School Parent Council Meeting
To all Bev Facey Parents,
Please join us Tuesday, December 1, 2015, for our Bev Facey Community High School Parent Council Meeting at 7pm. Signs will be posted for the location.
Agenda items that are sure to interest you include: an update to Graduation 2016 plans, an overview of Bev Facey’s School survey results showing how we fair amongst other schools in Elk Island Public Schools and across Alberta. We’re pleased to also discuss any other topics you bring forward.
In preparation for this meeting please find a link to this month’s agenda and draft minutes from our October meeting.
Come out and support your child’s High School experience, keep yourself informed and we’ll ensure your voice as a Parent counts.
PS – there will be refreshments !
Second Semester Course Changes
There will be a new process in place for second semester course changes:
Students will have two days to sign up in Student Services for course changes: Monday, November 30th & Tuesday, December 1st.
Grade 10s will be called down to see a counsellor/registrar from Dec. 2nd to the 7th;
Grade 11s will be called down to see a counsellor/registrar from Dec. 8th to the 11th;
Grade 12s will be called down to see a counsellor/registrar from Dec. 14th to the 16th.
Please Note: Counsellors will ONLY see students at the beginning of semester 2 who have failed a prerequisite for a course or require a course for post-secondary.
Athletics This Week
For a complete listing of this week's athletic events click here.
Please note for January 2016 Exam Schedule
Attention all Grads!
Bev Facey Grad 2016 will be on June 11th, more information to come...
2015-2016 School Fees
Pay school fees easily using PowerSchool
As of September 2015, families are able to view and pay their 2015-2016 school fees through our online payment system – ACORN – which is accessible through the Parent Portal.
- Login to the Parent Portal (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html)
- Under the navigation menu, click on the “Student Fees” coin icon to access the fee summary page for your child
- Click on the appropriate student name to review a detailed summary of fees to date
- Pay your fees online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC Online (if available from your financial institution).
School fees are now due.
Keep and mind, school fees may change. School fees may also be added to your child’s account throughout the year for various school activities including field trips, class projects, athletic team fees, and more—so be sure to login to your account regularly in case new fees are added.
For more information about school fees and payment deadlines visit www.eips.ca/fees.
If you have additional questions regarding your child’s fees, or if you are new to the school and need assistance, please contact Suzanne Cleet at 780-467-0044.
Lates or Absences
If your child is going to be away from school please contact the school or click here to email Mrs. Radke. Thank you.
All classes start immediately at 8:35 a.m. and students are to be in class before the bell rings. Students who are late to class, regardless of reason, disrupt the learning environment. Consequences for being late will be assigned by the classroom teacher until the student has accumulated a cumulative total of ten lates. At the tenth late, and every fourth late after that, consequences will be assigned by administration. The consequences for late referrals are: assignment of study halls, in-school suspension, out of school suspension, and course withdrawal.
Students who are more than 30 minutes late to class will be marked absent. When students are on the school grounds after classes have begun, they must proceed to the office to check in.
No Student Drop Off Times
Tips and guidelines for home-school communication
To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has recently developed a Communication Protocol for Schools document to provide a framework for communication between the school and our families. The purpose of this document is to guide, manage, and improve home-school communication by offering a standard format, structure, and sequence for regular, ongoing communication.
The document is a useful tool that outlines how schools within EIPS use a variety of communication formats, such as face-to-face meetings, email, Synrevoice, and social media. It also provides a process for parents or guardians to use if they need to bring forward a question or concern. We encourage families to review the document so they know what to expect and what we expect of families.
As communication changes, this document may also evolve. Bec Facey Community High School will work to keep parents informed as any processes evolve and change.
The full EIPS Communication Protocol for Schools document is available by visiting http://www.eips.ca/parents.
Advanced Placement at Bev Facey
Please click on the links below for further important information from EIPS:-
Parent Survey - Nov 2015
Fort Sask Boundary Review - Nov 2015
Working with Mobile App on School Guest Wireless Network - May 2015
MyPass - May 2015
Student Transportation 2015-2016 - May 2015
COSC Minutes March 4th, 2015 - updated March 2015
Alberta Ed makes 2 Key Changes for Senior High Schools - updated March 2015
Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me Surveys - updated February 2015