Friday, April 8, 2022
When do I keep my child home? Use this guide to determine when to keep your child home from school and when it’s safe to return—refer to the Alberta Health Daily Checklist for students 18 and older. * Last updated on March 3, 2022
Please remember to complete this form verbally with your child every day. Doing so helps keep schools safer for everyone and, will hopefully, keep temporary online learning to a minimum.
Just a reminder for all families to please log into your parent portal accounts and be sure your account is paid. There have been many sport teams, activities, and events that have been added throughout the year that may be sitting unpaid. If you have any questions please reach out to our Business Manager Mrs. Lyles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest edition of the Career Pathways News is now available: April 2022 Career Pathways News.
Career Pathways is designed to develop skills students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved enable students to make relevant connections with work or post-secondary training. Our mission: To provide authentic, relevant and engaging career opportunities and foster growth and readiness for life after school.
Each month, EIPS Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights and other helpful information meant to support students and families. The hope: For junior high students to begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps; and for senior high students to continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.
If you have any questions, contact EIPS Career Pathways at email@example.com.
EIPS Summer School 2022
Registration for EIPS Summer School opens April 19. The Summer School program offers a number of senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses. Registration is open to all current EIPS students, or those registered to attend an EIPS school in 2022-23, who are entering grades 10-12 in 2022-23 or currently in Grade 12.
Summer School returns to in-person learning this year. Classes will take place in Sherwood Park. Courses include:
- English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
- Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
- Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
- Competencies in Math 15
- Science 10
- Biology 20 and 30
- Chemistry 20 and 30
- Physics 20 and 30
- Physical Education 10
- Career and Life Management (CALM) 20
- Extreme CTS: Film Production
- Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Spread the Word: EIPS is Hiring Substitute Educational Assistants
Do you know someone who’s great at working with children and youth and eager to support student learning? Someone who’s looking for a flexible schedule and variety in their day-to-day tasks? Spread the word! Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is hiring substitute educational assistants (EA) to work on a casual, on-call basis supporting all school locations.
EAs are integral to the school team, assisting teachers with instructional and non-instructional tasks in the classroom and other school activities. Whether it’s working one-on-one with individual students or with a small group of students in a class or special program, EAs provide support and assistance to help students achieve success. Substitute EAs are critical to ensuring the continuity of student learning each and every day.
Substitute EAs are needed to fill positions until the end of the school year. If you know someone who’d be great in this role, encourage them to apply today.
Strathcona County Earth Day Shoe Drive
To participate in the shoe drive and for more information, contact Erin Wildeboer before April 14, 2022.
The intensity and number of traumatic events happening in the world today can feel overwhelming, even as an adult. Feeling secure is essential to healthy growth and development.
On behalf of the Sherwood Heights School Council, thank you for helping us recognize our amazing staff for the wonderful work they do.
The full contest rules and judging rubric for grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 are available online, as well as the full list of prizes available to be won. With ties to English Language Arts and Social Studies—stories, histories, peoples of Alberta and citizenship—the contest is suitable for teachers to use as a whole-class activity or as enrichment for specific students. The entry deadline is April 11.
The Future of Masculinity Summit 2.0 is the second annual summit hosted by Next Gen Men and community partnership organizations. In this full-day virtual conference hosted on Discord, we’ll delve into where boys fit within the #MeToo social movement. Participants will explore why gender equality matters to them, what they’ve been told about how they should act within social justice movements, what they actually believe and how they can use these powerful insights to create change.
May 6, 2022
11:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. local time)
The world can be a very polarizing place these days—it can be very difficult to know where we fit within varying, strongly-felt opinions. We’re told if we don’t believe in x, that makes us y, and if we act any differently than how we’re supposed to, we may be subject to scrutiny. While all this is happening, society has forgotten about our boys—those who want to do the right thing but are afraid of being reprimanded, who feel dismissed and invalidated because of all the rigid narratives they hear.
Participants in this summit will experience a safe space to explore those narratives, the feelings associated with them, how they can find their own voice to speak their truth and what they can do to become change-makers in their own lives, relationships, and communities.
New Online Cougar Wear Store
Enjoy browsing a wide selection of products from a variety of brands that you can then customize with the approved logos and graphics found on the site. Display your pride in fantastic apparel customized entirely by you. Our site lets students, parents, fans, & staff choose from approved merchandise to fit their needs 24/7 with no minimum order quantities. All orders are shipped directly to your own home!
Upcoming Dates and Events
April 15: Good Friday - No School
April 18: Easter Monday - No School
April 19: EIPS Summer School 2022 Registration Opens
April 21: SWH Information Night - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
April 22: Earth Day
April 22: Strathcona County Earth Day Shoe Drive
April 26: School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
May 2: SWH Track Meet
May 6: Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
May 6: Future of Masculinity Summit
The EIPS 2022-23 Division calendar is now available and includes important dates during the 2022-23 school year, including school-closure dates; holidays; dates for the November, Christmas, spring and summer breaks; PD days; & early dismissal dates.