January 18-22, 2021
Up Coming Dates and Events
January 26- Virtual International Baccalaureate Open House (see Salisbury's website)
January 27- Virtual School Council 6 pm
January 28- Virtual Advanced Placement Open House (see Bev Facey's website)
February 1- Start of semester 2 (Options change)
February 3- Early dismissal/Staff meeting
February 4&5- Teacher's Convention (No School for students)
February 10- Bev Facey Virtual Open House (see Bev Facey's website)
February 11- Salisbury Virtual Open House (see Salisbury's website)
February 15- Family Day NO SCHOOL
February 15- School and Transportation fees due
School Council Updates and Information
Our next School Council meeting will be on January 27, 2021, at 6pm virtually.
Everyone is invited to these meetings, and coming to one meeting does not mean you need to attend all meetings. We want your feedback and would love to hear from you!
At the January meeting, we will be voting in a new chair. If you are interested in this position or have questions please contact Jessica Smith for more information (780-467-3800). During this meeting, we will also be starting a conversation around school fees.
Mental Health Check In
Netflix and Mental Health
Here are different series, episodes, and documentaries on Netflix that cover mental health, anxiety, coping tools, and social media. Grab some popcorn and happy watching. Please note, parental guidance is advised.
- Headspace Guide to Meditation - Eight episodes (20 min.) series that explains and dives deeper into mindfulness and meditation. It shares how to start, the benefits, and the impact it has on us.
- The Mind, Explained - Three episodes (19 to 21 min. each) that cover memory and how to store it, anxiety, and mindfulness.
- Brainchild - Six episodes (approx. 24 min. each) that cover social media, emotions, motivation, thinking, creativity, and memories.
- Coronavirus, Explained - the last episode explains how to cope
- Brene Brown: The Call to Courage (1-16 min.)
- The Social Dilemma (1h 34 m) explores the impact on social networking.
Learning & being curious together at FRH
The city of Edmonton is also known as Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (or sometimes, Amiskwaciwakahikan) in recognition of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot & Metis people of the land here in Treaty 6. Recently, the city of Edmonton also voted in favour or recognizing the original people of Treaty 6 land by giving all the wards in Edmonton alternate Indigenous names. The naming committee was a group of 17 women who are historically recognized as the leaders of Indigenous communities. Elders & Indigneous community leaders were also a part of the initial process asking the city of Edmonton to consider the additions. This act of reconciliation by the city is just another step in the process of learning & knowing more about our history. If you’d like to learn more or see the names (what they stand for, or how to pronounce them) see the links below.
School and Transportation Fee Waiver Applications: Deadline extended
Elk Island Public Schools recognizes the global pandemic has put a strain on some families’ finances and available income can change quickly in the current situation. As such, the Division has extended the deadline for requesting a waiver of your 2020-21 school and transportation fees. If you encounter circumstances where you’re unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. Because of the pandemic, the new deadline is Feb. 15, 2021—if you’re new to EIPS, the deadline is the latter of Feb. 15, 2021, or 45 days after registration.
Each quarter—or trimester, as applicable—you’ll receive an email notification letting you know fees are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To access your fee information, go to “Student Fees” on PowerSchool. There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. All fees are due within 14 days of being posted. NOTE: School Fees apply to in-school learners only.
For more information about school fees, transportation fees, waivers, and payment deadlines, visit eips.ca or contact the school at 780-467-3800.
Returning Student Registration for 2021-22
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28, 2021.
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, 2021.
For more information contact the school directly.
EIPS 2021-22 Division Calendar: Now available!
The official 2021-22 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2021-22 school year, such as school-closure days, breaks, the first and last day of classes, professional learning days, early dismissal days, plus more. Highlights from the 2021-22 EIPS calendar include:
- September 1 – first day of classes
- November 8-12 – November break
- December 22 to January 4 - Christmas break
- February 1 – second semester begins
- February 10-11 – Teachers’ Convention
- March 28 to April 1 – spring break
- June 28 – last day of classes
- June 29 – last operational day before the summer break
To view the 2021-21 calendar, visit eips.ca.
Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit eips.ca/calendar and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.