Park West School

Summer Information for PWS

Class Lists:  Due to reasons of privacy and confidentiality class lists will not be publicly posted on the school premises prior to the first day of school.  Students will be assigned to their new classes when our doors open for a new school year on September 5th.  Parents and students should be aware that class lists are tentative.  It is highly likely some students will be moved to other classes, and teacher assignments at some grade levels will change after September 5.  These changes may be necessary due to changed enrollment at some grade levels, and in order to strive to conform to class size caps mandated by the EECD.  At this time our enrollment for September, and beyond, is unpredictable.  Traditionally we have some students move away over the summer months, and we receive many new students at registration in late August.  In September it may be necessary to reconfigure our classes and assign teachers to new grades/classes.  Class lists will not be finalized until early October. 

Are You Moving?  If your children attended Park West this year, but you’ll be moving away over the summer, please inform us as soon as possible.  We need to know if they won’t be here in September.  Call our school office at 457-7800 or email us at parkwest@hrce.ca

Back to School:  The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is Thursday, September 5.  Students should arrive by 8:25 AM.  Parents and students must not enter the school building until the entrance bell rings at 8:25 AM.  Signs will be posted on exterior doors with directions for entry to the building and assemblies for class placement.  Next year we are hoping all students (and their parents) will make it their priority to be on time for school on a regular basis.    Our Protocol for Late Students will continue.  

Reminder to all School Volunteers:   The HRCE Student Protection Policy is now fully implemented.  All individuals who wish to volunteer in the school on a regular basis, or who wish to be a chaperone for a school trip, must complete Police Records and Child Abuse Registry Checks in advance.  The following are required: 

(1) A completed Department of Community Services Form B2 – Consent to Disclosure of Information which can be found at:   http://gov.ns.ca/coms/families/abuse/ChildAbuseRegister.html.  This search must be updated every three years. 

(2)  A certified and true copy of a criminal records check completed in the three months preceding volunteering. This check must be updated every three years.

Copies of completed and authorized documents for both must be on file in our office. 

Forms are also available on our school website or from the school office. For more details visit the HRCE website at http://www.hrce.ca  This is something you may wish to do in preparation for the new school year. 

For More Information:  For information during the summer months don’t forget to check out:
• the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) website at www.hrce.ca
• the Park West School website at www.pws.hrce.ca

Office Hours:  The school office will close for the summer months on June 28 at 1:30 pm.   It will re-open on Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00 am for the new school year.  Regular office hours (8:00 am – 3:30 pm) will begin on September 4th.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar:  Are you making plans for next year?  Are you planning Christmas vacation?  Do you need to know the dates for March Break?  The complete HRCE School Year Calendar for 2019-2020 is now available at www.hrce.ca  and on our school website.

Staying for Lunch Next Year?  All students who wish to remain at school over the lunch period for the 2019-20 school year must be registered for the lunch supervision program.  Registration forms are available from the school office.