Knightly News

Clover Bar Junior High

April 2021

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you all had time to rest and rejuvenate as we now have less than three months until the end of the school year. As we continue to plan for next year, we remind you that student option forms for returning students should now be completed and sent in. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.


  • April 7: early dismissal
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 13: Virtual Open House
  • April 14: Parent Council Meeting
  • April 14: Grade 9 Photos
  • April 22: Earth Day

Clover Bar Virtual Open House

Clover Bar Junior High will be holding their virtual open house on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. During this open house we will be introducing our school through video and live presentations. We will talk about our schedule, lockers, answer any questions you might have. Information about options and instructions for completing option registration will be provided as well. We hope that our new Grade 7 students will be able to join us!

Use this link to join our live meeting:

CLB Open House 2021

Grade 7 Option Registration

Complete information and instructions about Grade 7 option registration will also be available on our school website under the Student Tab beginning on Monday, April 12.

These option forms will be due back to Clover Bar by Friday, April 16th. Please contact our registrar, Ms. Rutledge in our office at 780-467-2295 with any questions. You can also email her at


Parent Council Meeting April 2021

The next Clover Bar Junior High Parent Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. At this meeting we will discuss the fees for 2021-2022 school year and share a general overview of budget.

The link for joining this online meeting is listed below. This information as well as the agenda can also be found on our website.

We hope you can join us!

Homework and Absences

This year our staff have spent a great deal of time learning how to use Brightspace. While many staff are posting homework and assignments daily, this is not the only form of classroom instruction. If your child is away for any reason, please reach out to your teacher directly through email. They will do their best to get back to you promptly and provide necessary work. This is always your first and best form of communication. It is your child's responsibility to follow up with missed homework and assignments with their teachers if needed.


Grade 9 Photos

On the morning of April 14th, Grade 9 students will be having their picture taken!

Here's your chance to shine! It's your last picture in Junior High!!

Wear your favourite mask, a funny hat, dress up or dress down. It's your choice!!

Let's have some fun!

Mental Health Week - May 3-9

Mental Health Week is May 3-9, 2021. A focus on positive mental health for students, families, schools and communities contributes to building a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. Students who are mentally healthy are resilient and better able to learn, achieve success and build healthy relationships.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 is Hats On for Mental Health Day. Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. For more information, check the website created by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Here are some helpful resources:

Stress Explained-Elementary Edition

Fight, Flight or Freeze Explained-Anxiety Canada

Fight, Flight or Freeze Explained-for TEENS- Anxiety Canada

Summer School

Do more this summer!

Next Step Summer School: Registration opened March 16

Registration for EIPS Summer School opened on March 16. 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.

Please view link below for classes being held virtually this summer.

Learn more about EIPS Summer School:
2021 Summer School
Online Course Catalogue
Program Information
Registration: 2021 Summer School

EIPS Summer School 2021.pdf



Strathcona Culture Events



Girls Exploring Trades

One of our favourite programs is the annual Girls Exploring Trades & Technologies (GETT) Conference that is held in conjunction with the Provincial Skills Canada Competition. Rest assured, we’ll still be providing an avenue for young women to explore their passions and interests! SkillsXibition—taking place May 11 and 12, 2021—will include sessions hosted by leading female experts in various trade and technology industries. The sessions will highlight the endless opportunities available to young women in Alberta. A full schedule of GETT-focused sessions will be posted online. Registration opens March 24.

Check out our new display in the Library

Big picture

EIPS Parent Survey

Have your say! The 2021 EIPS Parent Survey is Now Open

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2021 EIPS Parent Survey—open from April 6-20.

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are 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. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.

Plus, new this year, the survey includes a Part B, featuring questions about the Division’s priorities, goals and outcomes. As you know, in fall 2021, EIPS welcomes a new locally elected Board of Trustees. Your feedback will help the incoming Board develop a new EIPS Four-Year Education Plan—one that’s responsive to student and community needs and focused on continuous improvement.

Survey closes April 20, 2021.

National Volunteer Week

A big THANK YOU to all EIPS families

National Volunteer Week takes place April 18-24. Most years, we celebrate the week in schools by thanking the hundreds of volunteers across EIPS who offer their knowledge and time to help enhance learning within the Division. This year is a little different because of COVID-19. While different, schools are thanking their families in new and creative ways.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to every one of our EIPS school families for your support over the last 12 months. Collectively, we’ve created a relationship that allows us to rally behind one clear vision: To provide exceptional education for all students. As we navigate the pandemic, it’s critical we continue to work together to support student learning. Through this, we’ll inspire learners and ensure they gain the skills they need to transition to the next grade or the world of work.

So, again, thank-you for your time, for your efforts, for your kindness and for your understanding as we work together to ensure all students succeed.

Trina Boymook

Chair, EIPS Board of Trustees

Watch for Thin Ice

Remember, be aware of thin ice this time of year. Depending on changing temperatures, ice can form and melt to varying degrees on outdoor bodies of water. Please remind your child about the dangers of thin ice, obey all posted signs, take the proper care and remain a safe distance from the ice. For more information about ice safety, visit the Canadian Red Cross.

Did you know?
The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength. Clear blue ice is the strongest. White opaque is half as strong as blue ice. And, grey ice is unsafe—the greyness indicates the presence of water.