Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!
Friday, February 26, 2021
Upcoming Dates and Events
March 3 - Early Dismissal - Wacky Tacky Day
March 5 - PD Day (No Classes)
March 8 - 12 - Substitute Appreciation Week
March 9 - School Council meeting @6:30 pm (via Google Meet)
March 17 - ST. Patrick's Day
March 18 - Term 2 Report Cards online
March 26 - No Classes
March 29 - April 5 - Spring Break
Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open!
To register for kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2021.
For full instructions and tips on filling out the form, refer to How to Register a New Student.
For more information about the EIPS kindergarten program, see the EIPS Kindergarten Toolkit or contact the school.
Returning Student Registration 2021-22 Deadline
Returning Student Registration Form available only until Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Access the form through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Read Aloud Day Contest
Class 6-2 Provincial Government Mock Leg : Passing a Bill to a Law : Bill #46 The Mandatory Mask Act
Pink Shirt Day
February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, people in Canada celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parent Engagement Sessions
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team has planned a three-part series— Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts—designed for all EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. The sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation.
Session 1: February 2; 7-7:30 p.m.
- Who we are and why this work is needed
- What reconciliation looks like in EIPS
Session 2: February 23; 7-7:30 p.m.
- Addressing common roadblocks to understanding and relationship
- Terminology; bridging the gap between what language parents may be used to hearing and what children are learning in schools
Session 3: March 16; 7-7:30 p.m.
- Language of this land: The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools
Strathcona County has a helpline that anyone in our community can call. The number is 780-464-4044. They offer support in all areas:
- Free counselling for you and your children
- When you call this number, you can be talking to a counsellor in under an hour. There is no intake or wait list. You can have help exactly when you need it.
- Parenting Support
- 1-on-1 support and free (virtual) classes are available if you are struggling with your child at home
- Financial Support
- Funding is available to help you with groceries, utility bills or emergencies if this is a tight financial season for you
- Accessing other community agencies
- The county can help you access CERB, AISH, FSCD or any other agency that may help your family
- If English is not your first language or you are new to our community, the county can help you find what you need
Please don’t hesitate to call the helpline directly: 780-464-4044.
More information can be found on the Strathcona County FCS website.
Everybody Can is a guide to affordable services published occasionally by Strathcona County.
Visitors in School
We want to thank all parents, students, and staff for doing their part to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. Every morning before coming to school all students must complete the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. Parents are reminded that they need to make an appointment to enter the school, as non-essential visitors and contractors are not permitted in the school or workplace without an appointment. Please call or email the school ahead of time to book an appointment. Individuals should not enter an EIPS building if feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, nausea, pink-eye. Visitors must sign in at the office (after having made an appointment), practice physical distancing while here and wear mask. The Stay_at_Home_Guide_for_Parents.pdf is a good resources that provides parents with information on what to do when children exhibit COVID symptom.
If you know your child will be absent, late, or leaving early from school, please send a note in their agenda, email or phone the school explaining the reason for that day.
All staff and students will be using the Brightspace online platform. Students will require a digital device with a camera and should have received instructions from teachers on how to log on and navigate the learning platform.
Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.
Student Brightspace page:
Username: Use the EIPS student email address
Password: Use the EIPS student password
If a student needs help with a password reset, contact the school for assistance.
Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Brightspace environment
Parent/Guardian Brightspace page: This is GREAT information to help your children.
Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here