School Notice

School Closed for Summer

Our office will reopen on August 22. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact the Central Office at Elk Island Public Schools at 780-464-3477—the office is open all summer.

Welcome to Our Website!

As a proud part of Elk Island Public Schools, Strathcona Christian Academy Elementary has been inspiring commitment to Jesus Christ and promoting excellence in our students since 1980. We believe excellence in academics, moral character, and service to others is a natural extension of a living, vibrant faith in God. We highly value our diverse student population and at SCA we acknowledge that God has gifted each child according to His purpose and plan. Our goal is to help each student achieve their highest God-given potential intellectually, spiritually, and morally to maximize their impact on the world for Christ.

Thank you for visiting SCA Elementary School! 

Happy Birthday Canada!

Canada is turning 150 this year. Watch the video below to see how the staff and students at SCA Elementary celebrated!

Learn more about Back to School visit eips.ca.

Below you will find answers to many of your back-to-school questions:

First Day of School Information
As students enter school on the first day, they will be directed by teachers to the appropriate hallway where they find out their teacher and homeroom. Grade 1 and 2 students can proceed to the gym where they will meet up with their teacher.

Parking will be an issue the first day of school. We would ask parents to please consider parking at SCA Secondary and enjoy the three-minute walk to the elementary school if you are walking your child into the school.

New Student Admissions
For information regarding new admissions and registrations, please visit our SCA Society

Shuttle Bus
Shuttle bus service will start on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 30. Shuttle bus students will receive bus information (and bus passes) on the first day of school. If you have questions regarding shuttle bus please call the Main Office (780-449-2787).

Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?
If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact the main office at 780-449-2787. The office will reopen Tuesday, August 22 at 12:00 p.m.

We look forward to a great year ahead!


All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

Kindergarten classes begin on Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5 staggered entry.

New Students

Is your child is starting at our school for the first time in the fall? If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time—simply fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school when the office reopens on August 22 between 8:30 and 4:00 p.m.

Don't forget to bring with you: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.

School Fees

Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Strathcona Christian Academy fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

Tools for School

If you’re a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. EIPS has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. When classes resume, we respectfully distribute these backpacks to students who’ve order them. To place an order, contact the EIPS Central Office at 780-464-3477.

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