AJS Weekly Bison Tracks
January 15, 2021
- January 20, 6:00 pm - EIPS Secondary French Immersion Information Night
- January 27 - Family Literacy Day
- January 28 - Last day of Quarter 2
- January 29 - PD Day - No School
- February 1 - Start of Quarter 3
- February 3, 2:14 pm - Early Dismissal
- February 4 & 5 - Teacher's Convention - No School
- February 9, 6:00 pm - Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School Open House
- February 15 - Stat Holiday - No School
Diploma exam SCHEDULE - 2ND QUARTER
For students in 30-level classes, here is the "optional" Alberta Education diploma exam schedule. Classes will proceed for all students until Thursday, January 28. February 1 is the start of Quarter 3.
AJS Final Sitting - 2nd Quarter
*Note: 30-level students who do not write the Alberta Education Diploma Exam, will participate in the AJS Final Sitting.
Graduation and Beyond Virtual Classroom
FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT - PARENT ENGAGEMENT SERIES
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is offering two online parent information and engagement series for EIPS families.
Series #1: Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts.
This three part series is designed for EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. These sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation.
Sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams Meetings, Join on your computer or mobile app. Click here to join the meeting
Session 1 (virtual): February 2, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
Who we are and why this work is needed
What reconciliation looks like in EIPS
Session 2 (virtual) February 23, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
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 (virtual) March 16, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
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
Series #2: Virtual gathering of First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents and families.
This series is designed for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents and families who are curious to learn more about the supports offered throughout EIPS. It is an opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents to gather together and engage in conversation in partnership with the EIPS First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team.
Sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams Meetings, Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting
Initial Gathering (virtual): January 26, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
Introduction to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team
What self-identification is and what it means
What supports are in place for self-identified students
Future sessions will be discussed and decided upon with input from participating parents and families.
Returning Student Registration for 2021-22
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2021-22 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-28, 2021.
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, 2021.
For more information contact the school directly.
MacEwan University Information Sessions
This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty and advisors, engage in discussions and be inspired by where your MacEwan University education can take you.
If you want to learn more about MacEwan’s City Centre Campus and all the services available there, be sure to take a virtual tour.
Survive and Thrive: Move ahead financially after losing your job
Date: Thursday, January 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Registration: free, register https://www.sclibrary.ca/calendar
Strathcona County Library - Virtual Program
Learn how to move ahead financially after the loss of a job. This session is facilitated by a Chartered Professional Accountant Canada volunteer.
If you are Zoom shy, feel free to contact us for a quick intro. Call 780-410-8600