Happy New Year. School will be back on January 5th. It will be Day D on the cycle.
Tomorrow is the day we TWITTER BOMB @Hedleyonline to see if we can get Hedley to come to our Dance Marathon.
All of the high schools in the HRM are getting this same message. If we all tweet and RT at exactly 12:00pm on Friday, December 19th, this JUST MIGHT WORK. Don’t forget to tweet @Hedleyonline and use the hashtag #SHSDM
Follow @SHSDanceM for all things FTK!! Get Hedley to come to our FTK 2015 Dance Marathon.
Hey Parents looking for a great gift idea for your Kingfisher? Come and check out our Kingfisher Kornerstore and see the hoodies and t-shirts we carry in both official Sackville High colors. Also some great stocking stuffer ideas. We are open Monday to Friday 8:30-2:30. Cash sales only please.
Please signup for a sitting time to have your grad photo taken. The signup list is outside the guidance office. There is a $15 sitting fee. If you are planning on having your pictures taken elsewhere you still need to have your picture taken just to be in the yearbook and on the wall (there is no charge for this picture).
WHO are we?
Your Youth Health Centre (YHC) supports you in making decisions about your health and well being, in a safe environment. The YHC is a partnership between the Halifax Regional School Board and Capital Health. It is staffed by a Public Health professional known as a Youth Health Centre Coordinator.
WHAT can you expect?
Your Youth Health Centre Coordinator:
• Provides confidential services with accurate, non judgmental information
• Values your knowledge
• Welcomes your input
• Respects your opinion
• Works with your strengths
• Addresses your health concerns in a meaningful way
All services provided by the Youth Health Centre are confidential, with some exceptions. The YHC staff will not share any information following your visit without permission. We are happy to explain how we protect your privacy.
WHY come to the YHC?
Some reasons students visit the YHC include:
• Feeling sad or angry
• Feeling confused or stressed
• Relationships issues
• Problems at home
• Need condoms
• Pregnancy testing/birth control education
• Safer sex information
• Sexuality/gender questions
• Dating violence
• Drinking too much
• Concern about drug use
• Help to quit smoking
• Healthy eating/nutrition
• To get involved
• School projects
• Needing to talk
The YHC is not a place to come if you are physically sick or injured. We do not treat, diagnose, or administer medication.
The YHC also offers programs to help you get involved in school life, and creates leadership opportunities if you want to learn some new skills. The programs at the YHC are driven by you, and decisions are made through your input. This is a great opportunity to get involved!
WHERE is the YHC?
The Kingfisher Youth Health Centre is located on the 3rd floor across from room 316
WHEN can you come to the YHC?
The schedule is posted on the door of the YHC, as well as in the main office and student services. Students are encouraged to come at a time that doesn’t interfere with class, but if you do come during class time you will get a timed note to be excused. Your YHC Coordinator will be here most days, but may also sit on community committees, attend Public Health meetings, and provide support to junior highs in the area, so there may be times where your YHC Coordinator is away. When your coordinator is in, her door is open.
WHAT other supports are there?
The Youth Health Centre Coordinator can also help you to connect with supports or services in the community.
Adsum House (Emergency Shelter for Women and Children) 902 423-4443
ARK (Support for Homeless and Street Involved People): 902 492-2577
Avalon Sexual Assault Centre 902 422-4240
(Support for a Sexual Assault in Last 72 Hours) 902 425-0122
Bryony House (Shelter for Abused Women and Children) 902 422-7650
Community Services (Income Assistance) Halifax: 902 424-4150
Dartmouth: 902 424–1600
Sackville: 902 869-3600
Choices (Substance Abuse/Gambling Support) 902 491-2401
Cobequid Youth Health Clinic Nurse: 902 869-6106
Social Worker: 902 869-6131/902 869-7107
Family Focus Clinics 902 420-6060
Find a Family Doctor 902 424-3047
Halifax Sexual Health Centre 902 455-9656
Health Link (Non-Emergency Health Info) 811
IWK Switch Board: 902 470-8888
Poison Control Centre: 902 470-8161 or
Toll Free @ 1-800-565-8161
Mental Health Referral: 902 464-4110
Kid’s Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Laing House (Peer Support for Youth with Mental Illness) 902 425-9018
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team 902 429-8167 or
Toll Free @ 1-888-429-8167
Metro Food Bank (General Inquiries) 902 457-1900
Mobile Outreach Street Health 902 429-5290
North End Community Health Centre 902 420-0303
North Preston Health & Wellness Centre 902 434-3807
Phoenix Youth Programs 902 446-0676
Phoenix Youth Shelter 902 446-4663
Phoenix Outreach (text or call) 902 818-5737 or
Public Health Services 902 481-5800 (Pre Natal Classes) 902 481-5842
QEII STI Clinic (VG Site) 902 473-2272
Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre 902 885-2789
Supportive Housing for Young Mothers 902 465-2212 ext. 3
Youth Project (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity) 902 429-5429
Student Fees for 2014-2015
The fee structure for September 2014 will be $65.00 per student or $95.00 for a family. This fee will cover the costs for your student to receive an ID card, agenda book, print copies (100), and rental of a school locker and lock. It also includes the students’ council fees for student participation in events such as school socials, BBQ’s, dances and other special events hosted by your council throughout the year.
- $9 Locker & lock rental and maintenance (optional) Locks to be provided by school
- $5 100 print copies/Students’ Council supplies and materials
- $5 Equipment replacement
- $5 Student ID
- $5 Student Nutrition
- $14 School Wide special events and presentations
- $12 Co-curricular Activities (league fees, provincial championships, club registration etc.)
- $10 Student Recognition(Academic and Athletic)
- FREE Breakfast program
- FREE First Dance of the year
- FREE Selected Spirit Wear (give aways during school events)
Below is a link to a guide for the parents and students PowerSchool Portal.
New student email accounts are now created by students using a new online system. Students will require their Student ID number and birth date to create their own account via the self-service link below.
- You’ll need your Student ID (300xxxxxxx number) and birth date.
- Then go to:
- Complete the presented pages
A link to the school store is in the links in the sidebar!
There is a parent and student app for the iPhone/iPad/itouch, find info at more information at http://pearsonschoolsystems.com/products/mobile/parents/ or download the app at itunes.