School Notice

High Schools Remain Open for Diploma Exams

ATTN: EIPS High School Students

In the event that EIPS must cancel school buses due to extreme weather conditions, high schools in the Division will remain open for all Diploma exams. Students, where possible and where safe to do so, are encouraged to write Diploma exams on the assigned day as these cannot be rescheduled. Writing times will be accommodated for late arrivals on the same day of the exam. 

Should a group of students not be able to safely make it to school to write the exam due to the extreme cold, an application will be made on their behalf to the Alberta Education Special Cases Team to indicate how the students were impacted. The decision to provide an exemption is provided at the sole discretion of Alberta Education.

Exam Schedule January 2018

Please click on the link to see our full Exam Schedule 2018 Exam Schedule


This year we would really like to stay better connected and have created a Facebook Page with all the School Information and Dates.

As well, we would really like you to sign up for synrevoice on the link below. We use synrevoice to communicate important news and dates, including report cards, exams, and parent teacher interviews.

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Want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events taking place at your school? Make sure to subscribe to Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) email distribution list. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) now requires the Division to have direct consent before engaging in electronic communication with its families. If you haven’t yet subscribed, simply visit Synrevoice Sign Up . As soon as you sign up and confirm, you’ll begin receiving Division- and school-related news—newsletters, information about upcoming events, parent and community engagement opportunities, important school-based updates and more.

NOTE: Even if you’re not subscribed, you will continue to receive emails regarding emergency situations and financial matters. Those who received notifications about high school attendance will also continue to receive those messages.

EIPS appreciates your co-operation in ensuring its distribution lists are compliant with CASL and you continue to receive only the information you feel is important

Guide To Reporting Student Achievement

This guide will help parents and guardians understand:

  • assessment;
  • the responsibilities of students, staff, and parents and guardians;
  • how and when achievement information will be communicated or reported;
  • how marks and grades are determined; and
  • the steps taken when summative assessments are missing or incomplete.

For more details please click on the following link Guide to Reporting Student Achievement

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.

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

School Fees

Families are 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 schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Lamont High fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

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