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I will place articles on this webpage to help parents and students find opportunities for learning in our community.
High School Registration
High School Registration Information
This is a busy time of year, preparing students and their families for the transition to grade 10. There are many decisions to be made so we want to insure that you feel prepared and have any questions or concerns responded to.
As soon as the Fort High Registration Guide becomes available, we will forward a digital copy through synervoice and we encourage you to check the Fort High website regularly, as it will be posted as soon as it’s available.
Thursday, February 8 – Grade 9 students will be bringing home a form, indicating the core course that their teachers have recommended they register in, so they are in the best position to be successful. Please review the recommendations and if you are in agreement, sign and return. If you and your child have decided that you would like them to register in a different course, please make the change on the form, and sign. Return it to RHJ by March 1.
Thursday, March 1 – All course recommendation forms must be signed by parents and handed in by March 1. Students will be registered in the core courses recommended on that form.
Tuesday March 6 – Open House at Fort High, 7:00. All grade 9 students and their families are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday February 21 – all grade 9 students will attend an assembly at RHJ, with Fort High personnel, and each student will receive an information package.
March 9 – 15 – Fort High Personnel will be coming to RHJ, during gr. 9 Health classes, to do the actual registration with students.
- There will be no grade 10 honors courses, in any core subject area, offered for the 2018/ 19 school year.
- All students who are registered in English 10-2 will also be taking Reading 15, so will have English throughout the year.
New Boundary Exemption Process
If you are exploring the option of other EIPS high schools, please be aware that the process for applying to attend a non-designated school has changed. You may apply to attend a non-designated school, using an online pre-enrolment form, between March 1 and March 15, 2018. There is no late or secondary process, should you miss the deadline, so please insure you complete the form within that two week window. The form is not yet available. Please check the EIPS website for further updates, and we will post updates here on our RHJ website as well.
If you are considering a non-designated school, here are some important dates:
Bev Facey Open House – Tuesday March 6 6:00
Salisbury Open House – Thursday March 8 6:30
**Please feel free to call Ms. Nelson at RHJ, if you have questions, or Mrs. De Vries at Fort High.
If your child is interested in taking Phys. Ed, or the Phys. Ed/ CALM combined course over the summer, please check: www.eipscontinuinged.ca Registration opens in February and these courses fill up very fast, so register as soon as possible, once it opens.
More Continuing Ed News: Continuing Ed is now offering a Grade 9 Math PAT prep course June 20. Check the website to register.
Girls Leadership Workshop
Girls Revolutionizing Leadership
The Girls Empowered and Strong program provides teen girls with the skills and knowledge they need in order to make strong and positive choices for the present and their futures.
The event “GRL: Girls Revolutionizing Leadership” is a one day event where girls will create and foster change within themselves and in society, as leaders in their communities. This will be done through various workshops offered by community members on topics such as lifting each other up, ending homophobia and transphobia, body positivity, community building, self-care, and decolonization. This event is open to all girls ages 12-17, and is therefore an LGBTQQ2IA+ friendly event.
For this event, we are accepting participants aged 12-17.
Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building South, University of Alberta
Note: Light breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided.
If transportation will be an issue, youth bus tickets can be issued prior to the event.
Pre-registration is required. Spots are limited so please register as soon as possible.
Please see Ms. Nelson for a registration form if you are interested in this workshop.