Kindergarten Bussing FAQ
When do I need to register my child for bus service for the fall?
You can contact Student Transportation following the Spring Break to register.
Is noon time busing available?
In urban Sherwood Park noon service is available although ride times can range from 30-90 minutes in length depending on enrollment and the pick-up or drop-off location. In Fort Saskatchewan noon bus service is only available to and from daycares. Day home service is not available at noon. A fee for all noon busing is applicable.
Is there a transfer for the noon busing? What happens at the transfer and where is it?
There is a small transfer for urban Sherwood Park noon busing behind the Sherwood Park Mall.
Students board a bus at their pick-up location and may be required to board another bus that will transport them to their designated drop off location. There is a Safety Monitor at this site assisting students in locating their assigned bus.
Ministik News Updates
News updates are sent to parents by email as needed to keep parents up to date with regular information and upcoming
events. They are available in our document section of the website or click on the quick link below for the most recent:
Please click on the links below for information from Elk Island Public School on:
Minutes from the Latest School Council Meeting
To view the latest minutes of the Ministik School Council and School Association meetings click here:
Previous minutes can be viewed in the documents section under the "About Us" tab.
The next Parent Association Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Elk Island Public Schools has a document relative to emergency preparedness posted on their website. Here is a direct link to that document for parents: http://www.eips.ca/files/EmergencyPrep_ParentSummary_Sept2013.pdf
If you have any questions about bussing please call EIPS Student Transportation at 780 417 8151. This is especially important if you have an inquiry early in the day. Our office does not officially open until 8:30; Student Transportation has operators on the phone lines starting at 7:00AM.
Please note if your child is not going to ride the bus, there is no need to contract Student Transportation. The bus will arrive at its scheduled time and if the student(s) are not on the bus, the bus shall just carry on. Should your children not be riding for a significant amount of time (ie. Vacation, Medical Issues) it may be helpful to send your driver’s a note.
Student Transportation: 2015-2016 Registration is now open!
If your child plans to use Student Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year, please make sure to register as soon as possible!
Student Transportation recently sent invoices for transportation fees and tentative routing information to all applicable families regarding the 2015-2016 school year. This communication included information on accessing the ACORN system and how to pay transportation fees online. The deadline for paying the 2015-2016 transportation fees is June 30, 2015, fees will increase after this date.
In addition, Student Transportation has introduced a new payment plan for the 2015-2016 school year. The plan will assist families with fees of more than $300 and allow payments over a five-month period. Additional information—including links to the Parent Portal and Student Quick Pay, additional instructions, and examples about reviewing and paying your 2015-2016 transportation fees online—is available on the division website at www.eips.ca/transportation-payments.
Please don’t wait till September to register, Student Transportation is open all summer.
If you have any other questions about registration or invoicing, please contact EIPS’ Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or use the online contact form at www.eips.ca/contact.