Parent Prowler

Parent Prowler: November 18-22, 2019

VCHS Weekly Prowler

November 18-22, 2019


Hello VCHS families,

We hope you all had a wonderful and restful November break. Thank you to everyone who attended Parent Student Teacher conferences before the break. We had a great turnout and terrific conversations about learning. As always, if you have any questions regarding your child’s learning, please check PowerSchool or contact your child’s teachers. 


School Items: 

November 18 - 22 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. We will be advising of activities for the week through daily announcements and social media. 

November 25: Next Parent Advisory Council meeting. We will be presenting year two of the School Education Plan. 


This week at a glance:


Monday, November 18



Tuesday, November 19


Wednesday, November 20

Leadership 9 to A.L. Horton


Thursday, November 21

Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair: See below for more details.


Friday, November 22

Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank


Have a great week! Mrs. Warawa & Mr. Leatherdale


EIPS Items 

Caregiver Education Series

The Division, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Catholic Schools, is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. This year, session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, and more.

Visit the Division calendar to see all scheduled caregiver sessions.


Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2019-20 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by late September. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution.

Don’t forget to log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of certain school activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more. 

If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your student fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2019.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit Alternatively, contact Mrs. Soldan, Business Manager,  at 780-632-3341.


Inclement Weather

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families 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.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations and on Versatrans My Stop. Morning bus cancellations are posted on by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states, “school bus service may be suspended…when Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

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


Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair — 30+ Exhibitors. Together in One Place.

Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair on Nov. 21, 2019.

Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), in partnership with the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta, Your Future is an annual educational fair that brings together more than 30 colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place—the largest event of its kind in Alberta.

The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12 from both EIPS and Elk Island Catholic Schools. Both students and family members will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions; ask questions; talk to experts about various career sectors; learn about future career trends; and much more.

Event Details:

Date:                     Nov. 21, 2019

Time:                     6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:               Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre

                                         2100 Premier Way, Sherwood Park 

Visit for a detailed list of exhibitors.


Calendar of Events


November 18-22 - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 18 – Curling

November 22 – Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank

November 20 - Leadership 9 to ALH

November 25 - Curling

November 25 - PAC meeting 6 to 7 p.m.

November 26 - Leadership 9 to ALH

November 26 -  Elder Wilson p.m.

November 28 - Family Gathering Dinner

November 29 - No school (Certificated staff professional development day)

December 2 - Curling

December 3, 4, 5 - Grad Photos

December 4 - Early Dismissal

December 4 - Vegreville Music Parents Association meeting 6 p.m.

December 5 - Leadership 9 to ALH

December 9 - Curling

December 11 - Leadership 9 to ALH

December 13 – Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank

December 15 - Deadline for School fee waiver applications

December 16 - Curling

December 16 - Winter Band Concert 7 p.m. (Band Room)

December 17 – Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank

December 17 - Meals on Wheels Appreciation Concert in Band Room at 3:30 p.m.

December 19 - Locker clean up end of block 1

December 19 - Holiday Dinner

December 23-January 3 - Christmas Break

January 6 - Classes resume

January 6 - Curling

January 8 - Early Dismissal @ 2:04 p.m.

January 10 - Grad Retake Picture Day

January 10 - Leadership 9 to ALH

January 13 - English 30-1/30-2 Diploma Part A

January 13 - Curling

January 14 - Social 30-1/30-2 Diploma Part A

January 14 – Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank

January 16 - Leadership 9 to ALH

January 20 - Curling

January 21 - Last day of classes for Senior High students

January 22 - Math 30-1/30-2 Diploma

January 22 – Leadership 9 to the Vegreville Food Bank

January 23 - ELA 9 PAT Part A

January 23 - English 30-1/30-2 Diploma Part B

January 24 - Social 30-1/30-2 Diploma Part B

January 24 - Leadership 9 to ALH

January 27 - Social Studies 9 PAT

January 27 - Biology 30 Diploma

January 27 - Curling

January 27 - PAC meeting 6 to 7 p.m.

January 28 - ELA 9 PAT Part B

January 28 - Chemistry 30 Diploma

January 29 - Science 9 PAT

January 29 - Physics 30 Diploma

January 30 - Math 9 PAT 

January 30 - Science 30 Diploma

January 31 - First day of Semester 2