The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board believes in "Working Together for Students". Our Board members and staff are committed to working with parents, guardians and school community members to provide a positive, safe and healthy school environment that supports student success.
To help families take an active role in education, information below answers many frequently asked questions. We also encourage families to take part in events at school, to communicate with school staff about your child’s learning, and to get involved in your school’s Parent/Guardian support group (School Advisory Council, Home and School Association, etc.).
We welcome and value your input. If you have other questions or need more information, please contact your child’s school, the AVRSB Regional Office (902-538-4600, toll-free 1-800-850-3887), or your Board Member.
School Year Calendars
The 2015-2016 School Year Calendar is now available, in addition to the current 2014-2015 school year calendar. These calendars highlight major dates such as holidays, March break and marking days. Your child's school may also schedule occasional site-based in-service days; check with your school office or look in school newsletters for school-specific in-service days. You can also check your school's online calendar for school-specific events.
Registering for School
Information on how to register for Grade Primary, or registering for school if you are new to the region.
How to Find Your School
To find out which school catchment area service your home address, use our online "Find Your School" catchment map search. Enter your address, and you'll be directed to the school serving your area. You can also contact the AVRSB Transportation Division at 902-538-4641 (toll free 1-800-850-3887) to find your school catchment area.
Information on how to find school bus routes, bus stops, schedules, plus links to other transportation-related topics.
If you wish to send your child to a school other than the one serving your home address, AVRSB has a process to apply for a student transfer.
Storm Days/School Cancellations and Weather Information
Safety is always our first priority. The decision to cancel or change bus transportation and/or school schedules is taken very seriously, and we appreciate that changes like these have an impact on families.
To help keep you informed, there are several ways you can receive notices about cancellations or schedule changes due to road or weather conditions, or other unforseen circumstances.Read more...
If you have a concern about something at your child's school, we want to work with you to resolve it. Click "read more" for the steps to take to address your concern.
Your School Board: Parent/Guardian Information
Your School Board is a guide to the AVRSB and our schools. It provides answers to many frequently asked questions, including most of the information you'll see on this page, all in one downloadable pdf booklet. Click here to view or save a PDF version of this booklet.
French Immersion and French Language Programs
AVRSB offers French Language learning opportunities through Core French, Integrated French, and the Regional French Immersion Program (Early and Late entry options). Visit the French Immersion and French Language Programs page for more information.