So what is Snapchat? Snapchat is an app that allows students to share “snaps" of everyday moments that are meant to disappear after being viewed. It contains filters that help make your photos more fun. Don't be misled, this fun app can pose risk. Snaps may disappear after 10 seconds, but that doesn't prevent someone from taking a screenshot. As with any social media, people need to be careful about what they share. Posting photos that disappear right away, may seem harmless at first but once something has been shared you no longer are in control of it. You may hear your teen talking about streaks, filters, or Snapcodes. These are all features of Snapchat. Many teens will exchange snaps back and forth with a friend to build a streak. Even FRH teens has reported sharing their password with a friend to have them help continue their streak. Read more about Snapchat and how teens interact with it.
Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive
All student registrations for the 2019-20 school year—including kindergarten registration, returning student registration and new student registration—will take place online commencing on Feb. 1, 2019.
- Kindergarten: Your child is eligible to enrol in kindergarten if he/she will be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.
- Returning Students: If your child will be returning to an EIPS school next fall, this is when you will confirm that registration and select your requested school—whether your child will attend your designated school or will request a non-designated school, your family will complete this process.
- New Students: Students new to EIPS for the 2019-20 school year will also complete their registration at this time.
All registration forms will be online for families to complete. Additional information, including a list of schools with open and closed boundaries, will be posted on the Division website in the new year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board of Trustees
As the holiday season approaches and we prepare for the winter break, I want to take the opportunity to extend warm wishes to all our students, staff and families on behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe Christmas season, and a new year filled with joy.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
Thank you and best wishes,
Trina Boymook, EIPS Board Chair
FR Haythorne will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018 and will reopen on Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Central Services at Elk Island Public Schools.
EIPS Central Services Winter Break Hours
Closed December 22-January 1
Open January 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.
From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
Strathcona Food Bank
FRH has started our annual Strathcona Food Bank donation drive! We encourage all of our students and families to bring in donations until Dec 11th, thank you very much!
According to Project Teen Canada, 54% of teenagers use cell phones daily. For parents, cell phones are an easy and practical way to stay connected to and keep tabs on their kids while giving them independence. But for young people, cell phones are much more than a tool for chatting with mom or dad – they’re an essential part of their social lives. Media Smarts
It is important to talk with your child(ren) about what they are doing and seeing online. Most of the time, they are using technology safely and responsibly, but sometimes they run into trouble. As a parent, you want to establish an open line of communication so that they are comfortable turning to you in times of crisis, whether perceived or actual, and whether online or offline.
Do you already do this? Do you know how? Would you like some help with this?
F.R. Hathorne will be running Cyber Friday’s, a section designated for providing questions, tips and tricks for parents to help their tweens and teens navigate the online world.
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You probably know that smartphone and social media overuse can be toxic for teens (and, frankly, for all of us). But do you know why? The reasons are many, but research reveals three things that might surprise you.
The Hawk's Nest
The Hawk's Nest is now open on Early Dismissal days, pizza will be served, $2 a slice.
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EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Building a culture of safety and respect
Posted on Oct 22 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 22–26. The theme this year: “School Bus…Bully Free Zone,” which is all about promoting the importance…
EIPS students score high marks on PATs
Posted on Oct 18 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating another year of strong results on the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs). Earlier today, Alberta Education released its provincewide PAT…
Plan to Attend Future Fair 2018: Opportunities and supports for teens and adults with disabilities
Posted on Oct 17 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Do you have a child with extra support needs? Not sure what to do after senior high? Plan to attend this year’s Future Fair on Oct. 22, 2018. Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools, Elk Island Catholic Schools…