AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

September 18

Important Dates


  • Monday, September 21, 6:30 pm - School Council Meeting (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, September 30 - Orange Shirt Day
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2:14 pm - Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, October 8, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - PST Interviews (Virtual)
  • Friday, October 9 - Professional Learning Day - No School
  • Monday, October 12 - Thanksgiving Day - No School
  • Tuesday, October 13 - School Picture Retakes

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Student Illness

To ensure schools and Division offices are safe for students, teachers and administration, all school staff and families must mentally complete a COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire every day.

2020 Yearbooks are Here!

The 2020 Yearbooks have arrived. Students who ordered and paid for a yearbook during the 2019-2020 school year will receive a copy. Distribution will begin on Monday, September 21 during the lunch period and will be done alphabetically by last name.


The following is the schedule:


  • Monday, September 21 - Last Names A-F
  • Tuesday, September 22 - Last Names G-O
  • Wednesday, September 23 - Last Names P-Z

AJS Exam Schedule - 1st Quarter

2020 Ardrossan Red Carpet Recognition Ceremony

We are so excited to present our 2020 Ardrossan Red Carpet Recognition Ceremony video!


We miss you all very much, and we know you will laugh and cry just like we did as we watched the video with all the great memories.


Please click on the video link to view. In the top right corner you can share the video with friends and love ones or download the video to keep.

School Picture Retakes

On Tuesday, October 13, we will be offering picture retakes to any student who wants them including our out-of-school learners.

School Fee Information (2020-2021)

(sent to families on September 14)


Elk Island Public Schools is modifying the way it charges school fees for the 2020-21 year to accommodate:

  • the switch from out-of-school learning to in-school learning;
  • the change of some schools to a quarterly semester system; and
  • a reduction to the number and amount of refunds should schools close again.


School fee information for the 2020-21 school year is expected to be posted by late September—depending on your school’s schedule. All fees are due within 14 days of being posted. Any credits on account are automatically applied and reduces the fee(s) owing. To access your fee and credit information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.


When you log on, you’ll notice the fee schedule is different from the previous year. Instead of a fee based on the entire year, fees are charged at the beginning of each of the four quarters listed below. At the start of each quarter, you'll also receive an e-mail notification from your school letting you know fees are posted to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Fees for kits or equipment kept by the student are charged in full at the start of the course.

  • Sept. 1, 2020 – same entry date for all schools
  • Nov. 16, 2020 – same entry date for all schools
  • Feb. 1, 2021 – entry date for Junior/Senior High school
  • Apr 21, 2021 – entry date for Junior/Senior High school

NOTE: Fees apply to in-school students only.


School Fee Breakdown


Noon-hour supervision:

  • An annual fee split into four equal parts.
  • Students entering on the specified entry dates will have the noon supervision fee adjusted accordingly—at the next quarter billing.


Course fees (grades 7-12):

  • quarterly semester schools:
  • Ardrossan Junior Senior High, Bev Facey Community High, Fort Saskatchewan High, Lamont High, Salisbury Composite High, Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary, Vegreville Composite High
  • Course fees are charged each quarter for applicable courses.


  • remaining schools:
  • Students who enter during a semester will have in-progress course fees that are pro-rated accordingly, and all applicable fees charged at the next quarter billing for the next semester courses.
  • Fees for kits or equipment kept by the student are charged in full at the start of the course.


Field Trips and extracurricular feesexample, sports:

  • Fees are charged only when approved to occur. As of September 1, all such activities are suspended.

Fee payment deadlines:

  • Fees are due each quarter, 14 days after being posted. Fees are only applicable to students attending in-school classes.

Fee credits and refunds:

  • If your student is registered for in-school learning at the start of each quarter, you will be assessed all applicable fees for that quarter.


NOTE: Noon supervision and course fees require planning and resources to operate. Costs are difficult to change to fluxes in student numbers. As such, refunds will not be issued after 14 days of attending an in-school class during an applicable quarter-semester—given the personal decision to switch from in-school to out-of-school learning. Should the government make the decision to change to Scenario 2, partial return to school, or Scenario 3, the suspension of in-school classes, fees will be adjusted appropriately.


If circumstances exist where you can pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The deadline for receipt of your application is December 15, 2020, or if you are new to EIPS, the latter of December 15, 2020, or 45 days after registration. An extension will be granted for students transitioning from the out-of-school learning program to in-school classes. For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees.

Weekly Lunch Menu

Encouraging Successful Time Management for Your Child

Whether you are doing classes online or in school, starting a new school year during a pandemic is tough! Click here for some simple strategies to organize your family and home.

Star Reading Assessment

STAR testing will be conducted for all in-class students. There will be three required assessment windows. Students will be assessed within these dates.


  • Fall 2020: September 3 - October 2, 2020
  • Winter 2021: February 1 - 26, 2021
  • Spring 2021: May 12 - June 9, 2021 (optional for Grade 12 students)

Sync our School Calendar to your Personal Calendar

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Go to our calendar and click on one of the following calendar options you want to subscribe to:


  • Add to Google Calendar
  • Subscribe to Calendar (Outlook)
  • Download iCal


NOTE: Options are located above the calendar. Once you click on the calendar option you want to subscribe to, follow the instructions.