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June 25 Update

This school year has been unique, to say the least. Although there was much uncertainty amidst a pandemic, we finished the year strong.  I am grateful that for most of the year we were able to be in school, learning together.  Thank you to our incredible staff whose energy, passion, and love for their students created a safe and enriching learning experience.  Families, thank you for diligently completing the daily checklist and keeping ill students home; you kept our students safe at school.  You are an amazing school community!

Thank you, students, for your hard work throughout this year, along with wearing masks and hand sanitizing. You are our heroes!   We also wish the best to students who are not returning to DCE next year! It has been a pleasure having you as one of our Mustangs.  

Parents, I have one request for the summer, have your children read every day. 

  • read a story to your child - this is a great bedtime routine
  • encourage your child to read to you
  • have students read every day, then ask them questions and discuss what they have read
  • have them read about what they love 
  • have lots of books available to read (The Strathcona Library is open for in-person "Browse and Go".  Library cards are FREE!)

Until next September, here's wishing you a relaxing summer full of love, laughter, and lots of reading!



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Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools 

Throughout the summer break, Davidson Creek Elementary is closed. It reopens on August 25 at 8:00 am If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact EIPS Central Services—the office is open all summer to complete year-end activities and prepare for the 2021-22 school year.  Students return to school on September 1. 

EIPS Central Office Summer Hours: June 28 to August 24 

Open:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Phone: 780-464-3477 
Address: 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park 

Statutory Holidays 

Closed July 1 Canada Day 
Closed August 2 Heritage Day 

NOTE: Student Transportation also remains open during the summer months—operating during the same hours as EIPS Central Services.  

Tools for School 

[SCHOOL NAME] has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2021-22 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks and school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. If you’re a parent or know a parent who needs access to the program, contact the school directly. Staff will discretely provide the backpack to the child at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. 

Alternatively, if you’d like to donate to the program, you can pick up a few extra supplies when you’re out shopping for back-to-school. Drop-off boxes are located at various businesses in the community during the summer months—including Staples and the EIPS Central Services office. All supplies donated within the community are invested back into the region. 

For more information about Tools for School, contact [NAME OF SCHOOL’S TOOLS FOR SCHOOL CONTACT and CONTACT INFO] or call the EIPS Central Services at 780-464-3477. 

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