Clover Bar "Knightly" News!

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Clover Bar Junior High will be closed from Thursday June 30th and will re-open Tuesday August 23rd.  We will have our incoming grade 7 students come to school on August 29th from 1-2:30pm for a quick orientation, to meet their homeroom teachers and get their lockers. If your student cannot make it, they can simply come on the first day of school (Aug 30th) and we will help them then.

During the summer break, Central Office will remain open to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. While schools are closed, EIPS related questions or concerns can be directed to Central Office during the following hours:

Central Administration Building
Front reception hours of operation Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Transportation Building Hours of Operation Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Transportation resumes regular office hours on August 29.

NOTE: EIPS offices will be closed on the following statutory holidays:

  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, August 1
  • Monday, September 5 


KEYS Summer Programs

Junior High Jitters  A program tailored to students who experience anxiety about the transition to Junior High. This day long program will equip students with skills for stress management, academic performance, and connecting with others. Students who are new to the community and looking to build friendships will also benefit from this program

9am-3pm at Strathcona Community Centre
July 6
July 20
August 3
August 17 To register call Strathcona County Family and Community Services at 780.464.4044

Sweet Success Two part program to bring parents information about the transition from elementary to junior high. Part 1 will discuss brain development and critical thinking skills, Part 2 will address study skills and social skills. 6-8pm

July 13 (Part 1)
July 27 (Part 2)
August 10 (Part 1)
August 24 (Part 2)   To register for one day or both call Strathcona County Family and Community Services at 780.464.4044

Summer Activities 
For students going into Grades 7-9

July 12 Wilderness Adventure - $10
Explore the great outdoors on a trip to Blackfoot Lake Recreation Area. Bring a lunch and weather appropriate clothing. Bus leaves the Community Centre at 9 am and returns at 3 pm. 

July 26 Art Jam - $5
Practice finding your inner peace through exploring art media. Create a piece that you can hang in your locker! Begins at 1 pm and ends at 4pm at the Community Centre 

August 4 Volunteering - Free
Give back to your community and spend a day volunteering. We will be walking from the Community Centre to Sherwood Cares and going for a walk with seniors and then enjoying some ice cream! Meet at the Community Centre at 1pm ends at 3:30. 

August 16 Iron Chef - $5
Work as a team to complete a series of challenges to determine who is the ultimate Iron Chef. Learn to cook some of your favourites with a new twist! Begins at 10 am and ends at 2 pm at the Community Centre. 

Afternoon Chills
Hang out with the KEYS team and some cool people from 1-3pm. We will be doing activities like outdoor games, Slurpee runs, and photo scavenger hunts!
July 21
July 28
August 11
August 18 (This afternoon will be focused on students going into Grades 5-8)

To register call 780.464.4044


Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has partnered with Alberta Education and The Learning Bar ( to survey students regarding their level of engagement in learning, student wellness, classroom(s) and school climate. During February grades 7 through 12 students have completed a survey, entitled Our SCHOOL|TTFM, which has the Accountability Pillar survey questions included in it. As an annual check up on the education system, Alberta Education conducts surveys of students to gather information on the quality of education provided by Alberta school authorities and their schools. The results are provided to school authorities to inform the development of their three-year education plans, Annual Education Results Report, and to evaluate the performance on Accountability Pillar survey measures. Parents and guardians of students in grades 4, 7, and 10 will also be receiving a survey in the mail. The surveys are anonymous and we highly encourage you to participate. The results of the survey will be provided to EIPS in May 2016, which will then be shared with our families and school communities next fall in the Division’s Annual Education Results Report. If you have any questions about the OurSCHOOL|TTFM survey, please contact Lonnie Hicks, or 780-467-2295. For more information about Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar survey, please contact Keith Bowen, the director at Alberta Education’s System Assurance Branch, at or 780-422-4750 (or toll-free at 310-000).

Electronic Recycling

The last day to drop off your electronics recycling will be June 30th!


School Fees

Newsletter Information regarding Acorn and Student Fees

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system. Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2015 – 2016 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost books may be added until school lets out for the summer.

For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal. After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.

All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September. PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted.  The course change deadline is September 12, 2016. 

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Kim Walsh at 780-467-2295 or by email at


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