Back to School

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Classes resume Thursday, August 29

We’re looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students in the 2024 - 2025 school year.

The school office will re-open on Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.

Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays, school-closure days, and important school dates and times during the 2023-24 school year, refer to:

You can also subscribe to the school calendar to always have the latest important dates right at your fingertips. Simply select the applicable download option from the top of the School Calendar page.


Welcome Back Red and Black!
Looking to prepare for the first day of classes? Photo ID pictures and locker assignments will take place on the following dates:

  • Grade 10: Thursday, August 22, 2024
    • Last Name starting with A - L: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • Last Name starting with M - Z: 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
  • Grade 11: August 23, 2024
    • Last Name starting with A to K: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Last Name starting with L to Z: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Grade 12: August 26, 2024
    • Last Name starting with A to K: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Last Name starting with L to Z: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


School Fees

Families are 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 logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa or MasterCard.

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. The 2024-2025 fee waiver application deadline is Dec. 16, 2024.  

Learn more about school and transportation fees Learn more about school and transportation fees


School Supplies

Purchasing school materials? Before you shop, check your child’s School Supply List.

You can also look into the Tools for School program.

Student Transportation

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2024-2025 school year have received a tentative route schedule and the applicable invoice. Transportation fees are now due and can be paid onlineBus passes and updated route information are mailed to families in August.

Haven’t registered for Student Transportation yet? There’s still time. Contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Tools for School

Green outline of a backpack beside the text Tools for School

If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the annual Tools for School campaign. Tools for School in EIPS provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten to Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, the backpacks are respectfully distributed to students who’ve ordered them. 
     Submit an order

The Division is also accepting donations for the campaign. If you have the means to do so, why not pick up a few extra supplies when you’re back-to-school shopping. Donations can be dropped off at EIPS Central Services.
     683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
     Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Still have questions about school startup?

Contact the EIPS Central Services office at 780-464-3477 or visit for more information about back to school.

We look forward to a great year ahead and seeing students back in class this fall!