School Council Resource Guide
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F.R. Haythorne School Council 2016 - 2017
Staying connected to the school is important in supporting your child through the Junior High years and School Council is just one way for parents to do so.
School Council is made up of parents, staff and community representatives who work together for the best interest of students. Being involved in school council provides parents with an opportunity to support student learning by gaining an understanding of what is going on within the school. Parents also share a perspective with the school principal so decisions are made that reflect the beliefs and values of students, staff and parents.
Your involvement in School Council can be as simple as attending one or more meetings scheduled throughout the year; reading updates in the monthly school newsletter; responding to invitations to share your views; taking a position on the executive and/or reading our Principal Reports and School Council minutes. The minutes will be distributed via "The Hawk's View", a weekly emailed school bulletin, and will be posted below. Other information which may be shared via email will be:
- agendas in advance of the upcoming meeting,
- invitations to special evenings for parents,
- other information that would be of interest to parents of FRH and
- opportunities to provide input at any time on school events, issues or any matters of importance to parents, students and staff.
Parents are also invited to contact our School Council Chair, Laura Comfort via email with any questions or concerns about the Council. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Controversial Issues and Resources
As per Section 50.1 of the School Act, notification to parents/guardians is required where the instructional material, exercises, outcomes, or courses contain subject matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion or human sexuality.
Parents/guardians shall be advised of the controversial content in specific classes in advance, using one of the two Section 50.1 Parent Notification Letters. This letter shall advise parents/guardians of their right to exempt their child.
Parents/guardians may exempt their child by informing the Principal in writing using the Section 50.1 Student Exemption Form (Form 205-3).
Teachers shall, in accordance with parent/guardian request, permit the student to:
- leave the classroom to an alternative work environment; or
- remain in the classroom without taking part
Exempted students shall not receive an academic penalty.
Teachers shall provide a meaningful alternative activity.
Notification to parents/guardians is not required for incidental or indirect references to religion, religious themes, or human sexuality in an outcome, course, exercise, or instructional material.
School Council Meetings
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. - Library
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. - Library
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. - Library
School Council Meeting Minutes
Link to the EIPS community of School Councils (COSC)
November 2016 Agenda
Video surveillance on school buses
Elk Island Public Schools Student Transportation would like to inform our parents and students using bus services that all EIPS buses are equipped with video surveillance equipment, which is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The equipment records and stores several days of data and is reviewed regularly by Student Transportation staff who monitor both student and driver conduct. All video and audio recordings of individuals on school buses are for the safety and security of passengers, drivers, and property, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
If you have further questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, please contact the FOIP co-ordinator at EIPS by calling 780-417-8204.
FR Haythorne Parking/Stopping Zones
Effective April 5, 2016, FR Haythorne, along with Strathcona County and the RCMP have revised our parking/stopping guidelines. Please review the map of our new traffic management.