NES Newsletter

March Newsletter

March 12 is an Admin Day for teachers - no classes for students

March 29- April 2 is Spring Break - no classes for the week

Thank You Parents (and PAC)!

NES Staff would like to extend a thank you for the special lunch delivery on February 12. It was greatly appreciated.
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Report Cards will be Available on Parent Portal on March 19

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Virtual Parent Teacher Meetings

Virtual Parent Teacher Meetings will be held the week of March 22-26. Teachers will be in contact with all parents in their class to set up these meetings. We will use Google Meet for the video conferencing.

No Spring Concert

There will be no Spring Concerts held in HSD this year. We look forward to concerts resuming in the future. We all miss a stage full of smiling faces.
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Thank you to all the families who purchased books through our Virtual Book Fair. Our Book Fair was a success and as a result, we will be able to add many new books to our NES library.

Rock Your Socks at NES on March 22

This year will be participating Rock Your Socks. Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrom Day by wearing brightly coloured, mismatched socks. March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. We will wear our socks on March 22 because March 21 is not a school day.
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Tumble Books Library

Hanover School Division has continued its partnership with Tumble Books to offer K-6 level e-books. Click this link to automatically sign in and enjoy reading options at home:


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School Nutrition Newsletter

Click "Download" below to read the Southern Health School Nutrition newsletter. Includes some discussion of cultural traditions and nutrition and a great new breakfast recipe

2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now OPEN. 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 www.hsd.ca. Anyone who does not have access to the Internet should visit the school office.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children as early as possible. This assists us in planning and preparation. Registering before March 15, 2021 will ensure there is sufficient time for school appointments and provide opportunity to participate in orientation activities.

Lost and Found Tour

Here are the items left in our Lost and Found in February. It will be cleaned out Friday. Claim any items that are yours. The Lost and Found is located just inside our front doors by the office.
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Crosswalk Safety /Parking

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.


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Parking in the area by the crosswalk (with painted curbs and signage) is not permitted.


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

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.

PARENT PORTAL/STUDENT INFORMATION

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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Important Reminders

  • 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