For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.  Click here to view the 2018-19 school calendar.

Awards Ceremony

This year at FR Haythorne we will be hosting one mid-term awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2018 (REVISED DATE) in the morning.  This ceremony will include Character and Honours awards for many of our students, recipients have been notified by email.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Awards Ceremony Times:

Gr 8 – per 1 (8:41 – 9:34)
Gr 9 – per 2 (9:36 – 10:29)
Gr 7 – per 3 (10:37 – 11:30)


FR Haythorne 2018-2019

FR Haythorne will once again be a closed school to boundary exemptions next school year.  Any families wishing to attend our school must reside in our schools designated area.  Any new students who would like to register, will be required to provide proof of residence with their registration application. If you have questions, please contact our office.

High School Information Night

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is hosting a High School Information Night on Feb. 27, 2018. Annually, the Division hosts the information session to help its students and families learn more about EIPS’ senior high schools.

Students in grades 8-9 and their families are invited to attend this year’s High School Information Night. At the session, attendees will learn about high school instruction, programming and course offerings; diploma requirements; extracurricular opportunities and much more. Representatives from EIPS and its senior high schools will also be on hand to answer any questions.

High School Information Night details:

Date:                   Feb. 27, 2018
Time:                   7 p.m.
Location:             The Agora, Strathcona County Community Centre
                            401 Festival Ln., Sherwood Park

For more information contact the EIPS Administration Office at 464-3477.

EIPS Launches New Pre-Enrolment Process


Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is launching a new pre-enrolment process to simplify the way it registers students for the upcoming year, collects information, and manages requests to attend a non-designated school. The pre-enrolment process allows the Division to verify all student information for every child prior to the start of the new school year.

Each spring, EIPS families will receive an email from the Division asking them to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming year using a secure online pre-enrolment form. By logging in to PowerSchool, families can indicate which school their child plans to attend; apply to attend a non-designated school, if applicable; and update any required student information—such as phone numbers, addresses and emergency contacts. If circumstances change, families also have the ability to update their child’s data throughout the year.

The pre-enrolment process for the 2018-19 school year takes place from March 1-15 of this year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a specific question about the pre-enrolment process or timeline? See the Frequently Asked Questions.

To determine your child’s designated school, please check EIPS school boundary maps.

Applying to attend a non-designated school?

The new pre-enrolment process also eliminates the former Boundary Exemption Request Process. Now, returning students who want to apply to a non-designated school can do so through the pre-enrolment process by indicating on the form the school they want to attend. Acceptance is not guaranteed; rather, it’s based on available space. Some EIPS schools have closed boundaries because of high enrolment numbers and will not accept non-designated students for the 2018-19 school year. These schools will be identified prior to the pre-enrolment process. All families who apply to attend a non-designated school will be contacted and advised of the outcome in April.

NOTE: Any requests to attend a non-designated school or out-of-boundary program for returning students in grades 1-12 must be completed during the two-week pre-enrolment process to be considered for the next school year. The only exception: Students who move into the Division from outside the geographic area, or another community within the Division, following the deadline.

For more information visit

EIPS 2018-19 Division Calendar: Now available!

The official 2018-19 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2018-19 school such as school-closure days; breaks; the first and last day of classes; professional learning days; and early dismissal days.

Highlights from the 2018-19 EIPS calendar include:

  • September 4                               First day of classes (after long weekend)
  • November 12-16                         November break
  • December 24 to January 7           Christmas break
  • January 31                                 Second semester begins
  • February 7-8                              Teachers’ Convention
  • March 25-29                               Spring break
  • June 27                                      Last day of classes
  • June 28                                      Schools close for the Summer break

View the 2018-19 calendar, or visit Also available online: the current school calendar and the 2019-20 calendar.

Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.

PAT & Final Exams Schedule

Just a reminder as to our Exam schedule for the end of June.

ELA - June 22

Math - June 25

Science - June 26

Social Studies - June 27


High School Requirements

Use this planning tool to assist you in achieving either a High School Diploma or a Certificate of High School Achievement.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.



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