NSO Weekly News

December 5-10, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 61 of 89, and we are now 69% of the way through semester 1 for non-diploma courses. Please encourage students to check in with staff regarding remaining assessments. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

Virtual RAP Information Evening

Are you interested in the Registered Apprenticeship Program? This presentation provides information to high school students about the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). RAP allows high-school students to learn the skills of a trade while they are still in high school.

Wednesday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Online

Click here to join the meeting

The the presentation link will also be available on the EIPS Career Pathways website.

Upcoming events

December 5: EIPS Student Voice Forum (Agora Centre Sherwood Park)

December 6: Skills Exploration Days

December 6: Intro to Message Therapy workshop 1-3 p.m. https://makamicollege.com/

December 7: Early dismissal (Staff Meeting)

December 7: Virtual RAP Information Evening Click here to join the meeting

December 8: Next Step Alberta Assurance Review 1 p.m.

December 15: SPO Christmas Potluck lunch

December 16: FSO Christmas Lunch

December 16: Superintendent SPO visit 2 p.m.

December 20: Last class of 2022

December 21 to January 3: Christmas Break

January 4, 2023: Classes resume, early dismissal (Staff Meeting)

January 7-8: ELA & Social Diploma Exam Prep Sessions https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/

January 12: English 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

January 13: Social Studies 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

January 14-15: Math & Science Diploma Exam Prep Sessions https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/

January 20: Course completion deadline

January 20-27: Diploma Exams

January 30: Professional Learning Day- no school

January 31: Semester 2 starts

Become an Apprentice

Interested in learning an Alberta trade or occupation? Find out how to get started.

Family Resource Network Triple P-Teen: Rudeness and Disrespect Session

As teenagers transition from childhood to adulthood, parents and teenagers may not see eye to eye. Sometimes this behaviour is labeled as “rudeness” or “disrespect” and may lead to conflict and upset feelings. Join Strathcona County for an online discussion for parents and caregivers experiencing similar challenges. The session will provide suggestions on how to manage this behaviour and develop a positive relationship with your teenager. For more Information email; FamilyResourceNetwork@strathcona.ca

Wednesday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Virtual) Register

Fort Saskatchewan Feedback

Thank you to all families who were able to join us for the inaugural Connect the Fort event on October 6. We hope you found the event and the information shared helpful for your family.

Whether or not you were able to attend the event, we want to hear from you! The feedback collected will help the Division and schools plan for possible future events. The Connect the Fort 2022-23: Feedback Survey includes a short series of questions to gather feedback from all Fort Saskatchewan families. The survey should only take about three minutes to complete and will be open until December 16. Thank you for sharing your feedback to assist with future planning.



We are a team of undergraduate students attending universities across Canada. We started this organization to make it easier for high school students to better understand university life, from applying to matriculating

Alberta Winter Games: Special Olympics

Strathcona County is seeking enthusiastic volunteers, ages 16 and up, from the community to join in the celebration of the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, happening from February 24-26. Over 1,200 athletes, staff and volunteers from across the province will come together for a weekend of competitive sporting events and fun.

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Have your say, EIPS wants to hear from you!

The Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 is now available. The report is a summary of how Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is doing relative to Alberta Education’s performance measures; how it's supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes; and its successes, challenges and priority strategies moving forward. Both the full report and an overview are available for readers.

Reflecting on this report and the past school year, EIPS wants to hear from you to gain a deeper understanding of your confidence in the Division and its strategic direction. As such, the annual EIPS Year-in-Review: Stakeholder Confidence Survey is now open. Thank you for your patience while we temporarily postponed the survey—it's now reopened. Complete the Year-in-Review Survey by December 18.

The survey covers a range of topics, including student growth and achievement, learning supports, teaching and leading, governance and resource allocations. The information gathered will help EIPS provide a platform for families, students, staff and community members to have a voice in ensuring high-quality, student-centred learning environments in EIPS schools.

Survey closes Dec. 18, 2022

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School Advisory Council

Next meeting is January 25 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meetings start 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.

Next Scheduled Meetings:

January 25, 2023, March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023

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AHS Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The December edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on joy during the holiday season.

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 Feb. 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

EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

Second Semester Dual-Credit Opportunities

Dual-credit registration for second semester is now open. Dual credit is the ability for students to take post-secondary courses while still in high school. They can earn three to five 30-level high school credits—depending on the program selected—and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enrol in one or more introductory courses.

Courses have varied delivery methods and prerequisites—course offerings may also depend on enrolment numbers. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, refer students to the Dual Credit and Post-Secondary Partnerships Handbook. Interested students can also pre-register using the online form. For more information, contact careerpathways@eips.ca.

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Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

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.

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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