Newbridge Academy – Important Reminders
Hello Newbridge parents:
This post is to serve as a notice of important dates for families and a reminder on the following subjects:
ATTENDANCE LINE for any absence or partial absence please call 902-252-3222 or email email@example.com
NO PARKING IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING
BLACKBOARD LOGIN for Junior & Senior High students
MANDATORY UNIFORM order online at
FUNDRAISER – Mandatory Raffle tickets sales begin May 1st.
See below for more information.
In more detail:
SAFE ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE LINE 902-252-3222
If your child will be out of school for any reason you can call the safe arrival message line at any time, leave a voice mail with the students name, grade, date, and absence. The voice mail will then be forwarded directly to the appropriate teaching staff for that day.
Please note there is NO PARKING or STOPPING in the driveway in front of the building or on John Savage Avenue. Vehicles stopped in the driveway are blocking the flow of traffic. HRM has informed us that cars parked on John Savage will be ticketed for parking in a bike lane. If you are dropping off, picking up or waiting for an older student, please drive slowly and park in the parking lot behind the school. Cars stopped or parked along the driveway are failing to obey the traffic signs, hindering families trying to enter and exit.
We ask that you help us manage the flow of the parking lot by parking and stopping ONLY in the parking lot behind the building. Thank you for your co operation in this matter.
HOT LUNCHES are currently set up through Healthy Hunger & the Lunch Lady for all grades. To order hot lunch you can visit www.healthyhunger.ca or thelunchlady.ca and set up an account using your contact information. From there, choose Newbridge Academy Dartmouth as your school and continue by adding your students name and grade. After set up is complete you can go ahead and order lunches. Payment can be made right there online and orders are delivered to the school just before lunch hour. At lunch hour those who’ve ordered can make their way to the cafeteria to pick up their lunch.
BLACKBOARD LEARNING PLATFORM – Newbridge Academy utilizes Blackboard online learning platform. Blackboard will serve as a database from which students can access course notes, textbook resources and a variety of supplementary videos, articles and website links. Students and parents can use Blackboard to track academic progress and remain up-to-date on graded assessments and overall success in each course. In short, this resource is an invaluable tool for our junior and senior high students.
At the start of the school year, each student was given a unique username and password that allowed access to his or her courses. Neither of these can be altered by the student, and Newbridge Academy would like to make the username and password available to parents who wish to track their son or daughter’s progress over the course of the year. If you would like the log-in information for your student, please email Sam@newbridgeacademy.ca
Once you have the appropriate username and password, the Blackboard database can be accessed by visiting sullivan.blackboard.com
MANDATORY UNIFORM –
It is the policy of Newbridge Academy that its students wear Newbridge Academy uniform every day. All students will wear black bottoms, a charcoal grey performance polo and a choice of a black sweater as provided on our uniform provider’s website. All tops will be for sale exclusively on our customized school uniform website, set up through Entripy. Bottoms will be solid black and can be purchased on our site or by families elsewhere. Bottoms supplied by the family must follow the guidelines stated below and do not need a Newbridge crest. Bottoms must meet the following guidelines:
- No jeans
- No holes or rips
- No stripes or patterns
- No logo larger than the size of a golf ball
- No inappropriate hemlines
Should a student arrive to school not in uniform, s/he will not be permitted to return to class until they are in proper school attire. S/he will be sent to the office and have the option to contact their parent or guardian. Parents/guardians can choose to drop off the appropriate apparel to the school, or purchase the missing item from our inventory. Please note administration fees will apply.
Uniforms take a minimum of 7-10 days to arrive upon completion of the order process. Order online here newbridgeacademy.entripyshirts.com
FUNDRAISING – Our mandatory raffle ticket sales will begin again on May 1st. The youngest student of each family will receive a booklet of 10 tickets worth $50.00 on May 1st. The expectation is that every family sell at least these 10 raffle tickets (@ $5 each) for a total of $50.00 per family. The raffle draw will take place on Facebook live at our annual Spring Fair June 7th. INCENTIVE 100% of the first ten tickets you sell, goes to the schools fundraising initiatives. However as an incentive, any additional books of 10 tickets you sell, your child will receive 50% of the sales towards their own school account.
Additional tickets will be available in the office by request. Tickets are assigned to students by number for tracking purposes. DEADLINE TO RETURN TICKETS will be Friday May 31st 2019. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sam – email@example.com