Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hello Lakeland Ridge Families,

Welcome Back! We hope you all had a chance to relax and safely enjoy Spring Break and Easter. As you know, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Alberta. Every morning during our daily announcements, we remind students about our COVID-19 protocols and what each of us can do to keep one another safe. This morning, teachers also spoke to students about the importance of following all the guidelines. A copy of the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire can be found here. Please ensure that students are completing the questionnaire daily and if they are feeling unwell, to please stay home and contact the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

For those parents with children in grades 6, 7 and 8 who will be attending Lakeland Ridge next year, you will receive information via School Messenger Thursday afternoon outlining how to select options for next year. School administration is visiting classes this week to speak with students about the process.

Upcoming Dates and Events

April 6 and 7 - School administration visits grade 6, 7 and 8 classes to discuss option selections

April 7 - Early Dismissal (Wacky Hair/Hat Day)

April 8 - Junior High Option Information sent to grade 6, 7 and 8 students via School Messenger

April 13 - School Council @ 6:30pm via Google Meet

April 14 - Junior High Option Forms Deadline (Completed through PowerSchool)

April 19-23 - Administrative Professional Week

May 5 - Early Dismissal (Crazy Socks & Sandals Day)

May 7 - No Classes (PD Day)

May 11 - School Council @6:30pm

Visitors in School

We want to thank all parents, students, and staff for doing their part to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. Every morning before coming to school all students must complete the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire.

Parents are reminded that they need to make an appointment to enter the school, as non-essential visitors and contractors are not permitted in the school or workplace without an appointment. Please call or email the school ahead of time to book an appointment. Individuals should not enter an EIPS building if feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, nausea, pink-eye. Visitors must sign in at the office (after having made an appointment), practice physical distancing while here, and wear masks properly.

2021 EIPS Parent Survey - Now Open

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you about your experience with the Division and your school. Make sure to share your thoughts by completing the 2021 EIPS Parent Survey—open from April 6-20.


Survey closes April 20, 2021.

NOTE: The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete in full. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete Part A of the survey again.

Changes to the Accountability Pillar Survey

In the spring of 2021 Alberta Education introduced a replacement to the traditional Accountability Pillar Survey for schools. New this year is the Alberta Education Assurance Survey. Similar in nature to the accountability pillar, this survey is designed to collect data from school families to help inform the province, school board, and school as they make decisions for the future of education. Information on the survey may already be in your mailbox or is on its way. Families in grades 4 and 7 at Lakeland Ridge are asked to participate. The survey provides an excellent opportunity for families, teachers, and students to provide input. The survey closes on April 23, 2021.