P/S/T Interviews and Online Booking Information
Parent teacher interviews are taking place on Wednesday, October 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in our large gym. Salisbury has moved to an online parent teacher interview scheduling process. We will open the online booking system at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8. If you require assistance booking an interview, please contact the school at 780-467-8816.
Thank-you and have a wonderful evening.
Interview Booking Code: Y7JPX
Important Announcement about Diploma Re-Writes coming up in January. If you are interested in re-writing a diploma you wrote last June or this past summer, please register for the January re-write and print off you receipt from the “My Pass” website, then please bring in your receipt and register with Mrs. Feledichuk in the guidance office before the deadline of Oct. 14th, to write here at Salisbury Composite. If you need further information you may contact the guidance office for clarification.
Salisbury Composite High School's Grade 10 & 11 Awards Ceremony
On Thursday, October 8th, we held our annual grade 10 and 11 award ceremonies in the afternoon. To watch the event, please click on the following link.
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
Alberta Education makes two key changes for senior high schools:
Alberta Education recently announced two important changes for senior high school students, 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 percent. The change was made 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
Newsletter Information for Acorn and Student Fees
Pay school fees easily using PowerSchool
The 2015–2016 school fee information will be available through PowerSchool. 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. 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 additional questions regarding your child’s fees, or if you are new to the school and need assistance, please contact Mrs. Jackie Uhrig, Business Manager or Mrs. Karen Schlegl, Bookkeeper Assistant at 780-467-8816.
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Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: October 5
October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! Since its launch in 1994, by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually around the world as a way to recognize our teachers and the integral role they play in providing quality education to students. On October 5, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) encourages all of its students, parents, and community members to show their appreciation for theirs teachers and the positive impact they make on our lives.
EIPS extends its heartfelt thank you to all its teachers for their dedication, hard work, and commitment in guiding and educating our students through their Kindergarten to Grade 12 years.
Read-In Week takes place October 5-9
Read-In Week 2015 is taking place October 5-9. The theme for this year is The Power of a Story –Books that Inspire, Connect, & Ignite!, highlighting the importance of reading, viewing, and listening to rich, engaging text. Read-In Week is a division-wide initiative that happens annually to promote a life-long love of reading in students and enhance literacy awareness involving students, staff, parents, and community members.
Through various plan activities, students will learn how stories have the power to teach lessons, broaden perspectives, and foster empathy. Some of the activities our school has planned for the week include: please click on link for our library activities.
We invite all our families to participate in Read-In Week with us either by reading yourself, with your child, or with someone in the community. We hope you discover some great stories.
EIPS Student Transportation Information
School Bus Safety Week: October 18–24
Schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week October 18–24. The theme: Transportation is cool, when you take the bus to school. Throughout the week, various activities are planned including information sessions, bus safety learning plans, and bus-evacuations drills.
As part of School Bus Safety week, we’d like to remind our students and our families all EIPS school buses are equipped with both a bus pass scanner and GPS technology, which allows Student Transportation to better monitor and manage its more than 170 buses and 600 bus routes. Thanks to this technology, parents and students also have access to MyStop, an online tool to determine, in real-time, the location of a bus, arrival times, when a child scanned onto a bus, and if a bus is delayed—especially useful during the winter months.
More information about School Bus Safety Week and EIPS Student Transportation services can be found by visiting www.eips.ca/student-tran or by contacting Student Transportation (780-417-8151, email@example.com) directly.
All transportation inquiries are directed to Student Transportation thru the EIPS website (firstname.lastname@example.org), call 780-417-8151, or click on the following links:
Student Transportation Fees
Transportation Online payments
Come Sing With Us!!
The Elk Island Regional Honor choir Association is a fantastic way for your child to express themselves through singing!! All Three choirs get quality instruction from teachers and perform numerous times throughout the year. Elk Island Public Schools is proud to offer this unique opportunity for your child to become a more confident singer and seasoned performer. The Elk Island Regional Honor Choir Association is moving into its 30th year and we would love to have you sing with us!!
Please contact Larry Frank at email@example.com or 237-2167.
Please feel free to download our new Salisbury Composite High Companion app at the App Store or Google Play Store. That’s right, Sal has its own companion app, which features a digital copy of our school handbook, bell times, school maps, and links to all our school information sites like our twitter and Facebook pages and The Sal Network. So head to the App store or Google play store now to download your free Salisbury Composite High App.
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2015 - 2016 Course Handbook
Salisbury Composite High School is proud to offer you a wide range of courses for the coming school year. We encourage you to take time to study our Course Selection Guide to discover your options. Please click the link below to see our course handbook.
Welcome to Sal Video: Registration
Salisbury Composite High School Redesign
Students can use How a Student Registers for Flex Block to help them sign up for their Flex Session.
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Parent/Student Info: EIPS Emergency Preparedness Procedures
As a member of Elk Island Public Schools, Salisbury Composite is concerned for the safety and security of its students and staff. Please click on the following link to view information on the School Division's Emergency Preparedness program.