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Closed until August 25, 2014

Bluenose Academy is closed for summer vacation.  The office will re-open on August 25th @ 8:30am.  Our email and voicemail will be checked regularly over the summer.  If you would like to leave a message at 902-634-2200 or ba@ssrsb.ca someone will get back to you within the week.  If you are new to the area and are looking to register new students, please visit the school during the week of Aug. 25 - 29 between 8:30am and 3:00pm.


Have a safe and happy summer!

School Supply Lists can be found under the PARENT TAB above

First Day Back to School in September, 2014:

First day of classes is Thursday, September 4th for all students except half of our new Primary Students.  
Primary students will begin classes with a staggered start . . . half starting on Thursday, September 4th, the other half starting on Friday, September 5th.  A letter has been mailed home to all pre-primary parents.  If you do not receive your letter please call or visit the school during the week of August 25-29 when our office re-opens for the 2014-15 school year.

Meet the Teacher Barbecue & Open House

September 23 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

 

REPORT CARD DAY:

 

Monday, June 30th.  Early Dismissal @ 11:30AM

 

If you are unable to pick up your child's report card on report card day, please drop off a self addressed stamped large envelope (8.5" x 12") with postage to cover $2.68.
Otherwise the report card will be held for you to pick up when school re-opens in late August.

 

Embedded Time - Change in School Day Start & End Times:

Bluenose Academy will join all other SSRSB schools by participating in the Embedded Collaborative Learning Time model to enhance professional learning for teachers. There is overwhelming evidence that student learning and student engagement increase when teachers have opportunities to work together as collaborative learning teams. Our staff will be part of this Collaborative Learning Time model next year. This means that our start and end times each day, beginning in September, will change slightly.
Our instructional day will start at 8:25AM (instead of 8:30AM) and our dismissal at the end of each day will be 2:32PM (instead of 2:30PM).
Please note this change, as bus schedules in September will be revised each morning and afternoon to reflect these changes.  Also, please note that on the following dates, buses will dismiss from Bluenose Academy at 1:02PM to allow teachers and staff to participate with their collaborative learning teams on these afternoons.              

  1. Wed., October 8 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  2. Wed., October 22 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  3. Wed., November 5 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  4. Wed., November 19 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  5. Wed., December 3 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  6. Wed., January 14 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  7. Wed., February 4 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  8. Wed., February 25 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  9. Wed., March 11 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  10. Wed., March 25 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  11. Wed., April 15 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  12. Wed., April 29 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  13. Wed., May 13 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM
  14. Wed., May 27 - Early Dismissal @ 1:02 PM

    These dates will still include full service from our cafeteria menu and students will continue to eat lunch in The Galley on these days.                 
 

EXTRA YEAR BOOKS ON SALE NOW

If you didn't order a yearbook and are interested in purchasing one -- we do have extra's! 
They will be on sale (first-come-first-serve basis) for $30.00.  (Cheques made payable to Bluenose Academy)

Technology Engagement Learning Project (TELP)


Bluenose Academy, along with our School Advisory Council, is currently exploring the SSRSB initiative for students and families known as T.E.L.P. The Technology Engagement Learning Project (TELP) is a partnership between schools, community, businesses and organizations, families and their students, and the South Shore Regional School Board. Simply stated, the goal of this program is for every student to have access to an iPad to increase their engagement, learning and achievement.

The reality is that web-based tools and resources have changed the landscape of learning. Students now have at their fingertips unlimited access to digital content, resources, experts, databases and communities of interest. By effectively leveraging such resources, we not only have the opportunity to deepen student learning, but they can also develop digital literacy, fluency and citizenship that will prepare them for the high tech world in which they will live,
learn and work.

The South Shore Regional School Board, along with other progressive and innovative educational jurisdictions, are leading the province in achieving one-to-one technology. All of the students participating in T.E.L.P. in their particular school and grade level(s), would have access to an iPad 24/7, which they manage effectively with their families.  The South Shore Regional School Board will provide a monthly payment plan (such as $15.38 for an iPad Mini  or $25.00 for an iPad Air  over 24 months) that would allow parent(s) and / or guardian(s) the ability to purchase an Apple iPad for their child through an automatic payment plan system. The student would then own a powerful educational tool for use at home and at school.

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