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.
Parents/Guardians Contacting Students During Class
Parents/Guardians are asked not to text or call students during class time as this interrupts class. If there is an
emergency, please call the school office (902-665-5400) and we will have the student call you back immediately.
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Volunteers in School
Volunteers at BRHS are required to complete a Criminal Records Check and a Child Abuse Registry Form prior to volunteering. All forms/checks must be approved prior to volunteering. Click here for the AVRSB Volunteers in School Policy. If you are transporting a student other than your own to any school activity you must have a “J” form completed. Please contact our school office to obtain the forms.
If a student is going to be absent, parents are asked to phone the school so that the student will be excused for the day. Parents will only be contacted if the absence is unexcused.
Have you recently moved or changed your contact information?
Effective and timely communication to parents/guardians is essential. Please contact the BRHS office if you have new contact information (phone/mailing address/email).
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.