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Junior High Interim Digital Report Card
Junior High Parents/Guardians
We are pleased to announce that your child’s Term 1 Interim Report Card will be available for online viewing and/or printing by 3 pm on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.
To access the online report card, log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and click on “Junior High Interim Report Card”. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, click on this link: Parent Portal and follow the instructions and/or instructional video.
If you wish to print the report card, click on the “print” button found on the right hand side of the top banner on the report card page. If you have any difficulty accessing, setting up, or printing the report card, please contact the school office at 780-922-2228.
Reminder that Powerschool and the Parent Portal are available on line with assessments and reporting at any time.
Substance Use and the Impacts on Youth Mental Health Presentation
Please join us on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ardrossan School Theatre for a session that brings awareness to substance use among youth. Constable Green and Strathcona County Keys program will be co-facilitating this session which includes:
- substance specifics (what is available, how it affects the body and statistics of use)
- preventative strategies for caregivers (including information on teen brain development)
- impacts of healthy or unhealthy relationships on decision making
- identifying resources for caregivers seeking to help youth who may be abusing substances
Junior High and High School Parents are welcome.
Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Our second meeting for this school year will take place on Monday, 27th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons. These meetings are open to all parents of Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School. Please click here to view the Agenda. We look forward to seeing you there.
Canadian Parents for French Meeting
Please join us for a special CPF Meeting on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at the Ardrossan Elementary School at 6:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.
Bullying Awareness Week November 20-24
Bullying Awareness Week is taking place at Ardrossan Junior Senior High from November 20-24.
Each day, a short classroom discussion will take place on the following topics: Defining the terms rude, mean, bullying (Mon); Barriers to 'upstanding' (Tues); How to be an 'upstander' (Wed); Assertive communication (Thurs); Resources for healthy relationships (Fri). Student Council will also be facilitating “Graffiti Glass” during the lunch hour and students will be encouraged to write or draw ways to Reach Out and Speak Out. To help distinguish different types of behaviour, students will be learning about the following terms: Rude = Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else. (pushing someone out of the way to get in line) Mean = Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice). ("You are so ugly!') Bullying = Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. For more information visit:
24 hour Bullying Prevention Helpline 1-888-456-2323
Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted, October 31st. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards at the school or over the phone. If this is not an option, cheques can be brought to the school office. Paper statements have also been mailed along with the EIPS Correction/Demographics form. Thank you for reviewing, making any changes, signing and returning to the school office. Alberta Education requires that this form is signed and returned even if there are no changes made. We rely on the most up to date information.
Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more.
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees and www.ardrossan.ca- about-fees. Alternatively, contact Shelly Zaharichuk, Business Manager, 780-922-2228.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 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 pay fees online.
If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.
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Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) appreciates the opportunity to stay connected with parents and one of the ways in which we do so is through email. With the implementation of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), however, only those parents and guardians who subscribe receive important routine emails from schools and the Division.
Those who are not subscribed risk missing important information on activities and projects including school fundraisers; lunch programs; field trips; the sale of yearbooks; purchasing of student photos, school supplies, grad or dance tickets; athletic events with an entry fee; similar events and offers.
Regardless of whether you subscribe or not, you will continue to receive emergency messages, information about the online posting of school fees and, where applicable, high school student attendance notifications.
Sync the School Calendar to your personal calendar
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
myPass is an Alberta Education secure self-service website for high school students to order transcripts, view diploma results, view credits and progress towards graduation and print detailed academic reports.
View the easy step-by-step guide to help you sign up for myPass. For more information visit the Alberta Government myPass page.
In the event of an emergency, Elk Island Public Schools and Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School have procedures in place. View a message from EIPS Superintendent and see the Emergency Preparedness & Response Guide for different situations.
Learn more about our Parent Advisory Council Meetings
Acorn Fee Management System/School Fees
Elk Island Public Schools uses a fee management system allowing families to view and pay on-line their school fees. All families with students registered in Elk Island Public Schools, are able to login through the parent portal of PowerSchool to access their school and athletic fees.
If you have difficulty creating a new account, see the instructional video is available on the parent portal login page at or on the division website. If you have any difficulties after viewing the video, please call the school office for assistance.
Need to know something about school policies, awards, or rules & regulations? Click here for more information on our Student Handbook 2016-17. Please note this handbook is currently being revised.
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Safe Riders! Ride with Respect.
Posted on Nov 6 2017
Our high school students will participate today, November 6th, 2017, in this interactive seminar that will help to educate Alberta’s youth on safe and sound riding practices, riding and environmental safety and awareness and proper environmental respect. The…
Sr. Ladies & Men's Basketball Tryouts
Posted on Nov 6 2017
Sr. High Ladies Basketball TryoutsAll Sr. High Ladies interested in trying out for the Senior or Junior Varsity Teams need to come to the following tryouts. Monday, November 6th @ 4-6 PM (SV) 6-8 PM (JV)Wednesday, November 8th @ 3:45 - 5:45 PM (JV)Sr.…
Grade 8 & 9 M.A.D.D. Canada Presentation
Posted on Sep 28 2017
Ardrossan is pleased to present M.A.D.D. Canada’s “The Pact”, a high-energy multimedia presentation about drug and alcohol impaired driving awareness. Thursday September 28th, all grade 8 and 9 students will participate in this exciting event.M.A.D.D.…
EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Keeping Students Safe On and Off the Bus
Posted on Oct 16 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 16–20. The theme this year: “Rider Rules = Safe to School,” which focuses on teaching children about…
Superintendent Message: Journey to Literacy
Posted on Oct 11 2017
We all have our own literacy journey that has helped to influence our character, intellect and imagination An annual event I look forward to every year is Read In Week, a Division-wide initiative meant to encourage a lifelong love…
Acclaimed Canadian Authors Bring Literacy to Life During EIPS Author Tours
Posted on Sep 29 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are being treated to a day of reading and storytelling with the help of four special guests. On October 2-4, award-winning Canadian authors Sigmund Brouwer, Natasha…