Principal's Message - February 2019

Principal’s Message

February 2019

  • I hope that all students were successful in passing all of their first semester final exams and courses. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the school year.

  • The students are settling in to their new classes and environments with their new teachers and we are now underway with the start of the second semester.

  • I would like to thank our Student Services department, Mrs. Lovell and my vice-principals for all of their time spent accommodating our students with timetable changes so that our students were prepared to start semester two with a working timetable.

  • As we get started in semester two, I would like to remind parents that you need to call the school’s attendance line at (403) 742-3476 within 24 hours of your child being away so that their absence may be confirmed. This is crucial because a students’ time away from school could affect their learning and the mastery all of their curricular outcomes. Also, without a phone call, the absence will be entered into our Student Information System (Maplewood) as an unconfirmed absence and a phone call will then be made home. Our attendance expectations and procedures can be found on our school website at Also, please try to refrain from contacting your son or daughter during instructional hours unless it is an emergency. Please remember that our grade 7-9 students are expected to have their cell phones in their lockers during instructional time. In case of an emergency and you need to get a hold of your child during instructional hours, please call the main office at 403-742-3466 and our office staff will be able to help locate your child.

  • With Grad 2019 fast approaching on June 28th, I would like to remind our grade 12 students that in order to be eligible for our graduation ceremony, there are some requirements that you must be fulfilling.

  • All grade 12 students must be registered in a minimum of 4 out of 8 blocks for the current school year.

  • Have at least 80 credits completed at the end of semester one and have a working timetable that will enable them to obtain an Alberta High School Diploma.

  • Grade 12 students also need to have completed their grade 11 Math and Science requirements.

  • Completed CALM, HCS 3000 and finish their student portfolio presentation.

  • If there is a possibility that a student may have failed a first semester course required for a High School Diploma, they must see one of the teachers in the Student Services department as soon as possible to revisit their educational plan to stay on track to obtain their high school diploma.

  • If your grade 12 son or daughter is in jeopardy of meeting the Alberta Education High School Diploma credentialing requirements or the Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus / Stettler Outreach School graduation ceremony requirements, you will be receiving a letter in the mail indicating this.

  • If you are enrolled in any of the Off Campus Education Programs (Registered Apprenticeship Program, Work Experience or Green Certificate program), you must be turning in your timesheets on a regular basis to either Mrs. Spady or me. Grade 12 students enrolled in these programs that are not bringing in weekly time sheets or not attending school regularly may be withdrawn from participating in our graduation ceremony.

  • Students enrolled in an ADLC course or doing a course at Stettler Outreach School must have at least 75% of the course work completed by the last school day in May.

  • Students enrolled in Work Experience must have at least 75% of the required hours handed in to the office by the last school day in May.

  • Students must be achieving at least 50% in all Diploma assessed courses by the last school day in May.

  • All grade 12 students will be meeting in the gym on Monday February 4th, during TA class (1:30 P.M.) regardless of if they are planning to be in our graduation ceremony or not this year. Grand March practices will be on Mondays during Teacher Advisor (TA) time and if students miss more than three Grand March practices, they will not be allowed to continue in the Grand March. Graduation eligibility requirements will be monitored right up to grad time. Please remember, that the Graduation Ceremony at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and the Stettler Outreach School is a privilege and not a right.

  • There will be no school on February 15th due to a Clearview Professional Day.

  • There will be no school on February 18th due to Family Day.

  • Our semester two Meet The Teacher Night will be on Thursday February 28th from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

  • Finally, the last thing that we ask of you is to please make sure that your students’ account is paid in full. If you are unable to clear your accounts in full please call and speak to me personally.

Thank you,

Mr. Baharally