NSO Weekly News

November 14-19, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, we hope everyone had a restful November Break! This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention week. Monday is Instructional day 46 of 89, and we are now 52% of the way through semester 1 for non-diploma courses. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

November Parent Teacher Student Conference Bookings!

Conferences are scheduled for the following times:

Fort Saskatchewan campus Wed., Nov 16 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Sherwood Park and Vegreville campuses Thurs., Nov 17 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Families are asked to book appointments in advance. Please CLICK HERE to book your interview appointment. Or visit https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/ and use Booking Code wf2kn. We look forward to meeting with you!

School Advisory Council

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. Please SIGN UP to have the virtual code sent to you.

Scheduled Meeting dates:
October 20, 2022 (Minutes attached below)
November 23, 2022
January 25, 2023
March 15, 2023

Next Step VIRTUES Feedback

We would appreciate if you could complete this quick 5-question survey regarding potential Next Step virtues. We have been collaborating to identify core virtues that best represent the education and learning that takes place at our three campuses.

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Make Change- Mental Health Resources

These resources have two purposes: 1) Empower young people to be healthy, safe, and effective advocates 2) Help adults support youth advocacy

Upcoming events

November 14-18: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 16-17: Parent Teacher Student Conferences via booking CLICK HERE

November 17: Rupertsland Get Ahead of Your Future Career Exploration

November 20: National Child Day

November 23: School Advisory Council meeting 6 p.m. SIGN UP

November 26: SET Conference UofA

November 29: Strathcona County Youth Employment Fair

December 6: Skills Exploration Days

December 20: Last class of 2022

ApplyAlberta is an online application system that allows you to apply to one or more of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions through a common starting point. Please contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance.

Keep Your Private Information Private

Our private information is at risk of being exposed than ever before. But by taking a few simple steps to secure your accounts, you can keep your personal information safe and sound.

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Kids Help- Mental Health Resources

You can scroll through the topics listed and tap on the mental health resources you’re interested in / that are relevant to you at any time.

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Semester 2 - Dual Credit Opportunities

Dual Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Students 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 enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies. Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please have students refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form. For more information, please contact: careerpathways@eips.ca

Learn About Teen Health

Whether you're a teen or a parent, it's smart to learn all you can about teen health issues. Our Learning Centre is a great place to start.

Teen Writing Contest

Teens (12-18) are welcome to submit their writing to the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library’s Teen Writing Contest. The winner will receive a 100.00 VISA gift card. Short stories, essays, poems, comics and other original works are eligible. Please see the contest guidelines for more information on submissions.

A local panel of experts will judge the submissions, and a small gathering will take place to announce the winner at 7pm on December 15, 2022.

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The November edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on talking to your kids about alcohol. Newsletter

Themes include:

Dealing With Teen Substance Use

Drinking, smoking, and drug use can affect your child's general health. They can also affect physical growth, emotional development, and school performance. Recognize and respond by knowing the signs.


MyPass is an Alberta Education self-service website set up for Alberta students to:

  • View diploma exam results and request rescores
  • Register to write a diploma exam
  • Order High School transcripts
  • View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
  • View and print a Detailed Academic Report (DAR)

How do I register?

1. Google myPass or go to https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass

2. To register for an account, you will need

  • your Alberta Student Number (ASN) this is the longer 9-digit number
  • a personal email address (do not use your school email)
  • your date of birth

Check out the PDF document below with step by step instructions. Contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance!

Learning Clicks

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

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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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Strathcona County -Youth Employment Job Fair Nov 29

Strathcona County youth who are interested in seeking entry-level positions are encouraged to attend this event.

EIPS 2023-24 Division Calendar

The official 2023-24 EIPS calendar is now available. The calendar includes important dates during the 2023-24 school year, such as school-closure days, breaks, the first and last day of classes, professional learning days, early dismissal days, plus more. To view the 2023-24 calendar, visit eips.ca.

Highlights from the 2023-24 EIPS calendar include:

first day of school – Aug. 31, 2023

November break – November 6-10

Christmas break – December 25 to January 5

second semester starts – February 1

Teachers’ Convention – February 8-9

spring break – March 25-29

last day of classes – June 26, 2024

Inclement Weather

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather. For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Student Services- Wellness

Practicing Self Care and Mindfulness is super important for our mental health and success in school. By practicing self care and mindfulness activities, you are learning how to manage stress, worries and anxiety. To learn more about mindfulness, selfcare or to access support please reach out to our Success Coaches Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca , Janet.Clarkson@eips.ca or our School Counsellor Elli.Hansen@eips.ca

Mindfulness Activity Week 5: Set a timer for 10 minutes. Lie on your back or sit in a comfortable position. Allow your eyes to close and widen your awareness and listen to the sounds around you that come and go. Was it difficult to keep your attention on the sounds? Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.

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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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