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Parents, guardians, teachers and students can contribute to new homework standards through an online survey launched today, May 19.
The online survey will help guide the new ministerial policy on homework for students from grades Primary to 12. The policy will come into effect in September.
“I encourage everyone who interested in the success of our students to take the time to complete the survey,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Your input is critical if we are to ensure homework enriches student learning, is tailored to a student’s age, grade and learning needs, and is designed to involve families in students’ learning.”
The survey includes questions specific to parents and guardians, teachers, students, community members and school administrators. Questions range from looking at the amount of homework, whether homework should be used to complete work assigned in class, a parent’s role, student responsibility for completing their homework and the overall purpose of homework.
The survey runs from May 19 to June 12. A link to the survey can be found at https://eapps.ednet.ns.ca/educationSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=760I464 .
The new ministerial policy on homework is one of 21 new initiatives coming to schools this September as part of government’s five-year education action plan. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to renew, refocus and rebuild the education system for the first time in a generation. The action plan can be found at http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ .
It has come to our attention that the letter Y has been stealing sounds from other letters. At the end of short words, Letter Y says /i/, as in “my”. At the end of longer words, the letter Y says /e/ as in “Daddy”. Resource teacher, Ms. Earley is asking all P-2 students to report sightings of the letter Y at the end of words to their classroom teacher immediately. Please check Ms. Earley’s website for some helpful helpful videos to help us understand Letter Y’s strange behaviour.
Parents, please take 5 minutes to complete the Getting to Great Survey. Your input helps to shape our school community! The survey can be accessed at: http://survey.hrsb.ns.ca/
The survey is still open and we would like your input! Please complete by May 19th.
Students will be bringing home their term 2 report cards on Monday, April 13. Conferences will take place on Wednesday April 22 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm.
If you have a child who is eligible to attend Primary next year, please come in to the office to register them! Please bring identification with you: child’s birth certificate, child’s health card, proof of residency (latest NS Power bill), and $35 for supplies for next year).