Parent Survey Results

2016–2017 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.

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. 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: Wye School

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Are you looking for ways to be involved at Wye School?  Did you know that our school has two volunteer parent groups?

 

The Fundraising Association for Wye School  (FAWS):

The FAWS main focus is to support and enhance student learning financially.  This group of volunteer parents is responsible for fundraising and distributing these funds in a responsible manner to the WSC and Wye School (ie. school agendas, classroom incentive funding, technology).

They coordinate volunteers for the fundraising initiatives (ie. hot lunch, casino, carnival).

  • All parents of enrolled students at Wye School can be members of the FAWS simply by completing the required Membership Form (as per the Societies Act).
  • The FAWS will communicate with its members by email, by posting information on the school website, and by contributing to the school newsletter
  • Any parent who attends meetings has the right to vote on any issues raised at meetings.
  • You do not have to volunteer for a position in order to be involved.  You may just want to attend meetings to be informed about what is happening with FAWS.
  • All meetings are held at the school in the new portable during the day, as this is when the fundraising activities take place.  The meeting dates will be posted on the school website and school calendar.

Fundraising associations are legally separate entities from the school.  They are regulated by the Societies Act and governed by Corporate Registries and Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control (AGLC).  They are not mandatory for all schools but most schools have them.  This is because School Councils cannot incorporate and therefore cannot participate in gaming (casinos, raffles, bingos).  Fundraising associations must incorporate and are able to participate in these events as well as non-gaming fundraising activities.

 

Wye School Council (WSC):

Wye School families with children enrolled at Wye School are automatically members of the WSC.

  • Any parent who attends meetings has the right to vote on any issues raised at meetings.
  • You do not have to volunteer for a position in order to be involved.  You may just want to attend meetings to be informed about what is happening with WSC.
  • All meetings are held at the school.  The meeting dates will be posted on the school website and school calendar.

School Councils are mandatory for all schools and are regulated by the School Act (hopefully soon to be the Education Act).  They have 2 purposes:

  • To advise the principal and the board respecting matters relating to the school (ie. student dress code, school’s vision, school exam results, school’s 3 year plan, parking issues).
  • To support and enhance student learning (ie. school spirit events, guest speakers, noon hour clubs, recess bucket monitor, Read-in Week).

The actual decision-making authority of the School Council is limited to:

a)  setting policies to govern school council activities at the school level, as described in the School Act.

b)  planning support activities that align with school council’s purpose and

c)  choosing which advice to provide the principal and board on areas that specifically fall to them.