ALL IN-SCHOOL CLASSES CANCELLED
To limit the spread of COVID-19, all in-school classes are cancelled until further notice. For more information visit COVID-19 Updates
Update for Elementary Schools from Elk Island Public Schools
May 26, 2020
Good afternoon Wye School families:
I hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy. As we embark on Week 8 of alternative learning, I want to provide you with a brief update about what to expect between now and the end of the school year.
As you know, Alberta Education has confirmed in-school classes are suspended for the remainder of the school year. As such, Wye School will continue to teach students through alternative instruction.
The last day of alternative instruction is June 19, 2020—no further lessons or posting of material will occur after this date. The following week, between June 22-26, the school will remain open for families to return borrowed materials and equipment and discuss last-minute questions about programming options and tentative plans for the 2020-21 school year. In the meantime, if you have any other questions or concerns, contact the school directly. Administration will do its best to answer your queries and provide further information.
EIPS has developed an Alternative Learning toolkit for families and students. The toolkit includes a series of frequently asked questions, various learning resources and supplemental lessons, and how-to tips to support student learning. It also lists mental health resources families can access to help navigate the pandemic.
While in-school classes are cancelled, students are still expected to continue with their studies, to the best of their ability. Next year, the subjects and courses students take will rely on the skills and knowledge developed this year. So, it’s important to keep up with the lessons offered through alternative learning. That said, all who were on track to progress to the next grade, before the cancellation of in-school classes, will do so.
Each student will receive an end-of-year report card directly on PowerSchool on June 26. The report card is slightly different from previous reporting periods. Instead of the CSL Report Card, students will receive a new report card, with final grades and comments directly on PowerSchool.
Assessing students in kindergarten to Grade 3:
- For language arts and mathematics, students will receive a single, cumulative mark, using the CSL Achievement Scale, based on learning throughout the school year.
- For science and social studies, students will receive a single, cumulative mark, using the CSL Achievement Scale, based on learning from the beginning of the school year to when in-school classes were suspended on March 15, 2020.
- For all other subjects, students will not receive a mark.
Assessing students in grades 4 to 6:
- For language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, students will receive a single, cumulative mark, using the CSL Achievement Scale, based on learning throughout the school year.
- For all other subjects, students will not receive a mark.
SCHOOL FEES AND TRANSPORTATION FEES
EIPS is currently reviewing school fees and transportation fees for the 2019-20 school year. Once it’s determined the amounts owed back, families will see a credit on their child’s PowerSchool account under “fees.” For some families, the full credit will not appear until the end of the year—when all loaned materials are returned to the school, such as technology equipment and library books. Families can use the credit toward fees for the 2020-21 school year or request a refund.
For families requiring Student Transportation services, make sure your child is registered so the Division can plan routes accordingly. Students who indicated needing transportation services through the Returning Student Registration Process are now registered. Families will receive tentative route schedules shortly.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the Returning Student Registration Process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit eips.ca/transportation.
Lastly, on behalf of everyone at Wye School, we want to take a moment to thank students and their families for their efforts over the last few weeks, adapting to alternative instruction. We know it’s an adjustment for everyone. So, thank you for your patience, for your contribution and for your feedback.
L. William Schlacht
Principal, Wye School
Teacher Office Hours
|Mrs. Pavan||ECS||9:00 - 11:00 and 2:00 - 3:00|
|Ms. Gatti||1||9:00 - 10:30 and 12:30 - 2:00|
|Ms. Dayman||1||9:30 - 11:00|
|Mrs. Brady||1||1:30 - 3:00|
|Mrs. Mark||2||9:00 - 11:00 and 12:30 - 1:30|
|Mr. King||2||9:00 - 12:00|
|Mrs. Reinch||3||9:00 - 12:00|
|Ms. Clarke||3||9:00 - 12:00|
|Ms. Jordan||4||9:00 - 12:00|
|Mrs. MacDonald||4||9:30 - 11:00|
|Mrs. Wujcik||4||9:00 - 11:30|
|Ms. Whitney||5||9:00 - 12:00|
|Ms. Carruthers||5||9:00 - 12:00|
|Ms. Checknita||6||9:00 - 12:00|
|Mrs. Zunti||6||9:00 - 12:00|
Greetings from Elder Wilson Bearhead
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.
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.
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