EIPS Division Calendars

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


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.

District Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

EIPS is implementing two new assessment tools this year. In September 2016 and May 2017, the digitally administered STAR 360 Reading assessment will be completed by all grade 1-12 students (Grade 1 students will be assessed in February 2017). STAR 360 is an adaptive reading assessment, which informs teachers about a student’s reading comprehension. STAR 360 generally takes about 20.


In September 2016, grades 2–10 students’ numeracy skills will also be assessed. The Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI) is a digitally administered mathematics screening tool, which informs teachers about students’ math skills. The MIPI can take students in higher grades up to 50 minutes to complete. The results of the assessments will help inform teachers about student learning needs and subsequent instructional planning.

Alberta Health Services

Caregiver Education Sessions - an excellent resource for parents and teens!

Would you like to learn about anti-bullying strategies, recognizing and reducing adolescent anxiety, helping your child build social skills, and parenting teens in the 21st century? Please see the KEYS tab under PROGRAMS for information on Caregiver Education Sessions from the Regional Collaborative Services Delivery and Children, Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone.

Fentanyl Information

As many of you are aware, the drug Fentanyl is having a devastating impact on many Albertan families. In an effort to increase awareness and educate students and parents about the drug Alberta Education has put together a Fentanyl Fact Sheet .

Your Future!

YOUR FUTURE: It's a matter of choice post-secondary and career fair

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The venue for the event will be the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Sherwood Park.

PAT - Quick Facts

During the administration of provincial assessments, Alberta Education collects personal information, including student legal name, Alberta Student Number (ASN), and student responses. The personal information is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (RSA 2000, C. F-25).  At the beginning of the school year, we are required to notify parents/guardians that their child will be writing provincial assessments in May and June, 2017. For additional information regarding provincial assessments, please see Grades 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs): QUICK FACTS for Parents/Guardians

Lonnie Hicks, Principal, F.R. Haythorne Junior High School

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 Oct 3

Hawk's Nest Menu Oct 10

Hawk's Nest Menu Oct 17

Hawk's Nest Menu Oct 24

Hawk's Nest Menu Oct 31

The Hawks Nest will be closed on all early dismissal days as well as on October 12th. 

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