Grade 9 Farewell
Grade 9 Farewell will be held on Thursday, June 11th at the Sherwood Park Alliance Church from 1:00-2:45 pm. Information regarding Farewell will be sent home with students on May 22nd. Please review the information, sign the attached form, and return it to the office by Friday, May 29th. We are looking forward to the event, and hope to see you there!
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!
Sherwood Heights wishes Principal Faye McConnell all the best in her future endeavours and welcomes Mr. Weylin Gilewich as new principal starting on Monday, May 11th. A brief newsletter is available below with information.
Track and Field
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 is our school Track and Field meet. There will be no classes or activities scheduled at Sherwood Heights on this day. Students are expected to be at S.A.P. to take part in the track meet. Parents are asked to give a note to your son or daughter's PE teacher or contact the school (467-5930) with regards to any circumstances (eg. injuries, illness) preventing your son or daughter from competing at the school track meet.
Below is a copy of the letter that was sent home with students.
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.
Grade 6 students designated to Sherwood Heights or attending a Logos or French Immersion program in Sherwood Park will have registration packages dropped off or sent to their elementary school by Friday March 20, 2015. We ask that the registration be returned by Thursday, March 26th to either your elementary school office or Sherwood Heights' office. A copy of the student's birth certificate is also required.
Our current grade 7 and 8 students had packages sent home Thursday, March 19th. All forms are due back in the office by Thursday, March 26th. Extra forms required for Academic Excellence (Grade 8 or 9) or Leadership 8 or 9 option are available in the school office.
For both incoming and current students please keep in mind that registrations are date stamped as they are received in our office.
Student Transportation: 2015-2016 Registration is now open!
If your child plans to use Student Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year, please make sure to register as soon as possible.
Student Transportation is currently in the process of sending out invoices to all applicable families regarding 2015-2016 transportation fees. This communication includes information on how to access the ACORN system and pay your transportation fees online. The deadline for paying 2015-2016 transportation fees is June 30, 2015. Transportation fees will increase after this date. Tentative routing information will be provided to all bused families later in May.
In addition, Student Transportation is introducing a new payment plan in the 2015-2016 school year. The plan will assist families with fees of more than $300 and allow payments over a five-month period. More information (including links to the Parent Portal and Student Quick Pay, additional instructions, and examples about reviewing and paying your 2014-2015 transportation fees online) is available on the division website at www.eips.ca/transportation-payments.
Don’t wait till September to register. Student Transportation is open all summer so if you have any questions about registration or invoicing, please contact EIPS’ Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or by using the online contact form at www.eips.ca/contact.
Boundary Exemption Request Process Now Closed
Boundary Exemption Request Process Now Closed
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process is now closed for the 2015-2016 school year, as the deadline was March 13, 2015. All families were contacted with the outcomes by March 20.
If extenuating circumstances exist that prevented your family from submitting a boundary exemption request within the specified time frame, please refer to our boundary exemption information page for the requirements for submitting a late request.
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.
Grade 9 Immunizations
Information and Consent:
- Your child was given an immunization package containing a consent form and information for each of the diseases and vaccines, as appropriate, for the parent/guardian to read.
- Your child will only be immunized with your consent.
If you have any questions, please call:
- Health Link Alberta at 780-408-LINK (5465) or 1-866-408-LINK (5465).
Please see the attachment below for more information regarding what the immunization covers.
Thank you to all EIPS’ families for a great first year using the ACORN Online Quick Pay system via the Parent Portal to pay school and transportation fees.
All 2014-2015 school fee information will be available in the system at the beginning of September. Login to your Parent Portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html) to access the ACORN online payment system, and visit www.eips.ca/fees for more information and a complete list of key dates.
PLEASE NOTE: Junior high and senior high fees may change as courses are added and deleted. . Option change forms will be available at the office beginning Friday, September 5, 2014 at lunch time. Course changes will close on Tuesday, September 9th at 3:30 pm. This deadline is for both semester 1 and semester 2 options.
Please also be aware that during the school year fees may be added to your child’s account(e.g., field trip fees, athletic team fees. Etc.). Be sure to check your account often throughout the year in case new fees are added.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s fees, or if you are new to the school and need assistance, please contact Ms. Dana Gusse at 780-467-5930.
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.
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At Sherwood Heights, we have Cougar P.R.I.D.E.