Pertussis diagnosed at the school
Be advised that two students from Vegreville Composite have been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough)—as such, other students may have been exposed to the disease. Please read this letter from Alberta Health Services for additional information and guidance.
VCHS Education Accountability Pillar Results October 2017
The Accountability Pillar provides a way for school authorities to measure their success, and assess their progress towards meeting their learning goals.
The Accountability Pillar:
- Gives school boards a consistent way to measure their success and assess progress using a broad spectrum of measures
- Helps identify areas that need improvement and set priorities for the future
- Provides school authorities with a wide range of data showing how they are performing
- Focuses on more than student achievement, resulting in a more complete approach to accountability and system improvement
This combined data provides a picture of school authority and individual school performance, including areas of success and potential challenges that may lie ahead. School authorities and schools analyze this data and the many variables that may affect results, allowing school authorities to focus on improving student learning and achievement.
Castle Rock Research provides educational discounts for school purchases (retail price is $29.95) and will ensure that parents ordering online will get the preferred school pricing. Please note that the portal will be available only until November 9th, 2017 so orders may be placed at any time prior to this closing date. Castle Rock Research will individually package, aggregate, and deliver orders to Vegreville Composite High School main campus for distribution. All orders placed by November 9th, 2017 will be shipped by November 20th, 2017.
The following resources are being provided for purchase:
The KEY Study Guides - Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses across grades 3 to 12. These guides are ideal for review and assessment preparation and feature questions from past Diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests, where applicable. The correct answers and detailed solutions for questions are also provided.
SOLARO – A digital resource that is web or mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows) enabled and 100% aligned to the curriculum outcomes for each course. Students get unlimited access to robust online content for all of the courses offered in print, with content that spans the SNAP workbooks and the year-end assessments found in The KEY Study Guides. SOLARO is also offered for 20 other courses that are only available digitally.
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 a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.
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EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Keeping Students Safe On and Off the Bus
Posted on Oct 16 2017
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Superintendent Message: Journey to Literacy
Posted on Oct 11 2017
We all have our own literacy journey that has helped to influence our character, intellect and imagination An annual event I look forward to every year is Read In Week, a Division-wide initiative meant to encourage a lifelong love…
Acclaimed Canadian Authors Bring Literacy to Life During EIPS Author Tours
Posted on Sep 29 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are being treated to a day of reading and storytelling with the help of four special guests. On October 2-4, award-winning Canadian authors Sigmund Brouwer, Natasha…