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From the EICS Transportation Department
Phone: 780-449-6480 Fax: 780-449-6481
Notes for riding and alternate bus
The Transportation Office is requesting that parents refrain from sending a note giving permission to their child to ride another child's school bus. The buses within the Hamlet of Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and Camrose are almost at capacity and your child may not be permitted to board their friend's bus. Thank you.
The Transportation Department communicates bus delays and cancellations on the EICS website and via the SynreVoice call out and email system. Please ensure your phone numbers and emails are correct at the school.
Registering Your Child
Follow the link to Elk Island Catholic School Division for all the information you need on registering your child - including online transportation registration.
Why Choose Elk Island Catholic Schools?
Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) is a place for students to grow and discover who they are and where they want to go in life. From Kindergarten through Grade 12, education is a hopeful activity that opens doors to the future.
EICS believes every student deserves the opportunity to excel and succeed. We strive to ensure that every child - at every age - has this opportunity by providing:
- Responsive and diverse educational programs
- Outstanding staff and excellent teaching standards, technology, and facilities
- Service based on strong ethics and values
- Up-to-date technology and facilities
- Community involvement in a division composed of urban and rural school communities
EICS students' achieve exceptional academic results - an achievement supported by our students' excellent Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Exam results, a three-year graduation rate that is well above the provincial average, and the high number of scholarships and awards our students receive each year.
Education is about more than numbers and results - it's also about encouraging children and youth to become active, caring, and successful citizens. Our dedicated and caring staff is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for all students, one that guides children in becoming well-rounded individuals.
Information from Alberta Education
What is Inspiring Education?
It began as a conversation between Alberta's ... about the growing needs of our students. Inspiring Education is changing the way we think, to ensure we prepare Alberta students for their future - not our past. Click here for more information.
What is an Engaged Thinker?
What is an Entrepreneurial Spirit?
What is an Ethical Citizen?
Canadian Parents for French
Once again, CPF-Sherwood Park Public Chapter is proud to offer the French for Immersion Parents Level 1 Course. This course was developed by the CPF and Alberta Learning. Its intent is to help parents of children in French Immersion to understand waht and how their children are being taught and how parents can help their children with their homework. The course runs for eight weeks (16 hours) in a friendly, non-threatening environment. No prior knowledge of French is required. This course has been highly recommended by prior participants.
For more information, please contact Sandra Prior at 780-417-0057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-to-One Device FAQ
- If the battery isn't capable of lasting the full day, will they be exchanged for one that does free of charge?
Yes, if it is a defect with the unit, it will be exchanged at no charge :-)
Will we be dealing directly with the school on these or will it be a third party company in the event of any issues? In the event there is an issue, I don't want my child to be going weeks without one, not to mention having to arrange for service with an outside company.
Directly with ÉPK
The schools will be given a few spares so that you can exchange them quickly with the student, and return the damaged device to IT for repair or replacement
In the event of a bug or a technical issue will it be exchanged for free?
Will the Chromebook come with a protective bag for safe transportation to and from school?
We thank you for providing/using a bag, backpack etc. to transport the Chromebook from home/school. The Chromebooks are light weight and weigh less than a textbook.
What is the cost of a replacement in the event it was lost?
Replacements are $200
The school may allow 1 free replacement per student if the principal deems the situation warrants it. Part of our jobs together, home and school, is to ensure students understand their responsibilities in taking care of their school supplies and resources. :-)
Will the school cover the replacement costs if the Chromebook is stolen from my children at school since this is out of parents control and their ability to make sure they are stored securely in the class room?
We have been working with technology in the classroom in a variety of contexts, and the only time technology is stolen is if students take them to places the technology isn't allowed to go. Technology brought and used at the school is for educational purposes only, and should not be going outside at recess time or used at lunch. With that, No, a leased Chromebook will be treated like a student-owned device, of which the student is responsible for, in and out of school.
Will teachers confirm each child has their device daily upon leaving the school, being my children are 9?
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure he/she has what they need to do their work at home. It will be treated much like the agendas or homework preparing routines, where there will be a routine in class to help students remember the work/tools they need to do their work at home, and the ultimate responsibility is the student's.
In the event one child knocks another child's computer off of their desk and it breaks, who will be responsible for the repairs and damage to that computer or tablet?
This is left to the teacher and principal’s discretion. We will need to look at each situation independently.
From EICS - Communicating Student Learning in EICS
From Alberta Education:
Yes, You Can Help! Information and Inspiration for French Immersion Parents -
the ground-breaking Alberta Education book that has sold thousands of copies since the first edition in 1996 - is now available online!
Below are a few links to help your child decode sounds and words in the French Language:
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
- Alberta Health Services News Letters
- AHS - Healthy Parents / Healthy Children
- AHS - Children and Stress - What Parents Can Do
- AHS - Hand Washing
- AHS - Winter Fun for Everyone
- AHS - Parents as Roll Models
Netmath - This is a very detailed site in French for teachers and parents with great games and activities related to all aspects of mathematics and for all grade levels. Teachers can suscribe (for free) and most of the activities are at no cost.
French Resources in Edmonton
Support Staff Job Opportunities with EICS
The Elk Island Catholic School Division is looking for casual custodians, bus drivers, and educational assistants. Please see the EICS Human Resources & Support Staff career opportunities websites for more information.
3 Way Conferences
Three-Way Conferences, which include face-to-face conversations between your child, the teacher, and parent(s), centered on learning, are vital checkpoints in assessment and learning success.
Conversations guided by evidence of learning and a celebration of progress as well as goal setting for future growth are fundamental to continued growth and success.