Reminder to All Parents & Students:
As we head into our second semester, please remember that you still need to be well-stocked with supplies. Check in and make sure you replenish those binders, paper, pens, and pencils so that you are prepared for class!
- Friday March 2 – Professional Learning Day – Schools closed to students
- Tuesday March 6 – 6:00 - 8:00pm Bev Facey Open House
- Thursday March 8 – 6:30 - 8:30pm Salisbury Composite High School Open House
- Monday March 19 – 5:00 - 8:00pm Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
- Wednesday March 21 – 5:00 – 8:00pm Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
- Friday March 23 – Tuesday April 2nd - School Closed for Spring Break
- Tuesday April 3 – Classes resume after Spring Break
Clover Bar in the News!
Staying connected is important to us, and we communicate with our families via Synrevoice email, as well as regular updates on our website. Please click here to subscribe to ensure you receive information from us.
With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.
If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.
Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states: “school bus service may be suspended when…Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.
When school bus services are suspended, schools will remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.
For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Another way to stay connected: Follow EIPS on Twitter and Facebook
With 42 school and close to 17,150 students there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place across the Division every day. You can find these stories and more by following Elk Island Public Schools on both Facebook and Twitter. Each use the combination of news articles, videos and photographs that showcase the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.
Plus, if you’re a member of an EIPS school community and want to share in the storytelling, simply tag the Division using the hashtag #EIPS.
NOTE: The Division Facebook and Twitter accounts are managed by EIPS Communications Services. The account is updated and monitored intermittently during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Division welcomes feedback and ideas from followers but does ask everyone interacting on the EIPS Facebook page to be respectful. Personal attacks and offensive language will not be allowed and may be deleted.
Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
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2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council
Posted on Feb 12 2018
Applications are now open for the new Minister’s Youth Council. Approximately 32 junior and senior high school students will be selected for the council. As members, students will meet with the Minister of Education and Alberta Education staff throughout…
NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp
Posted on Feb 12 2018
Are you a girl who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? If you do, then NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp is made for you. This summer, 20 girls from across Canada who are entering Grade 10 in fall 2018 will gather in Cornwall, Ontario.…
EIPS Launches New Pre-Enrolment Process
Posted on Jan 29 2018
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is launching a new pre-enrolment process to simplify the way it registers students for the upcoming year, collects information, and manages requests to attend a non-designated school. The pre-enrolment process allows…
What’s Your Story? Students Tap the Power of Storytelling
Posted on Feb 23 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — More than 400 student writers and artists will master the art of storytelling at the 2018 Young Authors’ Conference this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The Young Authors’ Conference is a long-standing collaborative…
Superintendent Message: Practical alternative
Posted on Feb 20 2018
Sometimes we need to think outside the box, or differently, to see new possibilities People often say they wish they knew in high school what they know today, or even, were more aware of what they were passionate about. It’s that…
EIPS RAP Information Session: Gain work experience and diploma credits all at the same time
Posted on Feb 15 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students, families, community members and media are invited to attend an upcoming information session about Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), an opportunity offered…