Principal's Message

It is hard to believe that the school year has come to end. It has been a great year and I have enjoyed working with the students, staff and parents. The staff would like to thank all of the parents for their support during the past year as we strive to provide the best education possible for your children. We continue to have many parent volunteers who do so much to make Wye School such a wonderful place for all children. We would like to thank-you again for your ongoing support. I hope that everyone has an opportunity to rest and relax over the summer. To our grade six students, we wish you well in grade seven. To our returning students, we are already excited to have you back in the fall.

Back to School 2016-2017

Classes resume Tuesday, August 30

We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year.

Wye School is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on Aug. 22, 2016.

Below you will find answers too many of your back-to-school questions.

Kindergarten

The first week of school, Kindergarten classes will have a staggered orientation. You will be notified by mail by the end of June, which day your child will come in for their orientation. Regular classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Wye School for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:

  • Date: Aug. 22-26
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: 163, 22560 Wye Rd.

*Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

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.

Tools for School
If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.

School Fees

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.

Student Transportation

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.

Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact: Kim Lewis or Jody Streitmeier at 780-467-7447.

The office will reopen on Aug. 22, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

For more information about back-to-school visit: www.eips.ca/parents/back-to-school.

We look forward to a great year ahead!

New K-9 School in Sherwood Park

INFORMATION MEETING: New K-9 School in Sherwood Park

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) and Architecture Tkalcic Bengert invites parents and community members to join them at one of two information sessions regarding the new K-6 school being built in the Davidson Creek region of Sherwood Park.

  • View the preliminary site plans;
  • Meet the architectural team; and
  • Share your feedback on the proposed preliminary plans

    Information Session Details:

Date: June 16, 2016 and June 22, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Pine Street Elementary
               133 Pine St., Sherwood Park
*Child care available.

For more information visit www.eips.ca. We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Results Report: Division

Results Report: Wye School

EIPS Launches New Elementary Report Cards

Report cards will be released June 28, 2016.

Click here for more information about the new report card that Wye School is piloting.

Click here to answer a survey regarding the new report card.

Parent Portal Sign-in

Sign in here

Kindergarten 2016/2017

Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2016–2017 school year. Families who have a child registered at Wye School are invited to attend our Kindergarten Information Day on June 17th from 12:30-2:00pm:

  • Take a tour of the school
  • Meet the teachers
  • Learn about the typical day in Kindergarten and the importance of play-based learning
  • This day is for parents and their new Kindergarteners

To help families prepare even more, 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.

Division News