February 4, 2022
Up Coming Dates and Events
February 10 & 11- Teacher's Convention- NO SCHOOL for students
February 17- Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 21- Family Day- Holiday
February 23- Pink Shirt Day
February 28- returning student registration closes
March 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting
March 4- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students
March 17 and 22- Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30pm
Please continue to have your child look at individual Brightspace materials if they are absent for any reason. All work and materials will be posted there.
Returning After a Positive Covid Case
When students return they will be meeting with their grade administrator to come up with a plan for lunch and physical education. Each plan will be different as we work with individual student needs and the number of days that they need to not remove their mask.
ALL STUDENTS ***Please Complete the Returning Student Registration: February 1-28
Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is now open. All returning students must complete the online Returning Student Registration Form to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. All returning EIPS students are required to complete the form by Feb. 28, 2022.
To access the Returning Student Registration Form, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you do need to set one up. For help see: Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
For more information contact the school directly.
Returning Student Registration Process
Frequently Asked Questions
EIPS School Boundary Maps
Closed boundaries 2022-23
Find my designated school
Applying to a non-designated school
Masks and Test Kits
Purdy's Easter Fundraiser
Easter is around the corner! Help us support the library improvements and fill your baskets at the same time. Check out the catalog here: https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-92273. The library will receive 25% of all sales. Orders must be submitted by March 6th, and orders will be ready on or before March 22nd (before Spring Break).
First Chapter Friday
Punching the Air by Ibi Zeboi is this week’s First Chapter Friday. In this verse novel, we learn that Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, an altercation in the neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal’s bright future is forever altered: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison.
Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities.
EIPS 2022-23 Division Calendar: Now available!
The official 2022-23 EIPS calendar is now available. The calendar includes important dates during the 2022-23 school year, such as school-closure days, breaks, the first and last day of classes, professional learning days, early dismissal days, plus more.
Highlights from the 2022-23 EIPS calendar include:
first day of school – Aug. 30, 2022
November break – November 7-11
Christmas break – December 21 to January 3
second semester starts – January 31
Teachers’ Convention – February 9-10
spring break – March 24-31
last day of classes – June 27, 2023
To view the 2022-23 calendar, visit eips.ca.
Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.eips.ca/calendar and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.
Homework Room Program for Métis students
Rupertsland Institute is providing a drop-in Homework Room Program for Métis students. This online drop-in session for Métis learners seeking help with homework and school assignments. Support provided through Mobile Teachers, starting on February 1st.
Tuesdays - Elementary (4-6pm)
Wednesdays - Junior High/High School (4-6pm)
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Sign-in through the RECC Room https://rli.connectedcommunity.org/home to access Zoom links!
First Nations, Metis and Inuit gatherings
We’re thankful you attended last school year's virtual family gatherings with Elder Wilson Bearhead and the EIPS First Nations, Métis, and Inuit team, and are extending an invitation to join us for this year's events. We’re grateful for the conversation, connection, and ideas shared through the previous gatherings and the meaningful changes we were able to bring about as a result.
These gatherings are an opportunity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit parents/guardians to come together to make connections, create a supportive environment for dialogue, share hopes and ideas for their children within the EIPS family, and learn what’s happening around the Division. We’re grateful to Elder Wilson Bearhead for attending the virtual gatherings last school year and agreeing to open each gathering again this year. It’s truly an honour and a privilege to be guided by Elder Wilson, and we hold our relationship with him close to our hearts.
Feb. 15, 2022; 7–8 p.m.
· words from Elder Wilson
· special presentation by Rupertsland Institute for Métis Education: supports for Métis students and their families
Gathering 3: March 15, 2022; 7–8 p.m.
· words from Elder Wilson
· topics to be determined based on wishes, hopes and interests expressed in previous gatherings
Sessions will take place online using Microsoft Teams Meetings. Join on your computer or mobile app. Join the sessions (the same link will be used for all three meetings)
If you have any questions about the upcoming sessions, or the ongoing First Nations, Métis and Inuit education work within EIPS, reach out to Mrs. Clark or Mrs. Devos.
Caregiver Education Series
Alberta Health Services is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. This year, session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, and more.
Visit Caregiver Education for the Edmonton Zone for more information and session dates.
Next Gen Leadership Team
Next Gen Leadership Team
As Strathcona County moves ahead with the draft Strategy for Strathcona County’s Next Gen, they’re currently looking for youth and young adults who’re interested in joining the project as a member of the Next Gen Leadership Team. Being part of the Next Gen Leadership Team is a unique opportunity to play a key role in developing a sense of community and belonging among Next Gen in Strathcona County. As part of the Next Gen Leadership Team, you’ll help plan events and initiatives, lead and have a voice, take action and mobilize change. Join by visiting the Next Gen website, texting LEADERSHIP to 780-239-4366 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868
The Distress line 780-482-4357
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
About F.R. Haythorne
FRH School Motto- Well rounded. Well grounded. Well respected. Committed to learning.