Classes resume on Tuesday, September 2nd 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.
Grade sevens have an orientation day on Friday, August 29th. This "Sevens Only" time will run from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will begin at 1 pm with a short presentation in the gym. Then you will meet your teachers, learn how to use your locker and meet other students who are part of our Heights family. Of course parents are invited to get a glimpse of what life will be like at Sherwood Heights. You should bring your basic school supplies at this time to set up your locker. Teachers will provide you with a detailed list of supplies for their specific classes in the first week of class.
Grade eights and nines will have class lists posted in the lobby on the morning of Tuesday, September 2nd.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 780-467-5930.
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PowerSchool Correction Forms
Throughout the first week of school, all families will receive PowerSchool Correction Forms for each of your children. Please review all of the information on these forms; confirm, update, and/or add information as necessary; and return them to the school by Friday, September 12.
If you have any technical questions regarding PowerSchool, please contact the school office at 780-467-5930.
Thank you for your assistance in helping us ensure we have the most up-to-date information about your child on file.
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. Course changes will close on Tuesday, September 8th 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.
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.
Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved student transportation fees for the 2014-2015 school year, and families are now able to pay Student Transportation fees through ACORN, which is the same process that has been used this year for school fees. ACORN is accessible through the Parent Portal of PowerSchool or Student Quick Pay. This system replaces the online transportation fee payment process previously housed on the division website. This is great news for parents as you will now be able to pay all school-related fees in one centralized area.
In May, Student Transportation sent out invoices to all applicable families regarding 2014-2015 transportation fees. This communication included information on how to access the ACORN system and pay your transportation fees online. The deadline for paying transportation fees is June 30, 2014. Transportation fees will increase after this date. Save time by paying your fees online through the ACORN system.
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.
If you have any questions about the invoice you received or about paying your fees online, please contact EIPS’ Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or by using the online contact form at www.eips.ca/contact.
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.
Power School Parent Portal
For parents new to our school, a letter outlining how to set up your Parent Portal Single Sign will be sent home at the beginning of the school year. 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 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:
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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.