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  • Registration


    August 2021 Hours:  The office will re-open to the public starting Monday, August 23, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm. Phone messages and emails will be checked over the summer.   
    School Supplies:  Lists are provided under the For Parents/Parent Resources tab on our website.  Or you can place an order through Write-On Stationery (www.write-on.ca) until August 1, 2021
    First Day of School:  Thursday, September 2, 2021
    Kindergarten:  Information about staggered-entry will be shared with parents in August

    *** Elizabeth Finch School is full in planned classes in all grades in the regular program. A Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register.  We will now only accept resident students for Grades 1 to 9 who newly move into the school's attendance area for the regular program.  A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.  Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.   If you are registering for Kindergarten, or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online by following the steps outlined below.***


    Registrations for the 2021-2022 school year for students new to our Division will begin February 2, 2021.  The Division has developed a new online process for new student registration which will enable families, including Kindergarten families, to register using a centralized form on epsb.ca rather than by visiting individual school websites. 

    Please note that our school will not accept registrations for the 2021-2022 school year until February 2.

    Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2021 (born in 2016) may register in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.

    If you have questions about registration, please email us at elizabethfinch@epsb.ca or call the office at 780-457-2022.  

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION (for the 2020 - 2021 OR 2021 - 2022 school year)

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online starting February 2, 2021. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.  Once you have submitted your child's registration, our office will contact you after reviewing your child's registration and supporting documentation.   


    Parents of current Division students will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school they would like their child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    Pre-enrol in SchoolZone 

    Get ready for the 2021-22 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 8 and April 15 to select your child’s preferred school for next year.  Whether your child is staying at the same school or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare to welcome them in September.

    If you need help, contact the school or read the pre-enrolment handout



    Elizabeth Finch School is full in planned classes in all grades. We will accept registrations in all grades only if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools and have newly moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2020. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. Non-resident students may only enrol in another Division school with space remaining in planned classes. 



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  • Transportation



    Streets around our school are often very congested during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. To help keep our students safe, we need you to do your part by slowing down and following traffic safety laws. 

    30 km/h school zones

    Starting September 2, 2014, a lower speed limit in school zones came into effect in Edmonton. You must slow down to 30km/h around schools between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on school days where signs are present. 

    Speed limits will be strictly enforced by both the Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety during posted hours.

    General safety reminders

    • Remain courteous and patient
    • Drive slowly and watch for students crossing the road
    • Abide all traffic signs and laws
    • Use designated crosswalks
    • Respect school staff and volunteers assisting with drop-off and pick-up
    • Park further away from the school and walk the rest of the way
    • Use Edmonton Transit or other ways to get to school (walk, ride a bike or roll!)

    For information about getting to school, visit epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool.


    As always, yellow bus service only supports elementary students attending their primary designated school.  This means, as of September 2014, grandfathered students who choose to continue at their current school, but do not live in the primary attendance area will not be eligible for yellow bus service. This is unchanged from how we provide bus service to students across the District.

    Service for Elementary Students

    • Regular program service
    As always, yellow bus service is only provided to elementary students at their primary designated school.

    • Alternative program service
    Yellow bus service may also be available for elementary students who choose to attend a school offering an alternative program. Contact a school offering the program for information about eligibility.

    Service for Junior High Students

    Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is the preferred way for junior high students to get to school.

    Ride times

    Minimizing ride times for students is our highest priority. We’ll work to make sure yellow bus service is as efficient as possible and meets the District’s ride time standards. We’ll also continue our ongoing work with the City of Edmonton to discuss how to best provide efficient ETS service for district students.

    Bus passes

    Students who receive bus service must buy a bus pass. Yellow bus, and subsidized ETS passes, can be purchased at your child’s school each month. 

    Applying for yellow bus service

    To ensure your child receives yellow bus service on the first day of school for the 2020 - 2021 school year, you must apply by:  June 1, 2020.  Contact your child’s school for a yellow bus service application form.  If your child has been approved for yellow bus service, you will be notified in mid-August with the route number, stop locations, pick up and drop off times and bus company contact information.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy


    Our Vision
    Transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

    Our Mission
    We inspire student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community

    Our Values

    Supporting the Vision, Mission and Priorities are the District's cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity.




    As a staff, we are creating a collaborative culture of professionals engaged in deepening our work in the areas of curriculum, assessment and learning interventions for students.  Positive relationships are a core value in our school along with ensuring the District's cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity are present in our work.  Our students are guided by the ideals represented in FURY that embrace personal excellence, maintaining healthy relationships and the importance of community.  We are an inclusive school and work hard to ensure all students are programmed in a way that honors individuality.

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Our School

Elizabeth Finch School is a K-9 school located in the Carlton area in Edmonton, Alberta.  Our school values respectful, positive relationships, appreciates individual differences and believes  that every student can achieve success. Together with parents, students and the community we are building on these values to create an enjoyable learning environment that fosters personal excellence.

Our Logo

Our logo represents the school as a place that sets the foundation for students to build a positive future for themselves.  The logo symbol communicates flight and fluid motion, reminiscent of a “Finch” bird. Meanwhile, the swooping hand-drawn strokes of the initials taper in thickness and extend outside the box, representing the safe learning environment Elizabeth Finch School provides for students to grow and eventually soar on their own.


Elizabeth Finch School is named after Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Finch, an exemplary educator and advocate.  Betty Finch made a profound difference to the staff and students of Edmonton Public Schools and to the educational community, particularly in the area of learning disabilities. She helped establish the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and spent countless hours giving sessions across the province to raise awareness of learning disabilities.  In 1978, Premier Peter Lougheed presented her with an Alberta Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Albertans. Betty remained active throughout her retirement until her death in 2002.  Betty’s legacy of service to students and families, the value she placed on respectful, positive relationships and her belief that every student can learn and succeed continues on in our school.

Student Righst and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities


Principal's Message

Welcome!  Tatawaw! 

I am honored to have you as part of our Elizabeth Finch family.  Students, parents and caregivers, family, staff and community members are all important and valued participants in our world of learning.  You all matter a great deal to our Elizabeth Finch family.  Welcome to a year of opportunity, growth, greatness, success and of course, learning! 

Learning is a priority at Elizabeth Finch School and learning will take place in many ways.  Literacy and numeracy skills are vital and will be part of learning in every subject.  The characteristics of kindness, caring, respect, inclusiveness and responsibility are only a few of those attributes that will also be a part of the learning in every class and every subject.  Elizabeth Finch is a safe place where students are encouraged and supported in their drive to reach their greatest potential.  Every adult is responsible for every child in the building and we will work as a team to do what is best for all of the children in our care.   

What can you do as a student to make your school year the best ever?  Be Kind!  Care!  Look after each other every day!  And most of all, come to school each and every day prepared to learn.  There are so many things in our big world to inquire about and engage in.  Be passionate!  Ask Questions!  Research!  Collaborate!  Take risks and challenge yourself!  Push yourself to achieve those learning goals.  This is your time to be great and be someone who makes a difference in our world.

For our parents and caregivers, I am always open to great conversation and engaging questions.  Please feel free to contact me when the need arises.  You are your child's advocate.  You are important and your input matters.  Your children are the greatest asset in this world and their success depends on all of our support. 

The Very Proud Principal of Elizabeth Finch School

Ms. Kelly Davis