Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!
Friday, March 12, 2021
Upcoming Dates and Events
March 15-19 - Week of Inspirational Math
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Wear Green)
March 19 - Term 2 Report Cards published online
March 26 - No Classes
March 29 - April 5 - Spring Break
April 6 - Classes resume
April 7 - Early Dismissal (Wacky Hair/Hat Day)
Grade 10 Registration
On Thursday, March 18th grade 9 students attending both Salisbury Composite High School and Bev Facey High School completed their registration packages. The students were excited to begin this first step toward high school.
Salisbury students will need to return their course selection sheets on or before Thursday, March 25 2021 as the counselors from Sal will be collecting the forms and begin building their schedules.
Bev Facey students will learn about the program options and will have another visit from the school after spring break to complete the registration process. If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Mckay in the office.
Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open!
To register for kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2021.
For full instructions and tips on filling out the form, refer to How to Register a New Student.
For more information about the EIPS kindergarten program, see the EIPS Kindergarten Toolkit or contact the school.
Virtual Information Nights
ECS – Tuesday, May 25 @ 6:30
Junior High – Wednesday, May 26 @ 6:30
Changes to the Accountability Pillar Survey for Schools
Shortly after the Alberta education survey is released families will also be asked to look for the Elk Island Public School Parent Survey. This survey provides more specific data on our division and is another tool we use to make sure Lakeland Ridge is providing the best possible education for students. This survey will be sent out just after spring break.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parent Engagement Sessions
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team has planned a three-part series— Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts—designed for all EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. The sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation.
Session 3: March 16; 7-7:30 p.m.
- Language of this land: The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools
Family Resources- Mental Health for Youth
Alberta COVID_19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub. Alberta’s government partnered with the Kids Help Phone and Jack.org to create this hub where youth, educators and parents can find easy-to-access tools and supports.
Additionally, the youth-focused resources on this hub include:
· Jack Chapters – Youth-led, community-driven mental health advocacy clubs at schools or in the community.
· Jack Talks – Mental health presentations delivered to young people by young people.
· Jack Summits – Mental health conferences developed by youth, where young people within a region connect, strategize and learn from one another.
· Do Something – Tools to take small, simple steps that make a big difference to youth mental health and the mental health of others.
· Be There – Tools to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Additional mental health resources available to support students, families and school staff:
Visitors in School
We want to thank all parents, students, and staff for doing their part to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. Every morning before coming to school all students must complete the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. Parents are reminded that they need to make an appointment to enter the school, as non-essential visitors and contractors are not permitted in the school or workplace without an appointment. Please call or email the school ahead of time to book an appointment. Individuals should not enter an EIPS building if feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, nausea, pink-eye. Visitors must sign in at the office (after having made an appointment), practice physical distancing while here and wear mask. The Stay_at_Home_Guide_for_Parents.pdf is a good resources that provides parents with information on what to do when children exhibit COVID symptom.
If you know your child will be absent, late, or leaving early from school, please send a note in their agenda, email or phone the school explaining the reason for that day.
All staff and students will be using the Brightspace online platform. Students will require a digital device with a camera and should have received instructions from teachers on how to log on and navigate the learning platform.
Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.
Student Brightspace page:
Username: Use the EIPS student email address
Password: Use the EIPS student password
If a student needs help with a password reset, contact the school for assistance.
Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Brightspace environment
Parent/Guardian Brightspace page: This is GREAT information to help your children.
Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here