November 21/14 Announcements Please note: Names have been removed from some announcements.
Order Your 2014-15 Yearbook Today!
The 2014-15 yearbooks are now available to order. The cost of the book will be $44 (gst included). To order your yearbook please complete the 2014-15 Yearbook Order Form and return it to the office. Please make payment through the following options:
1. Include cash or cheque payable to Fort Saskatchewan High School with the order form.
2. Pay online through PowerSchool and Acorn Fee Management.
Please phone the school at (780) 998-3751 if you have any questions.
The deadline for orders is December 19.
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.
For information regarding Diploma Examinations, please refer to the document Information for Students Panning to Write Diploma Examinations.
Diploma Exam Preparation
Review the major curriculum topics and master test-writing strategies for your diploma exams. Register early, class size is limited. Register online, in person, via telephone, fax or email. All classes are held at Next Step Continuing Education, 20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park (located in Salisbury Composite High School).
School Resource Officer
We are pleased to welcome Cst. Janice Schoepp who has been assigned to work in our school as our School Resource Officer (SRO). She will be a valuable resource to staff and students and will also be working with community groups involving youth in Fort Saskatchewan. Cst. Schoepp will be a visible presence in our school and will be working with us on our school SAFE plan.
Cst. Schoepp has a background in education as she was a teacher for 14 years prior to joining the RCMP. She has held a number of different positions within the RCMP during her 11 year career and is very excited to be back in her favorite role, community policing.
Nominate an Outstanding Educator for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Do you know a teacher who exemplifies innovative and outstanding teaching practices? Have you witnessed the creativity and commitment of your child’s teacher in inspiring and engaging classroom activities? This is your opportunity to recognize the contributions of teachers in your school.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards sponsored by Alberta Education. These awards recognize the creative and exceptional teaching taking place in classrooms across Alberta every day.
Alberta Education presents the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards with the support of the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Association of Alberta Deans of Education, and the College of Alberta School Superintendents. The program has recognized more than 500 deserving teachers and principals from nearly 10,000 eligible nominees since its inception in 1989.
The complete nomination package and additional information about the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards are available at http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/excellence.aspx. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.
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.
Play Safe…Stay Off the Ice!
Cold temperatures have caused ice to form on storm water management ponds, dug outs, lakes, streams and rivers throughout StrathconaCounty.
Canadians are famous for their enthusiasm for winter recreation activities but we all need to remember that you cannot judge the strength or the safety of ice by appearance alone. In the late fall and early winter when ice is forming, its’ strength is affected by many factors: air temperatures, road run off, springs that feed into the water body, sun, wind, snow and overall thickness.
At this time of the year, remember your family to Play Safe…Stay Off the Ice!
For more information on ice safety, go to Lifesaving Society website: www.lifesaving.ca
As the winter season will soon be upon us, we would 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), on Twitter, and through local radio stations. We strive to share all information by 6:30 a.m.
EIPS administrative procedures state 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.
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!
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!
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School Information and Policies
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.