Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Andrew School?

Andrew School is located at 4922-50 Avenue, Andrew, Alberta. 

What do I do if my child will be absent from school?

If you know that your child(ren) will be away from school, we ask that you call the main office at 780-365-3501 or email marie.andruchow@eips.ca as soon as possible. 

When should I keep my child home?

Before coming to school, families should be going through the COVID-19 Daily Checklist. This checklist will highlight when children should stay home.

If driving my student to school, where do I drop them off?

There is NO student drop-off or stopping permitted in the bus lanes directly in front of the school. Those lanes are a school bus zone and our school buses need to remain on schedule to get EIPS students to school on time.

Parents may use the designated visitor parking in front of the school (marked in black piping) OR a safer option is the visitor parking adjacent to the school (near the park).

When do report cards come out?

Report cards are issued three times a year generally in November, March, and June. Check out the School Calendar for more information.

What are student responsibilities?

Students have a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of others and to become actively and productively involved in their own learning and social growth. To achieve these goals, students are expected to:

  • Know, understand, and follow school rules
  • Accept responsibility for their actions at school or on school-sponsored events
  • Put forth appropriate efforts on their studies to the best of their ability
  • Attend school regularly, punctually, and be prepared for each class
  • Cooperate fully and respectfully with all adult authorities within the classroom, on the playground, or on field trips
  • Respect the rights and dignity of others

When are buses and/or school cancelled due to weather?

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.

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 will 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.

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

Check out EIPS Administrative Procedures for more information regarding inclement weather procedures.

Can I ride my bike to school? 

Absolutely! Be sure to wear your helmet and follow all bike safety rules. Students will need to provide their own locks. We have bike racks adjacent to the school.

Visitor Procedures 

Throughout the day, all visitors and parents coming to the school must use the front doors and check-in at the office.

If you are wanting to set up an appointment with a staff member, we ask that you contact the school prior to your visit.

Should my child have indoor shoes?

In order to keep our hallways, classrooms, and gymnasium clean, we ask that all students have a clean pair of indoor shoes.