NSTU Strike Action: Parent/Guardian Frequently Asked Questions
On November 28, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) announced they are planning strike action beginning Monday, December 5. A "Frequently Asked Questions" information sheet for parents/guardians has been developed to address some of the questions you may have about the impacts of this strike action on activities at your child's school. This information sheet is available as a pdf for download, or click to read more.
November 22-Information Notice for Parents and Guardians from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has prepared an information sheet for parents/guardians with answers to frequently asked questions about possible job action by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. Please visit https://goo.gl/hu1WZE to view this information sheet.
November 28: Information for Parents and Guardians--NSTU Job Action
This morning, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union announced that it intends to begin a work-to-rule strike action on Monday, December 5th at all schools in Nova Scotia.
The NSTU has described the work-to-rule in this way: Teachers will continue to carry out their instructional duties in classrooms, but will not support any extracurricular activities like concerts, coaching teams or supervising clubs; field trips will not go ahead. The NSTU has indicated that teachers will arrive 20 minutes before school and leave 20 minutes after, as stipulated in the Teachers Provincial Agreement.
More details about the impact of a work-to-rule job action on AVRSB students and schools will be available in the coming days. Please continue to monitor www.avrsb.ca and @avrsb on Twitter for further updates.
2016-17 Updated Calendar
Important Information about Cancellation/Urgent Notices from AVRSB
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is now using AlertSolutions to send messages about school cancellations or other urgent situations. Examples of these messages are school cancellations due to weather/road conditions or power outages. AlertSolutions is the system that many schools use to send information to parents/guardians by text, email and phone.
If you are a parent/guardian and have updated your contact information with the school this year, you will automatically receive these notices from AVRSB by text, email and/or phone, depending on the information you have provided and the contact preferences you have indicated.
If you wish to check or update your contact information or preferences for AlertSolution messages, please use the Parent Portal online or contact the school office.
For several years AVRSB has used a system called Notify Me to send these types of messages by text or email. Notify Me requires users to sign up to this service. AVRSB will continue to operate Notify Me so those who do not have parent/guardian information on file with a school—such as grandparents and childcare providers—can receive these messages. Where possible, AVRSB will take steps to ensure parents/guardians do not receive duplicate cancellation/urgent messages from AlertSolutions and NotifyMe. You can unsubscribe or subscribe to Notify Me any time at https://www.avrsb.ca/content/notify-me.
Grade 6-8 Parent Information for the Chromebook Project
Students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity receive a Chromebook (a device very much like a laptop computer) to use in their studies at Hantsport School.
Here is an FAQ Document and the Updated Policies and Procedures for this project.
Here is a great link to information on the Mi'kmaq people
Learn some words in Mi'kmaq!
O'Canada in Mi'kmaq
Scent Free School
Hantsport School reminds parents and guardians that we are a scent-free school. Please remember this when applying sunsceen and other skin products on your child.
Welcome to Hantsport School ...
"Sailing Toward the Future."
Situated in the heart of the port town of Hantsport, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, Hantsport School is proud to offer educational, social and personal growth opportunities. It is Hantsport School's chief goal to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all of its students, to promote personal leadership, and to have respect for others.
Hantsport School is a P-8 school with approximately 170 students and 25 staff members. With a strong staff that is committed to providing the best opportunities for its students, Hantsport School is proud to serve its local communities.
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Hantsport Mission Statement
Hantsport School, as a community of learners, is committed to promoting and ensuring a supportive, caring and respectful environment. We believe this will be achieved through mutual trust, cooperation, communication, understanding and responsible decision making. We encourage the achievement of personal excellence in all endeavours.