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January 11-15, 2021

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

Hey all, we return to in-person learning this week and are very excited to have the energy and enthusiasm back in the building!

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

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Weekly Schedule Quarter 2 (Nov 16-Jan 28)

Monday, January 11 (Jan 11-30 Grad Photos)

In-person learning resumes

BFH Admin meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #31 of 42 for Quarter 2 (74% complete - non-diploma)

Grant MacEwan Student Educational Assistants start

ELA Diploma Part A (optional)

Tuesday, January 12

Social Studies Diploma Part A (optional)

Skills Canada Alberta Regional Competition registration opens

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

Model United Nations club meeting in room 159 at 11:40 a.m.

Wednesday, January 13

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

FLI (Facey Leadership) meeting in the Theatre @3:20 p.m.

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics (HVAC) Showcase 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 14

HS Principal Virtual Meeting 9:45 a.m.

Volleyball Athletic Leadership session 11:35 a.m. Banner Gym

Facey Spectrum club meeting in room 210 @11:40 a.m.

Metal Club meeting in the Band room @11:40 a.m.

Skills Canada Alberta Provincial Competition registration opens

Friday, January 15

On this date in 1892 James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball

Model United Nations club meeting in room 159 at 11:40 a.m.

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COVID Reminders

  • Face masks are mandatory at all times within the school.
  • Each grade cohort has a designated entrance in place, please use your designated entrance upon arrival at the school.
  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building, as well as when you enter and exit your classroom. Proper hand cleaning and hygiene is also important after touching your mask, using high touch areas, using the washroom, using a tissue, touching your face, and eating.
  • Please practice physical distancing while in common areas of the school, before and after class, and during your designated break times.

As always, the goal is to ensure COVID-19 transmission rates stay low and students continue to learn in a healthy and safe classroom setting. As such, all public-health measures in place before the move to temporary online learning remain. Families of in-school students are also reminded to continue to monitor your child for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 by completing the verbal COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. Remember to complete the questionnaire every day before attending school. If you answer “YES” to any of the questionnaire questions, follow its instructions and use Alberta Health Services’ COVID-19 self-assessment tool, or call Health Link at 811, to determine next steps.

Grade Cohort break times

30 level classes:

Bk 1 break - 9:55 a.m. & dismissal - 11:25 a.m.

Bk 2 break - 1:55 p.m. & dismissal - 3:14 p.m.

20 level classes:

Bk 1 break - 10:05 a.m. & dismissal - 11:29 a.m.

Bk 2 break - 1:45 p.m. & dismissal - 3:10 p.m.

10 level classes:

Bk 1 break - 10:15 a.m. & dismissal - 11:32 a.m.

Bk 2 break - 1:35 p.m. & dismissal - 3:05 p.m.

Advanced Placement Virtual Open House January 28 @6 p.m.

January 28 at 6 p.m. is our AP Virtual Open House designed for potential new students to Facey in 2021-22. Microsoft Teams Meet codes and information is available at the Open House link on our website.

The 2021-22 EIPS returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

Bev Facey regularly offers 15 AP® courses:

Art & Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computing Science Principles, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language and Culture, Physics 1, Physics 2, Statistics, Capstone Seminar, and Capstone Research.

Coming soon: Microeconomics, Music History, Spanish Language and Culture

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

Do you want to be a part of an amazing culture? Check out the virtues of the Facey Experience. Facey Virtual Open House is Wednesday, February 10 6-8:30 p.m. #thefaceyway #trueblue

Specific Meet codes and information can be found at our website.

Facey Student Video

The 2021-22 EIPS returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28. Facey is an Open Boundary School and will accept all new students.

School Council Start Time Survey

Please take the survey here BFH Start Time Survey

Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 19 @ 6 p.m.

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: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18

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University of Saskatchewan Changes to Admissions

New acceptable subjects:

  • USask accepts Social Studies 30-2 for the admission calculation
  • USask accepts CTS courses for the applicants to our Education program

Please check to review other acceptable subjects and requirements for each program.


