epsbLogo

search icon


  • Registration

    Registration

    REGISTRATION OVER THE SUMMER

    Families who need to register their child(ren) for school are welcome to do so over summer break. If you register over the summer, you will be contacted after staff return to school. The office will reopen on Monday, August 24th. See more information on this page about registering new students using our online form.

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 

    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations will now be submitted online. If your child is new to the Division, you must complete our school’s online registration form, fill out and upload the Student Registration form and submit supporting documents before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school. 

    Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.Learn more about registration dates and deadlines

    Learn more about schools that have implemented a lottery process, and how it might impact new student registration.

    HOW TO REGISTER

    STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM

    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.

    STEP 2: UPLOAD A COMPLETED STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    Upload copies of the following documents:

    • a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)

    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)

    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clearphotos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name

    Confirmation of address

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate

    • Canadian citizenship document

    • passport

    • student visa

    • driver's license

    • utility bill

    • home insurance

    • property tax bill

    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

     

    OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER

    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completedStudent Registration formand copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW

    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.

    CONFIRMING REGISTRATION SUBMISSION

    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit.

    For junior high and high school registrations—once we confirm your enrolment, we will reach out to you for your course requests.  

    read more ›

  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school-wide events, classes working together, and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that strong literacy, numeracy and technology skills are essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically, and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.

     

     

    read more ›

  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Parent and community volunteers contribute many hours of their time, energy, and talent for the benefit of students and the school.  There are a variety of opportunities to become involved. Requests for volunteers are shared in school and classroom newsletters as needs arise. Volunteers who are able to commit 15 minutes twice a week are especially valued as Reading Mentors for individual students.  Regular assistance in the library is greatly appreciated. Whether at school or at home, any time given to support students in their learning experiences is valuable. Preschool siblings cannot be accommodated in classrooms during learning time.

    All volunteers are asked to check-in at the office on each visit. In the event of an emergency situation, office staff must be aware of and account for all individuals in the school. Volunteers are asked to wear a school volunteer badge to identify themselves to students and staff.

     

    read more ›


Principal Message

At Jackson Heights School, students experience the mandated Alberta curriculum by engaging in learning through a Universal Design for Learning approach. This approach to learning celebrates that all students learn in different ways. At Jackson Heights, we honour that diversity and provide students a variety of ways to demonstrate their learning. Our approach is to provide our students with choice and make cross-curricular connections. We strive to provide our students with cognitive challenge, through social learning, that enhances our students' sense of self and well-being. This allows our students to develop strong problem solving skills and social skills necessary for 21st Century Learning. Fitness, wellness, and overall good health are promoted at Jackson Heights. We believe that everyone is smart in different ways and we embrace and celebrate this diversity at our school!

In 2019 – 2020, we are pleased to provide the following programming:

  • Grades K – 6 programming which follows the Alberta provincial curriculum
  • Interactions Program, Grades 3 and 4 (special program designed for children with autism)
  • Balanced literacy programming that includes guided reading, and literacy centres
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention program 
  • French as a Second Language, Grades 4 – 6
  • Daily physical activity
  • An excellent music program
  • Modern technology – SMART boards in classes, Chrome Books, Makerspace and iPads
  • "Be the Change" citizenship program with a focus on local acts of service
  • A variety of extracurricular activities, including running club, Reading Rock Stars, board game club, dance club, floor hockey
  • Student Leadership opportunities: AMA safety patrols, Junior ATB branch,  library helpers, office helpers, and buddy reading
  • Daily lunch supervision available for children who need to stay for lunch (monthly fee applies)

“It takes a village to raise a child.” We are very fortunate to have a strong village that values teaching and learning in the classroom, positive social interactions, and daily physical activity. We utilize ongoing assessments that demonstrate students learning and understanding. We value communication between home and school.      

Supply lists for 2019-2020 school year can be found under the For Parents tab in the  Parent Resources section.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the school office at 780-465-9797 or by email Jackson Heights@epsb.ca.

Sincerely,

Chet Gosavi

Principal