District Notice

Please Be Advised: Student schedules

Student schedules posted on PowerSchool are not yet finalized and could change at any time. All schedules are finalized at the start of the new school year. Parents or students needing more information about timetables should contact their school, when it reopens in late August.

School Notice

School Closed for Summer

Our office will reopen on August 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477—the office is open all summer.

Learn more about Back to School visit eips.ca

Kindergarten classes begin on Sept. 5 2017

New Students

Is your child is starting at our school for the first time in the fall? If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time—simply fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school when the office reopens on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don't forget to bring with you: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

Tools for School
If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we respectfully distribute these backpacks to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Office at 780-464-3477.

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 schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Bruderheim School fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

Parent Survey Results 2016–2017

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensures its parent’s voices are heard is by conducting an annual parent survey.

In January, the Division invited EIPS families to participate in the 2016–2017 Parent Survey. The survey included 15 questions regarding topics such as the quality of teaching, school leadership, parent engagement and more. The overall EIPS response rate was 16 per cent, which included close to 2,700 responses from parents and guardians across the Division.  The response rate was quite a bit higher at Bruderheim School at 26 per cent, which included 32 responses from parents and guardians.

The feedback gathered will help both the Division and Bruderheim School measure its progress towards meeting the goals and priorities outlined in the EIPS 2015–2018 Three-Year Education Plan and Bruderheim School's Education Plan.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.  We value your input!

Parent Survey Results: Division

Parent Survey Results: Bruderheim

Wee Read

Be a Wee Read Volunteer at Bruderheim School!

Bruderheim School has joined the Alberta Reads Network. This year we are implementing “Wee Read”, which is an eight-week program that matches volunteers with kindergarten and grade one students to share books and conversation. “Wee Read” is designed to strengthen the foundations for reading, and school success as well as help children develop language skills and a love of reading.  We are looking for volunteers who can come to Bruderheim School to read with kids for about 30-60 minutes per week for eight consecutive weeks.  Volunteers will read to children, talk to them about books and stories, and play games that support literacy skills.  If you are interested in volunteering for “Wee Read”, please let us know.  

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