SSRCE Update: School Closure- April 28, 2020

Good evening,

Today, Premier Stephen McNeil announced that all public schools in Nova Scotia will remain closed until at least Tuesday, May 19. You can read the news release here:

These are challenging times for everyone.  We know that you are trying to support the learning needs of your children and this can be an overwhelming task.  We are truly grateful for all you’re doing for our students.

Learning during this pandemic is not meant to replicate school. If this is too much for your family to handle at this time, please reach out to your child’s teacher/principal to discuss. No child will be left behind because of this extended closure.

Remember that you are not alone and if you need support, please reach out. You can contact the SSRCE at 902-543-2468 or 1-888-252-2217.

Take care of yourself and your family.

Stay well,

Paul Ash, Regional Executive Director

We are thinking about you- A message from the SSRCE

A message from the South Shore Regional Center for Education:


All of us at the SSRCE are holding the families, friends, communities and first responders impacted by the tragic events on Sunday in our thoughts and our hearts.

As a province, we are grieving. We know that for many of us the days and weeks ahead will be difficult. We also know that we are stronger together, and together we will help each other through.

At this time, we want to remind families and students that even though we are not together as we usually are, we are here to support you. School Counsellors, School Psychologists, and SchoolsPlus staff are some of the support people that you can connect with.

Please reach out to your School Principal who can connect you with supports. If your school has provided contact information during COVID-19, please use that contact information to connect with the School Administration. School contact information can also be found on our website at

Thanks everyone and stay well




At-Home Student Learning Packages: 2nd Edition

The 2nd edition of Nova Scotia’s At-Home Student Learning Package is being delivered this week via Saltwire’s flyer packages. It is also available at:

The 20-page handout is available in English and French, and is for children in Pre-Primary and students in grades Primary to 9. It contains information for learning at home and has assignments and projects focused on literacy and math.

We’re pleased to include play-based activities and games for Pre-Primary children in the learning package. We have heard from parents and families looking for ideas to help four-year-olds learn and have some fun at this time.

The package has been created by educators from all the Regional Centres for Education and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, and Department staff, to ensure all students have access to quality learning experiences. We thank educators for their contribution.

More information on SaltWire delivery of learning packages is available at: or call 1-800-565-3339. If you already receive flyers you will receive the learning package.

SQMS Update: April 13, 2020

Thank you parents, guardians and families! We know this new learning plan (whether it is online or on paper) is challenging! We know there are lots of questions! We know families have more to think about than education right now!

Please know that we see you...we hear you....and we are here for you!

Don't ever feel that you can't reach out to us! There is nothing we would love more than to answer your questions, give you reassurance and help you and your child through this stressful time! We are also on a major learning curve- we can help each other through this!

Do what you can, when you can! That is all we are asking of you! We are in this TOGETHER!

Take care! Stay safe! Wash your hands and don't touch your face!

-Staff from SQMS


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