Report cards were mailed out on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016. We hope you have an amazing summer. We look forward to seeing you all on our first day back Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.
New Information for our Incoming Grade 7s
A reminder that our incoming grade 7's will have an orientation on Monday, August 29th at 1:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for our new students to get their timetable, lockers and meet some of their teachers. Parents are encouraged to join the students on this day.
Strathcona County and the KEYS Program
Strathcona County hosts a number of teen activities during the summer through Family and Community Services and the KEYS Program. They also host the Junior High Jitters and Sweet Success programs specifically tailored to the transition from elementary to junior high.
Below is the link to the KEYS page which provides more information regarding registration and dates.
Back To School Information 2016–2017
Classes resume Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Sherwood Heights is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on August 23, 2016. We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year.
Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions.
New Student Registration
If you have a child starting at Sherwood Heights for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:
- Date: August 23, 2016 and onward
- Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Location: 241 Fir Street
*Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.
What is Your Designated School? You can determine your child's designated school using the powerful Versatrans e-Link® tool.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our school calendar.
Tools for School
If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 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 will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.
Families will be 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 school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.
You can find more information about school fees at www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 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 fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.
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.
NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.
Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?
If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school office at 780-467-5930.
The office will reopen on August 23, 2016 at 8 a.m.
For more information about back-to-school visit: www.eips.ca/parents/back-to-school.
We look forward to a great year ahead!
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. PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted. The course change deadline is September 12, 2016.
If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Shantel Noppers at 780-467-5930.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 at www.eips.ca/contact.
2016-2017 Boundary Exemption Process - Now Closed
What is Your Designated School?
You can determine your child's designated school using the powerful Versatrans e-Link® tool.
Students who wanted to register at a non-designated school for the 2016-2017 school year had to fill out and submit a Boundary Exemption Request form to their desired school between February 1 and April 14, 2016.
More information pertaining to registration and background information regarding the boundary exemption process can be found here.
Power School Parent Portal
For parents new to our school, a letter outlining how to set up your Parent Portal Single Sign in can be requested from the office. PowerSchool allows you access to academic and attendance information for all students in one family in junior high and high school. For more information click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Information document.
To Log on to PowerSchool click on the following link POWERSCHOOL. If you have forgotten your PowerSchool Login or Password, the link on the Portal now is available to have the information emailed to you. On the Portal, just click on "Having trouble signing in?" To assist you in logging into the Parent Portal you may visit http://www.eips.ca/content.php?page=309 for an instructional video.
Once signed into the parent portal, everything you see in BLUE is a link to another page. For example, if you see a dash beside a course name when you click on it, it will send you to another page with all the assignments and marks.
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