Dear students and families,
Welcome back to school! My name is Mr. Mark Marino and it’s my privilege to be returning to Enderby as the the Principal of A.L. Fortune Secondary. On behalf of Vice Principal, Mrs. Gloria Cox, and our entire staff, we are excited for you to be joining our learning community this September.
Below is some important information regarding the start of school. Please don’t hesitate to call or stop by the school if you have any questions or concerns.
First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 7th. Unlike previous years, the first day of school will be a full day. When students arrive, there will be HOMEROOM class lists posted in the main foyer. Students are to double check these lists to ensure they know which location to go to for HOMEROOM.
During HOMEROOM, students will be provided with plenty of information about our school, including locker assignments, and student schedules. Students will then rotate through their remaining first semester courses, meeting each of their teachers, and finding out more information about their classes (including required supplies).
9:15am – 9:30 am School Wide Assembly
9:30-10:10 am Homeroom
10:15-10:11:15 A Block
11:20-12:15 B Block
12:15-1 pm Lunch
1 pm-2:15 pm C Block
2:20-3:30 pm D Block
3:30 pm Busses arrive
Student Schedules & Course Changes
Families can check their student’s class schedule by logging into MyEducation BC Student Portal or Family Portal. For help logging into the MyEducationBC portals please go to https://alf.sd83.bc.ca/family-portal/
Please note that due to scheduling constraints, we cannot make course changes based on teacher preference or friendships.
If you have any questions or concerns about your schedule, please contact Mr. Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Locks and Lockers
Please bring a lock from home (preferably a combination lock) to lock your locker up on Tuesday. Limited supplies are available in the office for purchase. Homeroom teachers will be asking for your combination on Tuesday.
School Communication and Information
We utilize our website (https://alf.sd83.bc.ca) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AL-Fortune-1888342137907755) to publish up-to-date news items and information. At times we will also send short, topic-specific emails or electronic newsletters. If you would like to follow us on social media, please use the links below:
School Wi-Fi and Office 365
Student permission forms need to be completed to take advantage of our Wi-Fi and Microsoft Office 365 cloud services. These paper forms will be coming home on the first day of school. We recommend students have this set up as soon as possible.
SD83 Bus Transportation
Only registered student riders are allowed to ride a school bus. Please contact School District No.83 Transportation with any questions or concerns: (250) 832-9415
Regular school attendance and punctuality is critical to student success. If your child is unable to attend school, please contact the school to let us know. Also, if your child needs to leave early for an appointment please provide your child with a note or call into the office prior to the student needing to leave.
Have a wonderful finish to your summer! We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Wednesday September 7th at 9:15am!