FAQs & General Inquiries

Inclement Weather

With the winter season already here, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations and on Versatrans My Stop. Any morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states, “school bus service may be suspended…when Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.

When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Ask us!

This area of the web site is for all of your questions!!  We try to answer as many of your questions and inquiries as we can and in a timely fashion. We want you to be informed! We welcome all questions whether general or specific about your child who is presently attending FRH or one that may attend in the future! Your question may help others but mostly we'd like to help you! So ask away!

Send all inquiries by selecting FAQ's and Inquiries from the menu on our contact form.

More FAQ's...

I am moving into the school's boundary area, how do I register?

Find all of the information and forms you need to register on our registration page


What is the cell phone policy?

Students are allowed to carry cell phones throughout the day but they must be turned off during class time or placed in the classroom phone pockets to avoid interruptions, if requested by the teacher. Digital courtesy is expected at all times.  If this privilege is abused, parents will be required to pick up the phone from an Administrator.  Used in accordance with the EIPS Student Responsible Technology User Agreement.  Students are solely responsible for the electronic devices.


How to Stay Connected

Weekly Hawk's View - emailed to our families

eTeacher Pages on the website

Twitter @frhaythorne or @frathletics

What are the start and end times for the school day?

What time is lunch? What is the schedule for staff meeting days? 

Click here to access the bell schedule.

Hope that is helpful!

What happens during lunch? Is there a cafeteria?

All students will be paying a lunch fee this year.   Students will start the school year with the priviledge of eating with their friends in various locations around the school.  They will not have an assigned room.   Once they have finished eating they can continue to socialize with their friends, meet with their club, play with their peers on an intramural team or go outside.

We have the Hawk's Nest which provides a wide selection of hot food, cold selections, and daily specials that are available for purchase at lunch as well as the morning. The weekly menu is posted on the main page of the website.

Is there an Honours program?

 We offer a full honours program in all four core subjects in both grade 8 and 9.  Students need to achieve a minimum of 80% average and must have at least 80% in three of their four core subject, the total average in all 4 core must be above 80%. Students must apply to get into the program and the competitive average is dependent on the applicants.

What do I need to do when picking up my child during the school day?

Students are not permitted to leave the school building or grounds during the instructional day.  This includes the morning break and lunch. Nevertheless, from time to time a student may be required to leave school early for an appointment, emergency, or due to illness.  All students must checkout at the office prior to leaving the building.  A parent note, phone call, or contact is required if the student is leaving.

What kinds of equipment and facilities will be part of my child's education?

F.R. Haythorne provides all elements for students to have an engaging and positive educational experience. F.R. Haythorne is  a modern and attractive facility that includes LCD projector equipped classrooms, four computer labs, SMART Boards, fully outfitted band and drama rooms, applied technology and foods/fashion labs, two gymnasiums, and extensive library.