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What’s New for May 31 - June 4

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Supporting Transition to In-School Learning for 2021-22

As a step to support the transition back to in-school learning for the 2021-22 school year a PowerSchool form has been created for parents to share information about their child as an out-of-school learner with next year’s school. This optional form will allow parents to share characteristics of their child as a learner, hopes for their child next year, and concerns they might have related to a return to in-school learning. 

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

Thank you to everyone who kicked up their heels and joined Ms. Nent and Mrs. Weller for our Cool Country Line Dance WOW event. All participants are entered into a draw to win a prize for participating in this fun activity. 

Updating Your Contact Information

Have you recently moved, or has your contact information changed throughout the past year? EIPS encourages families to review the information it has on file to ensure it’s up to date. Using the Correction and Verification Form, available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, families can review the current information on file for each student—addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts, medical details and other related information—and submit any updates needed. 

Reviewing and updating the form ensures the Division has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. Your review is especially important if there’s any communication the Division or school needs to send out over the summer months related to classes next year.

All EIPS families are asked to review their child’s Correction and Verification Form by Monday, June 14 at noon. After this time, the form will be turned off for the remainder of the school year and not available again to families until the start of the 2021-22 school year.

NOTE: Only submit updates for the changes that have already taken place. If you’re moving this summer, you’ll submit the necessary updates to your address through the Correction and Verification Form at the start of next school year after you’ve moved.

If you have questions about the form or are having trouble with your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your home school.

Student Transportation: 2021-22 registration 

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2021-22 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 returning student registration process are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices—fees are due June 30, 2021.  

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the returning student registration process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in person, contact Student Transportation to make an appointment. 

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration 

Elk Island Public Schools is once again planning to run the Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders.  

Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The program’s aim: To help introduce families to busing so they feel comfortable and at ease before even starting school. Through a series of activities, riders learn about school bus safety, danger zones, tips on boarding and how to sit properly on the bus. After that, both the children and parents hop on the bus to practice what they’ve learned by venturing out on a short ride.  

 The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2021-22 school year. The tentative session dates and times are as follows:  

  • Location                      Date             Time  
  • EIPS Central Services     August 16     6 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 17     6 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 18     2 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 19     2:30 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 19     6 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 23     9 a.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 24     6 p.m. 
  • EIPS Central Services     August 26     6 p.m. 
  • SouthPointe School        August 25     2:30 p.m. 
  • SouthPointe School        August 25     6 p.m. 

Dates and times may change depending on the province’s public-health measures. 

IPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park 

SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan 

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.  Register Now  

Learning Pack Availability

All English Learning Pack 34s and French Immersion Learning Pack 33s for the week of May 31 - June 4 will be posted to Brightspace by Friday, May 28, 2021.

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