Planning for Back to School
We have had an exciting year at Sherwood Heights Junior High and are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students for 2014-2015.
Sherwood Heights is now closed for the summer but will reopen again on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:00 am. Browse through our website for registration, calendar, program, and other information to help you plan for next year. For general information about back to school throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), visit the division website at www.eips.ca in August.
Classes resume on Tuesday, September 2 following the long weekend. Check out the EIPS division calendar for a complete list of holidays and school closure days for 2014-2015, or our school calendar for special school dates and activities. Our bell schedule is also available to assist you in planning appointments for your children.
Sherwood Heights Library has eBooks!
Please click here to find out how to download eBooks on your tablet, smartphone or computer.
Lost and Found
The lost and found items will be set out on tables down the gym hallway during exam week. All items not claimed will be packed up and given to charity after the Social exam on Thursday, June 26th.
Grade 9 PAT Results
Alberta Education requires teachers to report unofficial provincial achievement test results to parents at the end of the school year. You will be able to find these unofficial results on the PowerSchool Parent Portal, usually by the day after the students have written the exam.
All unofficial exam results should show on PowerSchool by Friday, June 27th. These components of the tests were scored using an answer key provided by Alberta Education.
For the full letter to parents regarding PAT results see below:
Grade 9s Attending Bev Facey
An email message with attachment was sent out on Tuesday, June 24th to all grade nine students with information regarding registration, course change requests and student timetables. For those attending Bev Facey who did not get the email, the letter is below.
Student Transportation Fees for 2014-2015
All families using EIPS’ student transportation services for 2014-2015 should have received tentative route information in May. Those required to pay applicable fees should have received a separate invoice outlining payment information. We encourage parents to pay their fees online. All transportation fees were due on June 30, 2014, so we encourage you to pay your fees as soon as possible.
If you did not receive a letter from Student Transportation in the spring and would like to inquire about busing for your children for next year, please contact Student Transportation as soon as possible at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed out in August.
Grade 9 Farewell Picture Order
Boundary Exemption Process for 2014-2015 - Closed March 14th
Late boundary exemption requests/inquiries:
After the March 14 deadline, any and all boundary exemption requests for the 2014-2015 school year, must be made in writing to the Superintendent, Bruce Beliveau. Updated information is to be posted on the division website at www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions, outlining this process for parents who may have missed the deadline or new families who move into EIPS after March 14 and are interested in registering at a non-designated school in 2014-2015.
Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me Surveys
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Summer Office Hours for Elk Island Public Schools
Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Central Office will remain open throughout the summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. However, please note the following changes to our office hours for the summer months:
Summer Hours (July and August)
Open Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays July 4 to August 8 (inclusive)
Closed Tuesday, July 1 Canada Day
Closed Monday, August 4 Heritage Day
Regular office hours will resume the week of August 11
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Board of Trustees has approved the 2014-2015 division calendar. Click here to link to the Division calendar.
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.
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 NOTE: The Student Transportation department will also be closed on statutory holidays and all Fridays from July 4 to August 8 (inclusive). As such, Student Transportation cannot accept in-person transportation payments on these days.
All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to pay their transportation fees online at their own convenience by visiting www.eips.ca/transportation-payments.
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.
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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.