A U R O R A A C A D E M I C C H A R T E R S C H O O L
B O A R D U P D A T E
MARCH 2, 2023 | VOLUME 1 | ISSUE 3
IN THIS EDITION
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Every month we will share an element from our charter and a piece of trivia to help our school families understand a little more about Aurora.
This month, we would like to share part of our school's philosophy:
It is the philosophy of Aurora School that children, when presented with an orderly and structured environment and in the presence of properly sequenced whole-group classroom instruction, can excel in an academically-oriented program.
And an interesting crumb of trivia:
From 1996 until the start of the 2007-2008 school year, AACS was housed in a portion of the Misericordia Hospital!
Have a fabulous February!
Ian Gray, Superintendent
Very soon, our website will have an entirely new look and feel. Although it may take you a few moments to adjust to it, we hope you find it not only more attractive but easier to navigate. Details about your child's school, whether elementary, middle, or high, will be located on dedicated pages.
Please be patient as we update important documents on the new site, and if you have any questions or suggestions, contact your school principal.
In a continual effort to improve student transportation, a new bus route is being added to the north side of the city, bringing our total bus count to 14. Adding this route will significantly reduce ride times and the number of students on some of our existing routes.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Aurora Academic Charter School is partnering with the Sherbrooke Community League and Block Psychological Services to provide AACS students and families, as well as members of the community, with access to mental health supports. Watch for future emails on how these services can help you and your family.
At the February Meeting of the Board of Directors, the following policies passed third and final readings:
2040 BP: Code of Conduct for Members
Aurora School expects Members to conduct themselves ethically and professionally. The school does not tolerate bullying, intimidation, or harassment towards its administrators, staff, students, volunteers, other Members, or any other member of the school community.
2040.2 BP: Code of Conduct for Non-Teaching Staff
Non-teaching staff of Aurora School are expected to display ethical and professional conduct. This commitment includes the proper use of authority and appropriate decorum in group and individual behaviour when acting as representatives of Aurora School.
2070 BP: Role of the Teacher
Teachers have a foundational role in supporting the academic and social development of students.
5010 BP: Probationary Period
Aurora School requires that all newly hired teachers and non-teaching staff should serve a probationary period prior to being appointed to a continuous position at Aurora School. The purpose of the probationary period is to assess each new employee’s performance and to determine suitability for appointment to a continuous position.