NSO Weekly News
December 19-20, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, as of Monday we are down to 15 Instructional days left in semester 1 for non-diploma courses. Please encourage students to check in with staff regarding remaining or outstanding assessments. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
December 20: Last class of 2022
December 21 to January 3: Christmas Break
January 4, 2023: Classes resume, early dismissal (Staff Meeting)
January 7-8: ELA & Social Diploma Exam Prep Sessions https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/
January 12: English 30-1/2 Part A Diploma
January 13: Social Studies 30-1/2 Part A Diploma
January 14-15: Math & Science Diploma Exam Prep Sessions https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/
January 20: Course completion deadline
January 20-27: Diploma Exams
January 25: School Advisory Council 6 p.m.
January 30: Professional Learning Day- no school
January 31: Semester 2 starts
February 1: Returning Student Registration opens
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EIPS’ Year-In-Review Survey
Just a quick reminder to complete the Division’s Year-in-Review Survey: 2021-22 by December 18. The survey assesses the school community’s confidence in Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) priorities and strategic direction.
The survey’s open to all staff, school families, Grade 12 students and community partners and covers a range of topics that reflect on the year before—student growth and achievement, learning supports, teaching and leading, governance and resource allocations. Your answers will help guide future Division decision-making and strategies to enhance student learning.
Before completing the survey, EIPS encourages everyone to read the latest EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22. The report details how the Division’s doing relative to Alberta Education’s performance measures, meeting the priorities and goals listed in its Four-Year Education Plan and supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Survey closes Dec. 18, 2022
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Returning Student Registration for 2023-24
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an 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. The 2023-24 returning student registration takes place February 1-28, 2023. For more information, contact the school office at 780-464-1899
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 Feb. 1, 2023. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
Student Voice Survey Results Dec 2022
- Next Step is a welcoming and friendly place. (70.2% Strongly Agree, 29.8% Agree)
- I feel accepted for who I am at Next Step. (66.3% Strongly Agree, 33.7% Agree)
- Next Step staff make an effort to get to know me. (65.4% Strongly Agree, 28.8% Agree)
- If I have a problem, I have an adult at Next Step with whom I am comfortable speaking with. (57.7% Strongly Agree, 36.5% Agree)
- I am encouraged to practice good citizenship at Next Step. (56.7% Strongly Agree, 41.3% Agree)
- Students have a voice in decision making at Next Step. (39.4% Strongly Agree, 51% Agree)
- The Next Step Experience is a positive one. (64.4% Strongly Agree, 30.8% Agree)
See complete survey results in attached document.
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School Advisory Council
Next meeting is January 25 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meetings start 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.
Next Scheduled Meetings:
January 25, 2023, March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023
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