Noon Supervisor Position Available
Sherwood Heights invites applications for a paid noon hour supervisor position. Hours are 12:00 - 1:30 pm Monday to Friday. This position starts Tuesday, March 11th and goes until June 20, 2014. Please click here for details regarding hourly rate, job description and application link.
**Parent Council Meeting for March**
We have added a Parent Council meeting date for March. The meeting will be on Tuesday, March 18th at 7:30 pm in the school library. This coincides with Parent Student Teacher Interview night so we look forward to seeing you at the meeting after your interviews.
Parent Student Teacher Interviews
Sherwood Heights is proud to introduce on line booking of interview times for Parent/Student/Teacher interviews. Our interviews will be held on March 18 & 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. We listened to parents who said they wanted to have an easier process to meet with teachers. Interviews will be 10 minutes in length.
The process is as easy as 1-2-3. Now you can book school interviews for the times that suit you. Click on this link http://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?ecode=PDTHU
1. Enter your Details: You will be asked to enter your name, your student’s name(s) and your email address
2. Choose teachers: On the next page, pick teachers you want to meet. First select the subject, then choose from the drop down menu of teachers teaching that course.
3. Choose times: Then you’ll see a timetable when your chosen teachers are available. Simply Click on the times that suit you
When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. And if something comes up, you can return to the site and change your interviews whenever you want.
If you have any questions, please contact the office staff who will be happy to assist you.
Traffic Safety in School Zones
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds all parents, students, and staff to please keep safety in mind as you travel through school and playground zones, whether you are a driver or a pedestrian. Please help keep our students safe as they make their way to and from school by watching out for other drivers and pedestrians on the road, and obeying all posted speed limits and other traffic-related signage.
EIPS continues to work with local law enforcement and Alberta Transportation to address traffic and parking issues near our schools when they arise. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation as we work to provide a safe and inviting learning environment for all students.
Please click on the following link for the full document regarding school zone traffic safety tips from the Government of Alberta.
Boundary Exemption Process for 2014-2015
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds families that the boundary exemption request process is taking place February 18 to March 14, 2014 for students who want to attend a non-designated school in the 2014-2015 school year. During this time, interested families must fill out and submit the Boundary Exemption Request Form (posted on the EIPS website starting February 10) to the requested school.
As of the March 14 deadline, if the boundary exemption request demand at a school does not exceed the number of spaces available in a grade/program, all families who submitted a boundary exemption request form prior to the deadline shall be registered at their requested school. If the demand exceeds the number of available spaces in a grade/program, the school shall participate in a random selection procedure. This procedure provides an equal chance of registration to all students in EIPS.
EIPS encourages families to register their children at their designated school as all schools in the division offer quality educational programming. However, we recognize there are situations where families would like to register their children at a non-designated school. More information about the 2014-2015 boundary exemption request process, key dates, and frequently asked questions are available on the division website at www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions.
Parents of Grade 9 Students
The registration process for high school begins in March. Grade 9 students will meet with counsellors from Salisbury Composite and Bev Facey high schools. The purpose of this visit will be to show students how to register online.
You will receive a registration form to sign and return to the school. Students will pre-select their courses and this information will be part of the form that requires parent signature. Students who are attending Salisbury Composite high school will receive a course handbook. Students who reside in the Bev Facey attendance area can view the school handbook on the Bev Facey website.
Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me Surveys
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Grade 9 French Immersion/FSL Quebec Trip
Grade 9 students participating in the Quebec Trip have organized a fundraising raffle. The draw date is March 31st and the Grand Prize is a "Westjet Gift of Flight": a return trip for two to any Westjet destination.
They are asking for your support and tickets are available the following dates:
March 8 - Sherwood Park Mall (all day - community booth)
March 18 & 20 - Parent Student Teacher Interviews at Sherwood Heights (5:00-7:30 pm - Foyer)
March 19 - Campus Saint-Jean (12:00-1:00 pm - Student lounge)
March 31 - Sherwood Park Mall (4:30-6:30 pm - LAST CHANCE!)
Please click here for a flyer with detailed information.
School Fees are now overdue...
Elk Island Public Schools has implemented a new fee management system. Please click on the link below for full details.
The online fee payment option is now available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. A package was mailed home on Friday, September 20th which included a cover letter as well as your student's fee sheet and Parent Portal letter. School fees were due October 31st.
Student transportation is provided at no cost to all students living 2.4 km or greater from Sherwood Heights. Find out if you qualify using the Versatrans e-Link tool available on the division website. Families accessing Payride or school-of-choice busing pay a fee for transportation services. General information, applicable fees, and FAQs about busing are available on the Student Transportation page of the EIPS' division website.
We encourage parents to take advantage of the EIPS' secure online payment option to pay transportation fees. Save time by using the secure online payment option at https://www.eips.ca/student-transportation (as this is a secure page, please note the ‘s’ in the ‘https’ of this website address). Simply enter the information as it appears on the invoice you receive in the mail and select your method of payment (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, INTERAC online) to complete your transaction. You will receive an electronic receipt of the payment sent to the email address you provide. It’s just that easy!
Please click on the following for more:
If you have any questions about Student Transportation, contact them at 780-417-8151 or email@example.com.
Power School Parent Portal
For parents new to our school, a letter outlining how to set up your Parent Portal Single Sign on was mailed home Friday, September 20, 2013. PowerSchool allows you access to academic and attendance information for all students in one family in junior high and high school. For more information click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal Information document.
To Log on to PowerSchool click on the following link POWERSCHOOL. If you have forgotten your PowerSchool Login or Password, the link on the Portal now is available to have the information emailed to you. On the Portal, just click on "Having trouble signing in?" To assist you in logging into the Parent Portal you may visit http://www.eips.ca/content.php?page=309 for an instructional video.
Once signed into the parent portal, everything you see in BLUE is a link to another page. For example, if you see a dash beside a course name when you click on it, it will send you to another page with all the assignments and marks.
Click here for information regarding ElkFest and the 48 Hour Film Festival.
The Board of Trustees has approved the 2014-2015 division calendar. Click here to link to the Division website.
EIPS’ Central Office
1-800-905-3477 (toll free)
Please Click on the "News" tab for further EIPS news and Board approved revised boundaries for Rural Strathcona County.
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At Sherwood Heights we encourage our students to "Reach for the Heights" and to cheer on their athletes, musicians, and fellow classmates by showing their "Cougar Pride"!
The vision of Sherwood Heights Junior High School is to have all students, families and staff be of good character, focus on academics, be respectful of each other and engage in all aspects of school life.
Reach for the Heights:
At Sherwood Heights, we have Cougar P.R.I.D.E.