Programs and Services

Kindergarten (ECS)

Registration for the 2023-24 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

To register for kindergarten in the 2023-24 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2023.

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 students in Grades 1-3 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.


PALS - Play and Learn at School  2022-2023 PALS CALENDAR

Pine Street Elementary School offers early intervention programming through our Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. PALS programming supports children with assessed severe developmental delays from 3 to 5 years of age and children with assessed mild and/or moderate developmental delays from 4 to 5 years of age. PALS programs provide a natural preschool environment with the additional supports needed to ensure learning success.

PALS classes run Monday through Thursday. There are no PALS classes on the first Wednesday of each month (early dismissal). 

Morning classes run from 8:45 am - 10:55 am.

Afternoon classes run from 12:25 pm - 3:15 pm.  The first Wednesday of each month PALS students have no school as it is early dismissal.