Kindergarten registration now open!
As you may be aware, some EIPS families were able to access our online registration system early and begin the kindergarten registration process. However, this information was only uploaded onto our test server prior to the launch of the formal online registration form at 6 p.m. today, January 15, 2018.
We wanted to assure everyone that this data is not being stored in the test environment. All families are required to complete the registration process after 6 p.m. today when the full system goes live. This provides equity for all parents across our Division to register and complete the online forms at the same time.
To be eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year, your child must turn five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2018.
For more information about the EIPS kindergarten program see the EIPS Kindergarten Toolkit or contact the school.
STEP 1: CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Follow the link above to the registration page.
Click on “Create Account.” It’s important to create only one account per household so the system can access your information correctly—this is different than any existing PowerSchool Parent Portal accounts you may have. If you have multiple children, you will use this new account to register them but complete individual registration forms for each child.
Once an account is created, start a new form by selecting “New Student Registration 2018-2019” from the dashboard.
Enter your child’s name and birth date to add them as a student and start the registration process. NOTE: “online recommendations” refers to the data entered in the registration form.
TIP: You can leave and come back to a form anytime by selecting “Continue a Form in Progress” from the main dashboard.
STEP 2: REGISTER YOUR CHILD
It’s helpful to gather all supporting documents prior to beginning the registration process. Documents must be uploaded electronically.
• birth certificate—if unavailable, use the student’s passport
• verification of residency—such as a utility bill with address, property-tax statement or rental agreement
• student’s immigration papers or visa and study permits, if applicable
Legal documentation is required for the following:
• Parent Custody Agreement, if there are restrictions on access
• Guardianship Letter, if parents live in Alberta
NOTE: If parents live outside of Alberta legal guardianship must be applied for through
the Alberta government.
Alternatively, take a photo with your smartphone or tablet. Then, either upload it directly to the form or save it on your computer and upload it from there.
Don't have a computer? All EIPS schools have a computer available for families to use for registration purposes. The registration form is mobile friendly, meaning you can also use your smartphone or tablet to register.
EIPS has established school boundaries throughout the Division and all students, including kindergarten students, are assigned a designated school based on where they live. EIPS encourages families to register their kindergarten child at their designated school.
• Find your designated school using the Versatrans e-Link tool.
The form also allows families to indicate if their child requires transportation services.
Busing is not guaranteed. The information is reviewed by Student Transportation and if more detail is required the department will contact you directly, by phone or email.
STEP 3: SUBMIT THE FORM
Once the registration form is complete and submitted, a confirmation notice is sent to the given email address. The school will then review your submission and followup, by phone or email, if further information or documentation is required. Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email confirming your child’s enrolment.
NOTE: The registration isn’t complete until all required documents are uploaded. If you have difficulties uploading or need time to gather the required documents, complete as much of the form as you can and then contact the school regarding next steps.
For technical assistance visit the PowerSchool Community web page or call 1-866-752-6850 Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. For all other inquiries, contact your school during regular school hours. Support is also available Janurary 15, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at 780-417-8238.
2018-19 Kindergarten Calendar Group A (pdf download)
Attends school on Mondays, Thursdays and every third and fifth Wednesday. Attendance on the first Wednesday of the month fluctuates.
Subscribe to the Group A calendar
2018-19 Kindergarten Calendar Group B (pdf download)
Attends school on Tuesdays, Fridays and every second and fourth Wednesday. Attendance on the first Wednesday of the month fluctuates.
Subscribe to the Group B calendar
We look forward to welcoming your child into one of our kindergarten classrooms!