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.
Grade 10 Information Evening
Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 Students – Bev Facey Community High School and Salisbury Composite High School welcome you to their Grade 10 Information Evenings on Tuesday, April 14th. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to tour the school you will be attending and ask questions about programs and subjects of interest.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the evening concludes at 8:30 p.m. The programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. in each school’s main gym. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found
The lost and found has been set out down the gym hallway during the week of Parent Student Teacher interviews. Any items not claimed will be packed up after interviews on Thursday night and donated to charity.
Spring Ice is Rotten Ice!
How can you tell if ice is safe in spring? You can’t! Spring is a particularly dangerous time to go out on ice. At this time of year it is difficult to tell if the ice will support your weight.
Ice that looks solid can suddenly become unstable!
The way ice forms affects the way it melts in spring. Minerals in the water become concentrated in vertical veins throughout the ice as it freezes. Warm temperatures cause these veins to melt more quickly and weaken the ice, a process known as candling. The only way to protect yourself and your family is to stay off the ice.
Remind your family to be safe--stay OFF the ice.
For more information on ice safety, go to Lifesaving Society website: www.lifesaving.ca
High Five Awards 2015
The Strathcona County Youth Council invites you to nominate a “Superhero” for a High Five Award!
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.
Invest in the Future - Accountability Pillar Survey
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2015, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.
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.
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.
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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.