NSO Weekly News
February 6-11, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Short week ahead with Thursday and Friday off for students. Reminder for semester 2 students are required to check in and meet with their instructor weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of course work. Students not adhering to the weekly check in schedule may be removed from the course. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Grad Virtual Information Meeting
There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside. Check out our new video featuring the science of kindness.
Returning Student Registration for 2023-24
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is conducting 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
February 7: Grad student & Parent virtual meeting 6 p.m. Join virtual link HERE
February 9-10: Teachers' Convention- no school
February 13: Vegreville campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 15: Fort Saskatchewan campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 16: Sherwood Park campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 17: Random Acts Of Kindness Day
February 20: Family Day- no school
February 22: Pink Shirt Day
February 23: First Nations Family gathering (SPO)
February 28: Returning Student Registration closes
March 3: Professional Learning Day- no school
March 7: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (SPO, VGO)
March 8: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (FSO)
March 15: School Advisory Council 6 p.m. (virtual & in-person)
Watch our new video inviting you to help kindness become the norm in your home, school or workplace. Pass it on!
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Measuring Success: Complete this year’s Alberta Education Assurance Survey
Once again, Alberta Education is surveying teachers, students and families through its annual Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey. Every year, Alberta Education conducts the survey to gather information about the quality of education provided by Alberta schools and school authorities. The survey looks at various measures such as education quality, citizenship, family involvement, engagement levels, school climate and student wellness.
Throughout February, Grade 8-12 students at Next Step are completing the survey online at the school. Student participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. Students are assigned a random username and password to ensure survey responses aren’t linked to any individual student. The survey doesn’t take long to complete and is done within the school day during regular class time.
Additionally, parents and guardians of students in grade 10 are also asked to take a survey, either online or by mail. Alberta Education will send families information about the survey directly. As with the student and teacher survey, it’s anonymous and asks questions about your school experiences. If you have a child in these grades, we encourage you to participate. The survey deadline is March 3, 2023.
Results from the AEA Survey are provided to Elk Island Public Schools each spring. The Division then uses the data to inform its four-year education plan, school education plans and strategies for continuous improvement. Each fall, the results are also shared with EIPS families and school communities in the Division’s Annual Education Results Report.
With one in five students affected by bullying, chances are that you or someone you know is being impacted. If you’re not sure what to do, reach out to someone who can help.
School Advisory Council Meeting
Our next hybrid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meeting starts 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. Sign Up HERE
Remaining Scheduled Meetings:
March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023
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