Kids are heading back for another year of learning.
Elk Island Public Schools are preparing to welcome students through the doors of their 42 schools tomorrow (August 30).
"We are looking forward to another successful year," said Trina Boymook, EIPS chair. "We're a very fortunate school division to be one that grows, we're at an all time high."
Their schools are expecting about 300 more students this year, ballooning to a student population of about 17,100.
"Each of our communities that we serve are growing and they're vibrant and they've entrusted us with the most important task that anybody could be tasked to be doing and that's educating their kids."
Even though Boymook's kids are grown-up and on their own, she still feels the excitement of parents and students this time of year.
"You can feel it, I just can't stop smiling, I'm really excited for the opportunities that lay ahead."
The division site has a back to school guide, providing information on registration, school supplies, involvement opportunities, important dates to note, program options and more. The information is also on individual school's sites.