Schools are ready for an­other year of classes in Labrador West

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - EDITORIAL -

For many in Labrador West the thought of school open­ing this week has them shak­ing their head in dis­be­lief.

“It seems like only yes­ter­day when stu­dents were leav­ing for their long sum­mer break,” one mother told the Aurora as she did some last minute shop­ping for school sup­plies.

This year stu­dents’ first day back is Wed­nes­day Sept. 6 and will see the same start and end times as last year at their schools.

If you have for­got­ten those times, or re­cently moved to the area, they are:

A P Low Pri­mary, classes start 8:15 a.m. Doors open 8:05 a.m.; classes end 2:10 p.m.

JR Small­wood mid­dle school, classes start 8:15 a.m. and end 2:20 p.m.

Meni­hek High School, home­room classes start 9:05 a.m. and last pe­riod end 3:20 p.m.

(Note: The French school Cen­tre Ed­u­catif L’en­vol will fol­low the same hol­i­day sched­ule as English schools. Class start and fin­ish times were not avail­able when we checked on­line).

Of course, one of the first ques­tions asked is: when are the breaks?

This year’s Christ­mas break is from Dec. 22; re­sum­ing Jan. 8.

Mid-win­ter break is Feb. 16 to the 19.

Easter is from March 29 and re­sumes April 9.

Stu­dents also get Thanks­giv­ing and Re­mem­brance Day hol­i­days as well.

And, of course, June 28th 2018 is the last day of classes for stu­dents.

As stu­dents head back to class mo­torists are re­minded to slow done in school zones and to fol­low the 20 km speed limit be­tween 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sgt. Nick Rum­bolt of the Labrador West de­tach­ment of the RNC says de­tach­ment mem­bers will be out on patrol in school ar­eas.

“Our pri­or­ity is to en­sure the safety of stu­dents,” he told the Aurora.

Rum­bolt also says be cau­tious around school buses as they pick up and drop off stu­dents.

“It is il­le­gal to pass a school bus when the stop signs are out and the red lights are flash­ing,” he re­minds driv­ers. “Let’s make sure the many stu­dents in Wabush and Labrador City have a safe re­turn as they be­gin the 2017-2018 school year.”


Meni­hek High School, one of four schools in Labrador West, that opens again this week.


New play­ground equip­ment will welcome stu­dents of AP Low pri­mary.

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