Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School
Box 160 Shag Harbour NS B0W 3B0 
phone: 902-723-3800; fax: 902-723-3801
e-mail: ermes@tcrsb.ca

ERMES Website

  • For Parents/Guardians Frequently asked Questions and Answers regarding Back to School Plan
    Below is the web address for frequently asked questions that you may have about the Back to School Plan.  This Plan is up to date with information.

    Posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:42 AM by Karen Thomas
  • Family Respite June 12 2020

    Dear Family,


    Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO) has joined the Respite Database Program in December 2018. It was rolled out through a partnership with respiteservices.com in Ontario. This database has been operating highly successfully in the central region for over four years and in the time that it has been available in Nova Scotia it has already lead to many successful matches. The database matches families with independent respite workers (not directly employed by or paid by the host agency) based on the specific needs of the individual. The database will often refer to the respite workers as “RSNS workers”. RSNS stands for Respite Supports and Navigation Services. The workers on our database have already been screened through a criminal record check, vulnerable sector check, and a child abuse registry. They are also required to provide a copy of their first aid certification. Additionally, all workers have completed an intake interview. Workers and families both fill out a similar application at respiteservices.com, detailing information to help us find appropriate matches.

    After a family fills out an application, I approve their profile and they are sent an email detailing their username and password for the database. I then find 3-4 potential workers that I feel may be a good fit based on the important aspects of their profile, such as availability, diagnoses, the community the family is in, the rate of pay they can afford to pay, etc. Once the coordinator sends you these potential workers, there are 3 steps to be completed in order to select the best fit for your individual:

    1)      Review his or her profile

    2)      Contact workers you are interested in to set up interviews

    3)      Report responses to the Respite Coordinator (Amy Sarginson 902-742-9258 respite@yacro.com)


    By following these 3 steps, the process of hiring a respite worker becomes one that ensures quality of service and a faster connection to an appropriate community support worker. If you feel that you were not able to identify a good fit, you can contact the Respite Coordinator at any time and she would be happy to provide you with additional profiles.

    If you are interested in becoming part of the respite database the directions to apply are as follows: Go to respiteservices.com, select “Nova Scotia”, then select your region and click on “Family Online Application” to fill out an application.



    Amy Sarginson

    Respite Coordinator

    Posted Jun 12, 2020, 6:04 AM by Karen Thomas
  • Student Belongings Pick Up Information
    Please check the drop-down T.C.R.C.E. list for information regarding pick up of student belongings.  More information to follow.
    Posted May 21, 2020, 8:46 AM by Karen Thomas
  • Letter Regarding Terms 2 Report Cards
    Dear TCRCE Families:
    This letter is intended to clarify when you can expect Term 2 elementary report cards.
    Term 2 Elementary Report Cards were scheduled to be distributed during the first two weeks of
    April. However, due to our current school closure, this did not occur as planned.
    Term 2 report cards, and IPP reports where applicable, will now be issued electronically. It will
    take a couple of weeks for all schools to accomplish this task. Report cards will be emailed to
    the email address provided by parents/guardians in PowerSchool or to the email address
    parents/guardians have most recently been using in communicating with the homeroom
    If you have not received a report card by May 14, 2020, or if you do not have email access,
    please contact your child’s school so that other arrangements can be made to provide you with
    your child’s report card information. You can also reach TCRCE staff at 902-749-5696. They can
    assist you.
    After reviewing the report card please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions.
    Thank you, and all the best.
    Dr. Chris Boulter
    Regional Executive Director, TCRCE
    Posted May 7, 2020, 9:56 AM by Karen Thomas
    Resources to support our families and coping with tragedy can be found under TCRCE in the drop down menu at the top of the page.
    Posted May 7, 2020, 9:48 AM by Karen Thomas

    Early & Late French Immersion

    Parent Information Sessions

    Parent/Guardian Information Sessions for students wishing to enroll in Early or Late French Immersion in September 2020 are scheduled as follows:Late French Immersion

    Shelburne Regional High School
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the school

    Maple Grove Education Centre
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the school

    Barrington Municipal High School
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the school

    Please contact the school or attend a parent information session to express your child’s interest by April 1, 2020.

    Posted Mar 3, 2020, 3:29 AM by Karen Thomas
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