AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

October 15, 2021

Important Dates

  • October 17-23 - School Bus Safety Week
  • October 18 - Professional Learning Day (No Classes)
  • October 19 & 20 - AJS Jr. Sr. High Awards Recognition (live stream)
  • October 19 & 21 - Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (by phone)
  • October 20 - International Pronoun Day
  • October 22 - Pink Out Friday (Wear Pink & Support Breast Cancer)
  • October 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Norquest College Virtual Open House
  • October 25-29 - Halloween Week (Ghoulish Activities)
  • October 26, 6:00 p.m. - Grad Meeting - Grade 12 (virtual - link to be provided)
  • October 27, 9 a.m. - Bus Evacuation Drill
  • October 28, Lunch Time - The Spookiest Halloween Kahoot (Jr High)
  • October 29 - Monster Mash Costume Competition
  • November 3, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal
  • November 5 - Remembrance Day Ceremony (in-class)
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day - Stat.
  • November 8-12 - November Break
  • November 22 - High School Course Withdrawal Deadline
  • November 22, 6:30 p.m. - School Council Meeting
  • December 1, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting
  • December 22 - January 4 - Christmas Break


Process for Parent/Teacher Interviews- Phone call conversation

Parent/Teacher Interviews are intended for teachers to be available to report progress of the student and to provide professional advice and to make ourselves available for feedback from parents.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 19th – 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, October 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We will be using an online booking system, as in the past, to book conferences. Bookings will open up on, Thursday October 14th at 3:30 p.m.You will be able to book conferences for both timeslots. You will not be able to schedule any interviews before that time. Teachers will be conducting interviews via phone call and not in person.

You will need to enter your son’s/daughter’s name, the class, and teacher with which you would like to schedule a conference. You are limited to one conference time per teacher. If your son/daughter has a particular teacher for more than one subject, please just book one 10 minute time slot. If you need more time with a teacher, please arrange a separate phone call at a later date.

Please enter an e-mail address to receive confirmation of your 8 minute interview. The teacher will phone you close to the start of your interview time. Interviews will last 8 minutes, with a 2 minute transition for teachers to prepare for the next appointment.

You will also be prompted to provide a telephone number that you can be reached at during your time slot.

Some teachers may choose to do virtual meetings and they will be sending out emails to those families once the booking schedule is complete.

  • To book your interview times Click Here, or
  • Use your camera phone to scan the QR code below, or
  • Go to http://www.schoolinterviews.ca/, enter the school code 85rna (all lower case) and follow the screen prompts.

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Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2021-22 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities fees and more.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees and www.ardrossan.ca/about/fees. Alternatively, contact Kim Walsh at Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High at 780-922-2228.

Time to Order Your 2021-2022 Yearbook

This year's yearbook (2021-2022) is now available to purchase on the PowerSchool Parent Portal under Fees.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Norquest College Virtual Open House

Explore all that NorQuest College has to offer from the comfort of your office, couch, car or favourite coffee shop. Discover more than 30 program in health, business, community studies, environment and technology, English language training, academic upgrading and more!

Saturday, October 23

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Young Women in Trades and Technology (YWITT)

Young Women in Trades and Technologies (YWITT) is a program designed to break barriers and give young women the opportunity and confidence to explore different career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies. The Virtual Mentor Series will allow young women in grades 9 – 12 to connect with successful female industry leaders and hear about their career stories that will inspire and educate these young ladies about the incredible array of opportunities available. Join virtually October 21 at 5 p.m. to learn about opportunities in the Construction Trades. More information at https://www.careersnextgen.ca/event/ywitt-mentorship-series-construction-trades/

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Rural Outreach and Mentorship Initiative (ROMI)

The Rural Outreach and Mentorship Initiative (ROMI) is run through The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and aims to promote mentorship to rural high school students about transitioning to post-secondary and careers within medicine. Any students who join the program will be paired with a current Canadian medical student to provide individual mentorship (minimum requirement of 1 mentorship meeting per month) as well as the opportunity to attend group and panel events hosted by ROMI.

Sign-up link:


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YWTT: Fall Break Camp

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WISEST SET Conference 2021

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Community Events & Services

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Municipal Election 2021: Vote October 18

The next municipal election, which includes the election of local school board trustees, takes place on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It’s your opportunity to get involved in public education by casting your vote for a public school trustee.

EIPS Trustee Election information

EIPS Trustee Candidate List

Electors can cast their votes for municipal candidates—mayors, reeves, councillors, as applicable—and school board trustee candidates—public or separate. Voting stations are typically open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each municipality conducts the election for its residents and establishes formal voting station hours and procedures.

To learn more about election day procedures in your area, including opportunities for advance voting and voting by special ballot, visit:

County of Minburn
Fort Saskatchewan
Lamont County
Strathcona County
Town of Bruderheim
Town of Lamont
Town of Mundare
Town of Vegreville

Village of Andrew
Village of Chipman

COVID-19: Managing Stress & Anxiety

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COVID-19 Back to School: Tips

Life Lines: Supporting Those with Addiction


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Athletic Dates

  • October 15 & 16 - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball Tournament - Morinville
  • October 15 & 16 - Sr. Varsity Women's Volleyball Tournament - SCA
  • October 18, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Women's Volleyball vs Austin O'Brien @ Austin O'Brien
  • October 18, 5:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball vs Bev Facey @ Bev Facey
  • October 19, 3:30 p.m. - Jr. Jr. Boy's/Girl's Volleyball Game vs Strathcona Christian @ SCA (Boys play first)
  • October 19, 4:00 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Boy's Volleyball vs Lakeland Ridge @ Lakeland
  • October 20, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball vs Spruce Grove @ Spruce Grove
  • October 20, 6:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Women's Volleyball vs Spruce Grove @ Spruce Grove
  • October 21, 3:30 p.m. - Jr. Jr. Boy's/Girl's Volleyball vs Lakeland Ridge @ Ardrossan (Boys play first)
  • October 21, 5:00 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Girl's Volleyball vs Lakeland Ridge @ Lakeland Ridge
  • October 22, 7:30 p.m. - Bison Football vs M.E. Lazerte @ Millwoods Turf Field #2
  • October 25, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Women's Volleyball vs Archbishop Jordan @ Ardrossan
  • October 25, 6:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Volleyball vs M.E. LaZerte @ Ardrossan
  • October 26, 5:00 p.m. - Jr. Varsity Women's Volleyball vs M.E. LaZerte @ M.E. LaZerte
  • October 28, 5:30 p.m. - Jr. Varsity Women's Volleyball vs Austin O'Brien @ Austin O'Brien
  • October 29 & 30 - Jr. Varsity Volleyball Tri Volley Tournament

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