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A Home and School first: Federation conducts virtual meeting.

More than 60 people from across P.E.I. met using Zoom on Sept.14th to conduct the 67thannual meeting of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation. Delegates reported that the meeting was well organized and they will participate online again during the pandemic. The business meeting included the passage of resolutions covering issues including principal/vice principal allotment, school websites hosted on the government’s server and analysis of report cards.

Important Message from Acting Director Norbert Carpenter. Island children and education staff have been back in school for one month....

This message is from Norbert Carpenter, Acting Director, Public Schools Branch

 

Parents and Guardians,

Island children and education staff have been back in school for one month. At this time, it is important to recognize the tremendous work our education system, parents, students and the Chief Public Health Office have put into ensuring this school year, while different, can be successful. The health and safety of our school community is our top priority and we have put measures in place to support a positive learning experience for all.

Election for new president on Sept. 14: P.E.I. Home and School Federation AGM to be held virtually

The PEI Home and School Federation will elect a new president this September. It is hard to believe my two years as president of the Federation has been here and gone so quickly.

I want to start my last column by thanking the Chief Public Health Officers, scientists, and health-care professionals who have guided Canadians through the global pandemic thus far. It is important to take the advice of experts in health and science to guide P.E.I. through the pandemic. Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer, also has to be recognized for getting Islanders through these difficult times.

Back to School Plan, Fall 2020

Government News Release Published Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | View More


Students return to in-class learning 

Island schools will be ready to safely welcome students and staff this fall with additional resources and enhanced health and safety measures. 

Public schools across the province will return to full-time in-class learning on Tuesday, September 8. The plan for the 2020-2021 school year, outlined today, was developed with education partners based on guidelines from the Chief Public Health Office. 

Healthy School Food Program for fall 2020

1.    Healthy School Food Program for fall 2020

Island students will have increased access to healthy, affordable, and local food this upcoming school year.  A new province-wide Healthy School Lunch Program will use a pay-what-you-can model, to a maximum of $5 per meal, in partnership with local producers to provide healthy food options that meet Canada’s Food Guide. 
More at:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/healthy-school-food-program-fall-2020

 

P.E.I. Home and School Federation consults on education plan for fall

Virtual town halls have allowed parent and student representatives to give feedback, ask questions

Stephanie vanKampen · CBC News · 

The Public Schools Branch is developing protocols to keep buses clean and running at reduced capacity. (Tom Steepe/CBC)

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P.E.I.'s Department of Education has hosted two town halls to consult with parent and student advocates as it prepares more detailed protocols for students' return to school in September. 

Message from Parker Grimmer to Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff from the PSB During COVID-19, June 24/20

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Click here to view a message from Director Parker Grimmer.

I am standing in front of one of our schools today because these are important places, and one of the places where learning happens for students. Within our schools and PSB offices, we are now planning and preparing for students and staff to safely return to school in September.

These last days of the school year, much like the last months, have been like no other. We have all been doing things much differently than we have in the past. 2019-2020 has been a busy, demanding, challenging, at times frustrating, but ultimately a successful year for students and those who have worked with them including parents and staff. We hope everyone is able to reflect back on some positive, productive, and successful moments.

Message to Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff from the PSB During COVID-19, June 17 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

The Public Schools Branch would like to send congratulations and best wishes to our 2020 Graduates. We want to congratulate all our grade 12 graduates on their many accomplishments during their education journey these last 12 years. We hope they enjoy the recognitions and ceremonies that are being planned for them next week to mark this major achievement.

We live in interesting times that we will always remember. Our 2020 graduates will certainly never forget the year they graduated. Even though our graduates are leaving public education during a worldwide pandemic, they have remained focused, pushed forward, and developed skills of resiliency that will carry them well into the future. Their determination and resolve has been inspiring.

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