And just like that… another school year is complete! Later this week, Grade 12 students will cross the stage at graduation ceremonies and begin their next chapter in life. On Friday, all other students will receive their final report cards – and summer break begins. It’s time to celebrate! It’s also time to thank everyone who supported students on their journeys of learning over the past ten months. Teachers, administrators, support staff, bus drivers, community partners, volunteers, families and friends: thank you for engaging learners, for being a guiding light and for providing awesome opportunities for students to experience new and exciting things. Thanks also for showing learners #OutrageousLove! Our collective job to support student achievement and well-being is the most important work there is. And when we get it just right?! Our students don’t hesitate to let us know: I also want to recognize our students for their accomplishments this year. I know (from experience) that students are often our greatest teachers inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for your hard work and excitement about learning. You remind us why we do what we do each and every day. Congratulations also to the Graduating Class of 2019 – your future is bright! I wish you the very best on the journey ahead. While schools may be closing for the summer, HRCE offices are open in July and August as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year. We are located at 33 Spectacle Lake Drive in Burnside. We’ll be here Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00 p.m. You can also contact us at 902-464-2000 or connect@hrce.ca Families are invited to drop in to: • Register for school • Update information in PowerSchool • Obtain Provincial Student Numbers • Register for Pre-Primary • Sign up for BusPlanner’s Parent Portal If you have questions that are specific to student transportation, please contact our transportation team at 902-431-HRCE (4723) or transportation@hrce.ca . Please note: When bus routing is complete, all families will be notified. We’ll share this information by email, on our website (www.hrce.ca) and on Twitter (@HRCE_NS). Our transportation team will also be reaching out to families of incoming Grade Primary students, families of students who use special needs busing and families who are new to HRCE over the summer months to make sure everyone is ready for the first day of school, which is Thursday, September 5! Finally, don’t forget to make time to read with your children during the break. There are fantastic summer programs at Halifax Public Libraries. It’s also a great idea to continue to support math learning at home. Click here for some suggestions from our #HRCEMath team! Wishing you a wonderful summer, Elwin LeRoux Regional Executive Director’s Message 2 Improving Student Achievement Equitable Education Fine Arts Programming Inclusive Education Council to Improve Classroom Conditions System Review: Transition and Expansion Instruction and Leadership Our Goals: watch for the above symbols next to featured stories each month