If you have a question which you feel should be addressed by the school district you should first contact the Director of Schools (DOS) for the school. The contact information for Director of Schools can be found on your schools profile page.
The contact information for each district office of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District can be found below:
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Canada · A0P 1E0
Corner Brook, NL
Canada · A2H 6G9
Canada · A1V 1H6
St. John's, NL
Canada · A1B 1R6
If you need further assistance after speaking with the DOS you may contact the Student Services contact for your area.
Parents/guardians have the right to request a transfer to another school within the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. Requests will be considered subject to guidelines defined in the District's Administrative Regulations, under the following circumstances:
- When other siblings are in regular attendance at the school in which the transfer is being requested.
- When there are program availability considerations.
- When the ISSP or school team recommends it.
- When family members of the child and/or his guardian live within the attendance zone of the school.
All student transfer requests shall be submitted to the principal of the requested school on the Student Transfer Request Form and copied to the principal of the zoned school.
All student transfer requests shall be considered subject to space availability, programming considerations and the current staffing allocation provided to the school.
- The daycare must be licensed under the Government's regulations.
- The daycare must be on an established bus route.
- The daycare must be located outside of the walk zone.
- There must be capacity on the bus.
Every effort will be made to have school closure announcements posted to the School Status Report by 6:30 a.m., and depending on the weather and any building-related emergencies that may occur once school opens, anytime throughout the day. Schools will also use the Synervoice telephone messaging system as well as the local radio stations to deliver important school announcements.
In the event a school may have to close during the day, parents/guardians should advise their school principal as to how they want emergency situations handled with respect to student busing and pickup. Parents/guardians should look for this form in their child's new school year package.
Information on the decision making process for weather closures can be found here.
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District recognizes that homework, when properly administered with appropriate feedback, is a valuable part of the educational process. Homework not only acts as a bridge between home and school in providing information regarding student learning, it also reinforces and practices skills that have already been covered in class.
If a teacher chooses to assign homework, the following guidelines are provided for the various grade levels:
- K- 10 minutes
- Primary - 30 minutes
- Elementary - 40 minutes
- Intermediate - 1 hour
- High School - 1 to 2 hours.
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District makes transcripts available for former and current students upon request.
Current/former students who are looking for an official high school transcript should contact the Department of Education, High School Transcripts Division.
To request other information from student records for current and former students, please click here to download the Student Records Request and Authorization form.
We encourage all concerns and issues to be handled as near the source as possible. For example, issues should be first addressed with the classroom teacher. If unresolved, the concern should be addressed by the principal. If still unresolved, the senior education officer assigned to your school can assist in resolving the issue.
Should you wish to register an official complaint with the District, you can contact our district office at (709) 758-2372.
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