2020-2021 Returning Student Registration

In accordance with Administrative Procedure 305, School Attendance and Requests to Attend Non-Designated Schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has established an enrolment process to ensure transparency and equitability.

Returning Student Registration

The returning student registration process for all current EIPS students who are returning in 2020-21 takes place Feb. 1-29, 2020. On February 1, at 9 a.m., all current EIPS families will receive an email with the link to complete the Returning Student Registration Form available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

If your child currently attends school within EIPS and is returning next year, you will go through the returning student registration process to confirm your child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming school year using the online Returning Student Registration Form. At that time, families indicate the school their child plans to attend and apply to attend a non-designated school, if applicable.

To be considered for enrolment in a non-designated school in the upcoming school year, families must make that request during the returning student registration process. Acceptance at a requested non-designated school is based on available space. Some EIPS schools have closed boundaries because of high enrolment numbers and are not accepting registrations from non-designated students. 

NOTE: All requests to attend a non-designated school or out-of-boundary program for returning students in grades 1-12 must be completed during the returning student registration process to be considered for the next school year. The only exception: students who move into the Division from outside the geographic area, or another community within the Division, following the deadline. The Division will contact all families who apply to attend a non-designated school to advise of the outcome during the week of March 9-13, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Returning student registration

Still have questions? Contact your school for assistance.

Related Information: 
School boundary maps
Schools with closed boundaries 2020-21
Find my designated school
Applying to a non-designated school 

To create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the button labelled, “Create Account.”
  3. Enter the parent or guardian information. Each account must have a unique email address and username—only one parent account is required regardless of the number of children you have attending EIPS schools.
  4. Create a username and password of your choice—you’ll need both the username and password to log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
  5. You must have an Access ID and Access Password for each student that is added to your account. Contact your child’s school to obtain this information.
  6. Press “Enter.”

What is Your Designated School? 

EIPS encourages parents/guardians to register their children at their designated school, and students have guaranteed access to their designated school. However, we understand some situations exist whereby parents/guardians may wish to register their children at a non-designated school. Through the pre-enrolment process, EIPS students can pursue attending a non-designated school as long as there is space and the student submits a request to attend a non-designated school prior to the deadline.
You can determine your child's designated school using the powerful Versatrans e-Link® tool.

2020-2021 Registration Program Guide

Keep checking back for this year's Program Guide currently under construction. Once school fees and budgets are set in response to the provincial budget, the guide will be posted.

For a general idea of programs and courses, please take a look at the 2019-2020 Program Guide below.