Classes resume Tuesday, August 30

We are looking forward to welcoming all returning and new students in the 2016–2017 school year.

Mills Haven is now closed for the summer break. Our office will reopen on August 25.

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



Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday August 30, 2016 with staggered entry.  If you unsure of your date to bring your child please contact Mrs. Holm via email after August 1 at  First full day of classes will begin on September 2, 2016.


New Student Registration

If you have a child starting at Mills Haven for the first time in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year and haven’t yet registered them, there’s still time. Simply, fill out the Student Registration Form and drop it off at the school office at the times noted below:

  • Date: August 25 to August 29
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: 73 Main Blvd.

*Be sure to bring with you the following: proof of residency and the student’s birth certificate.


Important Dates and Times

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our 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.

German Supply List

English Supply List


Tools for School

If you are a parent, or know of a parent, who needs help purchasing school supplies this year, we can help. Elk Island Public Schools has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2016–2017 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 will respectfully distribute the backpack to your child. To place an order, contact EIPS’ Central Office at 780-464-3477.


School Fees

Families will be 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 school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool 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


Student Transportation

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.


Questions and Concerns about the Start of School?

If you have any questions we haven’t addressed here, please contact the principal, Kaye Schindeler.

The office will reopen on August 25 at 8 a.m.


For more information about back-to-school visit:


We look forward to a great year ahead!


Write-On Stationery

Mills Haven is continuing to offer school supply packages through Write-On Stationery.  We will purchase, package and deliver all of your child's school supplies for the next year.  We also provide pre-printed labels. 

Orders can be made throughout the summer:

Go to

Click on Parents - order here

School Name: Mills Haven School

Choose your grade and place your order.

We now accept VISA, MC, AMEX, Visa Debit and Interac On-Line

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Acorn Online QuickPay System

Thank you for another great year using the Acorn Online QuickPay system. Please continue to go online to check that all your schools fees have been paid for the 2015 – 2016 school year as field trips, yearend activities and lost books may be added until school lets out for the summer.


For outstanding fees for 2015 – 2016, online payments for students returning to an Elk Island Public School for 2016 – 2017 may be made throughout the summer, using the PowerSchool parent portal. After August 4, 2016, online payments for students who are graduating or leaving Elk Island Public Schools will need to be made through the Student Quick Pay link  Parents will then create a new account and link their student with the student ID.


All fees for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be available at the beginning of September. PLEASE NOTE that Junior High and Senior High fees may change as courses are added and deleted.  The course change deadline is September 12, 2016.


If you have any questions regarding your students’ fees, please contact Mrs. Kathy Wheeler at (780)467-5556.  

Hot Lunches/Milk Program at Mills Haven

Please go to to order hot lunches for your children. Our school access code is MHHL.   Just remember menus will open on the 1st of every month and close at midnight on the 15th of the month.

Milk cards can be purchased at

Guide to Reporting Student Achievement

Please click here to access our school’s Guide to Reporting Student Achievement. The guide provides valuable information about how we assess our students and when and how we report student achievement to parents.

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