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  • NSTU Job Action - How it effects Somerset School?

     

    December 2, 2016

     

    As many of you are aware the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has made notification that it will initiate a work to rule job action, beginning Monday, December 5.  The NSTU includes all teachers, administration, guidance councillors, and other specialists.  Specific information to what exactly work to rule means can be found attached to this notice.

     

    Specific information to our school:

     

    Bus times and the beginning and the end of the day will remain the same.  There will be no change in bus schedules.

     

    There will be supervision in place for students when they arrive on the bus.  However, students that are being dropped off by parents/guardians cannot be dropped off more than 20 minutes before school starts.  Students cannot be dropped off before 8:10 at Somerset.  Classes will begin at 8:30 as normal.

     

    Student will continue to be supervised at recess and lunch play time.  You will notice our lunch menu has changed slightly.  We will be offering a reduced menu until this situation is resolved.  An order form is attached to this package, if you have any addition questions please contact the office.

     

    Afternoon bus dismissal including bus runs and bus times will remain the same.  Our After School Program will continue to operate without change. 

     

    Please note the following school activities/events that are cancelled due to the job action:

    December  8      Early dismissal – now a full school day for students.

    December 12     Holiday concert

    December 14     Pancake Breakfast

    December 15     Grade 4 trip to Symphony Nova Scotia

    December 19     Christmas Shopping Party

    December 21     School - Christmas Sing Song

     

    Please be advised that events and activities scheduled for after Christmas break may also be cancelled, we will communicate this with you when those decisions are made.

     

    I realize that there are many concerns, please know that student safety and security will continue to be our top priority as we work through this issue.  High expectations for teaching and learning will remain unchanged. 

     

    I am available to answer questions throughout the weekend by email at deron.moores@avrsb.ca.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Deron Moores, Principal


  • 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.



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