School Nurse

Easten Health logoJune 13th, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:

A case of head lice has been detected at MDJH. Anyone can get head lice, mainly through direct head to head contact but also from sharing hats, combs, hair brushes, headphones, helmets, hair accessories, and other personal items.

Parents or guardians may feel frustrated or embarrassed, however the problem has nothing to do with standards of cleanliness. Please do your part to prevent the spread of head lice by checking your child daily for the next few weeks and weekly thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early.

If your child has head lice, please start treatment immediately and notify your child’s school. A booklet titled, Managing Head Lice at Home, is available through your school or school nurse. This booklet can also be found electronically on the Eastern Health website:

Once a case of head lice has been found all family members should be checked as well.

If you have further questions please contact the Public Health Nurse.



Shirley Powell
Public Health Nurse
752 4899

Exam Guidelines

Our June Exams will be next week, from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17. Please click here June 2016 Exam Schedule to download guidelines on the exams, as well as a schedule and a permission form to allow students to study at home if they do not have an exam taking place.

Paul Reynolds Community Centre (Wedgewood Park)

Re: Paul Reynolds Community Centre Engagement Sessions:

Parents & Guardians:

Did you know that construction is ongoing for a new recreation facility, the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to replace the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre? With a planned completion date of January 2017 the City of St. John’s is interested in hearing from current and potential users on the public programs to be offered at the facility.

Drop in to our two public open houses: 1. Sunday, June 5, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Macdonald Drive Junior High 2. Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Macdonald Drive Junior High.

We want to hear about the kinds of recreation and leisure programs you are interested in for you and your family.

Final Exam Schedule 2016

MDJH Exams 2016

Day / Date Grade Time Exam
Wednesday, June 15th 7 8:30 – 10:30 AM Math
Wednesday, June 15th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM English

(District Common Assessment)

Wednesday, June 15th 8 12:15 – 2: 15 PM Math
Thursday, June 16th 8 8:30 – 10:30 AM English
Thursday, June 16th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM Science

(Unit Test)

Thursday, June 16th 7 12:15 – 2:15 PM English
Friday, June 17th 7 8:30 – 10:30 AM Science

(Unit Test)

Friday, June 17th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM Math

(Provincial Assessment)

Friday, June 17th 8 12:15 – 2:15 PM Science

(Unit Test)

June exams start on Wednesday, June 15th. The norm is:

  1. Students in school up to and including Tuesday, June 14th.
  2. Students show up to write their exams during the examination period. Students can remain in school and attend study hall in the cafeteria. Should a student elect to go home after writing their exam they require parental consent. Please write a note granting permission.
  3. Buses will run normal hours.
  4. On Thursday, June 23rd, students to attend school regular time. The year-end assembly will take place later in the AM followed by distribution of report cards then dismissal for the summer.
  5. June 20 – 22 will encompass classroom and locker cleanup, textbook collection and compiling, clean up of school grounds, academic intervention/decisions for summer school and programming for next year and other school related issues. Students who are present often help with year-end items.

Online Resources from NLESD – Only Grade 7 and High School

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we approach the time of the school year when students start their preparation for end of year exams, we thought it an ideal time to share some resources available through the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.

The District has been working with teachers to build online self-assessment tools that allow students to practice and test their abilities with aspects of the math curriculum. Resources are available for Math 7 and high school Math 1201 and 2201. Resources can be accessed through the District website: From there, students can visit two sites for self-assessment resources.

The District’s Moodle website has practice resources including unit reviews, tests and videos. These are dynamic tools that students can use multiple times with different questions. Students require an online student Google account ( from their school and can request one should they not already have such an account.

As well, the District’s Mathematics YouTube channel has similar online tools students can use to further help them practice and understand the topics being discussed in the classroom. The videos used on the YouTube channel have been made by educators throughout the District and provide great examples of the units covered.

We highly encourage your family to take advantage of these online resources as additional tools to help your child prepare for the upcoming exam period. The District will be continuing to update the pages so we also encourage you to periodically review them for new online resources.

Should you have any questions about these resources, please feel free to contact the school.