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What’s New for June 7-11

Reminder Supporting the Transition to In-School Learning for 2021-22

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to complete the optional Supporting the Transition to In-School Learning 2021-22 PowerSchool form, I encourage you to do so. This form will allow you to provide information about your child as a learner as well as hope and concerns you have for their return to in-school learning with next year’s school.

The Supporting the Transition to In-School Learning 2021-22 PowerSchool form is open to parents now and will be available until June 16. The PowerSchool form can be accessed through the PowerSchool Portal. To review the list of forms available for each child in your family, click on the Forms tab in the left-hand menu in PowerSchool. You can review and submit the form for each applicable student by clicking through the student name tabs at the top of your screen. 

Note: Forms in PowerSchool often do not display properly in Internet Explorer. Please use a different browser to review and complete the forms for your family.

WOW Update

The next WOW activity is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9. Ms. Kelm and Ms. Kowalchuck will be hosting a fun activity for all students to join from 3:00 - 3:30 pm. The meeting link will be shared by teachers in Brightspace. This will be the final Wednesday afternoon activity of the year. We look forward to seeing as many students as possible.

Mental Wellness Day for Schools

Today was Mental Wellness Day for Schools hosted by the provincial government. Various live sessions were offered throughout the day and recorded sessions are available to watch until June 18. 

There were sessions for students at all grade levels as well as sessions for school staff and parents. Tonight from 7 - 8 pm Dr. Jody Carrington will be hosting a parent session called Connections Matter - https://vimeo.com/555429907.   

2020-21 EIPS Parent Survey: Results now available 

The 2020-21 EIPS Parent Survey results are now available. In April, the Division conducted the annual survey, which helps EIPS gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families were asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement.  

Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. Overall, the survey received 3,198 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS—up by more than 230 responses from the previous year. EIPS will now review the feedback in detail and use it to develop new strategies to serve students and the wider community better.  

The full results are available online: 

2020-21 Parent Survey results: EIPS 

Strathcona County Library Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers in Strathcona County can earn digital badges and win prizes for reading and completing activity challenges over the summer through the Strathcona County Library Summer Reading Challenge, June 26 to August 29! The program is open to residents of Strathcona County only. Non-residents may participate but are not eligible to win prizes.

AHS Addiction & Mental Health School Newsletter: June edition

The June edition of the AHS Addiction & Mental Health School Newsletter is now available. It focuses on helping kids grow up great. Companion resources are also available for sharing each of the four themes through your social media platforms.

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools 

If you have any school-related questions or concerns while home schools are closed, contact EIPS Central Services—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2021-22 school year.  Students return to school on September 1. 

EIPS Central Office Summer Hours: June 28 to August 24 

  • 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 July 1 Canada Day 
  • Closed August 2 Heritage Day 

NOTE: Student Transportation also remains open during the summer months—operating during the same hours as EIPS Central Services.  

Learning Pack Availability

All English Learning Pack 35s and French Immersion Learning Pack 34s for the week of June 7 - 11 will be posted to Brightspace by Friday, June 4, 2021.

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