Back to School 2016/17

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.

Andrew School is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on August 25

Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions.

 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes begin on September 9th

 

High School Registration Dates

Course registrations takes place on the following dates:

  • All Grades August 29

 

New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Andrew School 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 to August 29
  • Time: 9:00 to 3:00
  • Location: Andrew School

*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 See below.

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.

 

School Fees

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.

 

Student Transportation

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.

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.

NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.

 

Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact: TJ Kennerd, tj.kennered@eips.ca

 

For more information about back-to-school visit: www.eips.ca/parents/back-to-school.

 

We look forward to a great year ahead!

2016/17 Fee Payment

Information regarding Acorn and Student Fees

 

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system.  Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2015 – 2016 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost books may be added until school lets out for the summer.

 

For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal.  After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link https://www.studentquickpay.com/eips.  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.

 

All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September.  PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted.  The course change deadline is September 12, 2016.

 

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Marie Andruchow at 780-365-3501

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Do you have, or know, a child starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2016? If so, registration for the 2016–2017 school year is now open.

To help families prepare, EIPS has compiled a wealth of information on its website (www.eips.ca/kindergarten). There you’ll find details regarding how to register, eligibility, dates to remember, how to find your designated school, programming options, what to expect, transportation, and more.

When registering your child, don’t forget to bring with you proof of residence, your child’s name, and date of birth and citizenship.

To assist in our planning for next year, we encourage families to register their new Kindergarteners, and make busing arrangements if needed, by April 30, 2016.

NOTE: To be eligible for the 2016–2017 Kindergarten program, children must be five years old on, or before, Dec. 31, 2016.

EIPS Division Calendar

Click on the this link to see the EIPS division calendar.  

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Clothing Store!

Get all of your Andrew School Clothes here!

Easy to order, ships immediately, a multitude of brands and price points for whatever you are looking for!!

 

Shop at http://andrewschool.entripyshops.com

Powerschool

 

The Powerschool parent portal for parents of students in grades 7 to 12 is now open. Please contact the school if you do not have a username and password.

To log on, please visit: https://powerschool.eips.ca 

To view a video on powerschool, please visit this link.

  • Click on the Schools tab,
  • Then click the word Powerschool

For a brief desciption of how to use this program click on the following link:

Powerschool Instructions

If you have any questions about PowerSchool, please contact the school office at   780-365-3501.

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Remind 101

Andrew School will continue to use the text messaging program Remind 101 to keep parents and students informed.  Click on the following link to learn more about this awesome service!

 

Andrew School Remind 101

 

Please contact the office if you have any questions about how to sign up.

Division News