Norman Foote Howl, Parent Portal, P/T Conferences: Oct 16, 2014

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Full Day
Friday, Oct 16 (tomorrow)
 
Online Parent Portal
We are continuing to work and grow within our new student information system called PowerSchool. The system has many online features that we have been developing over the last month and we are excited to announce that we can now provide parents access to their own child(ren)'s demographics information, attendance etc. through the Parent Portal.  A letter with instructions, Access ID and Password will be available for parents to pick up on Oct 23 and 24 during Parent Teacher Conference time. (Oct 22,23 and 24 for Kindergarten parents). We are still working through many processes within PowerSchool and appreciate your patience as we continue to add content. Over time there will be many advantages to using this system. For more details, Parent Portal set up video is available on our website
 
For privacy reasons, student's parent/ legal guardian will need to pick up the letter in person from the school office. Thank you for your understanding. 
 
Parent Teacher Conference
Kindergarten: Oct 22, 23, 24 
Gr. 2 to Gr. 6: Oct 23 after school , 24 morning, no regular classes. 
(Some teachers might be available on some other day(s) that week). 
An online system at http://banff.schoolappointments.com/ will be used for booking appointment(s). It will be available on Oct 14 at 8:00 am. 
All accounts from last year had been deleted from the system. 'Register' will be required for all parents. 
Please click here for instructions on 'Parent Registration' and 'To book appointment'.
 
School Photo order
Order Due by Oct 22
Please submit paper order forms to your child's homeroom teacher, if ordering online, nothing needs to be returned to school. More background options are available for online orders.
 
Norman Foote - Halloween Howl
Juno Award winning, Mr. Foote, is returning October 22nd to BES for a day of creation, music, performance and fun. Last year his involvement was supported in part by School Council. This year, he will be donating his time and energy during the day and will culminate with a performance in the evening. Norman will collect $5 per person at the door for his donated time at no cost to the school or school council. Click here for more information.
 
Immunization
Please click here the view a letter from AHS regarding immunization. 
 
Did you know? 
The school and teachers are bound to act in loco parentis, which means that the teacher stands, in relation to the student, in the position of a caring parent, as an unofficial guardian. Given this responsibility, the school has a Safe and Caring Schools Committee that has provided direction for ensuring the highest level of safety. In particular, a process for students leaving the school at lunch was established to ensure clear communication and safety. Our BES Family Handbook provides more information regarding Lunch Program Supervision and Behaviour. 
 
Student goes home for lunch (regular basis):
Parent permission must be granted and formal (written letter to teacher and office). The office will keep the permission letter so it clear they have permission. Student MUST 
sign out every time they leave and sign back in if during instruction time. If back at lunch, PM attendance will indicate that there are back. 

Student goes out for lunch or appointment (irregular basis):
Appointment/Parent pick up at lunch: Parent must inform the teacher and are required to come to office and sign student out. That same student must come back to office and sign in upon return if during instruction time. If back at lunch, PM attendance will indicate that there are back. 

Lunch at home with no parent pick up:
Parent must inform the teacher in writing (note or agenda) indicating arrangement for supervision. The same written note must be shown at the office at the time the student is signing out. That same student must come back to office and sign in upon return if during instruction time. If back at lunch, PM attendance will indicate that there are back.