May 22/15 Announcements Please note: Names have been removed from some announcements.
Exam Schedule - June 2015
Please click the link below for a copy of the final exam schedule. Please be sure to plan appointments and vacations around the scheduled exam times. Students who miss an exam in June may be asked to write the missed exam at the next scheduled exam time which will be in January, 2016.
For information regarding Diploma Examinations, please refer to the document Information for Students Panning to Write Diploma Examinations.
Grad 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 23 at the Winspear Centre.
Grad tickets will be on sale at the school from April 27 to May 8. Payment can be made in the office by cash, debit, cheque, Mastercard, or Visa. Tickets can also be purchased online after first contacting the school and speaking with the bookkeeper.
For more information, please visit the Grad page under the Students tab.
PowerSchool Parent & Student Portals on Mobile Apps
The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. The PowerSchool portal allows access to Flex scheduling as well as other PowerSchool information.
Included in this email is information on the Student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login. This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.
You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.
For more information, please see the Working with PowerSchool on mobile apps document.
New this year: Diploma Exam result statements are now available through myPass
Starting with the April 2015 Diploma Exams, students will now need to retrieve their exam results through myPass—a self‑service website for high school students. Result statements for Diploma Exams are now be available exclusively online using myPass. Printed results statements will no longer be mailed.
In addition, the Statement of Courses and Marks has been replaced with the Detailed Academic Report (DAR), which is also available exclusively online using myPass.
myPass enables high school students to:
- access their Results Statement;
- view their demographic information;
- view their DAR;
- view their progress toward their diploma or certificate; and
- order and pay for a transcript.
Specific information on how to sign up for myPass will be provided to all students who write diploma examinations. Schools will pass along information to their students. More general information on myPass will be provided to students and schools in the fall of 2015.
For more information visit: https://education.alberta.ca/students/transcripts/online.aspx
Driver Appreciation Day: May 4, 2015
May 4 is Driver Appreciation Day. Join us as we recognize and thank our school bus drivers for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment on May 4 to express thanks to our dedicated drivers who often go above and beyond the call of duty to provide safe and timely transportation to our students. This can be as simple as a smile and "thank you" or offering a personalized card when getting on, or off, the bus.
On behalf of Fort Saskatchewan High School THANK YOU to our school bus drivers for a job well done.
Student Transportation: 2015-2016 Registration is now open!
If your child plans to use Student Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year, please make sure to register as soon as possible.
Student Transportation is currently in the process of sending out invoices to all applicable families regarding 2015-2016 transportation fees. This communication includes information on how to access the ACORN system and pay your transportation fees online. The deadline for paying 2015-2016 transportation fees is June 30, 2015. Transportation fees will increase after this date. Tentative routing information will be provided to all bused families later in May.
In addition, Student Transportation is introducing a new payment plan in the 2015-2016 school year. The plan will assist families with fees of more than $300 and allow payments over a five-month period. More information (including links to the Parent Portal and Student Quick Pay, additional instructions, and examples about reviewing and paying your 2014-2015 transportation fees online) is available on the division website at www.eips.ca/transportation-payments.
Don’t wait till September to register. Student Transportation is open all summer so if you have any questions about registration or invoicing, please contact EIPS’ Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or by using the online contact form at www.eips.ca/contact.
The registration process for Fort Saskatchewan High School will begin in mid-April. Returning students will be registering for courses during registration sessions held during the school day using their Career Cruising account. This account may also be accessed at home so parents are able to participate in the registration process. A printout of course requests made by students will be sent home for parent signature and must be returned to the school by April 30.
Please review our 2015-16 Registration Guide for information about the registration process, high school diploma requirements and complete descriptions of all of the courses Fort High offers.
New students coming from outside our district must complete a registration form which can be picked up from our office. School staff will be visiting Grade 9 students at Rudolph Hennig and Fort Christian to assist them with their Grade 10 registration.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
The March 2015 newsletter is now available. Please review it for important information about P/T/S conferences, the 2015-16 registration process and Grad 2015.
Alberta Education makes two key changes for senior high schools
Alberta Education recently announced two important changes for senior high school students that, it says, will offer a fairer reflection of student learning and more learning opportunities.
The first change concerns diploma exam weighting. As of Sept.1, 2015 diploma exam weighting will shift from a 50/50 weighting to a 30/70 weighting where school-awarded grades will be worth 70 per cent. The change was made to so that grades reflect a more accurate depiction of student performance by putting a greater weight on teachers’ assessments of students’ abilities and knowledge. The first round of diploma exams to be written with the new weighting will take place in November 2015.
The second change deals with new dual-credit partnerships. Students will now have more opportunities to earn post-secondary credits or workplace certification while completing high school with 24 new partnerships. For example, students can now take high school courses in carpentry, welding, esthetics, and accounting and get credits at a post-secondary institution.
For more information visit www.education.alberta.ca.
Your 2013-14 Yearbook is Here!
If you ordered a 2014 yearbook, come to the office to pick up your copy!
To capture this year's memories, the 2014-15 yearbooks are now available to order. The cost of the book will be $44 (gst included). To order your yearbook please complete the 2014-15 Yearbook Order Form and return it to the office. Please make payment through the following options:
1. Include cash or cheque payable to Fort Saskatchewan High School with the order form.
2. Pay online through PowerSchool and Acorn Fee Management.
Please phone the school at (780) 998-3751 if you have any questions.
Update on Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Review
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) continues to work with the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Alberta Government on the new K-9 school that will be built in Fort Saskatchewan. The process is moving along, and there is a lot of information to consider as we prepare for the boundary review that will take place prior to the school opening.
EIPS will be consulting with parents and the community as the boundary review gets underway. However, there is still some information to gather before we are ready to begin this consultation process. We will continue to keep parents updated as finalize the timeline for this consultation.
Thank you for taking an interest in this important initiative!
Follow us on Twitter!
For school and grad information, follow our Twitter account @forthighschool. For Grad information please search #FortHighGrad.
School Information and Policies
Check out the 2014-15 Handbook for information about our policies, programs and courses.
We are an Allergy Aware School
For more information about what that means for you, please refer to the Allergy Aware document.
For information regarding School Emergency Preparedness, please see Elk Island Public School's Emergency Procedures page.
Powerschool Login Information
To log in to the parent or student portal, use PowerSchool. For help with logging into the Parent Portal of PowerSchool, please watch the instuctional video or read through the Powerschool login information document. Please note that every Sunday between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, PowerSchool will be unavailable due to scheduled regular maintenance.
Career Cruising Login
Students can click here to login to their Career Cruising account.