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August 20
School Start Up 2019-2020
A Message from ASD-S Superintendent 

Welcome back to all students and families from Grand Manan to Sussex Corner for the new school year!

All Kindergarten children will enter school through a staggered entry process on September 3 and 4, 2019 with half of the students attending each day.  All Kindergarten children will attend together on September 5.  Schools will communicate to families their scheduled time of entry. If you have not provided your child’s immunization record, please do so as soon as possible.

All grades 1-5 students will begin classes on September 3.

For all middle and high school students, there will be a ‘transition day’ with only grades 6 and 9 attending on September 3.  Some exceptions to this are:  Grades K-8 schools will not have a grade 6 transition day so all students will attend on September 3.  Grades 6-12 schools will not have a grade 9 transition day, and in grades K-12 schools there will not be a grade 6 or 9 transition day.  The transition day is intended for students who will be starting middle or high school in a different building.  If you are unsure, please call your school the week before school begins or check the school website.

Teachers and school administrators will be involved in meetings and professional learning activities the week of August 26, 2019.  The complete 2019-20 school calendar can be found on our website


Students should be at their bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled time.  It is normal for bus schedules and stops to be adjusted during the first few days of operation.  Your patience in this regard is appreciated.


Busing information can be obtained on the Anglophone South website: located under “Busing”.  If you have questions that are not answered via the website, please contact Transportation at 658-5603 and someone will be able to assist you.


Anglophone South is happy to provide a service for parents to subscribe to their children’s busing information. The service also provides the ability to subscribe to notifications specific to children, schools and bus runs.  The direct link to this service is

Saint John Education Centre (High Schools): Students who are eligible to travel on Saint John Transit will have their Student Bus Passes available on the first day of class.  Students must sign and assume responsibility for it and the passes are non-transferable.  Passes are not available at the Centre offices.


Best wishes to all students and staff for a happy and safe new year!



Zoë Watson​