Aug 23
2022-23 School Year - Welcome

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Items in this Update:

  • Important Upcoming Dates 
  • Welcome
  • Student Schedules
  • Photos IDs, Lockers & Fees
  • First Day of Classes
  • Fall Athletic Try Outs
  • Forms
  • FLHS Non-smoking facility
  • Student Drop off and Pick-ups
  • Student Parking

Important Upcoming Dates 

Monday, August 22 – Office open
Wednesday, August 24 – Football Meeting and Tryout – 1pm
Monday, August 29 – Grade 10 – Photo, Lockers and Fees
Tuesday, August 30 – Grade 11 – Photo, Lockers and Fees
Wednesday, August 31 - Grade 12 – Photo, Lockers and Fees
Thursday, September 1 – First Day of School
Wednesday, September 7 – Last Day to submit class changes
Thursday, September 15 – Meet the Teacher
Tuesday, September 20 – Parent Council AGM
Friday, September 23 – Non-Instructional Day – no school
Friday, September 30 – Reconciliation Day – no school

Welcome

On behalf of the Forest Lawn staff, we would like to welcome all students and their families to the 2022-23 school year. We are extremely excited for the upcoming school year and the ability to provide numerous opportunities and events to build on our Titan culture. We look forward to continuing to build our school community as a safe, caring, inclusive and respectful learning environment for all students, staff and guests.

At Forest Lawn, we are committed to creating strong and viable relationships with parents and families. Please be sure to update your contact information with the main office so you are able to receive important updates throughout the year. We encourage parents and guardians to use our school website, https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/ForestLawn/Pages/default.aspx to keep up with our most current information and updates. For parents new to Forest Lawn, I will be sending a weekly message at the end of the week with timely information and updates for the upcoming week of school. Please remember if you have any questions or concerns to contact your son or daughter's teachers, counsellors or assistant principals for support. A full staff list can be found on our school website, https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/forestlawn/about-us/contact/staff/pages/default.aspx

We look forward to another amazing year supporting all of our Titans in their personal journey of high school success. As a staff we encourage all of our students to peruse their passions by getting evolved in the numerous clubs, athletics, fine arts and other opportunities provided at Forest Lawn. Welcome back students and families. Go Titans.

Matt Fell,
Principal

Student Schedules – School Photos

Students will be able to view their timetables in PowerSchool today, August 23. Please review your timetable as soon as possible.  If there are issues with your timetable, please use this link

https://forms.office.com/r/eP4Zzcq4dY

to request a change. It is important to do this now rather than wait until school starts.  Guidance counsellors will be working on this immediately.  Please note that changes for specific teachers and/or times cannot be accommodated. The course change form will close on September 7th and no other course changes will be made after this without the approval from the student's Assistant Principal.

Photos and IDs, Lockers & Fees

Below is the schedule for FLHS Pictures and School IDs, Lockers and Fee Payment.  

Monday, August 29

Grade 10: Photos - by first letter of last name

A-F     9:00 - 10:30 
G-M   10:30 - 12:00
N-Z    12:30 - 2:00

Tuesday, August 30 

Grade 11: Photos - by first letter of last name

A-F     9:00 - 10:30 
G-M   10:30 - 12:00
N-Z    12:30 - 2:00

Wednesday, August 31

Grade 12: Photos - by first letter of last name

A-F     9:00 - 10:30 
G-M   10:30 - 12:00
N-Z    12:30 - 2:00

First Day of Classes – September 1st

Our first day of classes is Thursday, September 1, 2022 and the school office is open to parents on Monday, August 22, 2022.

The first day of classes we will have a staggered entry as follows: 

Students in PLP, LEAD or Class Programs

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022                   8:30AM – 3:13PM (All Day)

Grade 10 Students

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022                   8:30AM – 11:30AM (Morning only)

Grade 11&12 Students

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022                   1:00PM – 3:13PM (Afternoon only)

All Students

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022                         8:30AM – 1:16PM (Regular Friday Schedule)

Fall Athletic Try Outs

Below is the information for Fall athletic tryouts. Please know that Forest Lawn is fully supported by KidSport for our programs. Fees for athletic teams should not be deterrent for students to try out for a team. Many of our athletes who require financial support for athletics can access fee support through KidSport and our coaches.

Football

First meeting, equipment handout and tryout:

Wednesday, August 24 -1:00pm

All other tryout and practices will be 3:30-5:30 & (Friday 1:30-3:30)

Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Cross Country & Swim

Please be prepared for tryouts beginning on September 1st for all of the above athletic teams. A more detailed schedule will be available early next week.

