April 14, 2016
As you may already be aware, the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board voted on Tuesday evening to permanently close Mira Road Elementary at the end of this school year. Students enrolled in Mira Road will attend Shipyard Elementary School in September 2016. Mira Road staff will also become part of Shipyard school community in the fall.
Although this is very disappointing news for the Mira Road community, our staff’s focus as always is to provide a positive learning environment and prepare our students for the next school year. The staff will be working very hard over the next few months to provide a positive transition for our students to Shipyard.
The transition plan is now being developed collaboratively between the two schools. Part of the transition plan will include school tours for students, open house for parents, transition meeting for special needs students; and, combined sports day activities, just to mention a few.
As parents, you will be updated on information as it becomes available including information on bussing. Students receiving specialized services such as teacher assistant support, special needs bussing, or an individual program plan (IPP), will continue to receive these services as necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.