Important Year End Information

ALF Parents, Guardians and Students:

We’re at that time again! It seems like students have just returned from the COVID-19 class suspension, but here we are about to finish school for summer.

Some important information for families:

· We will hold regular Learning Centre days June 22, 23 & 24 for any students who wish to attend. We strongly recommend that any students needing to complete course work attend school on these days

· Report cards and yearbooks will be available for pick up on June 25 starting at 9:00am

· If your children ride the bus to school, please call Transportation at 250-832-9415 to arrange busing next week (June 22-25). Due to extremely low ridership, buses will not be running on these days unless specifically requested by parents

· All school resources on loan to students are now due to be returned. If your child has any textbooks, novels, Chrome Books or other technology borrowed from the school please have them returned to the school as soon as possible. We will be issuing invoices for these materials next week

· All outstanding school fees (i.e. Athletic team fees) are now due. Invoices will be emailed home shortly. Please make arrangements to pay outstanding school fees by June 30th

As we wind down to the end of this very strange school year, the staff of A.L. Fortune would like to wish all of our families a very restful and safe summer!

Congratulation ALF Grads!

Grad Class of 2020
AL Fortune Grad 2020 Ceremonies

Here is the link for our Graduation Ceremonies. Filming was completed on June the 1st and a viewing for the Grad Class took place in the school theater. Congratulations..

Cybertip.ca ALERT

With kids spending more time online during COVID-19, individuals looking to exploit online children are sharing “best practices” for targeting and abusing children during this pandemic.

“They recommend parents monitor their kids online activities even more strictly now (we know most will not). They recommend that parents ensure that their kids do not take phones, laptops, or tablets into their bedrooms or bathrooms (it is our goals to get them there).”
– Dark web comment


What should parents know?
• A capper is an individual who tricks kids into committing a sexual act over live stream while screen capturing or recording a video. Some cappers will use the child’s images/videos to extort them for more sexual images or money.

• There are also those cappers who simply record the sexual act over live stream without ever disclosing to the youth they done so.. These cappers simply move on to their next target, using the material to elevate their status by exchanging it with other offenders online. The youth within the image/video may never know that sexual content of them is available online and/or being traded within the offender community.

• Cappers are sharing tips and tricks to successfully engage in this activity, including reading a “how to cap manual,” how to use bait videos that trick children into believing they are chatting with a peer, and which platforms they have been the most successful on when trying to victimize children/youth.

How does this happen?
• Often conversations start on popular platforms such as Instagram® , Snapchat®, Omegle™, Chatroulette™, or Skype® and then the capper will ask youth to move to another video chat platform.

• From there cappers may use a pre-recorded video – for example a teenage girl taking off her clothes – and asks the youth to do the same.

• Once the youth removes their clothes, or engages in a sexual act, the threats often begin almost immediately, notifying the youth the live stream has been recorded.

• Reports to Cybertip.ca indicate cappers will often screenshot the youth’s friends list and send a screenshot of the video they took stating it will be released to friends and family if they don’t comply.

What can parents do?
Now more than ever parents must not rely on content filters and parental controls; supervision, along with some additional measures are key:
• Talk to your child about the potential harm that can occur if you get naked on webcam. Once you do this, you have no idea what the person you are communicating with may be doing to record and then possibly share the image/video with others.

• Talk to your child about red flag behaviours online such as attention bombing (persistence with staying in close contact) and chat that quickly escalates to being sexual in nature. Encourage your child to come to you if they notice these things.

• Have regular conversations about what apps, websites, and platforms your children are using, especially those that have live stream capabilities. For further information about conversation tips, read our blog Staying Safe Together.

• Work together to establish guidelines around texting, social media, live streaming, and gaming, such as who your child can do these things with and on what apps. It’s important to remember the platforms children intersect with need to be built with them in mind. This means proper age verification, moderation, and safety built into the design, such as platforms that do not allow children and adults to intermix without rules.

• Remind your child that their safety is what is most important to you, and if they come across something or someone online that makes them feel uncomfortable they can come to you without fear of getting in trouble.

• If you see, read, or hear anything sexual from an adult towards your child online, report it to Cybertip.ca.


For additional online safety information and resources, visit protectchildren.ca/covid and for more information on offender tactics and warning signs, go to cybertip.ca/sextortion.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection

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Work Experience Credit

Summer Work Experience Opportunity 
Many of you are going to be starting summer jobs soon, if you have not done so already. Summer employment means you can get credit for Work Experience!  This is a four credit grade 12 course; however, all the signing up paperwork needs to be completed as soon as possible.
Step 1: You need to complete the online questionnaire
Step 2: You need to collect a booklet from the school (WEX 12A or 12B)
Step 3: Complete booklet with your signatures, your parent, and your employer
Step 4: Text Ms. Hall (250.558.8059) and she will come get the forms and visit your employer and all is then set
If you have any questions please text or email Ms. Hall (mihall@sd83.bc.ca)