Forms

The Calgary Board of Education has moved all forms to a digital format for the 2022-23 school year. There will not be a form package sent home this year. A separate email will be sent for parents to access and fill out the online forms later in August.

FLHS – Non-Smoking Facility

Forest Lawn High School is a non-smoking/vaping facility including the property outside of the building. Should students choose to smoke/vape they must leave the school property to do so. Students who are caught vaping or smoking on property inside or outside of the schools may face discipline and/or have paraphernalia confiscated and/or a ticket issued by our school resource officer.

Drop-offs and Pick-up 

Many of our students are dropped off and picked up. Directly in front of the school is a handicap and bus zone reserved for our yellow bus pick up. Please be aware of the bus zones in front of the school and refrain from parking in them during pick-up at the end of the day. Parents and guardians are encouraged to use 14th Avenue as an alternative street to meet their student for pick-up. Thank you.

Student Parking  

Students who drive to school may park on the street in front of the school on 44th street or on 14th Avenue on the south side of the school. When parking students must obey all street parking signs.


Jul 17
New Assistant Principal Announcement

​I hope all of our Titan families are having great start to summer and finding ways to cool off in the heat.

I am pleased to announce Kim Boucher as the next Assistant Principal at Forest Lawn High School. Kim brings a wealth of instructional leadership experience to this position and is looking forward to officially joining the community for the 2022-23 school year. Kim will be moving from her current position as the assistant principal at Glenbrook school for the past 3 years. Kim has also worked at Nelson Mandela High School and HD Cartwright Jr. High in student services and inclusive education as a Learning Leader.

We look forward to Kim joining our Titan community in the Fall.

Matt Fell,
Principal


Jul 05
Year End 2022

​Summer

On behalf of all the staff at FLHS we wish all of our Titan families a restful and relaxing summer break. We look forward to our return to school in September and an amazing school year filled with new accomplishments and goals.

All the best to our Grade 12 graduates as they move on to the next steps in their education or work experiences. We look forward to all of our returning Grade 10 and 11 Titans being amazing mentors for our incoming grade 9's next year.

Have fabulous summer holiday in what we hope is a more return to normal.

First Day of School 2022-23

The First Day of School is Thursday, September 1. Please look for an email or check our website in late August for photo days and start times and dates for each grade.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Matt Fell
Principal


Aug 26
Welcome Back to Forest Lawn High School

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Good afternoon Titan Families and welcome back to the 2020-21 school year. We hope that, despite some challenging times, you were able to enjoy a safe and relaxing summer break.

School start-up will be much different this year for students, staff and parents. Our main priority for school start-up this year is to maintain the safety of staff and students while returning to school. We are currently finalizing some for the essential protocols and measures we need to ensure all staff and students are safe when returning to the classroom. 

Details of the protocols will be emailed and posted to our web-site at the end of the week. In the mean time we encourage you familiarize yourself with the current CBE Re-Entry Plan that can be found at https://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/school-culture-and-environment/health-and-wellness-in-school/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

As we prepare the school for reopening we do know some decisions which have been made by Alberta Education and/or the CBE for School re-entry.

  1. Wearing Masks - Staff and Students - (Mandatory) - the CBE is currently finalizing protocols for mask wearing.
  2. Consistent Health monitoring
  3. Frequent Hand Sanitizing (entering and leaving a classroom)
  4. Physical distancing (where possible)


Athletics

Connected to our school commitment to provide you information we wanted to provide you an update regarding fall high school athletics start dates. In consultation with high school principals, the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association has decided to postpone the start of the high school fall schedule.  This decision will be re-evaluated on or before Oct. 1, 2020. 

This decision was made in keeping with the recommendations of the Alberta Government document Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation - Stage 2, alongside the 2020-2021 School Re-entry Plan and the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association document Re-Implementation of Sport in a School Setting

Supporting the return to in-person classes will take the collective support of school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents/guardians along with government and Alberta Health Services (AHS). This will be the initial focus on behalf of our student athletes. 

Further information regarding this postponement can be found on the Calgary High School Athletic website. 

Schedule Changes

Due to COVID 19 safety protocols, we will not be having students do the historical line up into Student Services to arrange for timetable changes this fall.  We are providing the link below for students to request changes.  Changes can be made by Student Services without an appointment in many cases and students will be emailed through their CBEmail to indicate when changes have been made.  Students will also be able to see the changes in PowerSchool.  In extenuating circumstances where we need to communicate directly, we will either phone the student or our guidance secretary will call to set up an appointment time for the student to come in.  Thank you for your understanding.

