Sherwood Park, AB. — The Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) returning student registration process is now open, taking place from Feb. 8-21, 2024.

Today, the Division has sent an email through Permission Click to all EIPS families asking them to confirm their child’s enrolment for the upcoming year by completing the online Returning Student Registration Form—no log in is required. Using the form, families can indicate the school their child plans to attend in the upcoming school year and apply to attend a non-designated school, if applicable.

The returning student registration process is the only time current students, in PALS to Grade 11, can request to attend a non-designated school or out-of-boundary program for the upcoming school year—acceptance is based on available space and resources. Some EIPS schools have closed boundaries because of high enrolment numbers and aren’t accepting non-designated students for the 2024-25 school year. Schools will contact all students directly who apply to attend a non-designated school and advise of the outcome in late February.

All current EIPS students—in PALS to Grade 11—are required to complete the Returning Student Registration Form by Feb. 21, 2024:

  • To confirm your child will attend the identified school;
  • To submit the request for your child to attend a non-designated school; or
  • To inform the Division your child will not be returning to EIPS next year.


Elk Island Public Schools is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 17,750 students in 42 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties, and the western portion of the County of Minburn.


Returning student registration process
Frequently asked questions
EIPS school boundary maps
Closed boundaries 2024-25
Find my designated school
Applying to a non-designated school



For more information, media can contact:
Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902