Hot Lunch Program

Hot Lunch is Coming!

Our first hot lunch will be Monday, September 24th! Booster Juice is on the menu!

The due date for each Monday's hot lunch is the previous Wednesday.

Order online at Don’t miss out.

Picture Proofs and School ID Cards Have Arrived!

On Friday, September 21st, your child received his/her picture proofs and school ID cards from Lifetouch.  If your child was absent, their proofs and ID cards are in the Office, and can be picked up from Mrs. Ryan starting on Monday, September 24th.

You can view your child's proofs by visiting and entering your child's unique Portrait ID and Access Code, which is included in your proofs package. 

Order's are due in the office no later than Friday, September 28th.

If you have any further questions regarding ordering photos, delivery dates, etc., please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-866-457-8212.


School Council Meeting

School Councils were formed to support the school and provide the opportunity to advise the principal and school board on any matters relating to the school and education. Our School Council is made up of parents, staff, and community members. We are a fairly informal group who meet regularly to discuss school issues.

At every meeting, members have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, and committee of school councils' representative as well as a report from the school board trustee assigned to our school. Participation is encouraged and there is usually lively discussion on a wide range of topics.

Our first meeting is on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM.  It would be great to see you there!


School Picture Retakes!

It's that time of year again! If your child did not have their photo taken on September 12th, retakes are scheduled to be taken on Friday, October 26th.  When your child is planning their outfit, please try to avoid slogans, logos and big patterns. If you child wears glasses, that’s ok! Photographers know how to reduce glare.  

If you have any further questions regarding ordering photos, delivery dates, etc., please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-866-457-8212.

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 is once again planning to administer two assessment tools during the 2018-19 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). The tools focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. The goal: to provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure student learning needs are identified.

In September and May, EIPS students in grades 2 through 12 will complete the STAR 360 assessment, which evaluates reading comprehension. Grade 1 students will take the STAR 360 test. The assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and can be taken on any digital device. Also, students in grades 2 through 10 will complete the MIPI assessment, which is a mathematical screening tool used to inform teachers about a student’s math skills. For students in grades 7 through 10, the MIPI takes approximately 50 minutes and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results of each of the assessments provide the teacher with a clearer picture about a student’s learning needs and helps determine if subsequent instructional planning is required.

The scores of the assessments are not used towards a student’s grade and there is no need to study ahead of time. They simply provide the teacher with information to better understand where each student is in terms of reading comprehension and mathematical ability. If, after analyzing the results, it’s determined a student can benefit from extra support, the teacher will contact the family to discuss possible support strategies.

For more information about the Division’s STAR 360 and MIPI assessment tools, contact Deb Barron, the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Supports, at 780-464-3477.

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 by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." 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
Sherwood Heights Junior High fees
Student Transportation fees

School Messenger

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.

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: 

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 

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