Seasons' Greetings and Happy Holidays
During the month of December, we have some fun-filled activities organized for our students and will look forward to celebrating with them. PJ Day, Ugly sweater day and Christmas activities are just a few of them.
So, once again, all the best you all. We will look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
- December 1: Early dismissal, food bank donations collected, PJ Day
- December 17 Ugly Christmas Sweater day
- December 21 (pm): Christmas activity afternoon
- December 22-January 4: Christmas break (schools closed to staff and students)
- December 24-January 3: Central Services closed
- January 5: Early dismissal
Thank you Knights' Nation!
Clover Bar Junior High Ski Trip
Clover Bar Junior High is planning an overnight ski trip to Jasper, AB. This awesome experience is booked with MagicBus touring company and is scheduled to take place Wednesday March 2 to Thursday, March 3, 2022. Friday, March 4 is a PD day for students.
This trip will be accessing services (bus, restaurants, ski hill) that are participating in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) and as such, all staff and students who wish to participate, will be required to be fully vaccinated and to bring proof of vaccination.
The approximate cost of the trip is based upon the confirmed number of students who attend.
Round trip luxury 56 passenger motorcoach transportation with bottled water on-board
1 night accommodation at Lobstick Lodge.
2 days skiing at Marmot Basin.
A mandatory 1 hour lesson on the 1st day for every student (mandated by the ski hill for school groups)
This preliminary information has already been sent home with students. If your child is interested in participating, a deposit of $100.00 will be required on January 5, 2022. Please watch for more information to be sent home. Feel free to contact Mrs. Blush or Mr. Burback for more information.
Student Advisory Committee
Write to the Troops
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the many Clover Bar Junior High students who participated in the “Write to the Troops” program this past week. This program encourages students to write to Canadian Armed Forces members during the holiday season in order to send a little holiday cheer to those who are deployed. Our students wrote and sent over 160 cards with personal messages to our troops. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Strathcona County Solutions Navigator
Strathcona County Solutions Navigation
Social Supports Direct Contact: 780-464-4044
Family and Community Services- Here you will find links to community supports such as counseling, mental health, grants and funding and crisis contacts.
Strathcona Youth Resources: Services and connections for teens
Family Resource Network:This page is FULL of great information including events for families and teens
Upcoming Events for teens and families
Dec 8: 6pm, online
Dec 9: 1:30 pm, online
Dec 10: 6pm, Ardrossan Recreation Centre
Dec 17: 6 pm, BGC Canteen Youth Hub
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 Feb. 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 Feb. 1, 2022. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
For more information, contact the school office at 780-467-2295
Clover Bar Junior High will be closed for Christmas break at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The school will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.
EIPS Central Services Christmas Break Hours
Open December 22 and 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022
Open January 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.
From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
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Research Study on Parenting Adolescent Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
ARE YOU A PARENT OF A TEEN 13-19?
The University of Alberta LEAP Lab is conducting a research study on parenting adolescent children during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are currently recruiting parent-adolescent pairs to participate. Participating in this study can offer you a chance to learn about you and your adolescent!
How long will this study take?
Parent-adolescent pairs will each complete a survey and an optional interview. The survey will take about 30-40 minutes, and the interview portion would be about 45 minutes should you opt to participate in it. In exchange for your participation, you will be provided with a $25 Chapters e-gift card!
How to get involved?
If you are interested in participating in this study with your teenager, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit:
This study is being conducted at the University of Alberta and has been approved by a Research Ethics Board at the University of Alberta [Study ID:Pro00112378].