Welcome to Glen Allan School
My Name is Mr. Arbuthnott and welcome to the Glen Allan Elementary School. At Glen Allan School we believe that each child is unique, that all children can learn and that all children can succeed. We nurture excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Our safe and caring learning environment promotes student growth in citizenship and character education. Glen Allan is known as the school that challenges and cherishes every child.
While our students are our pride and joy, we also take great delight in the close bonds and mutually supportive relationship that our highly professional staff has established with our parent community. Our school council actively promotes excellence in learning and helps to enrich the school experiences of students through a number of school programs.
Again, welcome to our school. Enjoy your visit.
Glen Allan Elementary School
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.
Glen Allan School is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on Aug. 22, 2016.
Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions.
Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday August 30 with August 30, 31 and September 1 being Orientation days. Students will attend one of the three orientation days, with full classes starting on Friday, September 2. The date and time of your child’s orientation day will be included in the kindergarten letter that was e-mailed to you in June.
New Student Registration
If you have a child starting at Glen Allan Elementary School 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 22 on
- Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Location: 106 Georgian Way
*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 Glen Allan Year at a Glance 2016-2017 Calendar. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled School Supply Lists on our About Page – please scroll down the page until you see the supply lists.
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.
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.
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 school office at 780-467-5519.
The office will reopen on August 22 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!
Guide to Reporting Student Achievement
Please click here to access our school’s Guide to Reporting Student Achievement.
This guide will help parents and guardians understand:
- the responsibilities of students, staff, and parents and guardians;
- how and when achievement information will be communicated or reported;
- how marks and grades are determined; and
- the steps taken when summative assessments are missing or incomplete.
Kindergarten Registration Open
Do you have, or know, a child starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2016? If so, registration for the 2016–2017 school year is now open.
To help families prepare, EIPS has compiled a wealth of information on its website (www.eips.ca/kindergarten). There you’ll find details regarding how to register, eligibility, dates to remember, how to find your designated school, programming options, what to expect, transportation, and more. Additional information regarding Glen Allan Elementary School’s Kindergarten program, can be found on our school website at Early Childhood Services (ECS)/Kindergarten.
When registering your child, don’t forget to bring with you proof of residence, your child’s name, and date of birth and citizenship.
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June 13 Issue
Summer 2016 Office Hours for Elk Island Public Schools
Posted on Jun 24 2016
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EIPS Students Celebrate Literacy at the 2016 Battle of the Books Competition
Posted on Apr 29 2016
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EIPS students impress at the 2016 Young Speakers Invitational
Posted on Apr 8 2016
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