Lamont High Weekly Update

June 6 - June 10

Upcoming Important Dates

June 11 - Grade 12 Graduation

June 16 - Last day of classes for Senior High

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 28 - Last Instructional Day

Laker's Lounge

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Final Assessments


Monday, June 13


ELA 30 Part A


Tuesday June 14


Social 30 Part A


Monday, June 20


ELA 30 Part B

Science 14/24

Science 10

Math 91 Part A


Wednesday, June 22


Social 30 Part B

Social 20

Math 10C


Thursday, June 23


Bio 30

Social 10

Math 20-2

Math 20-3/30-3

Science 91 (PM)

Science 92 (PM)


Friday, June 24


Chemistry 30

Physics 20

ELA 10

Math 91 (PM)

Social 92 (PM)


Monday, June 27


Social 71 (PM)

ELA 72 (PM)

Social 73 (PM)

ELA 81 (PM)

ELA 82 (PM)


Tuesday, June 28


Math 71 (PM)

Science 72 (PM)

Science 73 (PM)

Social 81 (PM)

Science 82 (PM)

Breakfast Club

Students can stop by outside the office during the morning break to pick an individually packaged snack each morning.

If anybody would like to help support this important program, please reach out to Mrs. Noppers at 780-895-2228 or shantel.noppers@eips.ca.

Junior High Book Club

Junior High students are welcome to join Mrs. Wendorff in the library every Monday from 12:05-12:20 for a Junior High Book Club.

REMINDER: 2021-22 school fees

School fees for the 2021-22 school year are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. Throughout the year, fees are often added to cover the costs for various activities, such as field trips, extracurricular activities, and late, damaged or lost textbooks.


To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view fees and pay them online using a credit card. Make sure to monitor your child’s account on an ongoing basis.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit eips.ca/schools/fees. And, if you have questions, think there is an error or need help creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school directly before the summer break.


NOTE: Pursuant to Board Policy 23: School Fees and Administrative Procedure 505: School and Administrative Fees, EIPS will forward any unpaid 2021-22 fee amounts to a collection agency. To prevent this from happening, remember to pay your fees before Aug. 31, 2022.

EIPS Summer School: Registration opens April 19

Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on April 19. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses.

Courses include: Open to EIPS students entering grades 10 to 12 next fall, and students in their Grade 12 year.

· English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

· Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

· Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

· Competencies in Math 15

· Science 10

· Biology 20 and 30

· Chemistry 20 and 30

· Physics 20 and 30

· Physical Education 10

· Career and Life Management (CALM 20)

· Extreme CTS: Film Production

· Work Experience and RAP

For summer 2022, all Summer School courses return to in-person. Classes take place at schools in Sherwood Park.

Learn more about the 2022 summer program

2021-22 EIPS Parent Survey: Results now available

The 2021-22 EIPS Parent Survey results are now available. In March, the Division conducted the annual survey, which helps EIPS gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families were asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement.


Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. Overall, the survey received 3,450 responses from parents and guardians across EIPS. EIPS, and schools, will now review the feedback in detail and use it to develop new strategies to serve students and the wider community better.


The full results are available online: 2021-22 Parent Survey results: EIPS

2021-22 Parent Survey results: Lamont High

Tools for School

Lamont High has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2022-23 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks and school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. If you’re a parent or know a parent who needs access to the program, contact the school directly. Staff will discretely provide the backpack to the child at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.


Alternatively, if you’d like to donate to the program, you can pick up a few extra supplies when you’re out shopping for back to school. Drop-off boxes are located at the EIPS Central Services office, all Staples locations and various businesses in the community. Any supplies donated within the community are invested back into the region.


For more information about Tools for School, contact Mrs. Noppers at 780-895-2228 or call the EIPS Central Services at 780-464-3477.

United Way Tools for School: 2022-23

Student Transportation: 2022-23 registration

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2022-23 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student or new student registration processes are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices—fees are due June 30, 2022.


For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation services during the registration process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation, visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person, contact Student Transportation to make an appointment

Updating Your Contact Information

Have you recently moved or has your contact information changed throughout the past year? Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) encourages families to review their information the Division has on file to ensure it’s up to date. Using the Correction and Verification Form available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, families can review their information on file for each student—including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts, medical details and other related information—and submit any updates needed.


Reviewing and updating the form ensures the Division has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. Your review is especially important in case there’s any communication the Division or school needs to send out over the summer months related to classes next year. All EIPS families are asked to review their child’s Correction and Verification Form by June 13 at noon. After this time, EIPS will turn the form off for the remainder of the school year—available again at the start of the 2022-23 school year.


NOTE: Only submit updates for the changes that have already taken place. If you’re moving this summer, you’ll submit the necessary updates to your address through the Correction and Verification Form at the start of next school year after you’ve moved.

If you have questions about the form or the PowerSchool Parent Portal, contact the school at 780-895-2228.

Literacy Moment

Reading for Meaning


Here are a list of reading strategies and practices that can be employed when teens are immersed in challenging readings and what parents can do to provide support where necessary.

1. What do I already know about the topic?

The ability to make a personal connection with a text is key to understanding. When interacting with any text it’s important for students and parents to reflect on some of the following prompts: What do you know about this topic or idea? What do the sources remind you of? Is this text organized in a familiar way? Does this text remind you of something you’ve seen, read, or experienced?

2. What is this reading for?

Students must read things to know things. So, it’s important for students to not only understand what they are reading, but what purpose does the reading serve in their subject area. Setting these reading purposes in a meaningful way should allow for better engagement and focus their attention. When setting a purpose for reading, parents could ask such things as: Why are you reading this? What are you wondering? Is there a question do you need answered? What do you think this text will be about?

3. Talking Through Comprehension

Sometimes when a reading is difficult, it’s important to take a quick break and attempt “talking through” the complexity. This will provide clarity of thought and allow the student to focus on the ideas which are most important, how they are related, and what has been learned. When assessing your teen’s comprehension of a text, here are some open-ended questions/statements that should allow them to “speak” to their understanding: What are your initial thoughts about what you’ve read? What caused you to stop reading just now? Summarize the key points of what you’ve read. What ideas do you agree/disagree with? How does this text make you feel?

4. Vocabulary Knowledge

A students’ ability to build vocabulary is essential for comprehension of a text. Students need to utilize a variety of strategies to decipher language when dealing with a challenging text. When students are struggling with specific vocabulary, you could ask the following: Can you figure out the meaning of the word based on the context of the sentence? Have you seen this word before? Can you isolate the prefix, suffix, and root of the word?

Accessing User Accounts: Students Leaving EIPS

Is your child graduating from or leaving EIPS at the end of the school year? If so, they must ensure any information they want to retain from their school cloud accounts is downloaded onto a personal device before leaving.

· Google account – Students must download any wanted content before August 1—download files either individually or in bulk using Google Takeout.

· Microsoft account – Students must download any wanted content from their OneDrive account before August 1.

After Aug. 1, 2022, EIPS will deactivate the account and delete all remaining files.


For more information, contact the school at 780-895-2228.

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools

Throughout the summer break, LHS is closed. It reopens on August 22 at 9:00. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact EIPS Central Services—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2022-23 school year. Students return to school on August 30.


EIPS Central Office Summer Hours: June 29 to August 19

Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone 780-464-3477

Address 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park


Statutory Holidays

Closed July 1 Canada Day

Closed August 1 Heritage Day


NOTE: Student Transportation also remains open during the summer months—operating the same hours as EIPS Central Services.

Caregiver Education Sessions

Alberta Health Services hosts a variety of virtual caregiver information sessions throughout the year focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. Session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, communication, resiliency and more Visit Caregiver Education to see the monthly caregiver sessions

No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for students

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for students, Lamont High is registered in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides no-cost MedicAlert services to children—between the ages of four and 14 years—who have chronic health conditions. The goal is twofold: to help children with severe allergies, medical conditions or special needs and to assist schools with medical-emergency plans for students.


Once a child is registered, the school is provided with advice on a medical-emergency plan for that student and given a list of medications, allergies and medical conditions the student has. If your child has a serious medical condition or allergy and could benefit from MedicAlert services, contact the school office at 780-895-2228. To learn more about the No Child Without program, visit www.nochildwithout.ca.

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Bell Schedule

Regular Day

Warning Bell

8:40 AM

Block 1

8:45 AM – 10:09 AM

Break

10:09 AM – 10:18 AM

Block 2

10:18 AM – 11:42 AM

Lunch

11:42 AM – 12:22 PM

Block 3

12:22 PM – 1:46 PM

Break

1:46 PM – 1:56 PM

Block 4

1:56 PM – 3:20 PM

Short Day

Warning Bell

8:40 AM

Block 1

8:45 AM – 9:54 AM

Break

9:54 AM – 10:02 AM

Block 2

10:02 AM – 11:11 AM

Lunch

11:11 AM – 11:56 AM

Block 3

11:56 AM – 1:03 PM

Break

1:03 PM – 1:11 PM

Block 4

1:11PM – 2:20 PM

About Us

With an enrolment of approximately 300 students in grades 7-12, Lamont High has a family atmosphere through which students are recognized for their talents and encouraged to work to the best of their abilities. The school features a strong academic program and students consistently achieve at or above the provincial achievement levels.
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