District Notice

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required

To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.

EIPS Division Calendars

The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2016 2017 and for the 2017-2018 school year.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our next round of Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Tuesday & Thursday, February 21 & 23, 2017.  Conferences will run from 4:30 - 7:30 each evening, it will be first come first serve in locations around the school (maps available).  This is a great opportunity to come and visit with your child's teachers, we hope to see you there!

Some Teachers will have alternate times, please see below:

Ms. Smith - Feb 21: 4:30 - 7:30, Feb 23: Not available

Mrs. Rankin - Feb. 21: Not available, Feb. 23: Not available

Mrs. Deines - Feb 21: 5:30 - 7:30, Feb 23: 4:30 - 6:30

Mr. Maguire - Feb 21: Not Available, Feb 23: 4:30 - 7:30

Mr. Roper - Feb 21: 6:30 - 7:30, Feb 23: 4:30 - 7:30

Mrs. Webb - Feb 21: Not available, Feb 23: 4:30 - 7:30

Progress report marks for term 2 will be available on the portal on March 23rd, progress reports will not be printed, if you require a copy, please contact the office.

FR Haythorne & The Animal Rescue Crew Presents:

2017/2018 FR Haythorne Registration

In mid April, our incoming, designated, grade 7 students will receive their registration packages at their elementary schools.  These packages must be returned to the elementary school or to FRH before April 27th.  During the same time, our 17/18 registration packages and options will be available on our website under "Registration".  

Just a note to other incoming families who wish to attend FRH, because we are a "closed" school, in order for FRH to accept your registration, you must provide proof of residence, such as a utility bill or drivers license.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 780-467-3800.


Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO JR. is playing at Festival Place on March 7 & 8 at 7:00 pm. The 60-minute musical is based on the 2000 made-for-television movie Geppetto. This musical contains original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a few tunes from the 1940 Disney classic Pinocchio. The FRH Musical Theatre cast of grade 8 and 9 students consists of approximately 90 students. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at Festival Place Box Office. Come on out and support FRH’s Musical Theatre Fine Arts Students!!!


High School Information Evening

On February 27, EIPS is hosting a High School Information Evening to provide students in grades 8-9 and their parents with important information about high school programming, course offerings, diploma requirements and more.

Date:     Monday, February 27

Time:     7 p.m.

Place:    Sherwood Park Alliance Church

KEYS Presentation

Come and join KEYS on March 16th in our library for the following presentations:

6-7:30 Understanding Self-Injury presented by Canadian Mental Health Association

7:30-8:30 Supporting LGBTQ Youth Presented by Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta


Boundary Exemption Request Process

Please Note:  Due to high enrollment, FR Haythorne will be a closed boundary school for the 2017/2018 school year.

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year takes place from February 1 to April 7. The boundary exemption request process is the only time of year EIPS students—in Kindergarten to Grade 12—wishing to attend a non-designated school in the upcoming school year can apply to do so. Interested families must fill out a Boundary Exemption Request Form and submit it directly to their requested school. 

The Boundary Exemption Request Form—available as of Jan. 9, 2017—and additional information about the boundary exemption request process, schools with closed boundaries and frequently asked questions can be found by visiting www.eips.ca/schools/boundaries.

Boundary Exemption Form

NOTE: Students already accepted into a non-designated school do not need to reapply.

Final decisions will be made by April 12, 2017.

EIPS on Facebook!

Another way to stay connected: EIPS on Facebook

Did you know Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) recently launched a Facebook page? With 42 school and approximately 17,100 students spread across the Division, there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place every day. Using the combination of news articles, videos and photography, the EIPS Facebook page showcases the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.

Stay in the loop, follow us on Facebook.

Acorn and Student Fees

All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year are now available on the parent portal.

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact the Business Manager, Linda Wells at 780-467-3800.

2016-2017 Yearbook Ordering

Please be mindful when you are paying your school fees that yearbooks are an OPTIONAL FEE and are not included in your total owing.  If you wish to order a yearbook for your child, and you are paying through the parent portal, you must click on the yearbook option to add it to your cart.  If you are paying by cheque or cash, check off the yearbook option on the fee sheet and add $30.00 to your school fees.

FR Haythorne Parking/Stopping Zones

Effective April 5, 2016, FR Haythorne, along with Strathcona County and the RCMP have revised our parking/stopping guidelines.  Please review the map of our new traffic management.

Hawk's Nest Menus

Here are the menus for the following weeks:

Hawk's Nest Menu Feb 20

Hawk's Nest Menu Feb 27

Hawk's Nest Menu March 6

Hawk's Nest Menu March 13

Hawk's Nest Menu March 20

Hawk's Nest Menu April 3

The Hawks Nest will be closed on all early dismissal days.

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