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Brentwood this Week

Wednesday, November 25th -        Jersey Day 

Friday, November 27TH      -         Report Cards available online at 4pm 

Strathcona Christmas Bureau 

(loonie), 2 (toonie) can make a difference.  We are accepting donations for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau.  This year will look a little different.  The Strathcona Christmas Bureau will be purchasing gift cards for families to purchase a holiday meal and gifts for the children.  Collecting for the Bureau will be November 23-27th.  Please drop off any donations to the school of cash or gift cards.  They are also accepting on-line donations at www.strathconachristmasbureau.com or cheques payable to the Strathcona Christmas Bureau.  Thanks Bobcats!  

Christmas Celebrations 

2 Videos will be sent out in December (Dates TBD).  One for Logos and one for Regular. 

More information in the upcoming weeks.  

Masks 

While dropping off, picking up or visiting the school we ask that you are mindful of  

social distancing protocols which includes wearing a maskIf you are within 2 meters of  

someone who is not in your family cohort we ask that you please wear a maskThanks  

everyone!  

Dressing for the Weather 

Students will be outside for recess and are expected to bring jackets and appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry during these upcoming frosty winter months. 

Please ensure that your student is equipped with proper winter wear (warm footwear, jacket, mitts, hats, raincoats) Thank you, and stay warm! 

Bringing Items from home to School 

We are asking families NOT to send any personal items with their students to school. Example:  

stuffies, toys, sports equipment, electronics etc.  

EIPS Out-Of-School Learning K-9 

Please visit the website from our Quick Links on our website at www.brentwoodelementary.ca 

It will include weekly updates, staff directory and teacher contact information.  

Brightspace 

As you may know, EIPS has recently adopted D2L Brightspace as our primary learning management system (LMS). The purpose of an LMS is to provide a virtual environment for teaching and learning. Having a platform like Brightspace will allow students and teachers to remain connected to their classrooms, even when they are not able to attend school.   

Brightspace is a tool for all EIPS families, not just those registered in out-of-school learning, as such many teachers have begun using Brightspace with their in-class students. If your child needs to login to Brightspace at home and need’s your assistance, please refer to the student login tutorial below. Students will use their EIPS division assigned email and password to login at www.eips.brightspace.com. If your child is unsure of their login credentials, please contact your child's classroom teacher. https://jira.eips.ca/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33193993 

Noon hour Supervision Fees for the 2020/21 School Year 

Fees for the second quarter have been posted to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees for this quarter are due by November 30, 2020Any credits on account are automatically applied and reduces the fee(s) owingTo access your fee and credit information, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.   

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. For the 2020-21 year, the deadline for receiving fee waiver applications has been extended to Feb. 15, 2021. The only applications that will be accepted after that date will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.  

Attendance Reporting (Please report to the OFFICE 

Attendance & Safe Arrival: One measure of keeping students safe is ensuring students have  

safely arrived at school. If your child is going to be late or absent for any reason, it is important  

that you contact the OFFICE immediately via email or phone (leave a message available  

24hours/day) no later than 8:30am and report the reason for the absence/late. **Thank you  

kindly for your co-operation and support. 

Pickup & Drop Off for appointments etc. 

All doors are lockedIf you come late or leave early – students must leave/enter through front  

door. Please knock when at the door and someone will come greet your student and guide them  

to class. 

Counsellor’s Corner 

**Please visit our website – Menu/Counsellor to see some amazing resources** 

From Strathcona County: Spending 30% of your income on Housing? 

If your mortgage/rent payment, utilities, property taxes and home insurance add up to this, then you are one of many Albertans with a common experience.  Share with us the kind of housing and services you need by taking a short survey and being part of the County’s first housing estimate. Also, you may be eligible for a $50 grocery gift card if you spend 30% or more of your household income on housing. Call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 to participate. 

WEBSITE www.brentwoodelementary.ca 

Please familiarize yourself with this websiteYou can find calendars, bell schedules, contacts, 

registration, links to PowerSchool etc. 

Emails 

If you have signed up to receive our emails and have not been getting them, please check  

your spam or junk. https://www.eips.ca/contact/subscribe 

*If you have an email change please update in PowerSchool and then it takes 24hrs to sync and  

then you can subscribe. 

Phone Calls 

We receive many, many calls so please leave a detailed message, and someone will return your 

call ia timely manner. Email is Awesome!! 

Medical Information 

Please visit our website for medical forms. All forms MUST be filled out to administer any medication. 

PowerSchool & Fees are now PAST DUE for the 2019/20 School Year 

To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.   

Clothing Store 

New and improved Brentwood Clothing Store is now open.  This store will be open all year and the clothing is shipped directly to your home after you have placed your online order. 

https://brentwoodelementary.entripyshops.com/ 

2019/20 School fees are now available. Please log on to your PowerSchool to pay. 

DROP OFF ZONE & PARKING 

Please note this is a drop off zone, NO parking and leaving the vehicle.  Please park in visitor parking only. 

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