October 23/14 Announcements Please note: Names have been removed from some announcements.
Exam Schedule - January, 2015
Please click the link below for a copy of the final exam schedule. We have made the exam schedule available very early in the semester so students and parents are able to plan appointments and vacations around the scheduled exam times. Students who miss an exam in January may be asked to write the missed exam at the next scheduled exam time which will be in June.
Fee Invoices are Now Available
As of September 15, 2014, families are able to view and pay their 2014-2015 school fees through our online payment system – ACORN – which is accessible through the Parent Portal.
- Login to the Parent Portal
- Under the navigation menu, click on the student fees icon – the green dollar sign – to access the fee summary page for your child
- Click on the appropriate student name to review a detailed summary of fees to date
- Pay your fees online
School fees are due October 31, 2014.
Families who have provided a valid email address during registration will receive an emailed electronic copy of the same fee invoices on September 15. Even after you’ve paid your initial fees, please continue to monitor your ACORN account as additional fees may be added throughout the year (e.g., field trip and athletic team fees).
If you have trouble logging into the Parent Portal or questions regarding ACORN, please contact your child’s school.
Additional information and key dates regarding school fees are also available.
2014 Read-In Week – Books With Bling
This year’s Read-In Week, which takes place October 6-10, promises to be another successful event with plenty of pizazz – especially with the theme of Books with Bling.
This year's theme was chosen to celebrate and highlight award-winning books. School staff and students of all ages are invited to explore literacy in its many facets - digital and otherwiese - by taking up the challenge ot read. Board Chair Boymook signed a resolution that EIPS supports Read-In Week, October 6-10, and encourages related activities within the schools.
Update on Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Review
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) continues to work with the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Alberta Government on the new K-9 school that will be built in Fort Saskatchewan. The process is moving along, and there is a lot of information to consider as we prepare for the boundary review that will take place prior to the school opening.
EIPS will be consulting with parents and the community as the boundary review gets underway. However, there is still some information to gather before we are ready to begin this consultation process. We will continue to keep parents updated as finalize the timeline for this consultation.
Thank you for taking an interest in this important initiative!
School Bus Safety Week
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will commemorate School Bus Safety Week October 20-24. EIPS reminds students and the community to follow bus safety rules, both on the bus and on the road, and to watch for posted speed limits in school and playground zones.
Schools will spend time reviewing bus rules and evacuations, and a variety of information sessions will be presented to students. Schools have already begun conducting bus evacuation drills to practice proper procedures, and a number of schools have drills planned throughout October.
We’d also like to remind parents that EIPS buses are equipped with bus pass scanners and GPS technology allowing EIPS’ Student Transportation department to better monitor and manage the 170 buses and 600 bus routes that travel throughout our division every day, ensuring the safe and efficient travel of students to and from school.
Thanks to this technology, parents and students also have access to My Stop, an online system through which they can access real-time location information about their bus routes and see the estimated time of arrival at their child’s bus stop. This information will be especially helpful when winter weather arrives.
Your Future - It's a Matter of Choice
Your Future: It’s a Matter of Choice is Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) annual post-secondary and career event. Find out more at Your Future - It's a matter of choice.
Division Calendar Consultation Survey
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is currently seeking input from parents and other stakeholders as part of our division calendar consultation process. To learn more, see Calendar Consultation.
Follow us on Twitter!
For school and grad information, follow our Twitter account @forthighschool. For Grad information please search #FortHighGrad.
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School Information and Policies
The 2012 yearbook is here! Come pick up your copy in the office.
The 2013 book is well planned and construction has begun, new volunteers are always welcome. If production is to remain on schedule more people will need to get involved. The QR code (or the link below) can be used by students, parents and staff to upload photos they feel would be appropriate for the 2013 yearbook.
We are an Allergy Aware School
For more information about what that means for you, please refer to the Allergy Aware document.
For information regarding School Emergency Preparedness, please see Elk Island Public School's Emergency Procedures page.
Powerschool Login Information
To log in to the parent or student portal, use PowerSchool. For help with logging into the Parent Portal of PowerSchool, please watch the instuctional video or read through the Powerschool login information document. Please note that every Sunday between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, PowerSchool will be unavailable due to scheduled regular maintenance.
Career Cruising Login
Students can click here to login to their Career Cruising account.