ALL IN-SCHOOL CLASSES CANCELLED
To limit the spread of COVID-19, all in-school classes, K-12, are cancelled until further notice. For more information visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
A Message From The Principal
Hello students and parents. The Staff at Wye Elementary School wish you well and hope you are staying safe. It seems we are embarking on a new journey and we will travel through this journey together even though we may not physically be together. Students, all the Wye School Staff are missing you so much. School is just not the same without you!
Parents, it seems like just a few days ago we were at parent council meeting sharing and discussing our Wye School farewell. Things seem to be evolving and changing each day. The teachers are working very hard to plan a new type of learning, alternative learning, for your child. If you haven't heard from your child’s teacher yet, you will very soon. Your first task will be to log into your child’s Google Classroom at home. This week your teacher will communicate with you about getting ready to resume instruction on April 6, 2020.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, teachers will post their first lessons on Google Classrooms for students. To start, lessons will be posted on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition, to these posted lessons, teachers will have office hours from Monday to Friday. These office hours will be 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
During these office hours, teachers will be available for help and support with follow ups to lessons, answer questions and reinforce concepts. Your individual teachers will inform you of the details of how their classroom will work and how to contact them for help. Please continue to check the district website for updated information. The EIPS website has a blog on Alternative Learning During School Closures that offers support and information for students and families.
On behalf of the Wye School staff we wish you all well and we miss you tons.
Greetings from Elder Wilson Bearhead
March 17th Letter to Wye School Families
Please read the attached letter for pertinent information regarding your child, as well as specific instructions to address the return of all student's personal belongings. Belongings will be returned in accordance with the procedure set out in the letter, starting Wednesday afternoon.
Dear Wye Elementary families,
As information about COVID-19 is continually expanding, to ensure all families are provided with up-to-date information from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS). Please refer to the COVID-19 Information Page on the EIPS website for the most current communications, and check back regularly for updates.
Parent - Teachers Conferences Postponed until after Spring Break
Sherwood Park News Article
Students were rewarded for their efforts during the Math-a-Thon with pieces of duct tape. The tape was put to good use and used to tape Principal Schlacht to the wall.
Math-a-Thon raises over $16000 for the Heritage Hills Playground
Heritage Hills Playground Project
Heritage Hills Playground Update
FUN FACTS about our new playground! …
- We are very excited to announce that the Request for Proposal (RFP) for our new playground was issued on January 9
- With the benefits of receiving a grant of $250,000 from the government and funds raised from the efforts of many volunteer hours, we are able to spend $273,627.52 dollars!
- The footprint of the play area will be designed to be as big as possible (within the allowable space on the land) to allow for future fundraising opportunities to purchase additional equipment.
- If enough additional funds are raised prior to signing the contract which could contribute towards the purchase of a piece of equipment, it will be added to the total amount available to spend. If the dollar value is not quite high enough, it will be saved as the starting point for a new project to raise funds for additional equipment to compliment our playground.
The evaluations and awarding of the contract will take place in February. The construction of our playground is scheduled to begin in April and completion is scheduled for the end of June. Grounds remediation will take place at this point. The playground will be open for occupancy for the school and the community by the time our new school year starts!
Thank you for helping us to build our playground!! All donations help us to reach our goal!
To make a donation (cash or cheque), visit us at our school office or send a cheque made out to Wye Elementary School to the following address:
Wye Elementary School
#163, 22560 Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB
(Please state in the comments section that the donation is for the Heritage Hills Playground Project)
Charitable Donation Tax Receipts can be issued for donations over $25.00 that are delivered in person to the school office. A Donor Agreement Form will need to be filled out for donations over $1,000. Wye Elementary School will provide a general receipt for donations and Elk Island Public Schools will issue a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt (issued 3X/year). A Charitable Tax Receipt will be sent to all donors who provide their full name and full mailing address.
On-line donations will be available through the Parent Portal in the fall of 2019 – Stay tuned!
