Emergency Response

Emergency Response


In the event of an emergency, please follow the attached link for a list of Emergency Preparedness and Response for various situations. 

For more a more detailed message from EIPS, see: 



For inclement weather protocols, please see:  EIPS Procedure for Bus Suspension Due to Inclement Weather.

We'd like to take this opportunity to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

Should inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of bus cancellations using various communications tools, including automated telephone messages, details posted on the division home page (www.eips.ca), in the Bus Status section of our division and school websites, on our main switchboard (780-464-3477) and community hotline (780-417-8122), on Twitter, and through local radio stations. We strive to share all information by 6:30 a.m.

EIPS Administrative Procedures 164, Inclement Weather states bus service may be suspended when the temperature reaches -40°C including wind chill factor as measured by Environment Canada at 5:00 a.m. and/or due to adverse weather or road conditions. Bus service may be suspended on a region-by-region or route-by-route basis. When school bus services are suspended, schools shall remain open to students.

EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather. Parents must use discretion when sending children to school during inclement weather, even when buses are running and schools are open.

For more information, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.