Knightly News

April 2022

Important Dates

  • April 6: Early dismissal
  • April 6: Future Fair
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 13: Parent Council Meeting 6:00
  • April 14: Deadline for down payment for Sport for Life Program
  • April 15-18: Easter weekend (schools closed)
  • April 19: Begin option registration process for next school year
  • April 21: In-person Open House 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22:Grade 9 Salisbury Registration (AM)
  • April 22: Grade 6 pm visit from Mills Haven and Woodbridge Farms
  • April 24-30: National Volunteer Week
  • May 3: Track and Field
  • May 4: Hats on for Mental Health
  • May 6: PL Day (no school)

No Drop Off or Pick up in the loop

Clover Bar Junior High has added an additional bus to our students transportation. This is creating increasing traffic and additional risks for student crossing.

Parents who are using the loop off the school parking lot for drop off are being asked to please drop off in front of the school instead.

The area designated for drop off is indicated in RED in the adjacent photo. Once again, the space directly in front of the school is for buses only. DO NOT USE this loop for student pick up or drop off. If you have any concerns, please contact the school directly.

2022-2023 Option Registration

Beginning the week of April 19th Students in Grades 7 and 8 will begin the registration process for next year's option classes during Academic Counselling time.

Students will be asked to carefully complete option registration forms and then return them to the office after parents have reviewed and signed them. They will be required to choose their top three choices from each group of options for both semesters and number them in order of preference.

Fee costs for each option will be listed so please carefully consider these costs prior to making your selections. Some courses will also have additional costs noted for field trips, which must be paid prior to attending the trip.

More detailed instructions, course selections forms and fee information will be included on the forms. Please feel free to contact the office at any time during registration with more questions or concerns.

Clover Bar Junior High Open House

Clover Bar Junior High Open House will take place on the evening of April 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All students who are new to our school are invited to join us for a evening to explore our school site, meet the staff and get a taste for what Junior High at Clover Bar looks like! We are excited to meet all of our new knights! We are Knights' Nation!

A reminder email will be sent out closer to the date to all incoming grade 6 students and their families. Please check our website for more details.

Grade 10 Registration

Students in Grade 9 have been working with our Academic Counselor, Mr. Fiddes, as well as their core subject teachers and health teachers to begin the registration process for Grade 10. Staff from Bev Facey and from Salisbury High schools will be on site in April to help students complete their registrations online using their completed planning sheets.

More information can be found on your chosen high school websites. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

A big THANK YOU to EIPS Volunteers

National Volunteer Week takes place April 24-30. On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all EIPS volunteers and school families for your support over the last 24 months. Collectively, we've had to react, shift and adapt throughout the various COVID-19 waves and changing public-health restrictions. Despite that, EIPS volunteers showed tremendous flexibility, commitment and creativity to ensure schools continue providing exceptional education and opportunities for all students.

So, thank you for your time, efforts and support. It's inspiring and making a difference in the lives of students. I encourage everyone to join in this year's National Volunteer Week by celebrating the hundreds of volunteers within EIPS and reflecting on the role of volunteers in our future.

Trina Boymook Chair, EIPS Board of Trustees

Virtual Showcase: Service Trades

SCHOOLS: Grades 9-12

Do you enjoy being creative? Like working with people and providing top-notch customer service? The service trades would be a great place for you! People in the service trades play a key role in providing services that help others enjoy life. Whether it’s a good meal, a nice haircut or a beautifully landscaped yard, the service trades are essential to our communities. Service trades include barber, cook, baker, hairstylist, landscape horticulturist and more. Note: This session will focus mainly on the hairstylist and barber trades.
Tuesday, April 5
6 to 7:30 p.m.
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EIPS Summer School: Registration opens April 19

Do more this summer!

Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on April 19. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses.

Courses include: Open to EIPS students entering grades 10 to 12 next fall, and students in their Grade 12 year.

· 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 and RAP

For summer 2022, all Summer School courses return to in-person. Classes take place at schools in Sherwood Park.

Learn more about the 2022 summer program

Caregiver Series: April sessions

Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom. Topics include structure and routines, building resiliency, mental health, anxiety, mindfulness, understanding depression, technology, body image, sleep and more. The list of April 2022 sessions is now available.

Holding Children Close: Tips for uncertain times

Strathcona County has pulled together a handful of resources that may be useful for parents and caregivers to support children and youth during tough times. Holding Children Close: Tips for uncertain times includes resources for families, as well tips they can try out at home when having difficult conversations with their children about traumatic events that may be occurring at the local, national or international level.

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.

Career Pathway News

April 2022 Career Pathways News

Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/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 Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights, and other helpful information meant to support students and families. It is our hope students in Junior High begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. High School students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.

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Young Women in Public Safety-Student Employment Opportunity

What is Young Women in Public Safety (YWPS)?

The YPWS Program is a week-long paid internship opportunity for female high school students; particularly students in grade 11, or grade 10/secondary 4 in Quebec. This employment opportunity was created by the Government of Canada to introduce young women to the wide range of careers available to them in the public safety and security field. Selected candidates will spend five days learning about public safety organizations and meet women and men who are experts and leaders in their fields. This is an opportunity for them to see firsthand the exciting career opportunities available.

This year, the YWPS Program will be held virtually from July 11-15, 2022. Selected candidates must be available during office working hours for the entire duration of the program, and have access to a computer and any required programs (e.g. MSTeams, WebEx, etc.).

As the program is being offered virtually this year, we are able to open it up to young women across Canada. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about several federal public safety organizations such as:

· Canada Border Services Agency

· Canadian Security Intelligence Service

· Correctional Service Canada

· Public Safety Canada

· Royal Canadian Mounted Police

· and more!

The benefits of participating

This paid employment will broaden the students’ awareness of possible careers in the public safety and security field. The experience will help them plan their educational paths to excel in these careers.

Students will create a profile on the Federal Student Work Experience Program website, which will allow them to apply for student positions with the Government of Canada throughout their post-secondary studies.

Selected students will apply for a Security Clearance, which will be a great asset when applying for future positions with public safety organizations and any other Government of Canada department or agency.

Ideal candidates

Young women who possess some or all of the following traits will likely benefit most from this program:

• Interest in serving Canada in the field of public safety and security

• Passionate about helping people and communities

• Academic and/or athletic abilities

• Leadership, resiliency and flexibility in the face of adversity

How to apply

Students will need to apply to the specific opportunity called Young Women in Public Safety-Student Employment Opportunity via the Public Service Commission Federal Student Work Experience Program. They will need to include a half-page essay outlining why they want to participate in the program and how they feel they’ll benefit from participating. They should also include a short resumé that, for example, includes information such as school, grade, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and any work experience. Applications must be submitted by April 4, 2022.

How will students be selected

Students will be selected based on the essay they will have submitted as well as their resumé.

We are here to help

We encourage you to help guide your students through this process, but the YPWS team at Public Safety Canada is always available to assist with any questions you may have through the following inbox:

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