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October 8 Update

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews are next week! As we did last year, interviews will be through a phone call.  You can still sign up for interviews at

Interviews will take place on two Wednesdays, October 13 and October 20. Additionally, kindergarten will have 2 afternoons allocated for interviews.  

If you are unable to take the teacher's call, they will leave a detailed message regarding your child's progress.

Student Pick Up and Drop Off

Just a reminder that if you are not wearing a mask when you pick up or drop off your child, please stay 2m away from other children.  Thank you for keeping our students' safety a priority!

Terry Fox

Congratulations!  We raised $1382.05  for the Terry Fox Foundation which supports cancer research.  Way to go Mustangs!!

School Council/Fundraising Society

School Council will not be meeting in October.  The next meeting take place on November The Fundraising Society will be meeting at 7:30 on October 12.  Meeting Link

Improving Home-School Communication

To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has developed a how-to guide entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” Topics include appropriate channels to use, standard formats and structures, timing and sequencing for regular and ongoing home-school communication, and ways to bring forward questions or concerns. The guide also offers useful tools and resources schools and families can use to enhance face-to-face meetings, email communication and various social media efforts.

Communication Protocol for Schools

Guide to Improving Student Achievement

We believe every student can learn and experience success. One of the ways we help students learn and succeed is to carefully evaluate their achievement and growth, and to share that information with parents and guardians.
This guide will help parents and guardians understand:

● assessment;
● the responsibilities of students, staff, and parents and guardians;
● how and when achievement information will be communicated or reported;
● how marks and grades are determined; and
● the steps taken when summative assessments are missing or incomplete.

Parents and guardians are the key influences in a child's life. Understanding how a child is achieving in school and how to support that achievement is integral to success in school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to read this guide and contact our school’s administration with any questions or if further information is required.

Guide to Improving Student Achievement

Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2021-22 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities fees and more.

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 application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit and Alternatively, contact Christa Gawron, Business Manager at DCE at 780-467-5557.

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