Elk Island Public Schools is modifying the way it charges school fees for the 2020-21 year to accommodate:
- the switch from out-of-school learning to in-school learning;
- the change of some schools to a quarterly semester system; and
- a reduction to the number and amount of refunds should schools close again.
School fee information for the 2020-21 school year is expected to be posted by late September—depending on your school’s schedule. All fees are due within 14 days of being posted. Any credits on account are automatically applied and reduces the fee(s) owing. To access your fee and credit information, 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.
When you log on, you’ll notice the fee schedule is different from the previous year. Instead of a fee based on the entire year, fees are charged at the beginning of each of the four quarters listed below. At the start of each quarter, you’ll also receive an e-mail notification from your school, letting you know fees are posted to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Fees for kits or equipment kept by the student are charged in full at the start of the course.
- Sept. 1, 2020 – same entry date for all schools
- Nov. 16, 2020 – same entry date for all schools
- Feb. 1, 2021 – entry date for Junior/Senior High school
- Apr 21, 2021 – entry date for Junior/Senior High school
NOTE: Fees apply to in-school students only.
SCHOOL FEE BREAKDOWN:
- An annual fee split into four equal parts.
- Students entering on the specified entry dates will have the noon supervision fee adjusted accordingly—at the next quarter billing.
course fees (grades 7-12):
- quarterly semester schools:
- Ardrossan Junior Senior High, Bev Facey Community High, Fort Saskatchewan High, Lamont High, Salisbury Composite High, Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary, Vegreville Composite High
- Course fees are charged each quarter for applicable courses.
- remaining schools:
- Students who enter during a semester will have in-progress course fees that are pro-rated accordingly, and all applicable fees charged at the next quarter billing for the next semester courses.
- Fees for kits or equipment kept by the student are charged in full at the start of the course.
field trips and extracurricular fees—for example, sports:
- Fees are charged only when approved to occur. As of September 1, all such activities are suspended.
fee payment deadlines:
- Fees are due each quarter, 14 days after being posted. Fees are only applicable to students attending in-school classes.
fee credits and refunds:
- If your student is registered for in-school learning at the start of each quarter, you will be assessed all applicable fees for that quarter.
NOTE: Noon supervision and course fees require planning and resources to operate. Costs are difficult to change to fluxes in student numbers. As such, refunds will not be issued after 14 days of attending an in-school class during an applicable quarter-semester—given the personal decision to switch from in-school to out-of-school learning. Should the government make the decision to change to Scenario 2, partial return to school, or Scenario 3, the suspension of in-school classes, fees will be adjusted appropriately.
If circumstances exist where you can’t pay your fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The deadline for receipt of your application is Dec. 15, 2020, or if new to EIPS, the latter of Dec. 15, 2020, or 45 days after registration. An extension will be granted for students transitioning from the out-of-school learning program to in-school classes. For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees.