RED Message to SRCE Families: Welcome Back!

RED Message to SRCE Families: Welcome Back!
Posted on 09/09/2022
RED Message to SRCE Families: Welcome Back!

September 6, 2022

Good Afternoon SRCE Families:

Today has been an exciting day for our children, students, families and staff, and from all reports we are off to a great start to the school year in the Strait Region!

Our preparations for a successful start to the 2022-2023 school year have gone well. I would like to thank parents and guardians for your ongoing support and everything you have been doing to prepare your children for their return to school.  As always, if you require additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school administration who will be able to connect you with the appropriate help.

I would also like to thank Strait Regional Centre for Education staff for their incredible efforts in helping us ensure we had the required resources and people in place to support our return to school. There has been a tremendous amount of work done behind the scenes to prepare for the start of the school year.

Our focus will continue to be on working together to support our students’ well-being, achievement and overall success.  As we transition to the new school year, our staff will focus on renewing relationships and building community in respectful, safe and inclusive learning environments. You can find more information about Back to School and the related Public Health guidance at https://backtoschool.ednet.ns.ca/.

Stand Up Against Bullying Day in Nova Scotia, Thursday, September 8, 2022

Since 2007, the Province of Nova Scotia and education partners have recognized the second Thursday in September as Stand Up Against Bullying Day.  This year, Stand Up Against Bullying Day is Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Students, staff, families and community partners are encouraged to wear pink to support Stand Up Against Bullying Day as it is a time to celebrate and recognize the importance of welcoming, positive, safe, respectful, inclusive and healthy learning environments and relationships.

Schools are planning a number of excellent activities and events to raise awareness and promote the significance of healthy, respectful and responsible relationships as well as kindness, respect and diversity, in and out of the classroom, at home and in our communities on this day, and throughout the school year.

School and Regional Website Redesign Project

I am also very pleased to share with you that we have launched a redesign of all school websites and the Regional Site. The goal of this redesign project was to refresh the sites to ensure information continues to be readily available, user-friendly, and visually appealing using an accessible platform. The sites will share information and news items; and showcase and celebrate the impressive and engaging activities that are supporting student well-being, achievement and success in positive, safe and inclusive learning environments.

How to Stay Informed?

The SRCE uses a number of communications platforms, including print, online and social media, to regularly share information with, and update, students, parents, guardians, staff  and community partners on a variety of education matters.  These platforms include:

  • Twitter (@SRCE_NS);
  • Regional Executive Director of Education’s Report to School Communities in the SRCE;
  • Region-wide email and text alerts to parents and guardians. As a reminder, if you have a cell number on file at your child’s school and have not yet opted in to receive text messages, please text Yes to 978338 to continue to receive text messages. If you do not opt in, you will not receive any text messages from your child’s school or the SRCE.
  • Local newspapers; and
  • Local radio stations.

I wish everyone a safe and successful school year.

Sincerely,

Paul Landry
Regional Executive Director of Education

Strait Regional Centre for Education
304 Pitt Street, Unit 2
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2T9
902-625-2191/1-800-650-4448; 902-625-2281 (fax)
[email protected] / www.srce.ca
Follow SRCE on Twitter @SRCE_NS

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