Welcome to James Mowat Elementary School - the "Home of the Jays".
We are an outstanding school that provides a top notch education to children in kindergarten through to grade six. Learning Support, monthly character education assemblies and RAINBOWS, are just some of the programs that make our school great.
We also offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including intramurals, choir, school safety patrol, student council, track teams, rocket club, tech club, chess club and a grade six badminton team.
Please take some time to browse our site and see for yourself all of the great things that happen at our school.
Planning for Back to School 2014-2015
We have had an exciting year at James Mowat School, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students for 2014-2015.
Our school is now closed for the summer, but will reopen again on August 25, 2014 at 8:00am. Please visit the school between 8:00am and 4:00pm to register your children if you have not done so already.
Browse through our website for registration, calendar, program, and other information to help you plan for next year. For general information about back to school throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), visit the division website at www.eips.ca in August.
First Day of Class
Grades 1-6 classes resume on Tuesday, September 2 following the long weekend. Regular kindergarten classes begin on September 8th. However, kindergarten students should attend one of the orientation days on either September 2nd, 4th or 5th (please contact the office to sign up for a specific orientation day).
Check out the EIPS division calendar for a complete list of holidays and school closure days for 2014-2015, or our school calendar for special school dates and activities. Our bell schedule is also available to assist you in planning appointments for your children.
As you prepare for back to school this fall, please refer to the Our School page to access our supply lists to ensure your children have everything they need for the first day back in the classroom.
All families using EIPS’ student transportation services for 2014-2015 should have received tentative route information in May. Those required to pay applicable fees should have received a separate invoice outlining payment information. We encourage parents to pay their fees online. All transportation fees were due on June 30, 2014, so we encourage you to pay your fees as soon as possible.
If you did not receive a letter from Student Transportation in the spring and would like to inquire about busing for your children for next year, please contact Student Transportation as soon as possible at 780-417-8151. Updated route information and bus passes will be mailed out in August.
First Day Back at School - September 2, 2014
On the first day of school, the School’s doors will open at 8:10am. Students will be instructed to go directly to the gym. Class lists will be posted on the wall of the gym according to grade level. After students have found their name, they are to remain in the gym until their teacher directs them to the classroom. Parents are welcome to help their children find their class.