February is registration month for the 2020-21 school year. Priority placement is given to those who apply by the deadline of Thursday February 27 for:
- Students who would like to enrol in one of ourPrograms of Choice (some programs have earlier application deadlines, please check the District’s website: burnabyschools.ca)
- Students who would like to enrol in one of our Language Programs: French Immersionand Mandarin Language Arts
- Students who are starting Kindergartennext September
- Students who will be new to the District or are living outside of Burnaby
- Students who would like to attend another school other than their home school (cross-district transfer)
LEARN MORE about the registration and application process. Submissions are made at the school. Please note that schools will be closed on February 28 while staff attend Professional Development.
Alpha students will be selecting their courses for the 2020 – 2021 school year starting in early February and concluding by February 28th. Counsellors will be helping students with making decisions for course selection through presentations during class time between January 30th and February 5th.
Another good source of information can be found in our Course Planning Booklet which be accessed by clicking here: Course Planning Booklet
Students will need to enter all of their course selections through their MyEd (click https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do) account by February 28th. We ask all parents to review and verify the courses selected by this deadline.
Please feel welcome to contact your child’s counsellor if you have any questions or concerns.
Dear Grade 12 Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Attached please find the Grad 2020 Newsletter, which contains information on the following:
- School Leaving Ceremony
- Grad Dinner and Dance
- Dry After Grad
Click here to read it, or see the link on the right side menu.
Thank you very much for your support.
The Admin Team at École Alpha Secondary School
We look forward to seeing everyone at our Open House on February 6th from 5:54 to 7:45 p.m. Please click here for more information and for your scavenger hunt checklist.
Join us for our Spring Fundraiser when we will host an all ages improv show at Vancouver Theatre Sports League with 100% of ticket proceeds going to Dry Grad. Entire theatre is booked for the Alpha community. Bring your family and friends to this hilarious all ages show over the Family Day long weekend.
Sunday, February 16th doors open at 6:30 PM, showtime 7:30 PM 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
90 minute Vancouver Theatre Sports League improv show with 4 main stage performers Tickets only $20 each and available at School Cash Online.
Student schedules are no longer printed at the office. Therefore, students are required to ensure that they know their new schedule prior to coming to school on Monday, January 27th. Students can access their schedules by logging into their MyEducation account, clicking the “My Info” top tab, then the “Current Schedule” side tab. This will show a list of all classes, including which period the class is. This information is particularly important for grade 8 students as they have not been through this process before. Please click here to see student instructions.
There are also instructions for parents to view their child’s schedule. However, please note that the parent view does not show which period the class is being held. Therefore, it is essential that students log into their own account to access this information.
This is a reminder that regular classes will NOT be in session during Provincial Assessments Week (January 20 to 23). All teachers will be on site and available to support students in making up work and resolving Semester 1 “I”s. Please click here to view the schedule for the week.
Students in Grades 10 and 11 will be writing the Numeracy Assessment on January 20 and 21, and students in Grade 10 will write the Literacy Assessment on Thursday, January 23. If your child is in Grade 10 or 11, please encourage them to check the sheets (posted in front of the Main Office, in Student Services, and in their Period 1 classrooms), for the date, time, and room number for which they have been registered. Students should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled sessions, with their Go-Cards, a pen, a pencil, and a calculator (for the Numeracy Assessment).
There will be a trial of students being able to choose their Flextime locations this Thursday, January 9th, and the following Thursday January 16th.
Students must sign-up for a location, using the sign-up sheet on the doors of participating classrooms before Flextime on Thursday. All students must sign-up as you must be supervised by a teacher. You may sign up on any sheet, regardless of grade, or class (even a teacher you don’t have). There are 30 spots available for each space (including the Learning Commons and Connect). Once the spots are taken, students must find a different class/teacher for the period. The cafeteria and other unsupervised areas are not acceptable. Attendance will be taken, and is mandatory.
If students have any questions, please ask your period 3 teachers for more information.