Christmas Bureau Campaign
As the holiday season approaches, we here at Wye School would like to help ensure that everyone has a Christmas filled with family, food, presents and new memories. It is at this time of the year that those less fortunate need some extra help to make those things happen. Wye School has been an excellent supporter of the Strathcona Christmas Bureau for many years and we would like to continue that tradition. Click here for more information.
Changes Coming to Kindergarten Programming
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is changing its kindergarten program. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, all elementary schools will offer one kindergarten option, alternating full-day programming. Children will attend two full-days a week and occasionally, three days a week to meet the required 475 instructional hours—the quality and hours of education will remain the same. Already, more than half of EIPS’ elementary schools offer the alternating full-day kindergarten, which have all seen positive results around preparing students for successful transitions to Grade 1.
The decision to standardize kindergarten programming is based on available funding to sustain the noon-hour bus service. The alternating full-day program allows the Division to keep education dollars in the classroom rather than subsidizing transportation.
The complete kindergarten program schedule will be available prior to registration on January 15. For more information, visit www.eips.ca.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar.
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
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Posted on Nov 7 2017
It is hard to believe that we are already moving through the month of December. We have had Parent/Student/Teacher interviews a while ago and report cards were released through the PowerSchool Parent Portal on December 1, 2017. The release went smoothly…
School Emergency Plan
Posted on Jun 14 2017
DURING ANY EMERGENCY, OUR FIRST PRIORITY is the safety of our students and staff. Click here for more information.
Board of Trustees Approve Changes to Kindergarten Programming
Posted on Nov 29 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved changes to the Division’s kindergarten programming. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, all EIPS schools will offer one kindergarten option,…
EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Keeping Students Safe On and Off the Bus
Posted on Oct 16 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 16–20. The theme this year: “Rider Rules = Safe to School,” which focuses on teaching children about…