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

Upcoming events

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

Personality Tests to Guide Your Career

What’s the right job for you? Your abilities, interests, and financial goals are key to finding the right occupation, but there are other factors as well.

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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

Apprenticeship in Alberta

Apprenticeship training is a combination of on-the-job training, work experience, and technical training in a trade.

5 Things To Help You Figure Out Your Career Path

Here are 5 things you can do in the next 5 minutes to help you figure out what job you want and how to get it

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

Recently we asked students to provide feedback on their experiences at Next Step. Below is some of the data we received from 104 students at our 3 campus locations.

  • 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.

AHS Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The December edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on joy during the holiday season.

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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EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

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Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

Careers, Learning and Employment is a great resource. Get help writing your resume or cover letter, learn how to network and prepare for your interview and check out job search resources and labour market information.

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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