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George Bissett Elementary School
170 Arklow Drive
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 4R6
Telephone 902 464-5184
Fax 902 464-5187
Safe Arrival  464-5266

SAFE ARRIVAL #464-5266

A friendly reminder to parents and guardians of George Bissett that the parking lot should not be used after 8:00 a.m. when dropping off students to Excel or waiting for the 8:10 bell.  Parents and Guardians wishing to drop off their children can still do so from Arklow and enter the school ground from either the path or the entry in the fence. We kindly remind all students, as well as parents, to use the crosswalk at all times.  Thank you for your attention in this safety matter.


School closures will be announced on the radio and on the HRSB website by 6:30 am unless, of course, school is closed through the school day. If school is closed through the day, the announcement will be made by 11:00 a.m. The closures will be announced by feeder school: we are a “feeder school” for Cole Harbour High. 

Welcome back!! SCHOOL STARTS ON THE 3RD!

We are getting very close to the start of school.  Staff will be back on September 1st, and children are back on September 3rd.  The school is looking amazing with a top to bottom cleaning over the summer, and teachers setting up their rooms over the last week.  

You may have some questions about class assignments and our opening day.  Teachers and school administration will be available with class lists the morning of September 3rd.  Classroom assignments are also available on the Parent Portal  in Powerschool starting September 1st. This is the most important for students in Grades 3 and 4 as there is more class option for these students.  Class assignments can change for students in the next few weeks as our numbers firm up.

All students will be welcomed into the gym on September 3rd after the morning bell.  There will be signs on the gym walls to show where each teacher is meeting their students.  I will also make announcements to show students where to go.  After the Grades 1-6 students head to the their classroom, primary parents will have some extra time for pictures and good byes before students heading to their classroom.  

There are a number of new staff in the school including a new principal, new teachers, and a new EPA.  We are all looking forward to working together with  you and your children.

Enjoy the next few days!

John Fry


George Bissett Elementary

The Supply Lists for school year 2015-2016 are here.


Effective in September, the bell schedule will be as follows:

8:10 Students allowed on school grounds

Classes line up and come in building

8:30 Classes begin
10:05 Recess
11:30 Classes dismissed for lunch
12:20 Students allowed on school grounds
12:25 Classes line up and come in building
12:30 Classes begin
2:00 Grades P – 2 dismissed
2:30 Grades 3 - 6 dismissed

The MedicAlert Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.

For more info visit: http://www.nochildwithout.ca/



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