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.

Westboro Elementary is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 a.m.

Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes have a staggered start.  Information regarding your day for attendance should already have been sent to you.  If you did not receive information, please contact the school.   The first full day of Kindergarten for all students will be on Tuesday, September 6 (Logos) and Wednesday, September 7 (Regular).

New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Westboro 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 drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:

  • Date: August 24 to August 26
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1078 Strathcona Dr.

*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 located at www.westboroelementary.ca. Our Bell Schedule is also available on this website to assist you with future planning.

School Supply Lists

To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.  (http://westboroelementary.ca/about/our-school)

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 www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.

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: Colleen Alpern.

The office will reopen on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 a.m. 

For more information about back-to-school visit: www.eips.ca/parents/back-to-school.

We look forward to a great year ahead!

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