NES Newsletter

January Newsletter

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School Plan for January 4-18 -- Restricted Orange Level

As per the direction from Public Health, all Hanover Schools have been moved from the Restricted Red Level to Restricted Orange Level. Those who have chosen the optional Remote Learning should have picked up their work package at the school January 4 between 12-4 pm. In addition, optional Remote Learners will receive weekly check-ins from NES staff.

We await further information from Public Health regarding plans after January 15.

Important Information

  • All bus students in grades K-4 must wear a face mask if they are riding the bus. All grade 4 students must wear a mask and the grade 3 students in the grade 3/4 combined classes are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • All non bus students will be dismissed at 3:35 each day. Please make sure to have a "meeting spot" arranged for your child to meet you if they are being picked up
  • If a student arrives late to school, please have them come in through the front doors to check-in at the office before they go to their classroom.
  • If a friend or relative is picking up a child from school the parent/guardian needs to notify the school or classroom teacher by 3:00 p.m. the same day. If the friend or relative will be regularly picking up your student please have them added to the parent/guardian approved pick up the list at the office
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A pdf outlining the available Steinbach Arts Council Winter programs can be downloaded below

2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year opens February 15, 2021. To be eligible, children must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2021. More information will be available on the Hanover website at the beginning of February.

Registration will be online at Anyone who does not have access to the Internet should visit the school office.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children in January. This assists us in planning and preparation. Registering before March 1, 2021 will ensure there is sufficient time for school appointments and provide opportunity to participate in orientation activities.

Crosswalk Safety

A friendly reminder to look out for the safety of our students and staff at the Pedestrian Corridor on Main Street. Below are the Pedestrian Corridor Driver responsibilities as written in the MPI Driver's Handbook

Pedestrian Corridors

These feature large, illuminated overhead signs, with alternating flashing amber lights on top. Large rectangular bars are painted on the crossing.

As a driver

• It’s illegal to pass traffic ahead of you that is slowing down or has stopped for pedestrians.

• Make sure the pedestrians have safely crossed the street or have safely reached the median of a divided roadway before proceeding.

• No parking or stopping is allowed within 15 metres of a pedestrian corridor.

We have been placing pylons out during crosswalk times to indicate the 15 m spacing that should be left between cars and the Pedestrian Corridor. If you are turning left onto Main Street from 4th Ave South, you will need to yield to the cars stopped at the crosswalk and not turn in front.

Thank you for helping us get students safely to and from school!

Learning Support Corner

Parenting During Covid-19

Parenting during a pandemic isn't something that parents signed up for and it is far from easy. Shout out to our NES parents for the excellent support we see you giving your kids during this time. Below is a document from the Public Health Agency of Canada with some parenting tips and available family resources.
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What Should I Do If My Child Is Sick?

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Religious Exercises at NES

School religious exercises/instruction will commence at such a time and in such a manner that logistical requirements related to the pandemic can be addressed.


The HSD Parent Portal is a communication tool designed to enhance and increase parent/guardian involvement in the education of their children by providing secure online access to their child's student information. With a single username and password, you can access data for each of your children attending an HSD school. The Access IDs along with setup instructions have been sent via email to all eligible parents/guardians of new students. If you are new to NES and did not receive the specified email, please contact the school office at 204-388-4861.

Please take a few minutes to review the student information and contact information for your child. It is important that the school has current address and contact information for your child in case it is necessary to reach someone during the school day. Changes can be made through the parent portal.

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