WELCOME (BACK) TO FFCA HIGH SCHOOL!!

Dear Students and Parents:

We hope that you are enjoying a fantastic summer. As the break starts coming to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to FFCA High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Whether you have been part of our school in past years or you are just joining us, we are excited about working with you during the next year and beyond. With only three weeks until our new student and family orientation and the start of classes, we want to provide you with some key information to help you begin the year successfully. Other important information such as our student handbook can be found on our website.

 

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

August 21st School Office Opens
August 23rd Summer School proof of marks due for course changes

August 27th

8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - Grade 9 Student LINK Orientation in the North Gymnasium (Mandatory for all Gr. 9 students)
8:15 – 9:15 AM – New Parent Orientation in the South Gymnasium
(Mandatory for all Gr. 9 Parents/Guardians and new parents to FFCA)
9:15AM – Parents are free to leave and return for the students at noon.

August 28th

First Day of Classes – Formal Uniform Required* (including gr. 12 blazers)
School & ID card Photos Taken (Formal Uniform Required including Gr. 12 blazers)
Student Handbooks Distributed
VB Try-outs Start and Continue Through September 13th
Cross-country Running Try-outs Start
Gym Strip Sales Start (Grades 10 – 12)

August 30th

First Early Dismissal Friday – Classes end at 1:05*

Sept. 6th

All Course Changes are complete

 

FORMAL UNIFORM IS REQUIRED THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF SCHOOL (August 28 – August 30, 2019)

 

TEXT BOOKS

All textbooks should have been returned by the deadline of June 28, 2019. If you did not return all textbooks, the amount owing was withheld and a balance owing will be charged to your account to bring the deposit amount back up to $125.00. If you owe money for textbooks valued at more than the deposit, you will notice an amount owing on your account when you log into your family payment screen.

 

COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS (FOR UPGRADING STUDENTS ONLY) – due August 23rd by Noon

For students who upgraded courses by taking summer school or distance learning during the summer, if you now would like to request a change to your timetable given your upgraded performance, please follow the instructions on the “registration course change request form” available on our campus website and submit by the deadline. You must provide official proof of final marks from summer courses in order for a change to be made to your timetable. We may not be able to accommodate all change requests.

 

NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION – August 27th, 8:15 AM

Our orientation for new students and parents will take place on Tuesday, August 27th from 8:15 – 9:15am. GRADE 9 STUDENTS PARENTS/GUARDIANS are expected to attend this event which will provide you with the detailed information that you will need for high school. New grade 10-12 students and their parents/guardians are invited also. This orientation will provide an overview of:
 the programs offered at FFCA High School
 a review of student and parent expectations
 a description of key procedures for students and parents
 the opportunities for parental partnership at FFCA High School
 student co-curricular opportunities
 LINK Crew (part of our character education program for all grade 9s)

It will also include the opportunity to:
 purchase extra PE strip items
 pay course and elective fees
The main purpose of this day is to ensure that students are ready to start high school running without having to make any changes after the long weekend. This is not a uniform day and school buses are not running. This day is not for returning high school students.

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES – August 28th 8:00am

The first day of classes is on Wednesday August 28th . Buses will be running a regular schedule on this day. Please check the main FFCA website to confirm your pick-up time and be early. The first day includes:
 locker assignment
 a full complement of classes
 textbook sign-out
 student photos & ID cards (taken during the day)

This is a formal uniform day. Please ensure that formal uniform expectations (including tie) are followed on this day. This includes the blazer for all grade 12 students.

ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES AT HIGH SCHOOL

As always, parents/guardians are expected to call the school in the event of their child’s absence – no later than 8:30am on the day of the absence. If a student is absent for reasons other than those legally allowed by Alberta Education, you will receive a phone call and/or email that evening informing you of the blocks your child was absent for – even if you have already notified the school. Please make sure that the school has your correct phone numbers and emails.

 

*EARLY DISMISSAL FRIDAYS – starting September 7th

As indicated in the student handbook, Fridays are early dismissal days. A full schedule of classes DOES run every Friday. The early dismissal schedule means that students only have a 15 minute snack break instead of a full lunch break and do NOT have time to leave campus during the day. Classes end at 1:05 and busses leave at 1:15 every Friday.

 

COURSE FEES ASSIGNED – due October 12th

All electives listed on your timetable have costs associated with them. Elective fees will be added to your online account. Please log on to the registration site in order to pay these elective fees. Students will only receive materials for elective courses after all fees are paid in full. The deadline for all of these fees is October 12th.
We look forward to working with you as you strive for excellence in academics, character and leadership!

Mrs. Bharati Singh
Principal Educator

Mr. Doug Lamb
Associate Principal

Ms. Susan Boyd
Associate Principal

 

 

2019-2020 COURSE FEE PAYMENTS
FFCA HIGH SCHOOL

Please complete this process by October 12th .


All FFCA course fee payments will be done on-line only, via FFCA's website. All elective course
fees will be posted to your website account by September 30, 2019. After the
due date, any elective course fees that have not been received will be invoiced.

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