Knightly News

November 2021

Important Dates to Remember

School Happenings

October and November are busy months at Clover Bar Junior High. While volleyball is now done, basketball tryouts are underway and practices are running daily. In addition to Parent / Teacher interviews, we have also enjoyed Halloween activities, pep rallies and an Awards Ceremony. We will mark our Remembrance Day Ceremony in homerooms on Friday, November 5th as well.


Please read about our upcoming Food Bank Donation project that will be running throughout the month of November and don't forget that Nov 8 -12 is our Fall Break. We hope you will be able to enjoy some downtime relaxing with family and friends during this well-deserved week off.


The end of the month will be time to reflect on academics as our term one comes to a close. Be sure to check your PowerSchool account to see how your child is doing and be sure to follow up with teachers if you have any specific questions.

PowerSchool Student Portal Login Credential Update

After early dismissal on the afternoon of November 3, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is updating the student log in process for the PowerSchool Student Portal. Once updates are complete, students will use their EIPS credentials to login to the PowerSchool Student Portal or the PowerSchool mobile app. Student access to the portal and app may be intermittently unavailable while updates are taking place. Effective November 4, students will use the new EIPS login credentials to access the portal or app. Students who use the mobile app will be required to log out and back in after the updates are complete.


If students are having trouble logging in to PowerSchool after the change, they can contact their teacher or a school office staff member for assistance. This update does not affect the log in process for parents or guardians for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Fall Bottle Drive

School Council is hosting a bottle drive on Saturday, November 20 from 10am-1pm. Please drop off your donations in the school parking lot that day. Thank you for your support.

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Camrose Casino

Volunteers still needed! Thank you to our parents who have volunteered for the Camrose Casino on January 25 and 26, 2022. Positions available:

Wednesday, January 26- Alternate General Manager (3pm-12am) *only a backup position*

Thursday, January 26- Count Room Supervisor (10pm-12am)

Contact: CLBChair@gmail.com

Clover Bar Kudos!

Do you have a staff member or student that you would like to recognize for their work or help? You can use the following link to send in your kudos! Your kind words will be forwarded to the school principals, where they can share your appreciation with those who make a positive impact in our school community.

Clover Bar Kudos Form

Use this link to provide a kudo for a staff member or student!

Drop Off and Pick up

Just a friendly reminder about drop off and pick up locations for your student.

The parking lot is designated for staff only and the loop directly in front of the school is designated to bus drop off only.

Please park on the road in front of the school ( as shown in red on the picture) to drop your student off.

Thank you.

Food Bank Drive

We are grateful for the food we eat everyday and for not having to go hungry. We would like to share the gratitude we feel with others who may not be as lucky by participating in a reverse advent calendar challenge throughout the month of November in each of our homerooms.


A list of needed food items will be posted in each homeroom. Students are encouraged to bring in donation items prior to December 1, when we tally the totals and add these to our monthly food donation counts before donating to the Strathcona Food Bank.

Take Your Kid to Work

While Take Your Kid to Work Day has been highly complicated by COVID protocols, we apologize for any confusion that may have been the result of this day for families. In spite of messaging and emails sent home, we understand that expectations were still not clear. We are grateful for your understanding as we continue to navigate the unknown and learn from our mistakes through trial and error. Moving forward, we will try to anticipate how to better track which students will or will not be attending this day.

Seeking a Basketball Coach

Clover Bar Junior High is seeking a Junior Boy's Basketball Coach. No previous experience needed and schedule is based on your availability. As a volunteer you are required to be fully vaccinated and to have a criminal record check. If you are interested, please contact the school at 780-467-2295.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.


If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.


Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.


For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for students

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for students,Clover Bar Junior High School is registered in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides no-cost MedicAlert services to children—between the ages of four and 14 years—who have chronic health conditions. The goal is twofold: to help children with severe allergies, medical conditions or special needs and to assist schools with medical-emergency plans for students.


Once a child is registered, the school is provided with advice on a medical-emergency plan for that student and given a list of medications, allergies and medical conditions the student has. If your child has a serious medical condition or allergy and could benefit from MedicAlert services, contact the school office at 780-467-2295. To learn more about the No Child Without program, visit www.nochildwithout.ca

Looking for Staff Contact Information?

We’ve recently made changes to how families can contactClover Bar Junior High School staff.

If you’d like to reach out to your child’s teacher directly, simply log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. From the Grades and Attendance page, you can click on the name of any of your child’s teachers to email them directly.


To connect with school administration and main office staff, refer to the online contact form to send an email to the applicable person directly. From the online contact form, you can also send an email to the school to report your child’s absence.


If you’re having trouble with your PowerSchool account, contact the school office. And, of course, we’re always just a phone call away if you have questions or need assistance, 780-467-2295

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Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair

Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Exploring career options? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s hybrid Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is excited to once again be partnering with the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta for the event.


The in-person portion of the event brings together a wide variety of colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place. The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12. The event will follow the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program, as well as adhere to Alberta Health Services and local guidelines.


The virtual component will include additional opportunities to attend sessions from numerous colleges, universities and sector experts. Participation is free and open to all grades 9 through 12 students.


Participating students and family members in either the in-person or virtual sessions will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions, ask questions, talk to experts about various career sectors, learn about future career trends and much more.


Event Details:

Date: Nov. 23, 2021 In-person: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Strathcona County Agora 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Virtual: Times and schedule to be confirmed

Visit www.eips.ca/students/your-future for a detailed list of vendors once finalized.

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Feed Your Future

An event designed to empower, connect and inspire a network of young women in grades 9–12 and post-secondary.

Feed Your Future is an exciting virtual, half-day event presented for no charge by Ag for Life and Farm Credit Canada. The goal is to reach young urban and rural women of all backgrounds with an interest in agriculture and food production as a potential career pathway. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and distinguished professionals, as they explore the topics of networking, leadership, building your personal brand and are introduced to the vast diversity of roles tied to agriculture and food production.

Register for the FREE virtual workshop taking place on Wed. Nov.17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (MST).

https://www.agricultureforlife.ca/feed-your-future


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Fall Break Camp

Young Women in Trades & Technology Fall Camps. Please follow the link provided for further information.


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Virtual Parent Night Sherwood Heights

Our neighboring school, Sherwood Heights Junior High School, will be hosting a virtual parent night on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in partnership with Saffron Centre to talk about assault and harassment. As parents and caregivers, we want to step in and offer help if our kids come to us with concerns. Sometimes this can feel difficult or overwhelming if we don’t have the language and knowledge to guide our decision making. Learning about bystander intervention can help us feel equipped to assist others experiencing sexual assault or harassment. This training will talk about barriers to bystander intervention, how to overcome them, different ways of intervening, and we will work through some examples together.

There will be a question-and-answer time at the end. If any parents need resources or organizations to follow up with there will be time for that as well.

Information required to access this virtual presentation can be found on the attached poster.

We are grateful to Sherwood Heights for organizing this opportunity for our parents as well.

https://www.cloverbar.ca/download/371243

Sherwood Park in the Fall