130 York Street.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
B4V 2M1.
Phone: (902) 541-8240.
fax: (902) 541-8250.

Homework Policy Input

Parents, guardians, teachers and students can contribute to new homework standards through an online survey launched today, May 19. The online survey will help guide the new ministerial policy on homework for students from grades Primary to 12. The policy will come into effect in September.

"I encourage everyone who interested in the success of our students to take the time to complete the survey," said Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. "Your input is critical if we are to ensure homework enriches student learning, is tailored to a student's age, grade and learning needs, and is designed to involve families in students' learning."The survey includes questions specific to parents and guardians, teachers, students, community members and school administrators. Questions range from looking at the amount of homework, whether homework should be used to complete work assigned in class, a parent's role, student responsibility for completing their homework and the overall purpose of homework.

 The survey runs from May 19 to June 12. A link to the survey can be found at https://eapps.ednet.ns.ca/educationSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=760I464 .The new ministerial policy on homework is one of 21 new initiatives coming to schools this September as part of government's five-year education action plan. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to renew, refocus and rebuild the education system for the first time in a generation. The action plan can be found at http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ .

 

SSRSB Long Range Outlook

ATTENTION! The Superintendent and Director of Operations will host several family of school meetings to present the SSRSB Long Range Outlook. The Bridgewater Family of Schools meeting will take place on Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the BJSHS cafeteria.

 

SELF-IDENTIFICATION INITIATIVE

SSRSB is asking all parents/guardians, staff and students to help us learn more about the diversity of our students and communities.

 Starting on May 1, 2015, a self-identification form will be provided to all students. We encourage all parents/guardians to provide information about their student’s ancestry and/or Aboriginal identity. Self-identification is for everyone.

 This information will help us to know who our students and staff are, how demographics are changing, and plan how best to support the success of all students. Even if you have self-identified in the past, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to provide or update information, or to add more than one ancestry and/or Aboriginal identity.

BES will be sending home information in the near future explaining wy self-identification and the process for doing so.

Thank you in advance for helping us to collect this information. For further details, please speak to the school administration or visit www.ssrsb.ca. The link below also is a video regarding the importance of self identifying.

https://docs.google.com/a/gnspes.ca/file/d/0B7P4YlhEIgxyVjR6d1luX1RpUDg/edit?pli=1

 

May Newsletter (Menu)/ Green Nova Scotia Newsletter

Please see the above links to access our May Newsletter with Menu and a copy of the Green Nova Scotia Newsletter.

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