Sabre Scene

April 6, 2021

Principal's Message

Sabre Families,

We hope everyone had a good Spring break and Easter weekend. We are excited to get back and have a strong finish to Quarter 3 next week and an equally strong start to Quarter 4 in a couple of weeks time.

As a refresher, our Quarter 3 final day of classes is April 14, and the full exam schedule is posted below.

April, May, June really seem like one month as time always seems to absolutely fly by as we close the school year. With that, we are looking forward to celebrating the grad class of 2021 in June! This group of exceptional Grade 12 SAL students have gone through so much with the safety protocols and restrictions in place. They have demonstrated tremendous leadership and have really mentored our Grade 10s and 11s through such a difficult time. This graduating class of 2021 is unquestionably a special one and we will honor them accordingly.

There has been a lot of work that has gone into Grad already and a lot that will continue to happen in the next twelve weeks in making this a momentous and memorable experience for our students and families. More Information about Graduation is below.

While we can see the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ with more vaccinations in sight, we are also aware of the rising case numbers in Alberta. As a reminder, please be mindful and follow the Covid-19 guidelines. CLICK HERE

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

Take care and stay well.

Sunny Sandhu


Graduation 2021 Information

We are creating a Wordle message to your children for Grad 2021. A Wordle is a visual representation of words used to artistically create a message with one word text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color. Please fill out this Google Form with one word that you would use to describe your graduate. We will collect these words and create the Wordle to be displayed during Grad 2021 ceremony.

CLICK HERE to complete an entry for our Grad Parents' Wordle.

Mrs. Schultz will be hosting a Microsoft Teams Meetings on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to share some of the planning details for Graduation 2021 that the school committee has been working on over the last few months. We will be using the Microsoft Teams format as there currently is no capacity limit to the number of participants. Parents/Guardians and students are invited to join. CLICK HERE to join. This link will also be available on our homepage of our website at

Please feel free to contact Liane Schultz for further details or clarification.

Success Team Resource of the Week

Help During Tough Times

At some point in our lives we all have stressful times. We can be impacted by such things as financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment, or stressful situations such as the current outbreak of the COVID-19.

Support is available from Alberta Health Service Addiction and Mental Health, although how the services are provided may have changed.

Alberta Health Services has resources and services, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

Free Virtual Stress Management Workshops

  • Part 1 – Mar. 9, Apr. 15, May 18, Jun. 21
  • Part 2 – Feb. 24, Mar. 30, Apr. 29, Jun. 1, Jun. 28

EIPS Parent Survey

Have your say! The 2021 EIPS Parent Survey is Now Open

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2021 EIPS Parent Survey—open from April 6-20.

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are 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. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.

Plus, new this year, the survey includes a Part B, featuring questions about the Division’s priorities, goals and outcomes. As you know, in fall 2021, EIPS welcomes a new locally elected Board of Trustees. Your feedback will help the incoming Board develop a new EIPS Four-Year Education Plan—one that’s responsive to student and community needs and focused on continuous improvement.


Survey closes April 20, 2021.

NOTE: The survey is anonymous and doesn't take long to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.

School Council

Have you had a great experience with a staff member at Sal? Has your child told you about someone who has made a difference for them? Help School Council recognize them by submitting positive recognition which we will share with them. CLICK HERE to enter your response.