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.

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.

Parent Engagement Survey Results

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

Student Transportation

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

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit

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. 


Week of May 21

Week of May 28 

Week of June 4

Week of June 11

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. 
Phone                   780-464-3477
Address                683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

Statutory Holidays
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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