Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required
To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.
Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 22 & 23, 2017
Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 22 & Thursday, February 23 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Conferences will be before report cards are issued to share information about student progress and communicate about student learning. We use an online booking system and parent(s)/guardian(s) are able to schedule their own interviews at a time that is convenient for them. The website is www.schoolinterviews.ca. Our event code for both elementary and junior high is u2xfz and the booking site will open on Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 pm and close on Tuesday, February 21 at 3:30 pm.
Simply log onto the website and enter the access code for your child and follow these 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Enter your details (your name, the student name and your email address)
Step 2: Choose the teacher
Step 3: Choose an available time
When you are finished, an email confirming your time will arrive in your inbox. If something comes up and you are unable to keep your scheduled conference time, you can return to the site and cancel or change your booking. If you are having trouble accessing the website or if you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office (780) 416-9018. If you are unable to attend on any of the evenings, please contact the teacher(s) directly to determine an alternate time to meet.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 780-416-9018.
EIPS Division Calendars
Walk the Talk Speaker Series- Grade 4-9
Roughly once every two weeks (if school holiday/PD dates permit), an inspirational speaker will come to the school and speak to the students (attendance is voluntary) during the students’ lunch period (12:18 p.m. - 1 p.m.).
Specific dates are listed here. The presentation room location is TBD.
On the listed dates, speakers will begin their presentations as soon as they are ready to go even if all children are not in the room yet or are still filtering in. Therefore, we ask that you **Please Do NOT Send a Lunch That Needs Heating Up On These Program Dates To Save Time & So the Students Don’t Miss Anything the Speakers Talk About.**
The purpose of Walk the Talk is to inspire students to think outside of the box of what they can do for themselves and for others; to try their hardest with everything they do - big or small; to want to give back to their community in whatever way they can; and to feel empowered and not so alone in their struggles after hearing what difficult life experiences or roadblocks these speakers have gone through and found a way to succeed or get back up again.
We look forward to offering this experience to your children between the months of January and March and are so thankful to these great speakers for volunteering their time to visit our school and students.
Kindergarten Information for 2017-2018
Kindergarten registration for the 2017–2018 school year will open a week later than normal. This year, registration begins on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
Notice of Revised Junior High Cell Phone Policy
Lakeland Ridge is implementing a new cell phone policy for our junior high students. In an effort to be proactive with today’s growing social and interactive technology trends, it is our hope that this policy will increase awareness and training while putting into practice social and professional etiquette relating to electronic devices.
Students may use their cell phones during class time, with the teacher’s permission, for instructional purposes. They may also use their cell phones during lunch (12:18pm - 1:00pm) and transition (10:15am - 10:30am). Phones must be silent and out of sight during instructional time, this means in a pocket, bag or in their locker. A safe and secure place in the classroom will be provided for students if they do not have pockets or a bag.
Students may not use their cell phone during instructional time unless otherwise given permission by the teacher. This includes office runners and/or students who are in the hallways or in the restrooms during instructional time. Each teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use of cellphones in the classroom and on specific projects.
Violating the established policy will result in the following:
- First offense- the phone is taken away until the end of the period.
- Second offense- the phone is taken away until the end of the day. The phone will be placed in a sealed envelope and stored in the office. The student can pick up the phone at the end of the day.
- Third offense- the phone must be picked up by a parent or guardian. The phone will be placed in a sealed envelope and stored in the office until a parent can pick it up.
- Fourth offense- possible school suspension or the student will not be allowed to have their phone at school for a set time frame (discussion with parents to determine appropriate action).
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Devices:
Each user is responsible for their own cell phone and should use it responsibly and appropriately. Lakeland Ridge School takes no responsibility for stolen, lost, or damaged cell phones, including lost or corrupted data on those devices. While school employees will help students identify how to keep personal devices secure, students will have the final responsibility for securing their cell phones. Please check with your homeowner’s policy regarding coverage of personal electronic devices, as many insurance policies can cover loss or damage.
We appreciate your support in the implementation of this policy. We ask that you refrain from texting your child during the school day, if you have an emergency please contact the office.
If you have any questions or are in need of some clarification please contact the school at (780)-416-9018
Guide to Reporting Student Achievement 2016-2017 Kindergarten- Grade 9
See below for important information regarding the 2016-2017 school year!
2015 EIPS Parent Survey Results
The Fall 2015 EIPS Parent Survey was drafted based on key Accountability Pillar Survey questions and a System Satisfaction Survey that was administered across EIPS from 1999 to 2005. The survey was concise and gathered parent feedback on key educational quality characteristics: the quality of teaching, the quality of school leadership, communication and parent involvement, citizenship and discipline. The survey results will improve EIPS’ overall accountability structure and provide valuable data for school and division planning. 3,173 surveys were completed by parents. This is approximately a 19% response rate.
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Walk the Talk- Speaker Series (Ian Alleyne)
Posted on Jan 23 2017
Time: 12:18 pm - 1:00 pm The purpose of Walk the Talk is to inspire students to think outside of the box of what they can do for themselves and for others; to try their hardest with everything they do - big or small; to want to give back to their…
The Lion King 2017 Drama Production
Posted on Jan 19 2017
January 23-25 at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Festival Place. Tickets are on sale at the school, Festival Place Box Office or Ticketmaster.
EIPS Students Take a Stand Against Bullying by Wearing Pink
Posted on Feb 21 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — On Feb. 22, 2017, students and staff throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will show their support for welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments by wearing pink. Division wide, students…
EIPS Hosts High School Information Session for Parents and Students
Posted on Feb 13 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students, families and community members are invited to attend an upcoming High School Information Evening for Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) on Feb. 27, 2017. Annually, the Division hosts the information…
EIPS Information Session: Learn about the Salisbury Composite High IB Programme
Posted on Feb 9 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Salisbury Composite High is holding an information session for students interested in its International Baccalaureate (IB) Fine Arts Programme on February 15. The IB challenges students to excel in their studies,…