District Notice

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Email Update Required

To ensure EIPS continues to comply with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, we require parents/guardians to subscribe/unsubscribe for emails as of February 15, 2017. These include routine emails from your school or the Division about events, activities, etc. You will continue to receive emergency messages and school fee-related information. Visit www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice to subscribe/unsubscribe by March 1.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SHARING INFORMATION VIA EMAIL

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) appreciates the opportunity to stay connected with parents and one of the ways it does so is through email. However, federal law—Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)—requires that the Division must be given direct consent to continue to email its families, because occasionally, emails may contain what could be “commercial content.”

On February 15, you will receive a message from the Division that will give you the option to either subscribe or unsubscribe from school- and Division-generated emails. The same message is being sent to every email address you have provided to the Division. To remain on EIPS’ distribution list, you will have to make a choice as to whether or not you wish to continue receiving email for each of those addresses.

If you unsubscribe, or do not respond, you will no longer receive school- and Division-generated emails such as school newsletters, information about upcoming school and Division events, parent and community engagement opportunities and others. That’s because these messages may contain advertising or promotional content from time to time—for example, school fundraisers; lunch programs; field trips; the sale of yearbooks; purchasing of student photos, books, graduation, school productions or dance tickets; athletic events with an entry fee; options for purchasing third-party supplies or products or similar events and offers—and will therefore no longer be sent out.

NOTE: Even if you unsubscribe, you will continue to receive emails regarding emergency situations and financial matters. Those who received notifications about high school attendance will also still receive those messages.

We appreciate your co-operation in ensuring the Division’s distribution lists are compliant with the CASL requirements and you continue to receive only the information you feel is important.

Parent Teacher Interviews February 22 and 23rd

Booking parent-teacher interviews is now as easy as 1 - 2 – 3 at Win Ferguson Elementary School!! The website we are using is http://www.schoolinterviews.ca 

Just use the above link to get there! If you can’t book online, call the school.

Kindergarten code: YSQ6C

All Other Classes (including LINKS) code: X7C5H

  1. First enter your name, your student's name(s), and your email address.
  2. On the next page, pick the teacher(s) you want to meet.
  3. Then you'll see a timetable showing when your chosen teachers are available. Simply click on the times that suit you!
  4. When you are done, an email confirming your times will arrive in your e-mail inbox. If something comes up, you can return to the site and cancel or change your bookings whenever you want. Parents can book appointments with more than one teacher, if required.

Note the times! 

  1. a)    Wednesday, February 22 – 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM - ALL CLASSES
  2. b)    Thursday, February 23 – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM – ALL CLASSES

(ECS has 20 minute interviews, LINKS have 30 minute interviews. All other grades and classes have 10 minute interviews.)

 

Book Fair Hours

Feb 21 – 10:00 am – 3:15 pm

Feb 22 – 10 am – 2:15 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Feb 23 – 10:00 am – 3:15 pm

Feb 24 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Students will also have time to come to the book fair during their Learning Commons time, with their teacher.

Please Complete the Survey This Month!

Check out Ms. Lindsay's Learning Common Page

If you want to find out more about our Learning Commons (formerly known as the library), click on the link below. Ms. Lindsay has all kinds of great info about what's new, lending policies, timetables, etc.

Take the time to have a look!

Click hear for the Learning Commons Page

2017-18 Boundary Exemption Requests

Boundary Exemption Request Process

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year takes place from February 1 to April 7. The boundary exemption request process is the only time of year EIPS students—in Kindergarten to Grade 12—wishing to attend a non-designated school in the upcoming school year can apply to do so. Interested families must fill out a Boundary Exemption Request Form and submit it directly to their requested school.

For the 2017–2018 school year, the Division isn’t accepting boundary exemption requests for the following schools: Fort Saskatchewan Elementary, James Mowat Elementary, SouthPointe School and Win Ferguson Elementary. As many of you are aware, the Division has established new elementary attendance boundaries for the City of Fort Saskatchewan, which take effect when SouthPointe School opens at the start of the 2017–2018 school year. Maintaining the new attendance boundaries will help ease enrolment pressures at elementary schools in Fort Saskatchewan.

The Boundary Exemption Request Form is available online as of Jan. 9, 2017. Additional information about the boundary exemption request process, schools with closed boundaries and frequently asked questions can be found by visiting www.eips.ca/schools/boundaries/boundary-exemption-request-process.

Final decisions will be made by April 12, 2017.

 

 

School Council/PTA

 

Win Ferguson School Council/PTA

Take a moment to check out the great things our School Council and PTA do for students at our school. Because your child goes to WFG, you are automatically a member of the School Council and PTA.

Check out the School Council/PTA website link at http://winfergusonparents.com/

Join the Win Ferguson School Council and PTA meetings to get involved in the ongoings and decisions of our great school! Meetings start at 6:45 PM in the Learning Commons.

List of Meeting Dates for 2016/17

October 24th; November 28th; December - no meeting; January 23rd; February 27th; March 20th; April 24th; May 29th; June - no meeting

 

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