Welcome to Central Colchester Jr. High School

Our mission is to provide a student-centered environment which encourages growth, responsibility and the achievement of individual potential.

Virtual Summer Anxiety Group

Join the group to help build skills to better manage stress and worry!

July 6, 13, 20

August 10, 17

11am each of these days on zoom! To register, send youth's name, age and email to either Nicole Blanchard (nicole.blanchard@nshealth.ca) or Anita Reader (anita.reader@nshealth.ca)

Integrated French at CCJHS

To register your child for Integrated French please visit: https://www.ccrce.ca/ofp-integrated

The Integrated French program is an optional French Program designed for all students who are willing to make a minimum three year commitment (grades 7-9). Integrated French students take French Language Arts and one Social Studies (in French) for a total of 30% of their instructional time. For more information please visit: www.ccrce.ca/optional-french-programs select “Optional French Programs” and then “Integrated French” from the menu on the right side.

CEP Presentation

Robert Langille will be here on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 to speak to students who are interested in the Career Exploration Program. A description of the CEP program can be found on the CEC website in the Grade 10 course selection guide on page 15.

CEP Description Found Here

IB Presentation

Taunya Pynn-Crow will visit at 8:45 on Wednesday to discuss and answer questions regarding Grade 10 Pre-IB courses that best prepare students for starting the International Baccalaureate Program in Grade 11. Information of the IB Program can be found on page 24 of the Grade 10 course selection guide.

IB Program Description Found Here

Grade 10 Registration Update

Our Grade 9's were very attentive to Mr. Shreve's presentation about Grade 10 registration. They now have a course selection worksheet and worksheet instructions. The information that Mr. Shreve shared can be found at:


and The course selection guide is another tab under grade registration:


The course selection worksheets need to be completed and submitted to homeroom teachers by February 25. Ms. Lever will review the worksheets and meet with students for any necessary changes. Classes will register online the first week of March.

Students are encouraged to speak to their teachers and parents about appropriate choices and see Ms. Lever with any questions.

Ms. Lever can be contacted at levercp@ccrce.ca

After School - Back to the Basics!

A safe and welcoming space for students to come hang out in after school! We are kickin' it old school and just hanging out! If you'd like to come out and chill, play games, do some crafts, etc., sign up in the schools plus room!

TUESDAYS 2-4:30 : Grades 6 & 7

THURSDAYS 2-4:30 : Grades 8 & 9

Students wishing to participate MUST sign up in the schools plus room and follow current public health vaccination protocols. Hope to see you there!

Students who turned 12 between January 1st and October 4th 2021 have until December 31st 2021 to attend events and activities while they get vaccinated. Children who turn 12 after 4 October 2021 have 3 months from their birthday to get vaccinated.

Students, age 13 to 18 who have proof of receiving 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine can participate in extra-curricular activities. To continue participating, these students must provide proof of full vaccination by November 9, 2021

Sept. 30th is Truth and Reconciliation Day in Nova Scotia. Please click here for ideas and suggestions on how to observe this new holiday.

Text Message Opt-In

CCRCE and our schools have now switched to a new messaging system for texts, emails, and automated phone calls. This new system is called SchoolMessenger Communicate. As with our previous system, we will continue to use this system to let families know of news, announcements, and other important information.

Please read below for more clarification:

CCRCE has been working with our new messaging provider to create a regional opt-in campaign. Last week, during the set-up of this upcoming text opt-in campaign, a mistake occurred that resulted in an incomplete text message sent out to CCRCE families that might have appeared as spam. We have been working with the company to send out an official opt-in initiation recognizing that some parents and guardians may have already acted on the mistake text invite.

  • Families who ignored the incomplete text message

    • If we have your SMS text phone number on file in PowerSchool, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, you will be sent an opt-in invitation text message to your cell phone numbers asking recipients to reply that they are willing to receive further text messages. The message will be from a short code 978338 and will state:"Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Message & data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Schoolmessenger.com/smsca”

    • NEXT STEPS: If you would like to receive text messages from CCRCE/your school, reply Y. If you do not want text messages, reply STOP or go to http://schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg. You will continue to receive emails from your child’s school.

  • Families who replied Y or Yes to the incomplete text message

    • You do not need to do anything as your opt-in has been applied to their School Messenger Communication selections.

  • Families who replied N or STOP to the incomplete text message

    • You can reply Y or Yes to the short code 978338 at any time to opt-in again to receive text messages from CCRCE/their school or to continue your cell number as blocked from receiving text messages; no action is needed.


Welcome back to CCJHS! We are very excited to once again provide our breakfast program to all of the students here at CCJHS but we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us run the breakfast program from 7:15-7:55 each day during the week. If you are able and willing to offer your support to our breakfast program, please contact Sarah at 902-896-5570. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you back into our building!


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Over the summer, updates were made in our PowerSchool Student Information System which changes how student contacts are managed in the system. Previously, students were limited to parent1, parent2, and up to three emergency contacts. With the move to Student Contacts, schools will be now able to add all the contacts that a student needs, providing full support for different family structures such as parents, stepparents, foster parents, guardians, emergency contacts, etc.

As a result of this change to Student Contacts, all existing Parent Portal accounts have been deleted from our system. To assist parents/guardians with this transition, all parents/guardians with email addresses currently in our student information system have been set up with a new Parent Portal Account (and accounts have even been set up for parents/guardians who previously had no account). The fact that you have received this communication by email means that a new Portal account has been created for you. If this communication has been sent to you in error, please contact the school at the above listed phone number.

If you had a previous Portal account, your new account should behave no differently than your old account, whether it was linked to only one student or several students.

If you already received this communication on behalf of another student, and if you have already reset your password, you do not need to complete the below steps.

To access your new Parent Portal Account:

1. Open a web browser and navigate to the Portal sign in page at: https://sisccrsb.ednet.ns.ca/public.

2. Click on the link: Forgot Username or Password?

3. Click on the Parents tab.

4. Under the Forgot Password? section, enter your Portal Username. Your username is the email address the school has on file for you.

5. Enter your Parent Email Address (use same email address entered in step #4).

6. Click the Reset Password button.

7. A Password Reset Request email will be sent to you. Click the link in the email to reset your password.

8. Once logged in, review your account details and contact the school if you notice any issues such as students no longer linked to your account. Only contact the school in which the student is currently enrolled to resolve any potential issues.

Click this link to go to the kids help Site:

Kids Help Phone Site or

Need help now? You can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

Follow us on Twitter

CCJHS now has a twitter account that you can follow! It will be a great way to see what is happening in our building. We can be found at: