Clover Bar "Knightly" News!
FEB 1, 2016 - 2014-2015 YEARBOOK UPDATE- We were just notified from the printers that yearbooks will be in late February/Early March. We apologize for the delay. If your student goes to Salisbury, Bev Facey or ABJ - yearbooks will be sent there once they are received and can be collected from that school's office.
We begin the week of February 15 with our Family Day Statutory Holiday. Enjoy time with your family and check out the community "Unplugged" competition. This week our students will be writing their social studies mid-term. Visit our Clover Bar Junior High School Calendar.
Pay school fees easily using PowerSchool
The 2015–2016 school fee information will be available through PowerSchool beginning September 2. To access your fee information, simply login to your Parent Portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html) and click the green dollar sign symbol. Once logged in you will be able to view fees and have the ability to pay online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC Online (if available from your financial institution).
Keep and mind, school fees may change. Junior high and senior high fees will change as courses are added and deleted. School fees may also be added to your child’s account throughout the year for various school activities including field trips, class projects, athletic team fees, and more—so be sure to login to your account regularly in case new fees are added.
For more information about school fees and payment deadlines visit www.eips.ca/fees.
If you have additional questions regarding your child’s fees, or if you are new to the school and need assistance, please contact Kim Walsh in the business office at 780-467-2295 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
EIPS Division Calendars
Accountibility Pillar Survey
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has partnered with Alberta Education and The Learning Bar (www.thelearningbar.com) to survey students regarding their level of engagement in learning, student wellness, classroom(s) and school climate. Gathering student feedback through the survey will support our school and Division plans for continuous improvement. In addition to student feedback, we will also be seeking teacher and parent feedback from select grades.
Grade 4 students will complete Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar survey and grades 7 through 12 students will complete a longer 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.
Throughout the month of February, students and teachers will be completing the survey online at school. Student participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. Students are assigned a random username and password to ensure survey responses aren’t linked any individual student. Students in Clover Bar Jr High will be surveyed between February 1 and February 26. The online survey takes about 40 minutes and will be completed within the school day during regular class time.
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-422-4750 (or toll-free at 310-000).
Managing your Synrevoice Email Subscription
As many of you know, Elk Island Public Schools and Clover Bar Jr High uses SchoolConnects Synrevoice to communicate with our families by phone and email regarding information such as bus cancellations or delays, inclement weather, upcoming events, last-minute cancellations, parental engagement opportunities, emergency notices, and more. Recent upgrades have made it even easier for families to subscribe, unsubscribe, and re-subscribe from email messages to ensure we continue to comply with federal anti-spam legislation. It’s a very easy process and takes only minutes to complete. Simply visit http://www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to “subscribe” or “unsubscribe” from email messages.
Clover Bar Jr High encourages parents to subscribe to our Synrevoice messages to ensure you stay up-to-date on all the latest news and events taking place in our school.
These surveys were offered to all parents by EIPS from November 4 to 24, 2015 to collect broad parent feedback on the overall performance of schools and the division.
The Fall 2015 EIPS Parent Survey was drafted based on key Accountability Pillar Survey questions and a System Satisfaction Survey that was administered across EIPS from 1999 to 2005. The survey was concise and gathered parent feedback on key educational quality characteristics: the quality of teaching, the quality of school leadership, communication and parent involvement, citizenship and discipline. The survey results will improve EIPS’ overall accountability structure and provide valuable data for school and division planning. 3,173 surveys were completed by parents. This is approximately a 19% response rate. The attached survey report shows the number of surveys completed per school.
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Posted on Feb 11 2016
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Posted on Feb 10 2016
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ElkFest Student Film Festival - 48-HOUR FILM CHALLENGE
Posted on Jan 18 2016
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EIPS Approves the 2016–2017 Calendar
Posted on Dec 18 2015
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Holiday Festivities Celebrated Across EIPS: Students donate to local charities
Posted on Dec 8 2015
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