Hawk's View

February 25, 2022

Up Coming Dates and Events

February 28: returning student registration closes

March 2: Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

March 4: Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students

March 8: International Women's Day

March 10: Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair – Spring Session - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

March 14: Pi Day

March 14 to 18: Week of Inspirational Math

March 16: School Council 6pm (we will be discussing fees)

March 17 and 22: Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30pm

March 28 to April 1: Spring Break - No School

Brightspace 101: Parents and Guardians

Please continue to have your child look at individual Brightspace materials if they are absent for any reason. All work and materials will be posted there.

Purdy's Easter Fundraiser

Easter is around the corner! Help us support the library improvements and fill your baskets at the same time. Check out the catalogue here: https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-92273. The library will receive 25% of all sales. Orders must be submitted by March 6th, and orders will be ready on or before March 22nd (before Spring Break).

Complete the Returning Student Registration

Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is now open. All returning students must complete the online Returning Student Registration Form to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming 2022-23 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. All returning EIPS students are required to complete the form by February 28, 2022.

To access the Returning Student Registration Form, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you do need to set one up. For help see: Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

2022 EIPS Parent Survey

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2022 EIPS Parent Survey—open from March 14-27.

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.


NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.

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First Nations, Metis and Inuit learning

EIPS First Nations, Métis, and Inuit team invite you to join their upcoming virtual gatherings. It is a great way to make connections, create a supportive environment for dialogue, share hopes and ideas, and learn what’s happening around the Division. We’re grateful to Elder Wilson Bearhead for attending the virtual gatherings last school year and agreeing to open each gathering again this year.

Gathering 3: March 15, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • words from Elder Wilson
  • topics to be determined based on wishes, hopes and interests expressed in previous gatherings

Sessions will take place online using Microsoft Teams Meetings. For more information visit our Division website or reach out to the school at 780-467-5930

February EIPS Career Pathways Info (CLICK LINK)

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.

Support Numbers

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

The Distress line 780-482-4357

Family and Community Service

(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044

Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Spectators Update

The following changes regarding spectators at school events are currently in effect.

  • Spectators are permitted at indoor practices, games and performance events.
  • All spectators, except EIPS students and children 12 and younger, must wear a mask and physically distance, whenever possible.
  • EIPS recommends spectators are limited to family only, at this time.
  • EIPS reviews its protocols for spectators on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Please visit the EIPS Operations Guidelines 2021-22 for a more detailed look at the most recent changes.