Holland Road Elementary

What's Happening @HRES - Sept. 11

What’s Happening at HRES – Sept. 11

Stand Up Against Bulling Day is September 14
Stand Up Against Bullying Day is recognized on the second Thursday in September across Nova Scotia. Recognizing this day early in the school year allows us to set a positive tone by engaging students in activities that focus on the importance of building healthy relationships.
HRCE is committed to ensuring that every school is a safe place to learn and succeed. We put this commitment into action through our policies, procedures, staff development, and school supports.
**Please join us in taking a stance against bullying by wearing pink on September 14!

EMP Drills:
As part of our Emergency Management Plan, we practice fire drills, lockdown drills and a hold and secure drill. We practice these drills to ensure our school remains a safe place for teaching and learning. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
We are required to have six fire drills each year.  We had our first one today and there will be two more this Fall, and three in the Spring.
During a Lockdown Drill, the teachers will teach the children how to move quietly in their classroom to a safe place and remain calm. The students remain inside the classroom until instructed by the teacher to resume their activities. Furthermore, all interior and exterior doors are locked and no one is permitted to enter or leave the building. Please be assured that lockdown drills are something that we will be doing with sensitivity so that students aren’t frightened.  Our first drill will take place on September 20. Please find attached the information that teachers will use to prepare their students for a Lockdown Drill.

During a Hold and Secure Drill the students remain inside their classroom and resume their activities. All interior and exterior doors are locked and no one is permitted to enter or leave the building.  Our first Hold and Secure Drill will take place on September 27. 

Using BusPlanner
BusPlanner will provide everything you need to know about student transportation including eligibility, stop times and stop locations. Once you register and subscribe, you may also receive email notifications on changes to routes, bus delays or cancellations.  To sign up, go to BusPlanner at hrce.mybusplanner.ca
and click on Parent Portal. Follow the instructions to create an account.

Upcoming dates for your calendar:
September 14 - Pink Day
September 22nd - Terry Fox Walk/Run
September 29 - Orange Shirt Day
October 2- Truth and Reconciliation Day observed - No School today
October 4 & 5– Picture Day