Updating Your PowerSchool Information
During the first week of school, families received a PowerSchool Correction Form for each student enrolled in Bev Facey Community High School. The form ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding each of its students. Please review it carefully and make sure all the information is correct. If any changes need to be made, please update the form and add any new details you think are necessary.
If you have any technical questions regarding PowerSchool, please contact the school office at 780-467-0044. Thank you for your assistance.
Sync the School Calendar to Your Personal Calendar
Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own personal calendar? Just visit http://bevfacey.ca/about/calendar and click on one of the following calendar options you want to subscribe to:
- Add to Google Calendar
- Subscribe to Calendar (Outlook)
- Download iCal
NOTE: Using a mobile device, these options are located above the calendar. Using a computer, these options are located below the calendar.
Once you click on the calendar option you want to subscribe to, simply follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen or mobile device. Within seconds, your personal calendar will contain all of Bev Facey Community High School's important dates including holidays, school-closure dates, school activities and events, and more.
Improving Home-School Communication
To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has created a manual entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” The manual provides a framework for communication between EIPS schools and its families, and includes a standard format, structure and sequence for regular and ongoing home-school communication within the Division. It also offers useful tools and resources schools can use when planning their communication efforts, such as face-to-face meetings, email, Synrevoice and social media. Additionally, the manual provides a process parents or guardians can use if they need to bring forward a question or concern.
Bev Facey Community High School encourages all our families to review the document. The “Communication Protocol for Schools” is available by visiting www.eips.ca/download/40981.
Measles Immunization Reminder
Alberta Health Services (AHS) advises persons who attend, work or volunteer at schools are at risk of getting measles. Lack of measles immunization can mean possible exclusion from work or school when there is a school measles exposure. Contact your local Public Health Centre to receive the measles vaccine or check immunization records. For more information please see the attached measles immunization letter from AHS.
REMINDER: Make head checks for lice a regular routine!
As many of you are aware, head lice are tiny, greyish brown insects that live on the scalp and lay their eggs, or nits, in the hair close to the scalp. Anyone can get lice and they are commonly detected on school-aged children—itching is the main complaint. As such, head lice can appear in school communities at any time.
While head lice prevention and control is primarily the responsibility of the parent, the handling of it is a shared responsibility between the parent/guardian, school and community. To prevent the spread of head lice, we strongly encourage you to speak to your child about preventative behaviour such as avoiding head-to-head contact and not sharing combs, hats, pillows and hair accessories. We also ask you to check your child’s hair weekly for any signs of head lice or nits. If your child has head lice, notify the school, treat the lice using both a treatment solution and lice comb and keep your child home until all signs of active head lice are gone. The school will support you by working discreetly with the teacher, students and families to prevent further transmission.
For more information about head lice prevention and treatment, visit www.eips.ca/parents/health-safety-information/head-lice. Alternatively, you can contact the school at 780-467-0044
No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for students
In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for our students, Bev Facey Community High School is once again participating in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides children—between the ages four of 14—who have chronic health conditions with MedicAlert services, at no cost. The goal is twofold: to help children with severe allergies, medical conditions or special needs and to assist schools with medical-emergency plans for students.
Once a child is registered, their school is provided with advice on a medical-emergency plan for that student and given a list of medications, allergies and medical conditions the student has. If your child has a serious medical condition or allergy and would benefit from MedicAlert services, please contact the school office at 780-467-0044. To learn more about the No Child Without program visit www.nochildwithout.ca.