Homework Survey

Parents, guardians, teachers and students can contribute to new homework standards through an online survey.

 The online survey will help guide the new ministerial policy on homework for students from grades Primary to 12. The policy will come into effect in September.

 The survey includes questions specific to parents and guardians, teachers, students, community members and school administrators. Questions range from looking at the amount of homework, whether homework should be used to complete work assigned in class, a parent’s role, student responsibility for completing their homework and the overall purpose of homework.

 The survey runs from May 19 to June 12. A link to the survey can be found at https://eapps.ednet.ns.ca/educationSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=760I464 .

 The new ministerial policy on homework is one of 21 new initiatives coming to schools this September as part of government’s five-year education action plan. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to renew, refocus and rebuild the education system for the first time in a generation. The action plan can be found at http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ .

Idle-Time Savings Challenge

Idle Free LogoStudents at Inglis Street Elementary are partnering with the Idle Free guy for Clean Air Day 2015!

Download the Idle Free App on your mobile device for The IDLE-Time Savings Challenge.

Here’s how:

1.Go to www.IDLEFREE.org, sign-up / download the free app, on your phone. Or sign up on your computer.

 2. When parked not IDLING, login, hit the big button on your app and track your IDLE-FREE time (in minutes and fuel saved).

 3. Bookmark the app on your phone for easy access. When in use, you can minimize the app, use other apps.

Spring Fair Art Auction

This year, at our annual Spring Fair we will be having an art auction!  Students have been working very hard to create these beautiful collaborative pieces with their classes.  You will have the opportunity to bid on one of these exquisite pieces of art on Saturday, June 13th from 11am-1pm.  All proceeds from the auction will go directly back to our school!  We hope to see you there!  Here are a few sneak previews.  More to come soon…

Thank you to Miya Turnbull who helped our students to create these masterpieces!

P/1 Bartolacci – “Bird”            1 Johnson – “Tree”      2 Chesnutt – “Hands/Sun”

P:1 Fingerprint Bird      Circle Art Tree      Warm Hands Sun

 3 Lugar – “Watercolour and Ink Blowing”

Watercolour and Ink Blowing

 4/5 Steeves/Lidstone – “Origami Crane Mobile”

Crane Mobile

Getting to Great Survey

Getting to Great PicGetting to Great is a survey that allows students, parents/guardians, and teachers throughout the Halifax Regional School Board to share information that will help us improve schools.

In the HRSB we are dedicated to providing a high quality education for every student every day. We’re committed to making every school a great school, but we can’t get to great without you. Your voluntary participation in this survey will help us to identify the strengths and challenges at your school, so we can do our part to enhance the opportunities every school holds for students to learn.

All survey information is anonymous and is not used to evaluate students.  Click here to start the survey.

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

we-need-youWe are always looking for volunteers to help out around the school with field trips, PTA events, and with various other activities.  If you are interested in becoming involved in our school, we would love to have you as a volunteer!  All of our volunteers are required to have 2 important checks completed.  The first is a child abuse registry check.  Click here to view and print the form.  Once you receive this check back in the mail, please remember to bring it into the school so that we can make a copy.  

The second is a criminal records check.  The criminal records check can be done through mybackcheck.com.  In order to do this quickly, please send Mr. MacNeil an email at vmacneil@hrsb.ca and he will send you an invitation to complete the check.  

We just LOVE our volunteers at Inglis Street School!  Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity!

HRSB Online Public Access Catalogue

library picCheck out the new look of the Insignia Catalogue, which includes links to other libraries including: ebooks from the Halifax Public Libraries, Novanet, the HRSB Professional Library and much more!  Click here to view!

Out of Area Requests

Parents/guardians may seek placement for their child in a school outside of the neighbourhood in which they reside under the guidelines of the Student Registration Policy.

Parents/guardians may obtain an Out-of-Area Request form at their child’s neighbourhood school. Once completed, parents/guardians must forward the Out-of-Area Request form to the requested school on or after April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Alternatively, parents/guardians may complete the online Out-of-Area Request form below beginning on April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The electronic submission is automatically sent to the receiving school. Click here for more information.

2015-2016 Registration Information

registration

Click here for information regarding 2015-2016 HRSB Registration Information.