As as result of the opening of a new school, East Point Elementary, in the Holy Heart of Mary High School system, the Newfoundland and Labrador
English School District has commenced a review of the school attendance zones for Mary Queen of Peace Elementary and East Point Elementary.
Memos provided to the school communities of both schools can be found below:
District staff and Zone 16 Trustee Peter Whittle met with the school councils of both schools in late May and then again in mid-September. Preliminary information was shared with the school councils and feedback received. As well, the District received initial feedback from the school communities after the May meetings.
The District has compiled an information booklet which contains details of school attendance zone reconfigurations and also information about the impacted schools. Members of the school community are encouraged to review the information booklet and then provide feedback to the District.
The information booklet explains the three re-configuration options which are being considered. An opt-out provision until 2025 for current students is explained.
The District will hold two information sessions and members of the school communities who would like to receive the information package as a presentation by District staff are invited to attend one of these sessions. Members of the school communities may attend either session as best fits their schedule.
The two sessions are as indicated below:
- Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Mary Queen of Peace gymnasium)
- Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (East Point Elementary gymnasium)
It is extremely important for members of the school community to provide their feedback during this process and an
online feedback form has been established with a link found below. Please note, the online feedback has been extended to October 31, 2017.
Please click the below button to provide your feedback.
All members of the school community are encouraged to provide their feedback to the Board of Trustees to help inform the process.
Further, should any member of the school community prefer a paper copy of the information package or prefer to provide their feedback through a paper form, they may do so by contacting their school administration.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cathy Martin at email@example.com or 758-2701.