School Update – upcoming weeks

Please review the following items below as they they provide some insight into the next few weeks at school:

-Students are to hand the ‘permission forms’ given out on the first day of school to the Office or their classroom teachers.
-Please remember to sign in/out of the office with parental consent (phone call, email….)
-Grade 7/8 students – a reminder that we are a closed campus for the 7/8s (no offsite site privileges lunch)
-Students – pay attention to announcements as we are starting our Fall sport season
-Our concession is now open with a supply of snacks – we will also begin to sell a limited supply of pizza every Wednesday for $3 a slice. We plan on offering a variety of other speciality foods once we get some student input.

Tuesday, September 13th – Photo Day (no hats in photos)
Thursday, September 15th/16th – Grade 7s, 8s, and 12s attend the Gardom Lake Camp (field trip forms and fee information was sent home yesterday)
Monday, September 19th – ProD day (students do not attend)
Tuesday, September 20thALF “Taco Tuesday” Open House from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. We welcome you to come to the school to visit classrooms and available staff. A limited supply of free tacos will be available for all guests.
Friday, September 30th – National Truth and Reconciliation Day (no school)

New School Year!

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 dbennett@sd83.bc.ca

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

Attendance Matters

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!

Grade 7 Orientation – Wednesday, August 31st

A. L. Fortune is hosting a special 1.5 hour session (10 am to 11:30 pm) for NEW incoming Grade 7 and Grade 8 students on Wednesday, August 31st. Please take a moment to review the flyer below. Also, a school supply list has been provided so that you are prepared for the start of the new school year. Feel free to reach out to the school (250-838-6431 or alf@sd83.bc.ca) if you have any questions. We ask that you please confirm your availability by emailing alf@sd83.bc.ca

Back to School

Office Hours

Aug 29th, Aug 31st – Sept 2nd 9:00am to 2:00pm: Clerical, Principal, Vice Principal and Counsellors will be available. The office will be closed Aug 30th all day for training.

Student’s Return – Wed, Sept 7th

School Supply List

Stay tuned for a school supply list.

Final Report Cards

Report cards will be available today on Family & Student Portal. Due to technical difficulties they were not ready for 11:30 am as planned. Once you have receive an email stating they have been published, you will be able to access them online. Those who require a printed copy, please contact the office during the times provided below. Have a wonderful summer.