Ross Road School
Ross Road Elementary and Junior High School
336 Ross Road
Westphal, NS   B2Z 1H2

ph: (902) 462-8340 or 8341   fax: (902) 462-8398

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2013 - 2014

                      
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The mission of Ross Road School, serving culturally diversified communities, is to develop responsible, independent, and motivated learners who respect individual difference and who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure personal growth: through a partnership with an informed, involved and supportive community.


     
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We are a peanut
free and scent
 aware school. 
Please keep
ALL our kids safe.




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ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Important Dates:
January 19th  – Martin Luther King Day
January 22nd- Grade 7 Immunizations
February 2nd – Registration month begins
February 5th – French Immersion Parent Meeting for parents of grade 6 students who may be interested in having their child start French Immersion in grade 7. (6:30PM at Ross Road School)
February 12thHockey Day in Canada Day at Ross Road
February 13thPD Day – No school for students
February 16th – Viola Desmond Day (no school for students)
March Break – March 16th – 20th

 

 
     


 


 

 

 

Friendly Reminders and Notices:

Safe Arrival Reminder
For Elementary Parents
, if you know your child will be absent or late to school, please call 462-8346 and leave your child’s name, teachers name and reason for their absence/lateness.  If you do not call in, a volunteer will be calling you to confirm where your child is. Junior High Parents are asked to call the main office to report any absences from school (462-8340).

 


After School Plans
If your child has a change in after school plans they must bring a note from home.  (After school plans should be made the night before). 

Parents and guardians are reminded to not come into the lower paved area of the school grounds during bus arrivals and departures.  Please - drop your child off in the upper parking turn lane to ensure they arrive safely.

Stock Transportation Bus Routes
For information on bus routes please click here.

School Volunteers
The HRSB Student Protection Policy is now fully implemented. All individuals who wish to volunteer in the school (including chaperoning class trips) must complete Police Records and Child Abuse Registry Checks before being able to do volunteer work in our schools. For more details visit the HRSB website at www.hrsb.ns.ca. This is something you may wish to do in preparation for the new school year.

Please fill out the Child abuse form (link below) and send to the address listed on the form (takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process).  Police check forms are available at the local RCMP office for a fee. Once both forms are returned to you, please bring them into the school so we may have a copy on file.

Child Abuse Form  

 

Additional Information:

Storm Cancellations
For Elementary Students
: For your child’s safety please remember to send in the School Cancellation Form that was sent home earlier this year. The school will call every child’s home or contact number before we dismiss them. If we can’t get in touch with anyone we will keep the child here at the school. This isn’t what most people want as we want the children to be off the roads, to go home or go to the caregiver’s where it is safe. Please be reminded that the school closes once the children are sent home and all students remaining must be picked up as soon as possible and in extreme cases no later than 2:30 on storm days.

For Junior High Students: unless otherwise notified we will assume your child will go home on the bus as usual.

 

Links for Students and Parents Considering the Grade 6 Late French Immersion Program

www.cpf.ca (Canadian Parents for French)
http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/bgromick/  (To enroll or not to enroll . . . that is the question)www.caslt.org (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers)