Students Absent During their Exams
Students or parents must contact their grade level administrator, as soon as possible, if a student is going to be missing an exam.
Important Information Regarding Final Exams and Semester 2
Exam Protocol: The exam schedule can be found on our calendar or click here January 2015 Final Exam Schedule
Students are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the exam start time. ID is required (student ID or driver's license - if this is forgotten please go to the office to get a PowerSchool ID print out.)
Students are not allowed to bring personal items such as jackets, purses, bags, backpacks, pencil cases into the exam room. In addition, they may not bring any headsets, digital audio players, cell phones, pages, IPods, or other electronic devices into the exam room. Possession of cell phones or electronic devices during the exam will be deemed as cheating. Hats and hoods are not to be worn. Any of the above materials need to be placed in a student's hall locker.
All School Final Marks - Semester 1 school final marks will be available on PowerSchool by February 3rd, 2015. Diploma exam results will be mailed directly to students.
Textbooks - All Semester 1 textbooks must be returned. For convenience, prior to all final exams, carts will be available by the gym entrances for collection of textbooks or the student may drop off books at the book room. Books for Semester 2 will not be distributed until the assigned Semester 1 textbooks are returned.
Timetables - Semester 2 timetables are available on PowerSchool at https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html
Semester 2 classes start on Monday, February 2nd, 2015.
Course Changes - If you have a Semester 2 course change, Counsellors will see you from Monday, January 12th to Friday, January 16th at LUNCH TIME ONLY! Please be aware that course changes for the following reasons only will be honored.
1. Lack of a prerequisite (you failed a course and need to re-take or take a different level);
2. Graduation requirement;
3. Post-secondary requirement.
Please note that if you make a course change during this week, it will constitute your ONE course change for second semester. If you're not able to make it to see a counsellor during this week in January, we will also honor course change requests during the first THREE days of the second semester during lunch ONLY. It is important that students attend their scheduled classes until the change has been made.
Week of January 19 - 23, 2015
Diploma Exams - The lists for Grade 12 English Part A and Social Part A are posted in the office. If you are unsure of where you write your exam, please check the lists.
Grade 12 Students - if you have recently moved, please be sure your address has been updated in PowerSchool. If your address is wrong in PowerSchool, that means the address Alberta Education has, is also wrong. You may not receive your final diploma marks, as they will be sent to the wrong address. If you require more information, please see Mrs. Humeny in Student Services.
Grad Portraits - Any grads who have yet to get a grad portrait taken by ICON must do so by the end of Spring Break. Sessions are available at the school (January 5 - 9 only) and at the studio up to the end of Spring Break. Please go to www.iconexp.com to book an appointment.
Grade 12 Students and Parents: If you would like text or email reminders sent about Grade 12 information (Grad, Diplomas, Post-Secondary Info Sessions at the school, join REMIND.
To receive messages via text, text @facey at (587) 409-2986. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying "unsubscribe@faceyg".
Or to receive messages via email send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (You can leave the subject blank). To unsubscribe reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
Absences and Lates
Should your child be late or absent during school, please call or email our Attendance Secretary, Colleen Sims at Colleen.Sims@eips.ca
Yearbooks have arrived!
If you purchased a 2013-2014 yearbook, they have arrived and are available for pickup during lunch hours for current students and in the main office for returning grads. Please bring student I.D. for pickup.
Boundary Exemption Process
Students who want to register at a non-designated school for the 2015-16 school year must fill out and submit a Boundary Exemption Request Form to their desired school between February 17 and March 13, 2015. (This form will be available on February 10, 2015). For more information please go to http://www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions
All School Fees can be paid online into Acorn which is accessed through the Powerschool Parent Portal. Fees online can be paid via Mastercard, Visa or Debit. Cash and cheque payments can be made at the School Office. You can access the Powerschool Portal by clicking on the link below. https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/
All families using EIPS’ student transportation services (http://www.eips.ca/student-tran) for 2014-2015 should have received tentative route information in May. Those required to pay applicable fees (http://www.eips.ca/transportationfees) should have received a separate invoice outlining payment information. We encourage parents to take advantage of the EIPS’ secure online payment option (https://www.eips.ca/transportation-payments ) to pay transportation fees. All transportation fees were due on June 30, 2014, so we encourage you to pay your fees as soon as possible.
If you did not receive a letter from Student Transportation in the Spring and would like to inquire about busing for your children for next year, please contact Student Transportation as soon as possible at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed out in August.
PowerSchool Parent Portal
You can access the PowerSchool Portal by clicking on the link below.
January 2015 Final Exam Schedule
EIPS 2015-2016 Division Calendar
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please refer to this approved calendar when planning for next school year. Highlights of the calendar include:
• August 31 First day for students
• November 9-13 Fall break
• December 21-January 4 Winter break
• February 1 First day Semester Two
• March 29 –April 4 Spring break
• June 28 Last day for students
• June 29 Last day for school staff
This calendar is available electronically at www.eips.ca under the Parents quick link near the top, right corner of the home page.
Registration Inquiries and Information
Artist of the Week
Do you have photos from the 2014/15 school year that would be great for the yearbook?
If you do and are willing to share them then click the link below or scan the QR code (on the left) with your phone to upload your pictures!
Excellence in Teaching Awards
2014-15 Facey Family Handbook
The Staff and Students successfully completed a fire drill at 9:50am on September 12, 2014.
A Lock Down drill was successful at 12:40pm on September September 17, 2014. Way to go Falcons!
Video Monitoring on School Buses
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), Section 33 and in conjunction with the enforcement of Student Transportation bus rules, video monitoring equipment is in place on all Elk Island Public Schools' (EIPS) buses. Video/audio recordings of individuals on buses are for the safety and security of all passengers, drivers, and property, and may be used as evidence in a disciplinary matter.
If you have any questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, please contact EIPS’ FOIP Coordinator, 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8B 1N2 780-417-8204.