Programs and Services

Kindergarten (ECS)

Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024

To register for kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2024.

Starting school is an exciting time, for both children and parents. Although exciting, it can also be daunting if you don’t have the information you need. To help, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit to make the transition as smooth as possible for families.


The Connections Program is a system program designed to meet the needs of elementary school aged students  with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students with ASD may have difficulty with communication, social relationships, emotion regulation, or learning. Although some students with ASD achieve at grade level, many have uneven or delayed achievement.  Flexible and responsive instruction is guided by an Instructional Support Plan (ISP), and builds on individual strengths, interests, and needs.  The Connections program follows the Alberta Education Program of Studies, with adaptations and modifications as necessary. Students are supported through a positive structured classroom environment with predictable routines.


Pine Street Elementary offers early intervention programming through the Division's Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. 

Play and Learn at School (PALS) is a Division program that supports children with mild, moderate or severe disabilities/delays who are between the ages of two years, eight months and four years, seven months—by September 1 annually. This program helps these students reach emotional, social, intellectual and physical developmental milestones.

PALS classes run Monday through Thursday. There are no PALS classes on the first Wednesday of each month as it's early dismissal. 

Morning classes run from 8:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

Afternoon classes run from 12:25 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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