Tri-County Regional School Board Science and Technology Expo
We are requesting local businesses and community members to volunteer to judge our students' science projects at the Tri-County Regional Science and Technology Expo being held at NSCC.
Please contact Shauna Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 749-5678 for further information.
Place: NSCC, Burridge Campus
Date: March 26, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Early French Immersion Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held for parents/guardians wishing to enroll their son/daughter in the Early French Immersion program, grade primary, for the 2014/2015 school year as follows:
· Yarmouth Central School, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
· Plymouth School, March 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
· Drumlin Heights Consolidated, March 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
· Digby Elementary School, March 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Late French Immersion Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held for parents/guardians wishing to enroll their son/daughter in the Late French Immersion program for the 2014/2015 school year, as follows:
· Barrington Municipal High School, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
· Shelburne Regional High School, March 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
In order to guarantee participation in the registration process, parents/guardians must attend the session pertaining to their neighborhood school. If you are unable to attend, please contact the school to arrange
Starting next year, Nova Scotians will enjoy a new holiday on the third Monday in February, and we need your help to name it!
You'll help come up with the general name for the holiday, but that's not all! You'll also help us develop a list of some of the many events, people, and places that have made Nova Scotia what it is today. Each year on the holiday, Nova Scotians will celebrate a different contribution to the province's history and culture.
If you're a Primary to Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia, we want your class to submit two things:
a general name for the holiday that instills pride in being Nova Scotian; and a suggestion that recognizes a significant cultural and/or historic contribution to Nova Scotia.
The first holiday (in 2015) will recognize Viola Desmond, the African Nova Scotian businesswoman who was wrongfully jailed and fined in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the white peoples' section of a New Glasgow movie theatre. Many consider Ms. Desmond to be Canada's Rosa Parks.
We'll announce the holiday's name, and the next 12 contributions to be celebrated, before the end of the school year.
Teachers, this is a great learning opportunity for students across the province! We encourage you to work with your classes to submit one entry per category using the form at www.novascotia.ca/februaryholiday .
Make sure to send in your entries before March 28. Click HERE for the full information sheet.
On February 21, 2014 All Tech Environmental Ltd conducted an air quality monitoring test with the following conclusion:
The samples for asbestos monitoring were found to be well within applicable guidelines on the main level of the Weymouth Consolidated School on the afternoon of February 21, 2014.
To view report click here
To view all other reports click here
Due to the weather forecast for the next couple of days, the Health Mentor meetings will be postponed until Thursday and Friday, March 20th and 21st. Although the weather looks clear in our area the forecast for the rest of the province is calling for a mix of snow/rain and ice. As a result Natalie Flinn will not be traveling to Yarmouth. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please be advised our new Online Hiring Application System (Taleo) is active. Click on the Human Resources Department site, then under important logins (on the right) you will see Employment Opportunities.
Note: All applicants are to create a new profile and you can upload a resume, certificates, etc. to your profile.
To create a general application click on either Teaching or Non-Teaching. You will only need to do this once with this system and please use a valid email address you access most often.
Please be advised that the Bus Route Information for Parents link is temporary unavailable. Should you have questions regarding bus stops please contact the Transportation Department at one of the following numbers:
We’ve Enhanced the Student-Parent Portal!
Student achievement information is now presented with a greater emphasis on the individual assessments and course outcomes for the entire course. An improved user experience is now in place for parents and students to view information related to assessments and outcomes. Information on attendance, late work, missing work, and achievement are all available to encourage ongoing communication and the improvement of student achievement.
A User Guide is available for students and parents which outlines the functionality in the portal. Videos are also available on the iNSchool website to demonstrate specific features within the portal. Go to the iNSchool website to access this user guide and videos - http://inschool.ednet.ns.ca/portal.
Teachers record student information electronically in a program called “PowerTeacher Gradebook”. Currently, teachers are at various stages of implementation using their Gradebook as they continue to learn all of its functionality. As they are learning, you may notice differences in the level of usage of Gradebook between teachers. This amount of usage will be reflected in the amount of information available in the Student-Parent Portal. You may have a child whose teacher is making maximum use of the technology; but you may have another child whose teacher is continuing his/her learning experience with the new software. It is important to be patient. Teachers may continue to record student marks and other information on paper for some time.
Please contact your child’s school if you would like to set up a Parent Portal account.
The province has launched the If You Need Help television and online campaign to alert youth to mental health and other services. Click here for the website
Click the link below for bus route/stops information.
(Students should be at the stops 5 minutes before the posted times. No bus stop is permanent, therefore we suggest frequent visits to the site)
Please Note: Route Numbers are displayed on the hood of all Busses to the right of the entry door.
To search which Route will transport your child(ren) simply choose the school, then hit the 'Search' button. To narrow your search, enter your community, then click the 'Search' button. You may also sort the results by clicking on any column title.
** Please note, to scroll through multiple pages (if they exist), please click on the page numbers at the bottom of the grid**
***PLEASE check back frequently as changes are ongoing. Thank you!***