September 4, 2023
Welcome to Clover Bar's Newest Addition!
We are excited to share that we have purchased a new school bus! It is bright and shiny and our staff is over the moon to take our students on their field trips!
Meet the Teacher
Clover Bar Staff would like to invite you to our Meet the Teacher event on Thursday, September 7. The event is an open event that runs from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Students can bring their families to Clover Bar, tour them around the building, meet our staff, and even show off their locker (while it's still clean!).
Our staff will be in their classrooms to welcome our students and their families, as well as answer any questions.
We hope to see you there!
Our Athletics are getting going right away! Please click on the picture for our Volleyball tryouts. Our Cross Country tryout information is below.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Athletic Director, Ms. Sara Haring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country Team Information
September 7 - Sign up and Information Meeting - Information in Announcements
Tryouts start at 7:30am on September 8, 13, and 15.
Option Course Change Request Process
We know that sometimes students want to try to change into a different option, whether because they didn't get their first choice, their interests have changed, or another reason. We will be sending a School Messenger out on Friday, September 8 with a link to a Permission Click form for students and their families to fill out to request a change for an option class.
It is important to recognize that not all requests will be able to be fulfilled, as many of our classes are already full. We will make any changes that are possible though. We recognize that a big part of being excited to come to school is being excited about the classes students have! We will do everything we can to support that.
The deadline for those forms to be submitted is the end of the day on Wednesday, September 13.
Clover Bar This Week
Monday, September 4 - NO SCHOOL, Labour Day
Tuesday, September 5 - Day 3
9:30am to 10:30am - Central Office SFS Meeting - Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Sorel
1:00pm to 1:30pm - ReSet Room Pilot Project Meeting - Virtual - Mr. Shudra
Wednesday, September 6 - Day 4 - Early Dismissal for Staff Meeting
2:40pm - CLB Staff Meeting
Thursday, September 7 - Day 5
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Meet the Teacher
Friday, September 8 - Day 6 - PHOTO DAY
Families will be receiving a number of emails from Permission Click this week for a variety of start-up forms that are required. Unfortunately each form requires a separate email for tracking purpose. Thank you for completing these forms!
AHS shares a monthly newsletter to support Mental Health for students and their families. Each month we will share the newsletter and resources. If you have any questions, or for further supports, please reach out to us at email@example.com or 780-467-2295.
- September 6: Early dismissal
- September 7: Meet the teachers (6:00-7:00)
- September 8: Photo Day
- September 18-22: Grade 7 Welcome Week!
- September 19: Off-Campus Education/Dual Credit Information Session
- September 22: Terry Fox School Run Day
- September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- September 30: Orange Shirt Day
- October 4: Early dismissal
- October 5: World Teachers’ Day
- October 6: Professional Learning Day (schools closed to students)
- October 9: Thanksgiving (no school)
Welcome Back Message
Welcome back, EIPS families! Don’t forget to check your inbox for an email with important info about the 2023-24 school year. The message includes details about PowerSchool, SchoolMessenger and other systems the Division uses. You can also find a copy of the message on the Division website.
Download these bus apps for a successful ride!
Have a child taking the bus this school year? Download the following apps to stay up to date with all the busing information you’ll need throughout the year.
A new version of the Bus Status app is available: Bus Status 4. The app provides the same features and functionality as before, but faster and more reliable for users. Families who previously used the Bus Status 3 app will need to download the new version from the App Store or Google Play. You won’t be able to update directly from one version to the next. New users can download Bus Status 4 directly now.
Through the Bus Status app, families can access information about buses that are running late or cancelled throughout the year. Simply save your child’s bus routes as favourites and turn on push notifications to stay up to date.
Refer to the Bus Status: Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the update, and plan to download the new version now.
The Traversa Ride 360 website and app enable parents and students to access their own secure data for bus stop location, route and pickup time. With Division buses equipped with GPS hardware, Ride 360 uses GPS geolocation to let users know when to expect their bus each day. Parents and students log in with their own information to access their specific routing information and details.
Ride 360 will be updated in the coming year. Families are encouraged to download the current Ride 360 app from the App Store or Google Play for the start of the school year and set up their account. When the update takes place, login information will seamlessly roll over to the updated app.
Refer to additional instructions and the tutorial video on the Division website for more details about setting up your Ride 360 profile.
For more information about transportation services, refer to the Student Transportation section of the EIPS website.
Sync the School Calendar to your calendar
Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own calendar? Simply, visit cloverbar.ca and click on the applicable subscription option:
· Download to iCal
· Add to Google Calendar
· Subscribe to Calendar
NOTE: Options are located above the calendar.
Once you click on the desired subscription option, follow the instructions. Within seconds, your calendar will contain all Clover Bar Junior High's important dates including holidays, school-closures days, planned activities, events and more.
Video surveillance on buses
Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance?
Video surveillance and equipment help:
· ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and
· discourage destructive acts.
On a regular basis, EIPS Student Transportation reviews the video recordings, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The recordings assist the department with monitoring student and driver conduct and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
EIPS buses are also equipped with Tyler Drive tablets. The goal: To enhance safety, improve communication, increase efficiency and provide oversight. These tablets allow bus drivers to stay on time with turn-by-turn route directions and show student pictures and information when bus drivers get to stop locations. To ensure students get where they need to go, there are now two distinct audible tones when students scan their bus pass boarding or leaving the bus. One tone indicates they’re getting on the correct bus or at the correct stop, and the other tone indicates they’re on the incorrect bus or leaving at the incorrect stop. By using live information, Tyler Drive tablets provide more accuracy than paper schedules.
For more information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, contact the EIPS FOIP Co-ordinator at 780-464-3477.
Pay school fees online!
School fee information for the 2023-24 school year will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal in late September. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using a credit card.
Don’t forget to log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of certain school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more. Additionally, junior high and senior high fees can change as courses are added and deleted.
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit eips.ca. Alternatively, contact our Business Manager Lynette McElheren at Clover Bar Junior High School, 780-467-2295 ext. 5415.
Download the SchoolMessenger App
Clover Bar Junior High School and the Division use the SchoolMessenger platform for communicating with families—through both phone and email. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and General.CLB@eips.ca to your safe sender list to avoid having important messages funneled into your junk mail folder.
You can directly manage your phone and email subscription preferences through SchoolMessenger. Simply log in to your account—or create one if you don’t already have one—and select the message types you’d like to receive to each phone number and email address on file.
The easiest way to stay connected is to download the SchoolMessenger app. Get the latest updates direct to your mobile device and enable push notifications to never miss a message. Families can also check back on past messages—for up to 30 days—directly in the app rather than searching to find an old message buried in your inbox. Download the SchoolMessenger app from the App Store or Google Play today