FR Haythorne's PST Conferences will be held on October 20 & 21st beginning at 4:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to review your childs progress so far this year with their teachers. Progress report marks will be available to view on the Parent Portal on November 27th.
Parents will be able to book their conferences online using the School Bookings program beginning at 8 am on Wednesday October 7th. Below is the link and code you will need to sign on. If you need assistance, please contact the office at (780) 467-3800.
Access Code: NCU94
Sr & Jr Volleyball Tryouts
Both senior and junior volleyball tryouts are this week! Check our calendar!
Pay school fees easily using PowerSchool
The 2015–2016 school fee information will be available through PowerSchool beginning September 2. To access your fee information, simply login to your Parent Portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html) and click the green dollar sign symbol. Once logged in you will be able to view fees and have the ability to pay online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC Online (if available from your financial institution).
Keep and mind, school fees may change. Junior high and senior high fees will change as courses are added and deleted—the course change deadline is Sept. 8, 2015. 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 besure 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 any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Linda Wells at 780-467-3800.
Student supports and Health class
At our first School Council meeting this year, a discussion around the topic of how can parents help their children cope when they hear about a peer contemplating suicide was covered. As well, teaching students about having a positive self-image, dealing with stress, and where to access appropriate resources was requested. One of the things we have changed at FR Haythorne is that we have adjusted our health classes to help address these areas earlier in the year. Health teachers and Mrs. Rankin have chosen a lesson for each grade that will provide some guidance for students
Secondly, students have received “Youth Help cards” from their health teachers. These were provided by the KEYS program. These are quick reference cards that direct students & parents to community resources. Please feel free to have discussions at home as your child receives these lessons over the next 2-3 weeks.
These lessons will be done between October 13-23. We are encouraging parents to ask their children about these topics as they are presented.
Plan of action: October
Grade 7—“Stress and Emotional Regulation”--the lesson will focus on monitoring and managing stress—learning strategies to cope with stress in life.
Grade 8—“Support Services”— will focus on discussing some listed supports and then researching supports that we have in Strathcona County.
Grade 9—“Help Seeking and Support”—talks about when to seek help, how to seek help, how to encourage a friend to seek appropriate help; students discuss and role-play various help-seeking scenarios.
Finally, let us know if you wish to obtain a Youth Help card. They can be obtained from the school or by contacting Miss Quist, KEYS at 780- 449-5166, here at the school.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Rankin or Mr. Cooksley at the school.
Did you know September was suicide prevention month?
This Suicide information sheet has warnings signs to watch for and where to find help for those in crisis.
Dealing with online sharing of sensitive photos
NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, they are there to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
Our 2015-2016 registration forms are now posted on our website under Registering. If your household is designated to attend our school and you are new to FRH, you must complete all the registration forms and bring them to our office ASAP along with a birth certificate or passport. Existing students who will be staying at FRH do not need to re-register but only need to complete their option choices.
If you are a grade 6 student designated to FRH but for some reason, you will not be attending FRH next year, please notify the office ASAP.
The Boundary Exemption process is now complete.
If you have any questions, please contact Cyndy McMahon in the office. (780) 467-3800.
Parents have 24/7 access to their child's current grades, attendance, and other related school information. Check out "Powerschool Parent Portal" contained within the Parent Info tab. Stay informed! Check out the portal! If parents have forgotten their user name and/or password, please contact our school office and we will gladly assist you.
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EIPS 2015-2016 Division Calendar
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
Video surveillance on school buses
Elk Island Public Schools Student Transportation would like to inform our parents and students using bus services that all EIPS buses are equipped with video surveillance equipment, which is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The equipment records and stores several days of data and is reviewed regularly by Student Transportation staff who monitor both student and driver conduct. All video and audio recordings of individuals on school buses are for the safety and security of passengers, drivers, and property, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
If you have further questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, please contact the FOIP co-ordinator at EIPS by calling 780-417-8204.