Summer Hours for Central Office
Sherwood Heights will be closed during the summer months. However, Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Central Office will remain open to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2015–2016 school year. If you having any school-related questions or concerns please feel free to contact Central Office during the below office hours:
EIPS Central Office Summer Hours (July and August)
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesday, July 1 Canada Day
Closed Monday, August 3 Heritage Day
PLEASE NOTE: Student Transportation will also remain open during the summer months and operate during the same hours as Central Office. Student Transportation cannot accept in-person transportation payments on the days it is closed.
Back to School Information
We have had an exciting year at Sherwood Heights, and we’re looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2015–2016 school year.
Sherwood Heights is now closed for the summer and will reopen on August 24th at 8:00 am.
The first day of school is Monday, August 31, 2015.
Looking for Back-to-School Information?
All current back-to-school information, including forms, calendars, programming, and required supplies can be found on our school website. For more general information or back-to-school details for other EIPS schools, please visit www.eips.ca.
Registering your Child
If you need to register your child at Sherwood Heights for the 2015–2016 school year you can do so by contacting us directly at 780-467-5930 or dropping by on Monday, August 24, 2015
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2015–2016 school year please refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; and our bell schedule is also available to assist you with any planning.
Student Transportation - 2015-2016 Registration is Now Open!
All families using EIPS’ Student Transportation services for the 2015–2016 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay fees online. All transportation fees are due June 30, 2015.
If you have not receive a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, please contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed to families in August.
Student Transportation Fees
Transportation Online payments
Junior High Jitters and Sweet Success
Are you going into Grade 7 next year? Download the information sheet for parents and students to find out more!
For those students returning in the fall, hot lunches will resume again on September 21st. Stay tuned for more information on the hot lunch program in September. Have a safe and happy summer!
PowerSchool Mobile App
The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. Included in this email is information on the Student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login. This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.
You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.
Connect to Respect
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) would like to thank all of our parents, students, and families for the role you play in ensuring our schools are safe and respectful working and learning environments. EIPS is proud to have a policy in place, Board Policy 19, Respectful Working and Learning Environments, that prohibits harassment and discrimination of any kind in our division. We all play a part in creating a safe, caring, and violence-free environment that fosters and maintains respectful and responsible behaviours.
One such example of this work in action is the recent Pink Shirt Day that took place in late February. We know a number of our schools were involved in Pink Shirt Day activities, and we thank you for being involved and taking a stand against bullying.
If you would like more information about the policies in place within EIPS, please review Policy 19, Respectful Working and Learning Environments on our division website at http://www.eips.ca/policies/535.
Power School Parent Portal
As of March 7, Students' cumulative marks will be available on Powerschool. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's class assessment please contact the teacher.
For parents new to our school, a letter outlining how to set up your Parent Portal Single Sign in can be requested from the office. 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.
Video Monitoring on School Buses
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), Section 33 and in conjunction with the enforcement of Student Transportation bus rules, video monitoring equipment is in place on all Elk Island Public Schools' (EIPS) buses. Video/audio recordings of individuals on buses are for the safety and security of all passengers, drivers, and property, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, please contact EIPS’ FOIP Coordinator, 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8B 1N2 780-417-8204.
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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.