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Friday March 27th, 2015

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Hillcrest Academy

Hillcrest Academy

127 King Street
P.O. Box 40
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Canada  B0T1W0
Phone: (902)875-5300
Fax: (902)875-5301

Principal – Mr. Steven Pippy

Vice Principal – Mr. John Roscoe

* Hillcrest Academy is a food sensitive school. * 

Any food product that contains traces of peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish is not permitted in the school.

Welcome to Hillcrest Academy! We will cooperatively provide a safe, student-centered environment that builds self-esteem, self-confidence, and the essential skills necessary for students to become productive members of a changing society.  Students will be encouraged to accept the differences of others, use responsible decision-making and exhibit qualities of good citizenship.  By ensuring high levels of learning for all students in our professional learning community, we can help them be successful. We want each parent to feel that “My child is having a great year at Hillcrest Academy.”

Strong parental and community support enhances the quality of education at Hillcrest Academy. We hope you will visit the school often. Please come meet with us, communicate with us, join the Parent Teacher Support Group, and volunteer your time and energy. We know that your involvement, combined with the efforts of our outstanding staff, will make this school year a rich and rewarding year for your child. Please call (902)875-5300 if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. 


March, 2015

  • Grade Primary registration is taking place now. If you know of any children who will be reaching Primary age (5) by December 31st, 2015, please encourage their parent to call us ASAP to register their child.
  • Thanks to the many parent and community volunteers, our Breakfast Program will continue this year on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
  • Bus transfers must be completed daily and no transfers will be accepted after 12:30pm.
  • When a student is late for school, please bring them to the office and sign them in.
  • Parents must report to the office at any time during the day when they come to our school.  Parents should not go directly to their child’s classroom.
  • Parents and volunteers are reminded that your RCMP and Child Abuse checks/documents must be renewed each year. Without the completed documentation, you will not be permitted to participate in school activities.
  • IMPORTANT! Just a reminder to please check all ingredient labels of recess snacks, lunches, and classroom treats, to insure they do not contain nuts of any kind, nut products or shellfish, before sending items to school due to life threatening allergy concerns. Thank you for your continued support in making our school a safe environment for all students.
  • Students are permitted to bring small containers (250ml or less) of hand sanitizer to class.
  • School Day Schedule     8:30-8:50 School Entry - 20m

8:50-8:55                 O’ Canada, Announcements - 5m

                8:55-11:00               Class Time - 125m

                11:00-11:15             Recess - 15m

                11:15-12:15             Class Time (P-1) - 60m

                11:15-12:35             Class Time (2-6) - 80m

                12:15-1:25               P-1 Lunch   (eat 12:15-12:35) - 70m        

                12:35-1:25               2-3 Lunch   (eat 12:35-12:55) - 50m

                12:35-1:25               4-6 Lunch   (eat 1:10-1:25) - 50m

                1:25-1:30                 Registration - 5m

                1:30-2:50                 Class Time - 80m

  • Morning Entry Routine

Students who arrive at school at 8:30 or later, are to enter the building and go directly to the cafeteria or to their classroom.  If lunch is being purchased, students are to proceed to the cafeteria to pay for their lunch and then walk to their classroom.  Students who are not purchasing lunch are to walk directly to their classroom.  Snacks will still be available at recess in the cafeteria.  There will not be playground time in the morning.

  • Lunch times:   P-1 Lunch 12:15 – 12:35;   2-3 Lunch 12:35-12:55;   4-6 Lunch 1:10-1:25
  • Any student that requires the administration of medication at school must have all school medical forms completed by the parents and placed on file in the main office.  All medication must be in the original container provided by the pharmacy with the pharmacy label.