  • Engineering program – Math 31 is not required (recommended) and it’s a rolling admission so if any of your students are interested in Engineering, USask might be an option for them!
  • Nursing program – It’s a non-direct entry program so students will need to be admitted to Arts and Science to completed the pre-nursing courses in their 1st year. Admission average requirement to get in Arts and Science is 70%
  • VetMed – Non-IPA (Non-Interprovincial Agreement) seats are now available and in the event that non-IPA seats aren't filled by residents of the partner provinces or the northern territories, Alberta residents will be considered for available seats.

Diploma marks vs In-class marks – USask always use either in-class or diploma marks whichever advantage for students so even if your students are not taking diploma exams, that’s fine.

EIPS Returning Student Registration for 2021-22

EIPS will once again conduct an 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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BFH Student & Family Supports

We recognize this is a stressful time and a number of families have connected already regarding challenges. Please know we are here to support all students and are grateful for the opportunity to assist and work with our Facey families. Mrs. Tattrie and Mr. MacKinnon look forward to hearing from you. Please connect with them through email at or or call us at 780-467-0044. Our counselling team deals with the following:

  • Educational Counselling: Program planning, Graduation requirements, Peer tutoring, Planning for post-secondary requirements
  • Career Counselling: Establishing career goals, Exploration of related occupations, colleges and technical schools
  • Personal Counselling: Confidential discussion of personal concerns which may interfere with school performance and personal well-being, Issues may include self-esteem, grief and loss, substance abuse, personal health and safety, family and peer relationships, sexuality, stress and conflict management

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 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 Mr. Milne for organizing Artist of the Week celebrations!
  • Thank you Mrs. Sinclair & Ms. Johnson for leading the Spectrum student group!
  • Thank you Mr. Frank for leading our FLI student leadership group!
  • Thank you Mr. Sutherland for leading our Metal Club student group!
  • Thank you Mr. Wilson for leading the S.C.O.R.E. (School Council On Race Education) student group!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for leading our the First Nations, Metis and Inuit learnings!
  • Thank you Mr. Shudra for leading our Athletic Leadership activities!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson for creating the 2021-22 Student Registration guide!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Radke, & Mrs. Tattrie for organizing our Diploma and final assessment accommodations!

Important Dates 2021

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19 Basketball Athletic Leadership session 11:40 a.m. Banner Gym

January 19 School Council Meeting TTBD

January 20 Math Diploma (optional)

January 20 EIPS Leadership Meeting 1 p.m.

January 21 ELA Diploma Part B (optional)

January 21 Staff PD session Google Assignments 3:30 p.m.

January 22 SS Diploma Part B (optional)

January 25 Biology Diploma (optional)

January 26 Chemistry Diploma (optional)

January 26 Staff PD session intro to the Learning Object Repository 3:30 p.m.

January 27 Physics Diploma (optional)

January 27 VB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 27 Family Literacy Day

January 28 Science Diploma (optional)

January 28 BB Athletic Leadership Boys Google Meet 11 a.m. & Girls Google Meet 1 p.m.

January 28 Semester 1 ends (Quarter 2 ends)

January 28 Bell Let’s Talk “Mental Health Awareness”

January 28 Advanced Placement Virtual Open House for new students 6 p.m.

January 28 Heavy Equipment Technician Showcase 6 p.m.

January 29 Professional Learning - No School

February 1-28 EIPS Returning Student Registration

February 1 Semester 2 (Quarter 3) starts

February 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

February 2 Groundhog Day

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

February 4-5 Teachers’ Convention - No School

February 9 Electrician Showcase 6 p.m.

February 10 EIPS Sr High Principals meeting 1 p.m.

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

February 11 Moose Hide Campaign Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

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.

March 1-12 Grade 10-11 2021-2022 course selections completed

March 1 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

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

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.

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