The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that students will resume classes on Tuesday, December 6. All AVRSB schools will be open to students as of this date.

Regular Board Meeting Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at AVRSB Regional Office, Berwick. 

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The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that students will resume classes on Tuesday, December 6. All AVRSB schools will be open to students as of this date.

On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) announced they are planning strike action beginning Monday, December 5. A "Frequently Asked Questions" information sheet for parents/guardians has been developed to address some of the questions you may have about the impacts of this strike action on activities at your child's school. This information sheet is available as a pdf for download, or click to read more.

This morning, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union announced that it intends to begin a work-to-rule strike action on Monday, December 5th at all schools in Nova Scotia. 

The NSTU has described the work-to-rule in this way: Teachers will continue to carry out their instructional duties in classrooms, but will not support any extracurricular activities like concerts, coaching teams or supervising clubs; field trips will not go ahead. The NSTU has indicated that teachers will arrive 20 minutes before school and leave 20 minutes after, as stipulated in the Teachers Provincial Agreement. ...

On November 23, 75 AVRSB students in grades 7 to 12 took part in Education Day 2016 in Halifax. This year’s theme was Our Ocean Playground. Grade 7 and 8 students took part in a range of Oceans of Discovery workshops on marine science, ocean technology and entrepreneurship. Grade 9 to 12 students explored concepts around data literacy, technology and innovation, working with local experts in these areas to learn about technological and entrepreneurial solutions to ocean-related issues like sustainable seafood and plastics pollution.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has prepared an information sheet for parents/guardians with answers to frequently asked questions about possible job action by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. Please visit https://goo.gl/hu1WZE to view this information sheet.

On December 13, 2016, SchoolsPlus will present a free workshop for caregivers and professionals, Understanding Trauma, De-mystifying Emotions, and Strategies to Support Healing. Complete workshop and registration information at https://www.avrsb.ca/schoolsplus

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is now using AlertSolutions to send messages to parents/guardians about school cancellations or other urgent situations. This is the same system that many schools use to send information such as attendance and newsletter notices to parents/guardians by text, email and sometimes by phone. AVRSB will send early morning school cancellations due to weather/road conditions or power/water outage by text and email using AlertSolutions. Unplanned early dismissal messages during the day will be sent by text, email and phone using this...

Hantsport School students canvassed their community for donated food items for the Hantsport Food Bank, as part of the school's annual "We Scare Hunger" community campaign. The event was organized by the school's Spirit Committee, and was a great success. Thank you to the students who helped organize the food drive, and those who contributed!

The first-ever Lego Robotics Club at Clark Rutherford Memorial School is a hit with students--30 students have signed up to meet after school to learn about problem-solving, design and coding! Organized by Tim Beals, with support from Student Support Worker Carmelita Johnson and Library Technician Janel Warmington, one of the club's goals is to encourage interest in science and technology among girls, while welcoming all students who want to have fun while learning new skills.  

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