9387 Commercial Street
New Minas NS B4N 3G3
Ph. (902) 681 - 4910   Fax (902) 681 - 4909

Daily Schedule

School Office open from

   8:00 am to 3:45 pm


School Day: 8:25 - 2:50


8:25 School Begins

(Attendance & O Canada)

8:30 Classes Begin

   10:30 -10:45 Recess


1st Lunch

Gr. 8s & 7Larade/7Rovers

11:45 - 12:15

2nd Lunch

Gr. 6s & 7King/7Routledge

12:15 - 12:45


Dismissal 2:50 pm




Wednesday Lunch Change

( During Exploratory Weeks)

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr, May


1st Lunch (as above)

12:00 - 12:30 

2nd Lunch (as above)

12:30 - 1:00 


Important Information About Cancellation/Urgent Notices from AVRSB

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is now using AlertSolutions to send messages to parents/guardians about school cancellations or other urgent situations. This is the same system that many schools use to send information such as attendance and newsletter notices to parents/guardians by text, email and sometimes by phone.

AVRSB will send early morning school cancellations due to weather/road conditions or power/water outage by text and email using AlertSolutions. Unplanned early dismissal messages during the day will be sent by text, email and phone using this system.


Contact information you provided to the school on your child’s registration form will be used to send these messages. Parents/guardians have the ability to maintain their contact information and contact preferences using the PowerSchool Parent Portal or by contacting the school office directly.


You may have signed up for our Notify Me system in the past, in order to receive these kinds of messages by text or email. Where possible, AVRSB is taking steps to ensure parents/guardians do not receive duplicate cancellation/urgent messages from AlertSolutions and Notify Me.


We will continue to operate Notify Me so those who do not have parent/guardian information on file with a school—such as grandparents and childcare providers—can receive these messages. You can unsubscribe or subscribe to Notify Me any time at https://www.avrsb.ca/content/notify-me.    

The Alert System is now Active:

As some of you are aware, the new PowerSchool  Attendance Alert System has started.  If your child is absent from school without an excused attendance you will be contacted by email, phone or text .  If your child is going to be absent from school, you can contact us either by phone 902-681-4910 or email  ems@avrsb.ca.  Messages can be left at anytime. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


AVRSB Survey on French Immersion

Parents/guardians, students and school community members are invited to share comments on French Immersion in AVRSB through an online survey in November. The feedback collected through this survey will be considered during a review of the board’s French Immersion policy and administrative procedures over the coming months.

Throughout November, any interested individuals can go to http://fluidsurveys.com/s/avrsb_immersion to complete a survey, or visit an AVRSB school to access the survey.



  • AVRSB Notify Me

    Click on this link to be informed of storm days and other important events in the AVRSB:


    Notify Me



  • Breakfast Program

    Breakfast is provided free of charge every morning in our school cafeteria. Fruit, juice, cereal, toast, cheese and bagels are a great way to start the day. So if you have an early morning practice or just don't have time to make toast at home, join your friends in the cafeteria for a nourishing start to your EMS day.


    Open daily 8:00 - 8:25 am. Pancakes every Thursday!

  • Growing up Digital

    Are you concerned about the amount of time your child spends on technology?

    Does your child use technology responsibly?

    Check out the AVRSB website:

    "Growing up Digital"