Proud to be part of Elk Island Public Schools

Salisbury Composite High

  • 20 Festival Way
  • Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4Y1
  • Phone: 780-467-8816
  • Fax: 780-467-4555

August Registration Information

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

We have an exciting year planned at Salisbury Composite High School and we look forward to welcoming new and returning students for the 2015/2016 school year.  Salisbury is closed for the summer but will re-open August 24 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. Office staff will be available by phone on August 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Each grade has an August date to pick up timetables, receive locker numbers, and pose for photo I.D.  Because timetables are reviewed by counsellors and administrators prior to that date, there will be minimal timetable changes. Doors open for registration at 8:30 a.m. and close at 11:30 a.m. these dates.

Grade 12                     Monday, August 24

Grade 11                     Tuesday, August 25

Grade 10                     Wednesday, August 26

Lockers are allocated according to grade level. Students may reserve a locker for one friend if they have written permission from the friend or friend's parent.

Students who have not yet registered, and are living within our attendance boundaries, are asked to call the school beginning August 21 to make appointments for registration.  New registrations will be conducted during the afternoons of August 24-26.

Visit our website at throughout the summer for updates from EIPS and Salisbury. The website contains important links to the EIPS’ division calendar which outlines holidays and school closure days for the 2015/2016 school year, our school calendar which highlights special school dates and activities, and the bell schedule which will assist you in planning appointments for your children.

First day of Class

Classes resume Monday, August 31. For the 2015-2016 school year we are excited to have a new format for our first day of school.  Grade 10s ONLY will attend school in the morning starting with a Welcome Breakfast (pancakes, sausage and fruit) in the cafeteria. 

We will then have special presentations and activities that will help get students oriented in their new school building before the Grade 11 and 12 students arrive at 11:00am for advisory groups and a Welcome BBQ for all students and staff (hot dogs and water provided – fries for purchase). 

Students will then attend a shortened version of all of their Semester 1 classes in the afternoon. 

We look forward to a great start to a new school year!

 TWONIE donations for the Breakfast and BBQ are greatly appreciated.

School Supplies

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 classes in certain subject areas.

Student Transportation

Student Transportation will mail bus passes to eligible students in August. Please direct all transportation inquiries to Student Transportation thru the EIPS website ( or call 780-417-8151.

Enjoy a safe and fun-filled summer break!

Grade 10 Sabre Day: August 31 Schedule

8:15am   –  8:45am: Breakfast in Cafeteria

8:45am   –  9:00am: Students Proceed to Main Gym Doors

9:00am   –  9:25am: Gym Presentations

9:25am   –  9:30am: Creation of Groups

9:35am   – 10:55am: Survival Kit Creation

10:55am – 11:10am: Break/Finding Advisory Group Room

11:10am – 11:30am: Advisory group discussion

11:30am – 12:23pm: Welcome Back BBQ lunch

12:23pm –   1:03pm: Block 1 classes

1:08pm   –   1:48pm: Block 2 classes

1:48pm   –   1:55pm: Break

1:55pm   –   2:35pm: Block 3 classes

2:40pm   –   3:20pm: Block 4 classes

Grade 11 & 12 August 31 Schedule

11:00am   –  11:10am: Find Advisory Group Room

11:10am   –  11:30am: Advisory group discussion

11:30am   –  12:23pm: Welcome Back BBQ lunch

12:23pm   –    1:03pm: Block 1 classes

1:08pm     –    1:48pm: Block 2 classes

1:48pm     –    1:55pm: Break

1:55pm     –    2:35pm: Block 3 classes

2:40pm     –    3:20pm: Block 4 classes

Grade 12 Important Information:

Alexander Rutherford Applications:

Grade 12 Students are reminded of the changes to the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship application process. All applications are to be completed online after July 1, 2015. The website to apply (



New this year: Diploma Exam result statements are now available through myPass

 Starting with the April 2015 Diploma Exams, students will now need to retrieve their exam results through myPass—a self‑service website for high school students. Result statements for Diploma Exams are now be available exclusively online using myPass. Printed results statements will no longer be mailed.

