District Notice

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Signup Required

To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails—those who don't subscribe will not receive important updates about school or Division events, activities, etc. If you haven't already subscribed, visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice. Please note that even if you are not subscribed, you will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. 

Welcome to Ardrossan/ Bienvenue à Ardrossan

Dream, Believe, Achieve! /Rêvez, Croyez, Accomplissez!

All students can experience personal success and reach their full potential in a secure and nurturing environment.
Tous les élèves peuvent faire l'expérience de succès personnel et atteindre leur plein potentiel dans un environnement sécuritaire et enrichissant.

Respect          Loyalty          Commitment          Integrity
Respect          Intégrité           Loyauté            Engagement

Parent /Student /Teacher Conferences Sign-Up

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School Parent /Student /Teacher Conferences will take place on March 22 and March 23, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note these instructions for booking Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences.

Once again we will be using our online booking system to make it easier for parents to sign up for parent /student /teacher conferences. When you log on you will see what times teachers are available and you can select an interview schedule that work best for you. Our online booking will go live on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12 noon. 

Instructions for Online Booking

Click on this link to access the booking site: https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code

  1. Enter our school code of er6s5
  2. Enter your name, e-mail address, and children’s names
  3. Pick your children's courses and teachers from the drop down boxes
  4. Pick your interview day and time from the grid

We look forward to seeing you there!

Changes to Sharing Information via Email

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) appreciates the opportunity to stay connected with parents and one of the ways it does so is through email. However, federal law—Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)—requires that the Division must be given direct consent to continue to email its families, because occasionally, emails may contain what could be “commercial content.”

On February 15, you will receive a message from the Division that will give you the option to either subscribe or unsubscribe from school- and Division-generated emails. The same message is being sent to every email address you have provided to the Division. To remain on EIPS’ distribution list, you will have to make a choice as to whether or not you wish to continue receiving email for each of those addresses.

If you unsubscribe, or do not respond, you will no longer receive school- and Division-generated emails such as school newsletters, information about upcoming school and Division events, parent and community engagement opportunities and others. That’s because these messages may contain advertising or promotional content from time to time—for example, school fundraisers; lunch programs; field trips; the sale of yearbooks; purchasing of student photos, books, graduation, school productions or dance tickets; athletic events with an entry fee; options for purchasing third-party supplies or products or similar events and offers—and will therefore no longer be sent out.

NOTE: Even if you unsubscribe, you will continue to receive emails regarding emergency situations and financial matters. Those who received notifications about high school attendance will also still receive those messages.

We appreciate your co-operation in ensuring the Division’s distribution lists are compliant with the CASL requirements and you continue to receive only the information you feel is important.

AJS Author Publishes First Novel


Jonathan Ewing a Grade 10 student, recently published his first novel, Hidden in Plain Sight.  AJS had a book signing for the new author where he signed copies of the book.  Jonathan has started work on his second novel titled Secret Journey.  Congratulations Jonathan!

Boundary Exemption Request Process: Now open

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year is now open.

EIPS students—in kindergarten to Grade 12—wanting to attend a non-designated school in the upcoming school year can now apply to do so. All interested families must fill out a Boundary Exemption Request Form and submit it directly to their requested school. The application deadline is April 7, 2017. Boundary exemption requests received after April 7, 2017 will be declined. There is no late or secondary process.

The Boundary Exemption Request Form and additional information about the boundary exemption request process, schools with closed boundaries and frequently asked questions can be found by visiting www.eips.ca/schools/boundaries/boundary-exemption-request-process.

Final decisions will be made by April 12, 2017.

Bison Football Spring Camp

Spring Camp
The Ardrossan Bison's will be holding their annual spring football camp Wednesday May 24th  to Saturday June 3 at Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School. This is an opportunity to find out if football is a sport you would like to explore further. We have one of the most successful football programs in the Province and would love to have you come give it a try. Registration is on the school website at www.ardrossan.ca or see Mr. Schwartz for more details.

Please click on the link below to register for the 2017 Bison Football Spring Camp.
https://goo.gl/forms/ghiNwb7Yg1vWjjCO2

Wellness Centre

We welcome Nicole Rederburg to Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School as our Personal Fitness trainer. 
The hours of our Wellness Center will be from 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. every school day.
Please come and say hello and welcome Nicole to the Ardrossan family.

myPass

myPass is an Alberta Education secure self-service website for high school students to:
View and print diploma exam results statements, or order transcripts and more.

We have created an easy step-by-step guide to help you sign up for myPass.  Please click HERE to view the steps.

For more information from the Alberta Government regarding MyPass please click the following link https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass

Athletics Practice Calendar

Please click here to view our Athletics Practice Calendar. 

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

For more information on our Parent Advisory Council Meetings please click here.

Communicating Student Learning

Communicating Student Learning: There are two formal reporting periods, the end of January and the end of June, for all students. Communication with parents/guardians about student achievement will be continuous throughout the year. Communication may include parent/guardian-student-teacher conferences, student-teacher led conferences, phone calls, informal reports and the parent portal. Starting the week of October 13 formative and summative assessments will be posted in the parent  portal.  Please refer to our website or call the school if you do not know how to access this important tool.

Fire Drill

Congratulations to the staff and students on completing a successful fire drill on September 26th, 29th and October 12th, 2016.

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, an instructional video is available on the parent portal login page at https://powerschool.eips.ca/public  or on the division website at http://eips.ca/powerschool.  If you have any difficulties after viewing the video, please call the school office for assistance.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Welcome to Ardrossan Junior Senior High School PowerSchool Portal.  The PowerSchool Portal provides parents and students access to information, such as, attendance, assignment descriptions, due dates, and student progress. This information allows parents and staff to help students in reaching their learning goals.  Sign in is easy through the Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School website home page:

In your browser go to http://www.ardrossan.ca
1. Click on the PowerSchool link.
2. The PowerSchool Portal Logon window will appear.

Please click here for a detailed instruction sheet on logging in or here for an instructional video. 

The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals are now accessible at all EIPS schools using your mobile devices and connecting to the school guest wireless networks. The PowerSchool portal allows access to flex scheduling as well as other PowerSchool information

Information on the student portal as well as how to access your Powerschool information using your iPad or iPhone and the downloadable application. The Apple IOS and Android applications on first login can take up to 5 minutes to login. This is due to a large amount of data being downloaded to the mobile device and not because of a slow wireless or Internet connection.

You can connect to the Parent or Student portal by going to https://powerschool.eips.ca/public and logging in with your assigned user ID and password.

Please click PowerSchool Mobile App for full instructions on how to access the PowerSchool mobile app.

NOTE: The parent portal will be unavailable EVERY Sunday between 9:00 and 10:00 pm due to scheduled regular maintenance. 

EIPS School Calendars

Please click on the links below to view the applicable school calendar.

EIPS 2016-17

Student Handbook

Need to know something about school policies, awards, or rules & regulations?  Click here for more information on our  Student Handbook 2016-17

Follow Us!

Ever wonder what is happening at Ardrossan? 

Follow us on twitter @ArdrossanJrSr and instantly hear about the exciting things happening here.

Emergency Preparedness

In the event of an emergency, Elk Island Public Schools and Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High School have procedures in place. Please click here to view a message from EIPS Superintendent and Emergency Preparedness & Response Guide to view a guide for different situations.

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