Juniper Ridge Intermediate School

Juniper Ridge is a Grade 5 - 8 Intermediate school located on the Northeast Avalon in Torbay, NL. Nestled at the foot of the Torbay ridge among a small forest of junipers, we service the communities of Torbay, Flatrock, Pouch Cove and Bauline.

Our approximately 720 students are very creative and energetic. They are taught by a staff of 64 teachers and support personnel who love working with this group of students. We are a very active school with many activities and events taking place throughout the year. You can try to keep up with everything we are doing by following our Twitter feed @JuniperRidgeNL

School Screening Questionnaire

Parents/guardians/students/staff must use this questionnaire daily to decide if the student or staff should attend school. Please note that this form has been updated as of November 9, 2020

If your child or if a staff member has answered “Yes” to any of the above questions in the pre-screening questionnaire, please DO NOT enter the school at this time. Your child or the staff member should stay home and use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine whether they need to be tested for COVID-19. If your child or if a staff member has answered “No” to all the above questions, your child or the staff member may attend school.

If your child is absent, please email the school at so that attendance can be kept up to date.


Please note that Eastern Health is currently offering the COVID Vaccine to all people 12 and up. The Covid vaccine will not be offered in the school setting in the Eastern Health region. This vaccine is being offered in mass clinics in communities throughout the region. To book an appointment please go to Please note children between 12 and 17 years of age are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and should book an appointment at a clinic offering this vaccine. If you have any questions regarding you child’s vaccine you can contact our local Public Health Nurse, Elizabeth Gruchy, RNBN, at 752-6877.

Thank you!

Mr. Don Emberley, Principal

(this information was emailed to parents/guardians on May 19, 2021)


If you would like to help JRI out with raising some funds for activities and items in our school, please think about us when you are dropping off your recycling at local recycling depots. If you are dropping off 10 bags, consider donating ONE of them to our school. You only need to put in our school account number (437-3021) to get a sticker for your bag. Every bit helps!

Thank you so much in advance!!

Important Upcoming Dates from Administration

June 14 - 18 Spirit Week at JRI

June 24th Last day of school for students

Student Assemblies

There will be two Student Assemblies on Thursday, June 24th. Given that we cannot welcome visitors to our school at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, these will be live-streamed to provide families the opportunity to watch from home. The schedule is as follows:

- 9:30am - Grade Eight Leaving

- 12:15pm - Annual School Closing Assembly

Both ceremonies will be lived streamed on our YouTube page at

June 25th Last day of school for staff

Student Supply lists are available online HERE for parents/students for the 2021-2022 school year.


Town of Torbay/Flatrock - Chief McGrath Award

Congratulations to Charla Woodford, one of our Grade 8 students, on receiving the Grade 8 Level Chief McGrath award for Youth Community Leadership. This award, given by the Torbay and Flatrock Volunteer Fire Department and the respective towns, is in recognition of student volunteerism and leadership in the local communities and is given to a Grade 4, 8 and 12 student each year. Congratulations Charla!!

Student Attendance Notifications

Effective this week, nightly e-mail notifications for student absences will be emailed to parents/guardians via PowerSchool. Attendance is taken twice daily for Elementary students, at the start of the day in the morning and at the start of classes after lunch. In Junior High attendance is recorded for each class. If your child is absent from class you will receive an e-mail informing you. If you have any concerns regarding the absence please reach out to your child’s teacher.

District Chromebooks

We are pleased to report that most Junior High students who submitted loan agreements have received their District issued Chromebook, and the most recent shipment is being distributed this week.

If you have not completed the District-issued form for the Chromebooks, you can find one here.

Wifi Access

As a result of the demand that these devices have on our Wi-Fi network, Junior High students will no longer be able to connect their personal devices, such as cell phones, to our school's Wi-Fi. This will ensure that all devices required for program delivery, including the new Chromebooks, can connect successfully. We are very excited about this substantial addition of technology!

Project Positivity

New school-wide initiative started by Mr. McDonald. See our Special Events Page or our February Newsletter for more information on this wonderful new initiative here at JRI !!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As you are aware, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be providing every Grade 7-12 student across the province with a Chromebook.

In anticipation for their arrival, kindly complete the Chromebook Loan Agreement and return it to Juniper Ridge Intermediate by Friday, January 29th.

Bus Changes

There have been a couple of small changes to the bus routes at JRI. Please note:

Bus 4 - stop added Bauline Line & Mary Manning Pl

Bus 4 - stop reinstated Bauline Line & Patrick's Path

Bus 5 - stop added 1853 Torbay Rd

Bus 14 - stop added Indian Meal Line & Clements Lane

NEW Bus Routes

With the addition of new busses for Juniper Ridge, the bus routes and schedules may have changed somewhat. Please check out the file with bus routes located HERE.

Bus numbers Associated with each route can be found on THIS LINK.

September 9 Opening Information

Please find information about our Sept. 9th opening here:

Memo from JRI Administration about school opening procedures

Letter from CMOH_NL concerning school opening

Welcome Video for our new Grade 5 students.

NLESD has a variety of resources available on their website for schools and families for more information visit:

Information for parents / students on returning to school:

(VIDEO) For Kids - How to Wear a Non-Medical Mask w/ Dr. Janice Fitzgerald

Get the Facts BACK TO CLASS FOR 2020-21

Parents' Guide 2020-21 School Year

Guidance on Cloth and Non-Medical Masks

Provincial Government - Newfoundland and Labrador Safe Schools

Provincial Government - Covid-19 Information and Updates

The Best Ways to Prevent the Spread of Infections


School Reopening Plan from NLESD

Please follow the link for information released by the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District in relation to the back-to-school plan for the 2020-2021 School year.

Curriculum Night Alternate

Given the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we were unable to hold our Annual Curriculum Night. In lieu of our traditional in-person presentation, we are forwarding information about your child’s academic program for the 2020-21 school year that was compiled by your child’s grade level/subject area teachers.

Junior High Curriculum Information

Grade 6 Curriculum Information

Grade 5 Curriculum Information