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February 8-12, 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!”

Quarter 3 fees have been added to the Parent Portal. Please contact Ms. Letby via email or 780-467-0044 to discuss further.

Choosing kindness is a choice each of us can make every day - for yourself and others. It’s a simple gesture that can help us support one another during these stressful times. Kindness Video

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

Weekly Schedule Quarter 3 (Feb 1-April 20)

February 1-28 EIPS Returning Student Registration process

February 1-12 MIPI testing for grade 10 Math classes

February 8-12 & 16-19 - STAR reading assessment

Monday, February 8

BFH Admin meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #4 of 44 (9% complete)

Leadership Essentials ATA Development Presentation - Cultivating Resilience 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 9

EIPS Assistant Principal Meeting 9:00am

Safer Internet Day, calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.

On this date in 1870 Louis Riel is elected to head the Métis provisional government, which negotiates Manitoba’s entry into Canadian Confederation with the federal government.

Staff Brightspace Professional Development session 3:30 p.m. (Awards)

Careers The Next Generation - Electrician Virtual Showcase 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10

EIPS Sr High Principals meeting 1 p.m.

Bev Facey Virtual Open House 6-8:30 p.m. Open House Meet Codes

Thursday, February 11

Moose Hide Campaign Day - Standing up against violence towards women and children

Friday, February 12

On this date in 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.

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Bev Facey Open House February 10 @6 p.m.

Check out the virtues of the Facey Experience. Join us Wednesday, Feb 10 6:00-8:30 p.m. at our Virtual Open House. EIPS returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

**For best viewing please download the Microsoft Team App on your mobile device.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Welcome presentation & overview (Live stream via Microsoft Office Teams)

6:30-8:30 p.m. Specific course and program Q&A

Specific Meet codes and information can be found here Open House Meet Codes

EIPS Returning Student Registration for 2021-22

EIPS is conducting online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students. Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

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Grad 2021 Update

Our proposed dates for Grad 2021 are June 22, 23 & 24. More details will follow as we continue to monitor AHS regulations related to gathering limits.

The online Grad Wear store reopened and will remain open until February 15. There are additional items, as well as an alternate logo, available. Store link:
Bev Facey Twitter

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School Fee Waiver Applications: Deadline extended

EIPS has extended the deadline for requesting a waiver of your 2020-21 school and transportation fees. If you encounter circumstances where you’re unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. Because of the pandemic, the new deadline is Feb. 15.

Each quarter—you’ll receive an email notification letting you know fees are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To access your fee information, go to “Student Fees” on PowerSchool. There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. For more information about school fees, visit or contact Ms. Letby or contact the school at 780-467-0044.

School Council Virtual Meeting February 16 @6.m.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 16 @ 6 p.m. Please request the Google Meet Code via 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

Future meeting dates: March 16, April 20, May 18

Notable Black individuals who have helped shape Canadian heritage and identity

Violet King (1929-1982) was the first Black person to obtain a law degree in Alberta and the first Black person admitted to the Alberta Bar. Overall, she was Canada’s first Black female lawyer.

King attended the University of Alberta in 1948, and out of 142 students, she was one of the only three in the Faculty of Law. She was a member of the Blue Stocking Club — a discussion group for women with an emphasis on history and public affairs. She was also Vice-President of the students’ union and representative of the students’ union to the National Federation of Canadian University Students. In 1951-52, she was elected as class historian and was the 1952 Alberta representative to the International Student Conference in Ontario. In 1953, she was the only woman in her graduating class.

Although she passed away from cancer at only age 52, King’s life consisted of important milestones that broke down barriers for Black people in Canada, particularly because it was extremely difficult to enter the legal profession for all women, especially those who belonged to a racial minority. She is an inspiration for those who work hard and aspire to do great things in their field.

Senator Anne Clare Cools was born in 1943 in Barbados, West Indies. She was educated at Queen’s College Girls School, Barbados, Montreal’s Thomas D’Arcy McGee High School, and McGill University, from which she holds a Bachelor of Arts.

Senator Cools is a Senator from Ontario. Recommended by Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, she was summoned to the Senate in January 1984, becoming the first Black person in the Senate of Canada. She is the first black female Senator in North America. In June 2004, after 20 years as a Liberal Senator, she briefly joined the Conservatives. She now has no party affiliation.

Senator Cools was a social worker in innovative social services in Toronto. A pioneer in addressing domestic and family violence, in 1974 she founded one of Canada’s first women’s shelters, Women in Transition Inc., and was its Executive Director.

Senator Cools currently serves on the Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Senate Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament.

Interdisciplinary Science Competition February 20-21

ISC is a science-based competition where you get to experience university level labs in organic chemistry, computer science(python), and physiology in addition to workshops including: synthetic biology, electrical engineering, pharmacy, civil engineering, and psychology. The guest speaker this year will be the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the U of A.

There is up to $900 worth of prizes up for grabs this year. Grab a buddy and apply in the eventbrite linked on their website. If you wish to apply by yourself do not worry you will be given a partner!

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.


  • Thank you Mrs. Letby for organizing school fee notifications!
  • Thank you Mr. Wilson and S.C.O.R.E for updating our bulletin board information!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for creating our monthly Turtle Talk!
  • Thank you Mrs. Nicholl for organizing textbook distribution!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for organizing STAR literacy assessments & updating the Remark Grading Cloud!
  • Thank you Mr. MacKinnon, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Frank, S.C.O.R.E & FLI for organizing activities for Black History Month and Random Acts of Kindness!
  • Thank you Mrs. Radke for supporting our returning student registration process!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for organizing our Open House video!

Important Dates 2021

February 15 Family Day

February 15 National Flag of Canada Day

February 16 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

February 17 Current Grade 10 Career Planning & Pathway Parent session 6 p.m.

February 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Industrial Trades @5 p.m.

February 24 Pink Shirt Day

February 25 Careers The Next Generation- Agriculture Pathway Virtual Session 6 p.m.

March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

March 3-12 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 course selections completed

March 3 Welder Virtual Session

March 2-13 Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competitions

March 3 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

March 4 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

March 5 Professional Learning - No School

March 15 St. Patrick's Day

March 16 School Council Meeting

March 17 Young Women in Trades & Technology Mentor Series: Information & Communication Technology Trades @5 p.m.

March 19-25 Grade 9 course selection

March 26- April 5 Spring Break

April 6 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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

April 7-16 Grade 9 course selection submissions

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 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 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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