Hopefully you enjoyed the beautiful weather on the weekend.
As we move into the last week of May, please continue to drop off your bottles to the Bruderheim Bottle Depot in support of our playground.
During the week of June 22-26, there is a twenty minute booking schedule for you and your child to come to the school to exchange items/meet with the teacher. Please book a time (link) to meet with your teacher to return technology, books, discuss your child's progress, receive certificates and for year end goodbyes. Our school will follow the guidelines from Alberta Health and the COVID Guidelines for material pickup and delivery of EIPS. More details will be shared closer to the date.
School-owned playgrounds in jurisdictions outside of Strathcona County will open by June 5. Before opening, EIPS will remove warning tape and install informational signage at each playground location.
For those families visiting playgrounds, be aware the use of the equipment may have risks. Neither Strathcona County nor EIPS are sanitizing the equipment. Additionally, children may forget to avoid touching their faces while using the playground and may not maintain social distancing.
When using playground equipment:
- Social distancing requirements and Alberta Health Services’ gathering restrictions still apply. Individuals from different households should remain at least two metres apart, and no more than 50 people can gather in the vicinity of the playground equipment at any one time.
- Children should use hand sanitizer after touching equipment and wash their hands both before and after visiting the playground.
- It’s recommended families use the equipment located closest to their own homes to reduce the number of people using playground sites at any given time.
- If any individual in a household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, family members must not visit the playground.
While the rate of infections and hospitalizations has decreased in recent days, it’s still possible to contract COVID-19. As such, community members must take the necessary precautions when using playground equipment to avoid getting sick.
Student Transportation Fall
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2020-21 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.
All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the returning student registration process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.
NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Accessing User Accounts: Students Leaving EIPS
Is your child graduating from or leaving EIPS at the end of the school year? If so, they must ensure any information they want to retain from their school accounts is downloaded onto a personal device or stored on a removable disk—such as a USB key or portable hard-drive—before leaving. For the personal share drive (Z:), students must contact the school to download files before the last day of classes on June 19. Meanwhile, for Google accounts, students must download any wanted content before September 1—download files either individually or in bulk using Google Takeout. After these dates, EIPS will deactivate the account and delete all remaining files.
For more information, contact the school at 780-796-3936
Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration
Elk Island Public Schools is once again planning to run Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders.
Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The program’s aim is to help ease any anxieties a family may have about riding the bus before even starting school. Through a series of activities, riders learn about: school bus safety, danger zones, tips on boarding and how to sit properly on the bus. After that, both the children and parents hop on the bus to practice what they’ve learned and then venture out on a short ride.
The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2020-21 school year. The tentative session dates and times are as follows:
Location Date Time
EIPS Central Services August 18 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 19 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 20 2 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 20 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 24 9 a.m.
EIPS Central Services August 24 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 26 6 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 25 2:30 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 25 6 p.m.
NOTE: Date and time may change depending on the phase of the province’s relaunch strategy.
EIPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
More information about busing for kindergarten children is available at: www.eips.ca/transportation/kindergarten-busing-faq.
Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools
Throughout the summer break, Bruderheim School is closed and will reopen on August 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact EIPS Central Services—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
EIPS Central Office Summer Hours
Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
Closed Wednesday, July 1 Canada Day
Closed Monday, August 3 Heritage Day
NOTE: Student Transportation will also remain open during the summer months and operate during the same hours as EIPS Central ServicesOffice.