School Notice

James Mowat Elementary is now closed for the summer break

Our office will reopen on Aug. 27, 2018.
If you have questions about registration, call the school office when we reopen. If you have any other school-related questions, contact the Central Administration office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477.

To learn more about Back to School visit

Kindergarten classes start Tuesday, September 4

Staggered entry. For school specific information visit the kindergarten page.

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 2018-19 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School 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 order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Administration office at 780-464-3477.

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 schools fees is by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
James Mowat Elementary fees
Student Transportation fees


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2018-19 school year have received a tentative route schedule and the applicable invoice—transportation fees can be paid online by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal or at the EIPS Student Transportation office.

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

Bus passes and updated route information are mailed to families in August.


Still have questions about school startup?

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

We look forward to a great year ahead and seeing all of our students back on September 4!

Summer Reading!

How the year has flown by and here we are with summer minutes to fill! For those rainy days and quiet evenings, here are some sites that might make it easier to fit in some reading.


This is a free site that you have to sign-up for. You can make individual accounts for each child and customize the books to age appropriate interests. It’s also available as an APP for your phone or tablet. All bases are covered. Books at your fingertips without having to keep track of them on your summer travels.

Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 6 – 14

This is a great site with lists of age appropriate titles to help steer their search in the right direction when you are at the library or they are bored with everything and need some new ideas for books. 

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