Back To School: 2016-2017

Classes resume Tuesday, August 30

We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year. Bev Facey Community High School is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on Monday, August 22 at 8:00 am. Each grade has a date in August to pick up timetables, choose lockers and have their photo taken. 

Please refer to the following grade-specific information and forms:

Grade 10 Info Letter

Grade 11 Info Letter

Grade 12 Info Letter


High School Registration Dates

Course registrations takes place on the following dates:

  • Grade 10: August 26, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Grade 11: August 25, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Grade 12: August 24, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Please return ALL school forms contained in the above information letters to Bev Facey during the registration dates, the first day of school or by mail. 


New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Bev Facey for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and call the school office at (780) 467-0044 to make an appointment.

 *Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.


Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our School Calendar. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.


School Supply Lists

Students should arrive with binders, lined paper, pens, HB pencils, erasers and a calculator (TI 84, TI 84+, or equivalent). Teachers will advise students of specific items needed for their classes.


Tools for School

If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 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 will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.


School Fees

Families will be 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 school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.

You can find more information about school fees at


Student Transportation

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 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 fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.

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.

NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.


Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact the Bev Facey general office at (780)467-0044. The office will reopen on Monday, August 22 at 8:00 am.

For more information about back-to-school visit:

We look forward to a great year ahead!


EIPS Summer Hours

During the summer break, Central Office will remain open. While schools are closed, EIPS related questions or concerns can be directed to Central Office during the following business hours:

Central Administration Building

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Transportation Building

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Transportation resumes regular office hours on August 29.

 NOTE: EIPS offices will be closed on the following statutory holidays:

  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, August 1
  • Monday, September 5


Acorn and Student Fees  

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system.  Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2015 – 2016 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost books may be added until school lets out for the summer.

For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal.  After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.

 All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September.  PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted.  The course change deadline is September 12, 2016.

 If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Suzanne Cleet at 780-467-0044.


Daily Attendance

Lates or Absences

If your child is going to be away from school please contact the school or click here to email Mrs. Radke.  Thank you.


No Student Drop Off Times

The bus loop is not allowed to be used for student drop off during the times of 8:15am to 8:45am and 3:00pm to 3:30pm otherwise you will be ticketed. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


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