ends

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

April 22 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

April 30-May 2 Strathcona County Student Art Competition, Show and Sale


May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School

May 18 School Council Meeting

May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

May 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 26 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.


June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

June 22-24 Graduation (tentative)

June 25 Semester 2 ends

June 28 Staff Operational Day

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Bev Facey Community High

Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1050 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.


Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as Leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.