Information Regarding Student Belongings Pick Up

June 2, 2020


Dear Families,

We hope you are all doing well and are keeping healthy and safe!  As we approach the final day of virtual learning we first want to thank you for your hard work with our students in whatever form you chose as a family.  We know that these have been challenging times but the entire staff at SQMS wanted to let you know that we see you and appreciate you!

Last week, SQMS staff was in the building emptying lockers and classrooms in an effort to gather students’ belongings.  All things were collected, put in a clear bag and tagged with the student’s name.  All of the bags were brought to the cafeteria and placed on tables by homeroom.

On June 8th and 9th, we are asking the student OR one member of his/her family pick up the belongings.  The schedule for who will come when is outlined below.  If one person would like to pick up the belongings for multiple students, that is welcomed and encouraged.



JUNE 8th, 2020

JUNE 9th, 2020



8:30-9:00           8 DOREY

8:30-9:00             7 ALLEN

9:00-9:30           8 LEUSCHNER

9:00-9:30             7 DUNN

9:30-10:00         8 TUTTY

9:30-10:00           6 KOLLIOTASIS

10:00-10:30       7 VANDERTOORN

10:00-10:30         6 PROSSER

10:30-11:00       7 SURETTE

10:30-11:00         6 TUTTY


**If for some reason these times absolutely do not work for you, please contact Mr Stewart ( or Ms Thorburn ( as soon as possible.


We are also asking for students to drop off property that belongs to the school.  Those items include the following:

  1. Edwin Devices (Grade 6 Prosser and 6 Kolliotasis)
  2. Grade 8 Band Students: instruments, band shirts and music
  3. Girls Basketball Team: uniforms (washed please)
  4. Cheer Team: uniforms (washed please)
  5. School owned iPads
  6. Textbooks
  7. Teacher owned property that was borrowed by students


Instructions for the day:

1. If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the school.

2. Please arrive on time.

3. Wait at the door marked ENTER using proper socially distanced practices (lines will be painted on the sidewalk to help)

4. Come into the lobby; drop off any items that belong to the school at the tables/people stationed in the foyer

5. Follow the arrows to pick up your child(ren)’s bag

6. Follow the arrows and leave through the door marked EXIT


We are hoping this will be a seamless process.  Please follow all guidelines given to keep everyone involved safe.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Stewart at or Ms Thorburn at


Thank you for your co-operation!




EECD At Home Learning Activities 4th Edition: DIGITAL COPY

Dear Families:
Here is an accessible version of the At Home Learning activities for students:

EECD At Home Learning Activities- 4th Edition

The 4th Edition of Primary - Grade 9 Nova Scotia at Home Learning is ready and can be viewed on the DOEECD website -


Dear Families:

A link to your child's Term 2 Report Card and/or IPP report has been emailed to the parent/guardian email that we have on file in our system. The password is your child's birth date and you must include the dashes as indicated.

Please note that in some instances, you will need to look in your Spam/Junk folders for the link.

Please note that this report card is for TERM 2 only.  Term 2 ended on March 13 so the material that is reported in this report card is work that was completed from November 22 to March 13.  

If you are having issues accessing your child's report card please email

Thank you for your continued support!

SQMS Administration

Information for Grade 5 Students

May 11, 2020

Hello Grade 5 Parents/Guardians and Students!

We hope you are well and are all keeping safe!  As you can well imagine, the process we had usually followed for Grade 5 students transitioning over to South Queens Middle School has changed.  The purpose of this letter is to explain the process for this year.  Please read the information carefully.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Stewart at or Ms Thorburn at 


We are still waiting on more direction from the SSRCE as a region but we are looking at producing a video that informs students of the building layout and the staff that will be working with the Grade 6s.  Stay tuned for more information on this topic.


If your child would like to join band next year, Ms Wilson has developed a form for you to fill out with their preferences.  Please fill out the form using this link: 

The information from this survey will go directly to Ms Wilson so that she can plan for next year.

French Immersion:

If your child is interested in being enrolled in the French Immersion Program at SQMS, please watch this video from the South Shore Regional Centre for Education:

Also, please watch the video from some of our Grade 6 and 7 students speaking about the French Immersion Program at SQMS:

If, after watching these videos your child is still interested in being enrolled please do the following: 

  1. You will find in the attachments of this email an information sheet and a registration form.  Please fill out the information on the registration form and return to the school.  You can return the form two ways: by email at or by mail at PO Box 1288 Liverpool NS B0T 1K0.  It is important to have these forms returned to the school by May 31, 2020


  1. Please fill out the survey that was created using information from the SSRCE French Immersion Policy using this link:


The information from this survey will go directly to Mr Tutty so that he can plan for next year.

Please, if you have any questions at all do not hesitate to ask.  A copy of this letter will be given to your child’s Grade 5 teacher as well so they will be able to forward any questions you have as well.


We look forward to working with you and your child!


Thank you

South Queens Middle School Staff and Admin


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