Parking along RR222 is extremely limited due to construction on the west side. Please plan accordingly!
Should you wish to drop your child off on the first day of school, consider doing so after the bus departure at 8:35 a.m.
Out with the old before we can begin with the new!
The demolition has begun!
Year in Review
Check out our amazing accomplishments this year! Congratulations to students, parents, and staff for a wonderful year! AEL Year in Review 15-16
BACK TO SCHOOL: 2016–2017
Classes resume Tuesday, August 30
We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year.
École Élémentaire Ardrossan Elementary is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on Aug. 24, 2016.
Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions.
A staggered Kindergarten entry will begin on Tuesday, August 30. Notification of your child’s start date and time was mailed in June.
New Student Registration
If you have a child starting at École Élémentaire Ardrossan Elementary for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:
- Date: August 25-26
- Time: 8:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
- Location: 53131 Range Road 222, Ardrossan, AB
*Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our School Calendar. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.
Tools for School
If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.
Families will be invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.
You can find more information about school fees at www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.
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Year End Newsletter
Posted on Jun 28 2016
Click here for the final edition of Bison Tales. Happy Summer! June 2016 Year End Bison Tales
EIPS Board of Trustees elects Chair and Vice-Chair
Posted on Aug 25 2016
Sherwood Park, AB. — During today’s annual organizational Board Meeting, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees acclaimed trustee Trina Boymook as the Chair and trustee Harvey Stadnick as the Vice-Chair. Both individuals…
EIPS student assumes the role of minister for the day
Posted on Jun 10 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — Earlier this week, a Grade 5 student from École Élémentaire Ardrossan Elementary spent the day at the Alberta Legislature where she filled the big shoes of a minister for the day. In the fall, Rory Bothwell,…
EIPS Students Celebrate Literacy at the 2016 Battle of the Books Competition
Posted on Apr 29 2016
Sherwood Park, AB — On May 2, close to 70 students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) in grades 4 to 6 will go head-to-head in the second annual Battle of the Books competition at Glen Allan Elementary. Since September, students…