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SouthPointe School: Update

SouthPointe School: Update

The grade configuration for SouthPointe School, the new K-9 school in the City of Fort Saskatchewan, is now approved. It was approved by the Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees during the May 30, 2016 public Board meeting. The school will open in the 2017–2018 school year as a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school followed by the graduated introduction of junior high programming:

  • 2018–2019 Kindergarten to Grade 7
  • 2019–2020 Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • 2020–2021 Kindergarten to Grade 9

 

As grades are introduced at SouthPointe School, the new junior high attendance boundaries for the City of Fort Saskatchewan will also take effect. All elementary students designated to SouthPointe School will continue junior high at SouthePointe School. Students who are designated to Rudolph Hennig Junior High will remain at that school till the completion of Grade 9.

 

Last month, the Board also approved the name of school. It will be called SouthPointe School after the community it resides in. The new elementary attendance boundaries for the City of Fort Saskatchewan have also been approved and will take effect when SouthPointe School opens at the start of the 2017–2018 school year. The new school attendance boundaries will help ease current utilization issues at elementary and junior high schools in Fort Saskatchewan; provide a more balanced long-term growth strategy between schools; and offer a healthy sense of community at each school.

 

Families affected by the new elementary attendance boundaries have received a letter in the mail notifying them of their new designated school as of the 2017–2018 school year and how these changes affect their family. In an effort to ensure the new attendance boundaries remain balanced and to mitigate enrolment pressures, grandfathering will not be available. A special exception has been made for a small group of individual students who were directly affected by the 2012–2013 boundary changes in Fort Saskatchewan and were not eligible for grandfathering at that time.

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