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!
Back to School Information
Classes resume Tuesday, August 30
We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year. Strathcona Christian Academy Elementary is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on August 23, 2016 at noon.
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 webpage.
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the SCA Elementary School Calendar. Our Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.
Families will be invoiced for school fees on September 7, 2016. Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.
You can find more information about school fees at www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.
All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2016–2017 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 fees online. All transportation fees are due by June 30, 2016.
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.
NOTE: Bus passes and any updated route information will be mailed to families in August.
Shuttle bus service will start on the afternoon of Tuesday, 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 23 at 12:00pm.
For more information about back-to-school visit: www.eips.ca/parents/back-to-school.
We look forward to a great year ahead!
SCA Society Job Posting
The SCA Society is hiring! If you are adept at handling administrative matters, thrive when interacting with prospective families about Christian education, and enjoy networking with stakeholders, alumni, and other partners in Christian education, this may be the opportunity for you. Please direct your applications or inquiries as noted on the job description.
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Posted on Apr 8 2016
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EIPS students meet, share, and learn at Scratch Day 2016
Posted on Mar 9 2016
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