Revised FLHS 2020 Timetable Change Request

Start Days

Currently we are organizing a staggered entry for our students. This will allow for an orderly orientation of students to the new realities, rules, practices and procedures of the school environment. A staggered start will also provide opportunities for ensuring students understanding of the importance of new safety practices and protocols and the importance of compliance, while ensuring sufficient physical distancing to ensure safety in the first few days of school. The following school staggered entry is as follows:

  • Tuesday - Thursday - 8:30 am - 3:13 pm
  • Friday - 8:30 am - 1:16 pm


Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Grade 10 only
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Grade 11 only
Thursday, Sept. 3 - Grade 12 only
Friday, Sept. 4 - All grades regular schedule 

On behalf of all of the Titan Staff we look forward to seeing our students back at Forest Lawn High School next week!! 

Matt Fell,
Principal

Mar 09
Period 5 Added to Tuesday & Thursday

At Forest Lawn High School, we believe that regular attendance by our students is directly linked to an overall successful high school experience. The Alberta Education Act and the Calgary Board of Education’s Administrative Regulation 6020 – Attendance of Students, both reinforce the expectation that students should “attend school regularly and punctually." 

In addition to regular attendance and punctuality, students are expected to complete their assignments within their scheduled classes in order to be successful in high school. All students are expected to be present and engaged in their learning during scheduled class time and not disrupt the proceedings of the classroom. 

Should students demonstrate behaviours such as absences, punctuality, incomplete assignments, or disruptions to the classroom which may negatively impact student learning, teachers or administrators may assign students time after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays to make up missed time or assignments.

Beginning this week there will be a scheduled “Period 5” at the end of the day on Tuesday and Thursday in the learning commons from 3:30 – 4:30 pm to allow students to make up missed class time or assignments should they be assigned by their teacher or an administrator. Please contact Matt Fell in the main office if you have any questions.

If students require extra support in their courses they can still access our scheduled before and after school tutorials. Attached below is our schedule for individual teachers and departments.

Before and After School Tutorial Schedule​

Matt Fell, Principal
mcfell@cbe.ab.ca
403.272.6665

Nov 29
We are moving to an online format for distributing assessment reports

With a busy start to the year, we are already into the holiday season. We have changed the way we are distributing assessment reports, moving to an online format. Term 1 reports for all students were available in PowerSchool on November 8 and are still available online. Should you need some help in accessing the reports please contact the main office. Marks will be updated and available online on December 6, 2019. With only a few weeks left before the break and two week of classes after, it is important students stay on top of their courses and communicate with teachers to complete missed assignments. We have provided students with some flexible learning times throughout the semester so they are able to complete missed assignments, make up tests and connect with teachers.

Volleyball, football, girls’ soccer and cross-country athletic teams have now wrapped up their seasons. The swim team will compete in various events over the next couple of weeks to wrap their season up. Basketball and wrestling tryouts are now in full swing as we await the start of the season in December and the New Year. We are proud to be hosting the annual D4 Basketball tournament again this year for both of our senior teams December 5-7.

There are many amazing Fine Art events coming up in December. Our Dance program will be performing the Swan Lake Ballet in three evening performances; December 11, 12 and 13; all shows begin at 7pm. We will also be hosting a Fine Arts showcase including performances from our band, dance and drama classes and clubs on Thursday December 19, beginning at 7pm. We hope to see you out to enjoy these wonderful school events.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts and support at Forest Lawn High School in making us a great community of learning. The Staff at Forest Lawn High School would like to wish you and your families a relaxing, restful and enjoyable holiday season!

Matt Fell
Principal

Oct 03
September is Already Over

​September is already over, and so are many of the great start-up events planned at our school. Events such as the Titan Spirit week and The Terry Fox Run have helped establish us as a true community school. It was with great pleasure that we met parents and guardians at the High School Orientation night and our other welcome back events. It is also my pleasure to welcome all of the new families to Forest Lawn High School.

Many of our clubs and teams are up and running including; Leadership, Math Tutoring, Ladies Soccer, Volleyball, Football and Cross-Country running. I would like to encourage our students to get involved with all of the wonderful extra-curricular activities offered at Forest Lawn High School.

Forest Lawn High School uses many different online resources such as MyCBE/PowerSchool, D2L, SchoolMessenger and website calendars to keep parents and guardians informed of their son or daughter’s progress and homework throughout the year. You can find links to all of these areas on our school home page​.

