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Reviewing outstanding school fees

The school fee information visible on the PowerSchool app may not accurately reflect your family’s outstanding fees. Please log in to the desktop version of the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click the Student Fees tab at the top of the left-hand navigation menu to view the correct amount owing.

Final Exam Schedule

Here is a quick summary of our exam schedule:

June 20th – Math Part A exam for all students in period one.  The remainder of the day is a regular scheduled day.

June 21st – Aboriginal Day, no scheduled exams, regular class day.

June 22nd – Our French Language Arts exams for 7, 8, and 9 students will be going on in periods one to three.  The FLA students will return to regular programming as soon as the exam is over.  This is a regular class day for all students who are not in French Immersion.

June 25th to 28th – All exams will be written in the morning (9:00am to 12:00pm, depending on which exam is being written). Students are expected in their Home Rooms by the 8:40 am morning bell.  Following these exams we will have an earlier lunch, followed by two review sessions led by departments.  These review sessions will be from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm. 

Each grade level will be working on review material for the exam that they write the following day. For example, if the grade 8’s write their Science exam on Wednesday, Tuesday afternoon they will spend preparing for it. 

Here is the list of exams by day:

June 25th

  • Grade 9 Social Part B PAT
  • Grade 8 LA Part B
  • Grade 7 Science

June 26th

  • Grade 9 LA Part B PAT
  • Grade 8 Social Part B
  • Grade 7 Math Part B

June 27th

  • Grade 9 Math Part B PAT
  • Grade 8 Science
  • Grade 7 LA Part B

June 28th

  • Grade 9 Science PAT
  • Grade 8 Math Part B
  • Grade 7 Social Part B

In the afternoon of the 28th, we will be playing a variety of games outside with students, weather permitting, (if it’s not nice we will host these games in the gym) as we will not have any exams to prepare the students for.  As always, please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.  It is our hopes to make the afternoons from Monday to Wednesday next week as relevant and rigorous as possible in order to prepare students for the next day’s exams. 

Exam and Review Schedule 2018

Wednesday, June 20th

 

 

Exam Start

Exam Finish

Grade 9 Math Part A

8:40

9:30

Grade 8 Math Part A

8:40

9:30

Grade 7 Math Part A

8:40

9:30

 

Please note June 20th is a regular school day with instruction for all grades 7 to 9 following the Math Part A exam. Adjusted Bell Schedule for June 20th below. Reminder that no calculators may be used for this exam.

 

Warning Bell

8:35

Part A Exam

8:40 - 9:30

1

9:30 - 10:10

2

10:10 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 11:00

3

11:00 - 11:40

4

11:40 - 12:21

Noon Hour**

12:21 - 1:14

Eat in Rooms

12:21 - 12:40

Warning Bell

1:09 PM

5

1:14 - 2:07

6

2:07 - 3:00

 

Textbook Return each day:

Grade 9s – prior to each exam as they arrive

Grade 7s and 8s – after each exam at 11:00.

School Supplies

Purchasing school materials? Before you shop, check your child’s School Supply List.

Registration Handbook for 2018/2019

Program, Course and Option descriptions can be found in our Registration Handbook below.

Registration Handbook

Academic Excellence Application

The following Option Forms are for students who have already registered with Elk Island Public Schools. If you are new to the Division and wish to register for the 2018-2019 school year please call the school directly or go to www.eips.ca and complete the New Student Registration.

Grade 7 Option Request Form

Grade 7 French Immersion Option Request Form

Grade 8 Option Request Form

Grade 8 French Immersion Option Request Form

Grade 9 Option Request Form

Grade 9 French Immersion Option Request Form 

Newsletter

Click here for the most recent school newsletter.

School Connects

Ongoing communication with our families is important to us.

In order to ensure that we continue to comply with federal anti-spam legislation, parents/guardians are required to subscribe in order to receive routine emails from schools and the Division.

Please look at the link below for more important information about subscribing. 

http://www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice 

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

2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report 

The results are now available for the 2017-18 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 20 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan:

  • Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
  • Priority 2: Enhance high quality learning and working environments
  • Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships and communication

The overall Division results represent 2,918 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS. This was an increase in responses from 2,678 in the previous year.

The survey results for Sherwood Heights Junior High School have helped us identify the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

Sherwood Heights Survey Results

Areas of strength:

  • Students individual needs are met
  • Growth in numeracy and literacy
  • Quality of education

Opportunities for growth:

  • Understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Culture and History
  • Communicating citizenship rights and responsibilities
  • Identify community partnerships and communicate with our school community

The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2015-2018 Three-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward. 

New! Athletics Calendar

Athletics has their own calendar! Check it out here.

New attendance boundaries for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park

Effective 2018-19 school year, new attendance boundaries have been approved for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park.
Students in the following schools may be affected by this change:

  • Glen Allan Elementary
  • Lakeland Ridge
  • Mills Haven Elementary
  • Pine Street Elementary
  • Woodbridge Farms Elementary
  • Clover Bar Junior High
  • F. R. Haythorne Junior High
  • Sherwood Heights Junior High

More details on the new boundaries are on the EIPS website.

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division once again administered two assessment tools at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). For more information contact Deb Barron, the director of Learning Supports, at 780-464-3477.

Division News