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Information for Families Travelling During March Break Regarding Novel Coronavirus

The Public Schools Branch released the following information regarding Novel Coronavirus.

Information for Families Travelling During the March Break Regarding Novel Coronavirus

We are posting this letter on behalf of the Chief Public Health Office, which contains important information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for families who may be travelling during the March Break. 
Please click on the link below:

March Break Travel: Important Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 

Vaping Resource for Schools: Addressing student use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products

Youth tobacco use has suddenly increased in Canada. The rapid uptake of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices has reversed a trend of declining teen tobacco use in the country, to the point where public health officials are declaring the issue to be ‘alarming’.

Vaping products have now surpassed tobacco as the most common nicotine-containing products used by Canadian and PEI youth. In 2017:
  30% of PEI students reported ‘ever trying’ an e-cigarette (up from 24% in 2015).
      o Grades 7-9: 15% of students
      o Grades 10-12: 44% of students
  17% of PEI students reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days (up from 10% in 2015).
      o Grades 7-9: 7% of students
      o Grades 10-12: 26% of students

Request for the establishment of a working group to research a homework policy for P.E.I.’s school system

WHEREAS there is no homework policy in effect to guide teachers, parents and students in PEI school systems, and

WHEREAS the lack of a homework policy creates confusion amongst students when discrepancies of homework assignments occur from grade to grade or between teachers within the same grade level and school, and

School Renovation and Construction Recommended Guidelines

WHEREAS the recent Three Oaks Senior High School renovation project (2016-2019) has been a challenge for many involved and many lessons have been learned, and

WHEREAS a number of students reported adverse effects parents feel were directly related to construction, and

WHEREAS there was an acknowledged removal of asbestos without use of hazardous material protocols in the very early days of the project while students, staff and custodians were present, and

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