4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca4220 Hwy 325.
Newcombville, N. S.
B4V 7W2.
Phone: 541-8230.
Fax: 541-8231.
e-mail: nes@ssrsb.ca

Welcome Back!

Dear NES families, 

 

We are looking forward to seeing students back on September 7th! We hope you had a wonderful summer and were able to enjoy lots of outdoor time.

 

Students will return to school following the full opening model outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan. To learn more about the plan visithttps://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/returning-to-class

 

Core Public Health Measures for Back to School:

  • Public Health indicates that schools will follow a set of core public health measures. These mainly include staying home if unwell, regular cleaning of high touch surfaces, frequent hand hygiene (hand washing or hand sanitizer), and attention to ventilation as described by public health.

  • To begin the year, masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors as per the Public Health guidance. We will transition to masks being optional once the province enters Phase 5 of its re-opening plan. Schools will begin to work with students and staff on preparing for this transition by developing supportive, safe spaces for those who choose to continue to wear a mask.

  • Schools will continue to provide masks to those who need one.

  • In certain circumstances, enhanced core measures may be added by Public Health.

  • While these expectations are meant to operationalize the public health guidance, please note that the Public Health guidance takes precedence.

School Supplies: Our SAC will be contributing to a portion of the cost of school supplies for the upcoming school year. This will allow for a minimal charge to families. We will send the cost of the fee out to families next week. School supply fees will be collected after the first week of school.

Other items students will need are:

  • Backpack

  • Indoor sneakers

  • lunch box

  • water bottle

Classroom Teachers: Families will hear who their child’s teacher will be on Thursday, September 2. Teachers will be communicating by email or phone call.

Communication: Throughout the school year we will continue to provide information to families through email, our new website (in development), social media and our school newsletter. Our weekly newsletter is emailed to families on Friday and we are able to send paper copies home upon request. Our Facebook page is Newcombville Elementary School. Our Twitter account is @nes_ssrce. We use each of these forms of communication to share information and to share some of the great things happening at NES! 

Outdoor Learning: At NES we value the importance of giving students outside learning opportunities whenever possible. We are fortunate here to have many outdoor spaces to take our students outside to learn. 

End of the day pick up: We will follow the same procedure as last year for picking up students at the end of the day. Parents/guardians will alert the office that they are picking up their child(ren) by ringing the doorbell and letting us know who they are picking up. Parents/guardians will remain outside. 

School Day Schedule: 

  • School doors open at 8:00 am

  • School starts at 8:20 am

  • Recess 10:12-10:27

  • Lunch 11:57-12:12

  • Outside Play 12:12-12:42

  • Dismissal 2:12

As principal of Newcombville Elementary School it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back! We are all excited to be back at school. 

We have some new staff at NES this year. Welcome Samantha Turner (Grade 2 & 3), Kayla Marchand (Music), Ashley Skinner (TA) and Emma Risser (TA). Also returning to NES, we have Candice Ernst (P/1) and Elaine Meekin (TA). We are excited to have them as part of our team this year!

When students arrive at school on Tuesday they will find the school has a new colour. It looks amazing and we want to send out a big thank you to Randy Cross for volunteering his time and getting this big job done! We are very fortunate to have such supportive families and community here at NES. 

Here’s to a great start to the 2021-2022 school year! 

If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at 902-541-8230 or email us ar nes@ssrce.ca or nesprincipal@ssrce.ca.

Welcome Back! See you on Tuesday, September 7th!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Lemire

 

Personal Devices

Students who bring personal electronic devices (i.e. cellphones and iPads) to school must keep them in their bookbags during school hours.  Devices are brought at students own risk.  NES has electronic devices accessible to students, as a learning tool, throughout the day.  If you need to contact your child please call the office and we will be happy to help.

NEWCOMBVILLE CLOTHING/PRODUCTS ORDERS

The PTA has set up an on-line website where parents/guardians/family members/etc. can order items with the Newcombville logo/name on.  You have the option to order from a selection of products from a variety of brands that you can customize with the approved logos and graphics found on the site.   These items can be ordered at any time throughout the school year and will be shipped directly to your door.  The website is:  http://newcombville.entripyshops.com/

NUT FREE SCHOOL

Our school is peanut/nut free this year.  

PRE-PRIMARY PROGRAM

The Pre Primary Program is a play-based program for four-year-old children taught by trained Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).  ECEs will use the N.S. Early Learning Curriculum Framework and Educators Guide to deliver the program.  This is a developmentally appropriate and approved curriculum model used in an early learning environment.

Children will be engaging in exciting and stimulating learning environments that are child-centered and led by their interests. Educators will create inviting indoor and outdoor environments and materials that encourage curiosity, discovery, and wonder. The Program's philosophy is committed to inclusive practices that promote family, diversity, and community involvement. The learning environments in Pre-Primary practice caring and responsive approaches for empowering children in developing their abilities and skills through developmentally appropriate activities and expectations.

Eligible children for the 2021-2022 program must be living in the school's catchment area and be four years old by Dec. 31, 2021. This is a voluntary program. To register your child, please visit the school to complete a registration form. You will need proof of address as well as your child's birth certificate.

This program will run Monday - Friday between 8:00 - 2:12 am.

If you require further information, please contact Gillian Kiely at 902-521-3203 or check out the following site http://www.ssrsb.ca/pre-primary-program/.
 

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