District Notice

Online Payments Temporarily Unavailable

Our online payment systems—ACORN and Student Quick Pay—will be unavailable Wednesday, August 31 at 5 p.m. until Thursday, September 1 at 9 a.m. as we transition into the new school year. Thank you for your patience.

School Fees

Principal's Message


Welcome back!  Please note that classes begin Tuesday, August 30th.  We are in the office from  Monday, August 22nd to Monday, August 30th from 9 -3pm to help you with any registration, questions or concerns you may have.  

Christine Romanko

Meet the Teacher

Thursday, September 1st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

School Supply List **UPDATED INFORMATION**

Please be aware that our school supply list should have stated that safety glasses/protective eye goggles are an OPTIONAL item.  If you have already purchased the item, please provide the receipt or copy of the receipt and you will be reimbursed by the school.  So sorry for any confusion.


Thursday, September 1, 2016 @ 6pm in the library.  

All parents are welcome to attend. The new executive for both the BESC and BEHSA will be voted in.

School Supply Lists for All Grades

You will find a Word file of all the grades' supply lists under the tab Documents.  It is at the bottom of the list. 

ACORN and Student Fees

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system.  Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2015 – 2016 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost books may be added until school lets out for the summer.

For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal.  After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link https://www.studentquickpay.com/eips.  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.

All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September. 

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Kim Webster at 780-467-5591.


Effective 2016-2017 school year, should circumstances exist in which fees cannot be paid, parents can apply for certain fees to be waived using the Application for Waiver of Fees (505-2). If parents are not eligible to have fees waived, arrangements may be made with the school’s administration and/or the Director of Student Transportation.

A completed application form with supporting documents, marked CONFIDENTIAL, should be mailed to:

Elk Island Public Schools
Attention:  Treasurer
683 Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB  T8B 1N2

or emailed to Business Services

The cutoff dates for receipt of complete applications with supporting documents are:

Waiver of Transportation Fees: August 31, 2016
Waiver of School Fees: December 15, 2016

No applications will be accepted after these dates.

Kindergarten Information

A letter will be mailed home the week of June 27th with all information for your Kindergarten student. Please see up to date information under the program tab/kindergarten.

Student Transportation - 2016-2017 Registration Now Open

If your child plans to use Student Transportation for the 2016–2017 school year, please make sure to register as soon as possible. Families currently accessing transportation will soon receive tentative route schedules and invoices. Transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016. If you have questions about registration, invoicing, or if your child isn’t currently registered for bus service and you have plans to access transportation for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or emailst@eips.ca. NOTE: Student Transportation is open in the summer, so if you have any questions about registration or invoicing please contact EIPS’ Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or by using the online contact form atwww.eips.ca/contact

Camp YoWoChAs.

September 12th-14th, the grade six students will embark on a teambuilding experience at Camp YoWoChAs.  The activities will help develop leadership qualities, self-esteem, build interpersonal relationships and friendships and most importantly promote character and value development.  Some of the activities will include zip lining, rope climbing, archery, and canoeing.  In the evening, the students will enjoy games, skits and even a campfire. 

The three day camping experience will include 7 meals, evening snacks, and accommodations.  This camping experience is designed to take place early in fall, so that we get to know the students on a personal level and the students have a chance to team build with each other.

We will require parent volunteers to make this trip a success!  If you are interested in volunteering, please email tracy.russell@eips.caIt is important, due to camp being at the beginning of September, for all volunteers to complete their Criminal Record check this summer.  Without the criminal record check, we cannot allow volunteers to join us on the overnight camping trip.

For more information on the camp and the experience your child will receive, please visit Camp YoWoChAs’s website (http://www.ywcayowochas.org/).  


Mr. Vantour, Mr. Smith, & Mrs. Russell

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