Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update!

Friday, March 4, 2021

Lakeland Ridge Weekly Update

Hello Lakeland Ridge Families, Thank you for completing the Returning Student Registration form. Just a reminder that Friday is a Professional Learning Day for staff. Therefore, there are no classes tomorrow. Our next School Council meeting will be Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30pm via Google Meet. Please click the following link for the agenda.

Upcoming Dates and Events

March 5 - Professional Learning Day (No Classes)

March 8 - 12 - Substitute Appreciation Week

March 9 - School Council meeting @6:30 pm (via Google Meet)

March 9 School Council Agenda

March 15-19 - Week of Inspirational Math

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 19 - Term 2 Report Cards published online

March 26 - No Classes

March 29 - April 5 - Spring Break

April 6 - Classes resume

Wacky Tacky Day

Registration 2021-22

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.

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.

Join the session

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

Family Resources

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.

Attendance

K-9

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.

School Education Plan & Results Report 2019-2022 Year 3

Brightspace

Brightspace platform

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.

Brightspace Support Videos

Please see the links below for both student and parent guides.


Student Brightspace page:

https://eips.brightspace.com/

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.

https://eips.brightspace.com/d2l/local

Brightspace Parent/Guardian guide Click here