NSO Weekly News
January 16-21, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! As of Monday we are down to the last 5 Instructional days in semester 1 for non-diploma courses to complete materials. Please ensure students check in with staff regarding remaining assessments. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Please return all semester 1 textbooks to your teacher as soon as you are completed the course to avoid potential future replacement costs. Your support getting all textbooks returned prior to January 27 is greatly appreciated!
Semester 2 course starts
We are finalizing semester 2 course planning with families and will begin scheduling course start appointment times. 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.
Vaping rates have surged among young people recently. As a parent or caregiver, it’s natural to want to learn more and to wonder how to support your teen.
January 19: Math 30-1/2 Diploma
January 20: English 30-1/2 Part B Diploma
January 20: Course completion deadline
January 23: Social Studies 30-1/2 Part B Diploma
January 24: Biology 30 Diploma
January 25: Chemistry 30 Diploma
January 25: Bell Let's Talk Day
January 25: School Advisory Council 6 p.m. Sign Up HERE
January 26: Physics 30 Diploma
January 26: Advanced Placement information session (Bev Facey)
January 27: Science 30 Diploma
January 30: Professional Learning Day- no school
January 30: EIPS High School Information Night 6 p.m.
January 31: Semester 2 starts
February 1: Returning Student Registration opens
February 1: International Baccalaureate information session (Salisbury)
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 9-10: Teachers' Convention- no school
School Advisory Council Meeting
Our next hybrid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 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:
January 25, 2023, March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023
Fitness means being able to perform physical activity. It also means having the energy and strength to feel as good as possible.
Bell Let's Talk Day
Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 25, Next Step is joining in to help create positive change. When it comes to mental health, it’s important to support ourselves and each other. There are many actions big and small that we can do to improve our own mental health and the lives of people living with mental health issues.
Together, the students at Next Step can join in to help create positive change. Remember that our teachers, counsellors and principals are here to listen and provide you with support!
If you want to learn more about how to support someone who is struggling with their mental health, a great resource is Be There from Jack.org. Visit www.bethere.org to learn more.
Depression is a serious mood disorder that can take the joy from a child's life.
Returning Student Registration for 2023-24
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an 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
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, 2023. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
January edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on vaping.
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
Careers, Learning and Employment is a great resource. Get help writing your resume or cover letter, learn how to network and prepare for your interview and check out job search resources and labour market information.