School Notice

School Closed for Summer

Our office will reopen on August 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477—the office is open all summer.

Learn more about Back to School visit eips.ca

Kindergarten classes begin Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 30 staggered entry. LOGOS Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 staggered entry

New Students

Is your child is starting at our school for the first time in the fall? If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time—simply fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school when the office reopens on Aug. 23 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Don't forget to bring with you: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

 

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

School Fees

Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Brentwood Elementary fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

Tools for School
If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we respectfully distribute these backpacks to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Office at 780-464-3477.

Synrevoice

Ongoing communication with our families is important to us. Elk Island Public Schools uses SchoolConnects Synrevoice as one way of sharing information directly with our families by phone and email. Messages may include bus cancellations or delays, inclement weather, upcoming events, last-minute cancellations, parental engagement opportunities, emergency notices, and more.

In order to ensure that we continue to comply with federal anti-spam legislation, we require parents/guardians to either subscribe or unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017.  Please note: if you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive routine emails from either your school or the Division that might include information about school-based events, fundraising activities, musical or theatre productions, school photos, graduations, dances, etc. 

Even if you unsubscribe, you will continue to receive emergency messages, information about the online posting of school fees and, where applicable, high school student attendance notifications.

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