Back to School

Classes resume Thursday, August 31

Colourful school supplies laying on a flat chalk board with text reading Back to School

We’re looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students in the 2023-24 school year.

The school office will re-open on Wednesday, August 23.


Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays, school-closure days, and important school dates and times during the 2023-24 school year, refer to:

You can also subscribe to the school calendar to always have the latest important dates right at your fingertips. Simply select the applicable download option from the top of the School Calendar page.


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 school fees is by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa or MasterCard.

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The 2023-24 fee waiver application deadline is Dec. 15, 2023.  

Learn more about school and transportation fees


School Supplies

Purchasing school materials? Before you shop, check your child’s school supply list.

You can also look into the Tools for School program.

Fall Orientation

"Welcome Back Blue & Gold, Time for our 2023-24 Story to be Told!" Orientation Days

Bev Facey will open up for returning students to pick up their timetable, pertinent grade level information, and get their lockers using the following schedule:

  • Grade 12 - (Aug. 25) Welcome Back Blue & Gold - Time to Have your Gr. 12 Story Told!
  • Grade 11 - (Aug. 28, Morning) Welcome Back Blue & Gold - Time to Have your Gr. 11 Story Told!
  • Grade 10 - (Aug. 28, Afternoon) Welcome Back Blue & Gold - Time to Have your Gr. 10 Story Told!

Grade 10 Falcon Welcome - Morning of August 31, 2023

Students will return to school on August 31 with only the Grade 10s returning in the morning for a special Falcon Welcome, and the Grade 11s and 12s returning in the Afternoon to join the Grade 10's in a shortened schedule that allows them to visit all four of their potential classes in the afternoon.

Student Transportation

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2023-24 school year have received a tentative route schedule and the applicable invoice. Transportation fees are now due and can be paid onlineBus passes and updated route information are mailed to families in August.

Haven’t registered for Student Transportation yet? There’s still time. Contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Tools for School

Green outline of a backpack beside the text Tools for School

If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the annual Tools for School campaign. Tools for School in EIPS provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten to Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, the backpacks are respectfully distributed to students who’ve ordered them. 
     Submit an order

The Division is also accepting donations for the campaign. If you have the means to do so, why not pick up a few extra supplies when you’re back-to-school shopping. Donations can be dropped off at EIPS Central Services.
     683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
     Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Still have questions about school startup?

Contact the EIPS Central Services office at 780-464-3477 or visit for more information about back to school.

We look forward to a great year ahead and seeing students back in class this fall!