I would like to thank all of the parents who are involved in our school council and advisory association. We truly value all the time and effort that you donate to making Forest Lawn such a great school. Our next meeting for parents who would like to be involved in our school council and advisory association is Tuesday October 15, 2019.

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and hope you are able to spend quality time with family and friends during the holiday.

Matt Fell

Principal

Aug 15
We are excited for the 2019-20 school year!

I hope that this letter finds you rested and relaxed and I hope you have had the opportunity to spend time with those you love over the past several weeks. Although summer break is coming to an end soon, we are excited for the 2019-2020 school year and I hope each of you is as well. Along with our staff, I commit to you that we at FLHS will do our very best to provide every one of our students with opportunities and experiences to develop each student’s talents and potential. We are committed to supporting the learning and growth of all our Titans!

Communication is key in building positive relationships and this is the kind of relationship we want with each FLHS family. It is important that our families, along with our students, are well informed as to what is happening in our school. Whether new to FLHS or returning, I would like to draw your attention to our school website. It is a wealth of information and the first place you may want to consult to stay informed as to what is happening at the school. On the website you can click on “Back to School” to get important school start-up information, you can click on “My CBE / PowerSchool” to pay school fees, and you can check out all of the opportunities for you and your child/children at FLHS.

Communication and staying in touch with students and families is important to us. We will be emailing, texting and calling home more often to make sure you are aware of what is going on at the school. For us to be able to do this it is important that we have up to date information. If you have changed your phone number or address please call the school and update this information.

As per school fee changes that occurred last year, the CBE Instructional Supplies and Materials fees will again NOT be charged to families. Optional courses, educational enhancements, programs of choice, travel, and extra-curricular activities will still have associated fees. Payment arrangement deadline will be the end of October.

It is also important that students and parents share their voice with the school. I would encourage all students and parents to participate on School Council. This is a place where you can actively be a part of positive change at your school. The first School Council meeting/AGM is Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30. Please put this date on your calendar and join us here for some great conversations as we dream big dreams of how to improve schooling at FLHS.

Matt Fell

Jun 28
Forest Lawn Modernization Update

​Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The 2018-19 year is just ending and we are already looking forward to welcoming students in the fall. As you know, Forest Lawn High School has been going through a modernization this year, particularly in our Career and Technology (CTS) spaces and I’m excited to tell you that these spaces will be ready for students in September. 

This is what students can look forward to:
Automotive Mechanics / Heavy Equipment Shops and Integrated Classrooms: Three new mechanics shops with integrated classrooms and state of the art tools and equipment.
Carpentry Shop: New carpentry shop with the latest in tools and technology.
Fabrication / Welding Shop: A second new welding lab.
Band Room: A new dedicated space for the Forest Lawn High School band and choir.
Fitness Centre: New centrally located fitness centre.
Sports Medicine: New dedicated space for delivering on demand sports medicine. 

Our new learning spaces will give students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop new skills in state-of-the-art facilities with professional level equipment. Everyone at Forest Lawn is very excited for the students and we can’t wait to see how learning in these new spaces will contribute to their success. 

I will send an update on Phase 2 of the modernization in the fall. Please contact me if you have any questions about the modernization. 

Kind Regards,
Matt Fell
Principal, Forest Lawn High School
t | 403-272-6665

May 02
May/June 2019

The end of the year is just around the corner already. It has been an amazing first semester as principal of Forest Lawn School. I have had the opportunity to observe the determination and dedication of all of our students and how this has allowed each of them to overcome a number of challenges and obstacles as they finish the year off. Each and every one of our students needs to be recognized for all of the strengths and talents they have. I would also like to recognize all of our students for the outstanding contributions they make to our school and community. I am humbled by the humanity displayed by our students on a daily basis.

At Forest Lawn High School, we are pleased to be able to offer a variety of different programs and unique learning opportunities for students. Teachers work diligently to provide these experiences for students to enhance the learning that is ongoing in the classrooms. A big thank you is extended to the Parent Council who, through their fundraising efforts, have provided many opportunities for our students to participate in offsite programs, clubs and teams.

As the 2018-19 school year comes to an end, we would like acknowledge the hard work of all of our grade 12 students who will be graduating as the Class of 2019 and be moving on to new work experiences and post secondary opportunities next year.

The staff at Forest Lawn High School would like to wish all of our families a strong final few months of school and a restful, relaxing and safe summer. We look forward to seeing many of you in the fall and wish all of our grade 12 families moving on, all of the best in their future endeavours.

As always, thank you for being an integral part in your child’s learning.

Sincerely,

Matt Fell, Principal

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