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Parent Survey Results, Lunch Survey, and Kindergarten Student Bus Adventures

Our volunteer gifts have arrived at last. As promised to those who made it to lunch on June 6, we’ll get the A.L. Horton swag out to volunteers this week!

Thank you to parents and caregivers who volunteered to organize and run the concession on the June 8 Field Fun Day. Cold and sweet treats were a hit in the heat.


Please complete this survey about the CALS School Nutrition Program. Free lunches were provided at our school Tuesday to Friday from February to June 2023. 

Survey link:


Feedback may help CALS to receive the funding again. Printed copies of the survey are available in the office.

Thank you to Mrs. Dixon at CALS, Lunch Coordinator Mrs. Sen, and the many volunteers who made the lunch program possible across Vegreville!



A.L. Horton Elementary has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2023-24 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 2023-24 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 in August. Drop-off boxes are located at the EIPS Central Services office, all Staples locations and various businesses in the community. Any supplies donated within the community are invested back into the region.

For more information about Tools for School, contact Mrs. Bay in the office at 780-632-3113 or call EIPS Central Services at 780-464-3477.

United Way Tools for School Requests: Family Orders



The results of the 2022-23 EIPS Annual Feedback Survey: For Parents and Caregivers are now available. In March, the Division conducted the annual survey, which helps EIPS gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan

Families were asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement.

The full results are available online:

2022-23 Parent Survey results: EIPS

2022-23 Parent Survey results: A.L. Horton Elementary 



Elk Island Public Schools is once again planning to run the Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders.

Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The program’s aim: To help introduce families to busing so they feel comfortable and at ease before even starting school. Through a series of activities, riders learn about school bus safety, danger zones, tips on boarding and how to sit properly on the bus. After that, both the children and parents hop on the bus to practice what they’ve learned by venturing out on a short ride.

The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2023-24 school year. The tentative session dates and times are as follows:

Location                                          Date*                              Time*

A.L. Horton Elementary                  August 23                            5 p.m.

*** The A.L. Horton Elementary location is for students attending schools in Vegreville and the surrounding area.


EIPS Central Services                      August 14                            5 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 14                            6:30 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 15                            5 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 15                            6:30 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 16                            5 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 16                            6:30 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 17                            5 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 17                            6:30 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 18                            5 p.m.

EIPS Central Services                      August 22                            5 p.m.

* Special Education session for PALS and Project Unit Funding students only.


SouthPointe School                        August 21                            5 p.m.

SouthPointe School                        August 21                            6:30 p.m.

** SouthPointe School locations are for students attending schools in Fort Saskatchewan.


EIPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan
A.L. Horton Elementary is located at 5037 48 Ave., Vegreville

Register Now

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

More information about busing for kindergarten children is available at:



Visit Vegreville’s Mental Health Capacity Building website to view their latest news. You can also find their newsletter online. This month our MHCB team is helping us to celebrate identity and our differences during Pride Week in Vegreville.



Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2023-24 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so route planners can problem solve routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student or new student registration processes are now registered. Those families have also received tentative route schedules and invoices—fees are due June 30, 2023.

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation services during the registration process and want to now register, simply fill out this registration form.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation, visit

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal



School fees for the 2022-23 school year are posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. Throughout the year, fees are often added to cover the costs for various activities, such as field trips, extracurricular activities, and late, damaged or lost library books.

To access your fee information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view fees and pay them online using a credit card. Make sure to monitor your child’s account on an ongoing basis.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit And, if you have questions, think there is an error or need help creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school directly before the summer break.

NOTE: Pursuant to Board Policy 23: School Fees and Administrative Procedure 505: School and Administrative Fees, EIPS will forward any unpaid 2022-23 fee amounts to a collection agency. To prevent this from happening, remember to pay your fees before Aug. 31, 2023.



Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

June Spotlight: enhancing public education through effective engagement

  •   Rules of Engagement: Using a collaborative approach to improve student achievement and success
  •   Driving change: Strengthening public education through Board advocacy

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27



June 12 - Kindergarten to Pleasant Ridge Colony

June 13 - Kindergarten to Pleasant Ridge Colony

June 13 - Grade 1 & 3 Swim

June 16 - Moving On Up & Moving On Ceremony (Kindergarten &  Grade 6) at 1PM

June 16 - Grade 2 & 3 Swim


June 19 - LINKS 1 Swim

June 20 - Grade 6 Part B Language Arts PAT 

June 20 - Grade 1 to Jurassic Forest

June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 22 - Grade 6 Math PAT Part A

June 22 - LINKS 1 & 2 Telus World of Science

June 22 - Grade 3 Amazing Race 

June 22 - Hoop Dancer Adrian Lachance PM

June 23 - Last day of school for Kindergarten B class

June 23 - Grade 6 Math PAT Part B

June 23 - Grade 4 Millennium & Wilderness Centre Trip

June 23 - PALS new students visit


June 26 - Last day of school for Kindergarten A class

June 26 - Grade 6 Social Studies PAT

June 26 - Grade 4 Bowling

June 27 - Grade 6 Science PAT

June 27 - Grade 1-2 and 3-4 classes swim in AM; Grade 5-6 classes swim in PM

June 27 - Last day of classes for Grades 1-6; report cards online at 4 PM

Check the school calendar for field trip information as well.


Keri Busenius                Chloe Giebelhaus

Principal                        Assistant Principal


Connecting to foster the minds and hearts of leaders!

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