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  • Registration


    2020 - 2021 Registration Information for Kindergarten to Grade 9

     EF Attendance Area

     EF School Hours

    2020 - 2021 YMCA Child Care Information

    2020 - 2021 OPEN HOUSE

    Our school will not be holding an Open House; however, if you feel your child would benefit from visiting our school, please call our office and we will work to arrange a time for you to come in for a visit. 


    We will process Kindergarten to Grade 9 registrations starting at 9 am on Monday, February 3, 2020.  

    Mark Your Calendars!

    Kindergarten Orientation Session:  Monday, May 4, 2020 (5 pm to 6 pm)*

    *For pre-registered Kinders only

    New Student Orientation Session:  TBD**

    **New students to our school in grades 1-9 and their parents are encouraged to attend as important information will be provided along with a school tour. 

    Meet-the-Teacher Night:  TBD


    Will be posted June 2020


    Will be posted June 2020








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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 2019 - 2020 school year, you must apply by:  May 31, 2019.  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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ALERT: Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning.

Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning. Learn more. 



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