NSO Weekly News
February 20-25, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
We hope everyone had a wonderful Family Day weekend! Tuesday is Instructional day #13 of 86, and we are now 15% of the way through semester 2 for non-diploma courses. Students are required to check in and meet with their instructor(s) weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of academic course work. Students not adhering to the weekly check in schedule may be removed from the course.
Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Returning Student Registration ends February 28
EIPS is conducting online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2023-24 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. Returning student registration takes place February 1-28, 2023. For more information, contact the school at 780-464-1899
Alberta Education Assurance Survey
Alberta Education is surveying teachers, students and families through its annual Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey. Alberta Education conducts the survey to gather information about the quality of education provided by Alberta schools and school authorities. The survey looks at various measures such as education quality, citizenship, family involvement, engagement levels, school climate and student wellness.
Additionally, parents and guardians are also asked to take a survey, either online or by mail. Alberta Education will send families information about the survey directly. As with the student and teacher survey, it’s anonymous and asks questions about your school experiences. We encourage you to participate. The survey deadline has been extended to March 17, 2023.
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February 22: Pink Shirt Day
February 23: First Nations Family gathering (SPO)
February 28: Returning Student Registration closes
March 3: Professional Learning Day- no school
March 7: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (SPO, VGO)
March 8: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (FSO)
March 12: Daylight Saving Time starts
March 13-14: Fort Saskatchewan Grad Photo bookings
March 15: School Advisory Council 6 p.m. (virtual & in-person)
March 21: World Poetry Day
March 21-22: Sherwood Park Grad Photo bookings
March 24: Spring Break starts
Students from Centaurus High School in Lafayette, CO discuss kindness.
Sabrina Ma, started Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) and inspired over 27 other schools to start their own clubs.
Strathcona County Family Fun Night
Come spend some quality time with your family as you connect with others in the community. There’ll be a light meal provided, exciting activities and opportunities to learn about local resources. There’s something for everyone! For more information, contact FamilyResourceNetwork@strathcona.ca or visit strathcona.ca/families.
Friday, February 24 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Child and Youth Community Centre Register
Next Step Outreach has organized a trip Cinderella’s Closet in Edmonton on February 27 for students at all campuses. This opportunity is open to any grad who may be in need of finding a dress for free. We will send a field trip consent form to be filled out by a caregiver. Anyone can request to have the field trip consent sent to them, their names will remain confidential. Please request to either Carlin Adams (Vegreville), Janet Clarkson (Fort Saskatchewan) or Elli Hansen or Aley Kulbaba (Sherwood Park) via the following email addresses:
Please visit https://cinderellasclosetyeg.com/ to get a full view of the services they provide.
Grad 2023 Information
Next Step three campus Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday June 9, 2023 at the Shell Theatre, (DOW Centre) Fort Saskatchewan. Tickets will be available at no cost to families. Each graduate will be able to receive up to 8 tickets (not including graduate). Students will receive their graduation gown, cap, tassel and stole one week prior to the graduation ceremonies. Students keep their cap, tassel and stole.
Grad Photos have been booked for:
March 13/14 Fort Saskatchewan
March 21/22 Sherwood Park
There is no cost to students for setting up and taking Grad portraits
The March edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on sleep.
School Advisory Council Meeting
Our next hybrid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings. Sign Up HERE
Remaining Scheduled Meetings:
March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023
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