Parent Engagement Survey 17/18
Thanks to our parents who participated in the 2017-18 parent Engagement Survey. This data will be utilized to shape our next 3-year School Education Plan. Thank you for your input.
Grade 9 Farewell
Farewell Ceremony: This program will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 8th in the F.R. Haythorne gymnasium. Grade 9 students will receive their Grade 9 Completion Certificates at this time. We welcome families to come and celebrate this event with their children.
Reception: A reception will be held in the F.R. Haythorne gymnasium from 7:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday, June 8th. Students, parents and staff are invited to eat finger foods, drink punch and socialize. A photo booth will be provided for students, parents and staff to capture memories of your Grade 9 Farewell.
Dress Code: We do not want to create any expectation that new expensive outfits are necessary for the Farewell Ceremony. Suggested dress is: for girls, a simple summer dress, skirt and blouse or dress pants and blouse; for boys, dress pants with dressy shirt or sweater. Since this is not a graduation, but rather a farewell to Junior High, graduation apparel is not necessary, nor should parents or students feel an obligation to purchase something new.
Cost: There is no fee associated with the 2018 Farewell. The school will provide food and drinks and the costs associated with the photo booth.
Student Transportation Survey
Share your Thoughts: Provincewide Student Transportation survey now open
Currently, Alberta Education is conducting a survey regarding student transportation. Parents, school authorities and stakeholders are asked to take the survey. The feedback received will help determine if changes need to be made to the distance criteria, mandated service levels and the safety considerations. When completing the survey keep in mind the government has said there is no more money for Student Transportation, which means if something new is funded something else may be lost. The survey closes June 15, 2018.
To take the survey and learn more visit www.eips.ca.
Student Transportation: 2018-19 registration is now open
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2018-19 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.
All students who indicated needing transportation services through the pre-enrolment process are now registered. Families will receive tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2018.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.
NOTE: Fees can be paid online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal or in-person at the Student Transportation office—683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park. The office will remain open during the summer months operating during the same hours as Central Administration.
Strathcona County School Zone Time Changes: September 2018
Beginning in September, all school zones in Strathcona County will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days. Playground zones will continue to be in effect daily starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending one hour after sunset. The speed limit during these times will be 30 km/h. Learn more
PAT & Final Exams Schedule - REVISED
Just a reminder as to our PAT and final Exam schedule:
ELA PAT Part A - May 8
Math PAT Part A - June 20
Social Studies - June 25
ELA - June 26
Math - June 27
Science - June 28
Hawks Nest Menus
Here are the latest Hawks Nest Menus:
The HAWK’S NEST is on FACEBOOK. Check out “FRH Hawk’s Nest – Weekly Menu & News”. Join the group and get all the weekly menus, suggest new food items and find out what is going on with the Hawk’s Nest.
Just a reminder that the Hawk's Nest is closed on early dismissal days.
Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools
Throughout the summer break, FR Haythorne will be closed and will reopen on August 27th at 8:30 am. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public School—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2018-19 school year.
EIPS Central Office Summer Hours (July and August)
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
Closed Monday, July 2 Canada Day
Closed Monday, August 6 Heritage Day
NOTE: Student Transportation will also remain open during the summer months and operate during the same hours as Central Office. Student Transportation can’t accept in-person transportation payments on the days it’s closed.
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EIPS Students Showcase Their Creativity at Third Annual Invention Convention
Posted on May 25 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — With their self-created gadgets and products, market-wise slogans and well-rehearsed elevator pitches, young inventors from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are sure to impress at the third annual Invention…
Young Scientist Conference Gives EIPS Students Hands-on Experience in the Field
Posted on May 11 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Close to 250 junior high scientists from across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), Elk Island Catholic Schools and Sturgeon Public School Division are getting the opportunity to dive into a variety of hands-on…
Heartfelt Gesture from EIPS Fashion Students Touches Families of Hospitalized Infants
Posted on Apr 13 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — For parents with babies in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the hospital experience is understandably stressful—a situation that intensifies when they can’t be with their child around the clock. Thanks…