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COVID-19 Public Schools Branch Update

COVID-19 PSB Update

Every effort will be made to ensure our public schools are safe and that learning will resume after the March Break. As per the Chief Public Health Officer’s comments, circumstances are changing quickly. Please watch for further updates and review the latest online information about COVID-19, including recommendations from the Chief Public Health Office: www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19.

New COVID-19 recommendations for Islanders

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Published Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 | View More


New COVID-19 recommendations for Islanders

While there are still no cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, the Chief Public Health Office is issuing new recommendations in efforts to limit the potential number of cases and spread of COVID-19.  

Recommendations include: 

PEI COVID-19 information line

PEI COVID-19 information line now live

Islanders with questions about COVID-19 can now call PEI’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400.

The information line is taking messages 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office. 

Islanders experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days after international travel should call 8-1-1 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing.

Those requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1.  

For answers to general questions about COVID-19 or travel, visit Advisory - Coronavirus Infection  

 

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week February 11 – 15, 2019

 

 

Teachers and other staff in Prince Edward Island schools spend countless hours building into the lives of our most precious resources. These individuals can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning! Home and School Associations in Prince Edward Island will join together the week of February 11 – 15 to honour and celebrate the people who work with our children on a daily basis to inspire and prepare them for life. 

 

PEI Home and School Federation Supports AEDs in Island Schools

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PEI Home and School Federation Supports AEDs in Island Schools
“AEDs in all Island schools policy of Federation”

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island CANADA- February 5th, 2019- The PEI Home and School Federation is expressing appreciation and support for the Province of Prince Edward Island’s recent announcement to place automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Island schools.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 12-16, 2018

Teachers and school staff spend countless hours building into the lives of our most precious resources. These individuals can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning! Home and School Associations in Prince Edward Island will join together the week of February 12 - 16 to honour and celebrate the people who work with our children on a daily basis to inspire and prepare them for life. 

Parents, students and community members have been celebrating Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week right across Canada since 1988. 

Mary O’Donnell receives school bus driver of the year award

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation presents two school bus drivers of the year awards annually to recognize the important role they play in the lives of our children each and every day. Drivers are professionally trained individuals who manage student behavior, teach school bus safety, transport our children in a safe manner to and from school, and care for the physical and emotional needs of the students in their care. Their contribution to the lives of our children is huge.

Mary O’Donnell, nominated by students, parents and school staff from Vernon River Consolidated School, received a 2017 School Bus Driver of the Year Award on June 27th. She is known for her kindness, care and respect for the students who ride on her bus and represents all school bus drivers across Prince Edward Island. 

Dana Doyle receives Crossing Guard of the Year

June 16, 2017, Charlottetown –– The PEI Home and School Federation presented a School Crossing Guard of the Year with a recognition award.

Dana Doyle, Prince Street Elementary School crossing guard, received the Federation’s School Crossing Guard of the Year Award for her dedicated and responsible service in keeping students safe as they travel to and from school each day.

Students expressed their appreciation for Dana by writing love letters to her saying “Dana is the best crossing guard in history! You are a loving friend inside and out.”

It is important to highlight the work of crossing guards.  They are the unsung heroes of the public education system, working outside in all types of weather, literally placing themselves in the path of traffic to shepherd school children.  Because they work outside of the school, they are often forgotten in other recognition efforts in the school system.

 

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