Hawk's View

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

Brightspace 101: Parents and Guardians

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

If your child is returning to school after their 5 day quarantine they are required to keep their mask on AT ALL TIMES for the next 5 days. We realize that this is difficult in a school for this length of time, and when students need to eat and drink.

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

Additional masks and tests kits have NOT arrived yet. We will have masks available at grade level entry doors each day for any students than need one.

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.

February EIPS Career Pathways Info (CLICK LINK)

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 education@rupertsland.org

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.

Gathering 2:

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 nextgen@strathcona.ca.

Support Numbers

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.