Week of September 29 - October 3, 2014
Please note the following for this upcoming week: -
Thinking about Post Secondary? Check out the following upcoming information sessions:
University of Alberta - Friday, October 3rd will be in the Bev Facey Library between 11:45 and 12:15.
University of Lethbridge - Tuesday, October 14th in the Library
The 18th Annual Alberta Employment Career Fair is Alberta's Largest Career and Job Fair. It will be held on October 3rd and 4th at the Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall D. Free admission and parking. See Student Services for more information.
The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a way for registered high school students to become apprentices and earn credits and hours toward an apprenticeship program and a high school diploma at the same time. This program is available at Bev Facey and there will be an informational meeting about the RAP program in the school library on October 8th at 7pm.
Picture Retakes are scheduled for October 14th in the morning.
Absences and Lates
Should your child be late or absent during school, please call or email
for Grades 10 and 11 : Colleen Sims at Colleen.Sims@eips.ca and
for Grade 12 Tamara Wirachowsky at Tamara.Wirachowsky@eips.ca
Yearbooks have arrived!
If you purchased a 2013-2014 yearbook, they have arrived and are available for pickup during lunch hours for current students and in the main office for returning grads. Please bring student I.D. for pickup.
All School Fees can be paid online into Acorn which is accessed through the Powerschool Parent Portal. Fees online can be paid via Mastercard, Visa or Debit. Cash and cheque payments can be made at the School Office. You can access the Powerschool Portal through by clicking on the link below.
All families using EIPS’ student transportation services (http://www.eips.ca/student-tran) for 2014-2015 should have received tentative route information in May. Those required to pay applicable fees (http://www.eips.ca/transportationfees) should have received a separate invoice outlining payment information. We encourage parents to take advantage of the EIPS’ secure online payment option (https://www.eips.ca/transportation-payments ) to pay transportation fees. All transportation fees were due on June 30, 2014, so we encourage you to pay your fees as soon as possible.
If you did not receive a letter from Student Transportation in the Spring and would like to inquire about busing for your children for next year, please contact Student Transportation as soon as possible at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed out in August.
Artist of the Week
Junior Girls Volleyball
Facey Admin Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch as the Bev Facey administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
2014-2015 Registration Information
The Staff and Students successfully completed a fire drill at 9:50am on September 12, 2014.
A Lock Down drill was successful at 12:40pm on September September 17, 2014. Way to go Falcons!
Video Monitoring on School Buses
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), Section 33 and in conjunction with the enforcement of Student Transportation bus rules, video monitoring equipment is in place on all Elk Island Public Schools' (EIPS) buses. Video/audio recordings of individuals on buses are for the safety and security of all passengers, drivers, and property, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, please contact EIPS’ FOIP Coordinator, 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8B 1N2 780-417-8204.