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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that attendance can be kept up to date.
JRI YEARBOOK 2020-2021
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
June 25th Last day of school for staff
Town of Torbay/Flatrock - Chief McGrath Award
The towns of Torbay and Flatrock have released information about a youth leadership award in honour of former Fire Chief Mike McGrath. Residents are encouraged to read the information and offer nominations of youth who reside in the Torbay and Flatrock areas. Please see the link for more information about the Chief McGrath Award.
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.
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.
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!
School Lunch Reminders
Feb. 5th - A reminder that there is no School Lunch on Feb 5th so students will be required to bring their own lunch on this day.
Feb 9th - School Lunch Orders for March are due on this date. Ordering for next month is now open.
Pandemic Preparedness Shoeboxes
Shoeboxes with some craft materials inside were sent home with our Grade 5 & 6 students this week. Parents/Guardians please see the note inside the box for storage and an explanation of the project. Many thanks to The Shoe Company for the boxes they saved for Mr. Hammond (in the LLC) and for the Local Torbay Allied Youth Post 1051 who bagged the modeling clay materials.
Curriculum Night Information
Due to COVID-19, our Curriculum Night Meeting with parents cannot take place at JRI. Instead, we are sharing information about our teachers and programs online. Please visit the Junior High link on this website in order to find information about the Junior High Curriculum and Programming.
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
Remembrance Day Ceremony
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we hosted a virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony for the students at Juniper Ridge Intermediate. With assistance from a committee headed by Ms. Deanne Coady, students were able to take the time to remember our veterans and to observe some time to reflect on their sacrifices which were made for our freedoms.
Many thanks to the students, teachers and community members who participated in our virtual event to make it a success and a proper memorial to our veterans.
Please feel free to view the video at this link.
NEW Bus Routes
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: https://www.nlesd.ca/families/schoolreopening.jsp
Information for parents / students on returning to school:
School Reopening Plan from NLESD
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.
Grade 6 Curriculum Information
Grade 5 Curriculum Information