March 6/14 Announcements Please note: Names have been removed from some announcements.
The registration process for Fort Saskatchewan High School will begin in mid April. Returning students will be registering for courses during registration sessions held during the school day. New students coming from outside our district must complete a registration form which can be picked up from our office. School staff will be visiting Grade 9 students at Rudolph Hennig and Fort Christian to assist them with their Grade 10 registration.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
Boundary Exemption Request Process for 2014-2015
Please note that Fort High's boundaries are open for the 2014 - 15 school year. We will be accepting boundary exemption forms beginning February 18.
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds families that the boundary exemption request process will take place February 18 to March 14, 2014 for students who want to attend a non-designated school in the 2014-2015 school year. During this time, interested families must fill out and submit the Boundary Exemption Request Form (posted on the EIPS website starting February 10) to the requested school.
As of the March 14 deadline, if the boundary exemption request demand at a school does not exceed the number of spaces available in a grade/program, all families who submitted a boundary exemption request form prior to the deadline shall be registered at their requested school. If the demand exceeds the number of available spaces in a grade/program, the school shall participate in a random selection procedure. This procedure provides an equal chance of registration to all students in EIPS.
EIPS encourages families to register their children at their designated school as all schools in the division offer quality educational programming. However, we recognize there are situations where families would like to register their children at a non-designated school. More information about the 2014-2015 boundary exemption request process, key dates, and frequently asked questions are available on the division website at www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions.
Implementation of New School Boundaries in the Bruderheim Area
Bruderheim Boundary Review
As a result of the Bruderheim boundary review consultation process, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has revised junior and senior high school boundaries in the Bruderheim area. A small portion of the elementary boundary has also changed, but no students are affected. These new boundaries will take effect at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, and EIPS is currently working to keep affected families informed throughout the transition process.
All families affected by these boundary changes will receive a letter in the mail by mid-February from EIPS outlining important information about the process and details specific to your family. We encourage you to review this information as it will be helpful when making a decision about next year.
If your child is already attending a non-designated school or is enrolled in an alternative program, he/she will not be affected by these boundary changes; however, you will still receive a letter for information purposes. As it has been in the past, once a student is granted a boundary exemption for grades 1-12, he/she is allowed to remain at that school until he/she finishes the grades offered there. There is no need to resubmit a boundary exemption request to continue at the same school.
Please refer to the division website at www.eips.ca/bruderheim-boundary-review for more information about these changes.
As the winter season will soon be upon us, we’d like to take this opportunity 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.
Should inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of bus cancellations using various communications tools, including automated telephone messages, details posted on the division home page (www.eips.ca), in the Bus Status section of our division and school websites, on our main switchboard (780-464-3477) and community hotline (780-417-8122), on Twitter, and through local radio stations. We strive to share all information by 6:30 a.m.
EIPS Administrative Procedures 164, Inclement Weather states bus service may be suspended when the temperature reaches -40°C including wind chill factor as measured by Environment Canada at 5:00 a.m. and/or due to adverse weather or road conditions. Bus service may be suspended on a region-by-region or route-by-route basis. When school bus services are suspended, schools shall 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. Parents must use discretion when sending children to school during inclement weather, even when buses are running and schools are open.
For more information, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Information letter concerning influenza
School Information and Policies
Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me Surveys
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school jurisdictions to ensure we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents, and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning. Over the last number of years, many school jurisdictions have also used the Tell Them From Me student survey as part of their accountability process. This year, Alberta Education offered an opportunity for school jurisdictions to administer a student survey consisting of both the Accountability Pillar questions and selected measures from the Tell Them From Me survey. EIPS is pleased to be a part of this project.
In January, parents of students in grade 10 should have received an Accountability Pillar survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, students in grades 10-12 will complete the combined Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me survey. All teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. Parents’ participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.
Alberta Education will provide Elk Island Public Schools will the results of all surveys conducted in our school division in May 2014. These results are shared with our parents and communities as part of our Three-Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report.
Career Cruising Login
Students can click here to login to their Career Cruising account.
The Be Real Game
Students can click here to login to their Be Real Game account.
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.
24 Hour Attendance Line
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.
New Fee Invoicing System
For information regarding payment of school fees, please see the New Fee Invoicing System document.