First day of school for New Glasgow Academy to be delayed

Classes begin Sept. 9 while all other schools start Sept. 4

John Brannen jbrannen@ngnews.ca
Published on August 14, 2014
Painting has started on the exterior of New Glasgow Academy. The P-8 school is scheduled to open this September.
ADAM MACINNIS – THE NEWS

TRURO - The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board has received permission from the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to delay the first day of school for students attending New Glasgow Academy to Tuesday, Sept. 9.

All other schools will begin classes as planned on Sept. 4.

The extra days provided by the September 9 start will give staff at New Glasgow Academy additional time to un-pack and organize supplies and materials, and prepare classrooms and facilities ahead of the arrival of students.

Due to delays in construction, some secondary instructional areas within New Glasgow Academy will not be available for student use during the month of September. CCRSB staff are working closely with the project managers at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, staff at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as well as the contractors, to ensure that the remaining work is completed as quickly as possible.

If any further changes to the construction schedule are required, CCRSB will issue communications to parents and the public.

New Glasgow Academy will welcome students from Primary to Grade 8 from the former Temperance Street Elementary, Acadia Street Elementary and New Glasgow Junior High schools.