Hawk's View

January 7, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

January 10- Students return to school

January 19- School Council 6 pm *We will be discussing Fees

January 27- VIRTUAL parent information night "Foundations of connections- how to communicate with your youth"

January 31- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students

February 1- Returning student registration opens

February 1- Semester 2 starts for NEW OPTIONS

February 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

February 10 & 11- Teacher's Convention- NO SCHOOL for students

February 21- Family Day- Holiday

March 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

March 4- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students

Masks

Please be aware that the government masks and rapid test have not yet arrived. We are hopeful that they will be here early next week.

Book Clubs

Do you like reading and discussing books? How about reading the newest titles from a variety of genres? If this sounds like it might be something for you, watch the announcements to see when your book club will be meeting (there will be two clubs: one for grade 7 and 8’s, and one for grade 9’s).

Mrs. Getschel will be hosting in the library at lunch starting in mid-January.

Purdy's Fundraiser

Thank you for your ongoing support. We raised over $1000 for our library redesign. Please stay tuned for more information about our Purdy's Easter fundraiser coming soon.
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Returning Student Registration for 2022-23

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. 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. The 2022-23 returning student registration takes place February 1-28, 2022.


Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before February 1, 2022.


Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

Inclement Weather

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.


If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.


Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.


For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

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.

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