Heritage Hills Playground Postcard
Returning Student Registration for 2020-21
Returning Student Registration for 2020-21
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2020-21 school year. Families of all returning students must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2020-21 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2020-21 returning student registration takes place between Feb. 1-29, 2020.
Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2020.
For more information contact the school directly.
PIZZA DAYS **CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
FAWS is hosting the following Pizza Days. Please use the munchalunch.com/schools/Wye website to order and pay for your pizza lunch AS WELL, you can volunteer to help host these pizza days by signing up on the same site.
** CANCELLED ** March 26, 2020 lunch, deadline to order is March 20th.
April 24, 2020 lunch, deadline to order is April 17th.
May 29, 2020 lunch, deadline to order is March 22nd.
Terry Fox School Run Raised $1075.50
Wye Elementary School raised $1075.50 for The Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you to the students, parents, staff and community members who donated and participated.
EIPS 2019-20 Division Calendar: Now available!
The official 2019-20 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2019-20 school such as school-closure days; breaks; the first and last day of classes; professional learning days; and early dismissal days.
Highlights from the 2019-20 EIPS calendar include:
- September 3 First day of classes (after long weekend)
- November 11-15 November break
- December 23 to January 3 Christmas break
- January 31 Second semester begins
- February 6-7 Teachers’ Convention
- March 30 to April 3 Spring break
- June 26 Last day of classes
- June 29 Schools close for the Summer break
To view the 2019-20 calendar, visit www.eips.ca. Also available online: the current school calendar and the 2020-21 calendar.
Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.eips.ca/calendar and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.
Another way to stay connected: Follow EIPS on Twitter and Facebook
With 42 schools and close to 17,150 students there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place across the Division every day. You can find these stories and more by following Elk Island Public Schools on both Facebook and Twitter. Each use the combination of news articles, videos and photograph that showcases the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.
Plus, if you’re a member of an EIPS school community and want to share in the storytelling, simply tag the Division using the hashtag #EIPS.
NOTE: The Division Facebook and Twitter accounts are managed by EIPS Communications Services. The account is updated and monitored intermittently during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Division welcomes feedback and ideas from followers but does ask everyone interacting on the EIPS Facebook page to be respectful. Personal attacks and offensive language will not be allowed and may be deleted.
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 by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." 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.
Land and People Acknowledgement
We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Elk Island Public Schools reside. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.
We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honor the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.
We commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation. Click here to learn more.
With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.
If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.
Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states: “school bus service may be suspended when…Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.
When school bus services are suspended, schools will remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.
For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Peer Relationship /Bullying Presentation
Wonderful presentation on Peer Relationships, what is bullying, ways to handle bullying, and a list of resources to get further assistance. Click on the link to review the presentation.
School News View All
Posted on Jan 16 2019
We would like to welcome everyone back to school after what was hopefully a great two week break. Although it was nice to have some time off and rest it is nice to come back to work and see our students, staff and school community. We would like…
Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!
Posted on Dec 11 2019
Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2020? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. Starting school is an exciting time, for both children and parents. Although exciting, it can also be daunting if you don’t have the information…
Substitute Appreciation Week: Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Teaching
Posted on Mar 10 2020
Sherwood Park, AB. — March 9-13 is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week in Alberta, an opportunity to recognize substitutes and all the hard work they do throughout the year. Every day, substitute teachers come into schools and…
Culinary Competition Nets Prestigious Scholarship for EIPS Student
Posted on Mar 10 2020
Sherwood Park, AB. — Salisbury Composite High culinary student, Hannah Goyer, is one of four recipients of the prestigious High School Culinary Challenge Scholarship/Mentorship program. “I thought I was dreaming when they called…
EIPS Robotic Students Prepare for Provincial Competition
Posted on Mar 6 2020
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Bev Facey Community High are gearing up to compete in this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge Alberta Championship, an international robotics competition for students in both junior high and senior…