School photo orders from the photo retake day are being handed out Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th. If you ordered photos and did not receive them, please contact Smart Photography at 780-944-0800.
The new Hot Lunch form was handed out on Monday, December 9th. Extra forms will be available in the office or you can click on our "Parent" tab and "Band Parent Association" for an electronic copy. Forms are due back in the office Friday, December 13th.
Measles in Alberta - Important Information for Parents
Alberta Health Services (November 6, 2013) -
Cases of measles have been confirmed in Southern Alberta, where an outbreak has been ongoing since October 18, 2013. Measles is an extremely contagious illness, spread easily through the air. Disease tends to be more severe in infants and young children, and can be life-threatening. Individuals who have NOT already received two doses of measles vaccine, or who have NOT had lab-confirmed measles in the past, may be at risk.
Please refer to the attached letter from the Edmonton Zone Medical Officer of Health for information about measles in Alberta.
Great Kids Awards
Nominations are now open for the Government of Alberta's 2014 Great Kids Award. For the 14th year, the Alberta government will present the Great Kids Award to recognize Alberta's children and youth for their outstanding determination, generosity, and compassion. Investing in youth is one way the Alberta government is investing in families and communities to build a better Alberta.
"The Great Kids Award recognizes young people who do great things - at home, at school and in their community. We want to celebrate the many special young Albertans, who make a positive difference and inspire others to reach their full potential and help build a better Alberta."
- Dave Hancock, Minister of Human Services
Sixteen award winners and all nominees will be honoured at a special ceremony in Edmonton. Award recipients will receive a trophy and prize package donated by IBM and Fantasyland Hotel.
Great kids aged 5 to 18 can be nominated. The nomination deadline is December 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
For more information and to receive a nomination form, visit greatkids.alberta.ca or call 780-415-8150 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000).
Boundary Exemption Process for 2014-2015
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to remind you that the boundary exemption request process will take 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 (found on the EIPS website at the beginning of February) to the desired school.
More information about the boundary exemption request process, key dates, a list of schools with closed boundaries, and frequently asked questions will be available on the division website at (www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions) in January 2014.
Congratulations to all of our volleyball teams on outstanding seasons this year. Sherwood Heights was the only EIPS school to have all of its volleyball teams advance to the semi-finals and have all 4 of the teams capture medals.
Our junior girls, junior boys and senior boys were silver medalists – while the senior girls managed to capture the bronze.
Outstanding work by our athletes and coaches. You all exemplified amazing COUGAR PRIDE this year.
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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, Parent Portal letter, and letter regarding our September 25th Meet the Teacher Night. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Happy Holidays from the Board of Trustees
On behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools’ Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to extend to you our warmest greetings and best wishes for a Happy Holiday and a prosperous New Year.
One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish all our parents, students, and staff happiness and health in the coming year.
Winter Break is an opportunity to spend a little extra quality time with the people you love most and plan for the year ahead.
Have a wonderful winter break, we look forward to welcoming students back to class on January 6, 2014.
For more EIPS News click on our "News" tab.
EIPS’ Central Office
1-800-905-3477 (toll free)
EIPS 2013/2014 Division Calendar
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2013/2014 school year.
Please refer to this approved calendar when planning for the school year. Highlights of the calendar include:
- September 3 First day for students
- November 11-15 Fall break
- December 23-January 3 Winter break
- January 30 First day Semester Two
- March 28-April 4 Spring break
- June 26 Last day for students
- June 27 Last day for school staff
This calendar is available electronically at www.eips.ca under the Parents quick link near the top, right corner of the home page.
Please Click on the "News" tab for further EIPS news.
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.