In addition, the Statement of Courses and Marks has been replaced with the Detailed Academic Report (DAR), which is also available exclusively online using myPass.

 myPass enables high school students to:

  • access their Results Statement;
  • view their demographic information;
  • view their DAR;
  • view their progress toward their diploma or certificate; and
  • Order and pay for a transcript.

Specific information on how to sign up for myPass will be provided to all students who write diploma examinations. Schools will pass along information to their students. More general information on myPass will be provided to students and schools in the fall of 2015.

For more information visit:


Alberta Education makes two key changes for senior high schools:

Alberta Education recently announced two important changes for senior high school students, it says, will offer a fairer reflection of student learning and more learning opportunities.

The first change concerns diploma exam weighting. As of Sept. 1, 2015 diploma exam weighting will shift from a 50/50 weighting to a 30/70 weighting where school-awarded grades will be worth 70 percent. The change was made so that grades reflect a more accurate depiction of student performance by putting a greater weight on teachers’ assessments of students’ abilities and knowledge. The first round of diploma exams to be written with the new weighting will take place in November, 2015.

The second change deals with new dual-credit partnerships. Students will now have more opportunities to earn post-secondary credits or workplace certification while completing high school with 24 new partnerships. For example, students can now take high school courses in carpentry, welding, esthetics, and accounting and get credits at a post-secondary institution.

For more information visit


Newsletter Information for Acorn and Student Fees

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online Quick Pay system.  Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2014 – 2015 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost materials may be added until school lets out for the summer.

For outstanding fees for 2014 – 2015, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2015 – 2016 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal.  After July 2, 2015, 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 2015 – 2016 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 11, 2015.

If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Jackie Uhrig/Karen Schlegl at 780-467-8816. 

2015 Alberta Centennial Educational Savings Grant:

The 2015 Alberta Centennial Educational Savings (ACES): A $500 grant!

As many of you may already know, the Province of Alberta recently announced it will be cancelling its Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant—as of July 31, 2015. Annually, the grant provides all Alberta children under the age of six with a $500 kick-start to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), with no family contribution required. Despite the program being cancelled, there’s still time to qualify for the 2015 ACES grant. If you currently have a child under the age of six, we encourage you to apply before the end of July.


To apply, visit

For more information about ACES, visit


EIPS Student Transportation Information

All transportation inquiries are directed to Student Transportation thru the EIPS website (, call 780-417-8151, or click on the following links:

Student Transportation

Student Transportation Fees

Transportation Online payments


Sal App

Please feel free to download our new Salisbury Composite High Companion app at the App Store or Google Play Store. That’s right, Sal has its own companion app, which features a digital copy of our school handbook, bell times, school maps, and links to all our school information sites like our twitter and Facebook pages and The Sal Network.  So head to the App store or Google play store now to download your free Salisbury Composite High App.

Google Play Link:

2015 - 2016 Course Handbook

Salisbury Composite High School is proud to offer you a wide range of courses for the coming school year. We encourage you to take time to study our Course Selection Guide to discover your options. Please click the link below to see our course handbook.

2015-2016 Course Handbook

Welcome to Sal Video: Registration 

New Sabre Wear

 New Sabre Wear available in the General Office. Price list, order form and picture gallery available here.

Salisbury Composite High School Redesign

Students can use How a Student Registers for Flex Block to help them sign up for their Flex Session.  

Salisbury Composite High School Redesign Presentation

**The link to a video in the above presentation does not work. (See the link below from the Alberta Education Website for more information.

High School Redesign:  Flexible Learning Environments Video Presentation

EIPS Newsletter Articles

Welcome to Salisbury

Parent/Student Info: EIPS Emergency Preparedness Procedures

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As a member of Elk Island Public Schools, Salisbury Composite is concerned for the safety and security of its students and staff.  Please click on the following link to view information on the School Division's Emergency Preparedness program.

Parent Info - E.I.P.S. Emergency Preparedness


Connect With Us

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Continuing Education

Latest Tweet

Sabre followers can now get a sneak peek at our updated potential mascot on our Instagram account at salcompsabres @eips @ShPk_News

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Salisbury's Facebook page is now updated! It's a great source for information about activites happening within the school. Check it often.

Salisbury's Productions

To view our exciting season of Drama productions please use this link


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