School Notice

School Closed for Summer

Our office will reopen on August 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477—the office is open all summer.

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Important Dates and Times

  • Summer School office hours: August 21-29, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Grade 7 Orientation: August 29, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (meet homeroom teachers and access lockers)

Strathcona County is offering FREE information sessions and workshops for students (and their parents) entering junior high next year.
Plan to attend:

  • August 2 or 9: Sweet Success (an information evening for parents)
  • August 14 or 16: Junior High Jitters (a workshop for students entering Jr. High)

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

New Students

Is your child is starting at our school for the first time in the fall? If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time—simply fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school when the office reopens on August 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Don't forget to bring with you: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

Tools for School
If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we respectfully distribute these backpacks to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Office at 780-464-3477.

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.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Clover Bar Junior High fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees


Report Cards

Your child's report card can be accessed through Powerschool. Due to the technical difficulties on the last day of school, hard copies are not being mailed out. If you require a paper copy, Mrs. Holmes will be available in the school July 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please email her at and she will have a printout ready for pickup.

New attendance boundaries for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park

Effective 2018-19 school year, new attendance boundaries have been approved for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park.
Students in the following schools may be affected by this change:

  • Glen Allan Elementary
  • Lakeland Ridge
  • Mills Haven Elementary
  • Pine Street Elementary
  • Woodbridge Farms Elementary
  • Clover Bar Junior High
  • F. R. Haythorne Junior High
  • Sherwood Heights Junior High

More details on the new boundaries are on the EIPS website.

Farewell and Welcome

Clover Bar would like to say farewell and best wishes to some staff that are leaving at the end of the year. Mrs. Heap who is retiring, Mr. Macdonald and Mrs. Fikowski who will be going to SAL, Ms. Ramsey and Mrs. Walsh who will be going to F.R. Haythorne. 

Clover Bar would like to extend a warm and chivalrous welcome to the new staff coming in for the 2017-18 school year: Mrs. Porter (Assistant Principal), Ms. Unterschultz (Business Office), Mr. Janzen (Math/Science/CTF), Ms Kowalchuk (Humanities/CTF) and Mr. Kuny (Math/Science/CTF/P.E.).

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