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To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.
I would like to start off by taking this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Bill Schlacht and I am the new Principal of Wye Elementary School. It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to be here to work with you and your children. I have been a school principal in many schools in EIPS and many years ago I was the principal here at Wye. So I do know what an outstanding community and school we have here. It has been an exciting week for me as I have had the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet your children. Please feel free to stop by the school or attend our next Parent Council Meeting and say hi. I would be excited to meet you.
A large number of grade 4-6 students have been coming on Wednesday mornings to participate in Running Club since November. This group had the opportunity to practice their running technique and build stamina by participating in a variety of strength, games and continuous run activities. A group of students will be representing Wye School at the Running Room Indoor Games Relays on February 16th. We would like to thank Mrs. Clark, Miss McTurk and Miss Shields for all of the time they have invested working with the students of the Running Club and the Running Room Indoor Games Team.
Lately, our temperatures seem to be hovering around that mark where we often are close to having indoor recess. Please ensure that your children come to school with mitts and hats so that when they do go out they are warm.
The next Wye School Council meeting will be on Monday March 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm and the FAWS meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9th from 2:00-3:00 in the Learning Commons. Please feel free to join us on that date.
I look forward to meeting you in the months to come.
Wye School Council Update
We are excited to announce that the executive positions for the Wye School Council have now been filled. A huge thank-you to Jennifer Archer, parent council chair, Tanya Spencer, vice chair and Stephanie Spilchak, secretary, for stepping forward and allowing Wye School to have a school council. They can be reached at the following email addresses:
Jennifer Archer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Spencer email@example.com
Stephanie Spilchak firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Wye School Council meeting will be Monday, March 13 at 6:30 in the Learning Commons. Future meeting date will be May 8, 2017.
Elk Island Public Schools has compiled a wealth of information on its website http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten.
NOTE: To be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2016–2017 school year, children must be five years of age on, or before, December 31, 2016.
Ministik School Meetings
As you may be aware, in December, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees approved the motion to consider the possible closure of Ministik School.
To ensure a fair and transparent process and that a decision be made in the best interests of both students and the Division, a public-meeting process is being undertaken as outlined in the province’s School Act “Alberta Regulation 238/1997: Closure of Schools Regulation.”
A comprehensive information package is being provided to all Ministik School families. The package is also available online at www.eips.ca/schools/ministik-school.
Two public meetings are being held which will offer insight and information regarding the school’s possible closure. Parents, guardians and community members will have the opportunity learn about what is being considered, ask questions and offer feedback.
Date: February 7 and February 15 Time: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Location: Ministik School gymnasium Address: 21246 Highway 14, Sherwood Park, AB. *child care provided
More information about the meeting and related updates are available at www.eips.ca.
Wye School 2016-2017
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our School Calendar. Wye Schools’ Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.
Families will be 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 school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.
You can find more information about school fees at www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.
Quick Facts for Grade 6 PATs
Click here for more information on the Grade 6 PAT's.
School Emergency Plan
DURING ANY EMERGENCY, OUR FIRST PRIORITY is the safety of our students and staff. Click here for more information.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan
Click here for information on the Wye School Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan.
PowerSchool Parent Login Video
To set up your Parent PowerSchool Login, click here.
Parent Survey Results
2015–2016 Parent Survey
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensure its parent’s voices are heard is by conducting regular surveys.
In November, the Division invited parents and guardians to participate in an online parent survey. They were asked 15 questions about the quality of teaching, school leadership, parent engagement, and more. The online survey received an impressive 19 per cent response rate, with more than 3,170 responses from parents and guardians across the Division. Throughout the coming months, we will use the results of the parent survey to help inform its school and Division planning.
The complete results report, including summaries of participation and responses by question, is now available.
Report cards will be released March 17, 2017.
Click here for more information about report cards.
Parent Portal Sign-in
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Students from EIPS and EICS Master the Art of Storytelling
Posted on Feb 23 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — More than 400 young artists and writers will have the opportunity to master the art of storytelling at the 28th annual Young Authors’ Conference this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at F.R. Haythorne Junior High…
EIPS Students Take a Stand Against Bullying by Wearing Pink
Posted on Feb 21 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — On Feb. 22, 2017, students and staff throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will show their support for welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments by wearing pink. Division wide, students…