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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free and scent
 aware school. 
Please keep
ALL our kids safe.




Boston Pizza Reminders
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
June 24 -  Junior High Year End Dance
doors open at 6:30 pm to allow photos, dance begins at 7 until 9 pm.

 Report cards: If you're not able to attend please make arrangements for your child's report card. You may send in a self-addressed stamped envelope (if using a 9x12 envelope please ensure there are 3 stamps or they may send it back) or send a note/email with the name of the person allowed to pick it up on your behalf. We do not mail out any report cards left at the end of the day June 30th and the building is closed for the remainder of the summer.


IMPORTANT DATES:
June 23- Elementary Field Day & Junior High Academic Awards Assembly (1 pm)
June 24- Junior High Year End Dance
June 25- Talent Show- 10 am/ Elementary Monthly Assembly- 12:15 pm
June 26- Professional Development Day- No Students
June 29- Assessment & Evaluation Day- No Students
June 30- Last Day, pick up reports cards

**All grade 9 students must attend school for year end tests
June 18-19- Grade 9 Language Arts Year End Test
June 22-23- Grade 9 Math Year End Test

June 30th- Last Day of School
    
 
     


 


 

Friendly Reminders and Notices:

DRESS CODE

The following applies to all students, teachers, and staff:
 

  • Any type of clothing with offensive words, slogans and/or pictures is considered inappropriate as well as any type of clothing that promotes any form of illegal activity.
  • Muscle shirts, racer back tank top and ribbed tank tops are considered inappropriate.
  • A tank top is considered appropriate as long as the straps are the width of the palm of your hand and bra straps are not visible.
  • All tops are expected to be below the waist; both front and back.
  • Shorts and skirts must be knee length; with or without tights/leggings.
  • All coats and other outerwear (mittens, gloves, etc.) are to be removed and placed in lockers prior to entering your classroom.
  • Students are permitted to wear hats unless it is interfering with their learning. Bandanas are not recognized as hats and are not permitted to be worn at any time.
  • Headgear must be removed upon entering the gym as well as for guest speakers and presentations. 
  • If a student is dressed inappropriately and you do not feel comfortable addressing the issue please notify administration or the guidance counsellor.

 

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 childís 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 childís safety please remember to send in the School Cancellation Form that was sent home earlier this year. The school will call every childís home or contact number before we dismiss them. If we canít get in touch with anyone we will keep the child here at the school. This isnít what most people want as we want the children to be off the roads, to go home or go to the caregiverís 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)
ēhttp://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/bgromick/  (To enroll or not to enroll . . . that is the question)www.caslt.org (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers)