SWH Cougar Tracks 2022-2023
Friday, November 25, 2022
To help parents and students stay in the loop as far as all things Sherwood Heights, our Cougar Tracks newsletter will be our weekly communication tool. Be sure to watch for email notifications at the end of each week and you can also find each of the latest and greatest Cougar Tracks newsletters posted on our website!
Dec 2: Band Concert @6:00pm at SAL gymnasium
Dec 5: EIPS Student Voice 2022 (Gr. 8)
Dec 5: Holiday events and Christmas Math Challenge begins (Jersey Day and Bring Stockings for "12 Days of Giveaways"
Dec 7: Early dismissal
Dec 12: Student Voice meets at 12:22 in Library
Dec 16: Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Dec 21 - Jan 3: Division Closure for Christmas Break
Jan 4: Classes resume
Jan 5: Smudging during Period 1 in the Library
Click on the images below for SWH Holiday Events!
The math teachers have created their Annual Christmas Contest featuring 12 mathematical puzzles.
Each day new puzzles are posted in the school and on Brightspace. Students are allowed one entry form and the student with the most correct answers will win a $200 gift card.
The contest begins on Monday, December 5th and answer sheets are due to math teachers by 3:15 on Friday, December 16. Good luck to all students who enter!
Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who attended our school council meeting last week.
MLA Jordan Walker attended as well and brought exciting news that the Sherwood Heights Replacement Project will proceed as a traditional Design/Build and not a P3. Thank you to everyone who advocated and supported our efforts with this.
What does that mean? The main thing is that EIPS will own the building (rather than a private company) which allows us to go back to Strathcona County and The Boys and Girls Club to see if they are still interested in partnering with EIPS on this project.
We advocated also for EIPS to manage the project rather than Alberta Infrastructure and along with the EIPS Board and Administration, we believe we continued to make a compelling case. EIPS has a good history and track record of coming in on time and on budget. Additionally, we expressed the importance that the build funding be announced as part of the spring budget so the project is not delayed.
I encourage you to continue advocating.
School Council Chair
This week in athletics was a BUSY ONE!!
Junior boys defeated OLPH in the quarter finals, then fell to ST Ts in semis. 🏐They take on CLB in the bronze medal match Monday at 4 PM!🏆
Junior girls defeated CLB in the quarters and FRH in the semis to advance to the GOLD 🥇MEDAL MATCH on Tuesday at ST Ts at 4 PM 💪
Senior boys defeated ABJ in the quarters and lost a close game to FRH in semis. They will also compete for bronze on Tuesday at LLR at 5:30 PM🥉💥
AAAAND our senior girls defeated CLB and FRH, 👏clearing their way to the gold medal finals at SAL on Tuesday at 4 PM 🏆
Basketball 🏀 season will hit the ground running (pun intended) as tryouts start up following the final volleyball games. Grade 9 boys first tryout is Wednesday at 2-3:45. Senior girls (8 and 9) go Thursday at 3 PM. Check out Insta 📸 or athletics calendar 🗓️ for the schedule!!
Have an awesome weekend Cougars and stay warm!!
Any parents or guardians interested in coaching or assistant coaching any sports in the 2022-2023 year please contact Kristin Alexander (Davies) at email@example.com.
Thank You to all who supported our 2022 SWH Book Fair!
2022-2023 School Fees will be posted before the end of September
School fees for the 2022-2023 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.
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 August 31, 2022.
Canteen Volunteers and Menu
Canteen Volunteers (Updated Nov. 18)
Volunteering for shifts in our SWH Canteen with Mrs. Braun is an excellent way to help prepare our students for the world of work. These opportunities help students build confidence, increase skill range, and feel successful as they work towards entering post-secondary or the workforce.
Our canteen is now open with a variety of fun foods and snacks to purchase. We also have brought back the use of microwaves in the hallways during the first half of lunch. We ask that students wait in line patiently and be respectful with your peers and the microwaves.
NEW Additions to our Canteen Menu AND Pizza Thursdays!!
Also, we have now added Pizza Thursdays to our weekly lunch options! Choices are: cheese, pepperoni and ham & pineapple. First come, first served!
With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.
If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.
Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.
For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.