School Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) Program

The School Therapy OT for this school year is Rae Fitzpatrick OT Reg.(PEI).  She will be at Donagh Regional every day 6 of the school cycle.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school or Rae at 902-213-3248 or refitzpatrick@ihis.org . Thank you!

Please read the following information letter

Donagh Regional School Therapy OT Program-School intro let

 

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Lunch Program 2020-21

Hello Everyone,

As mentioned in a previous email we will have two different lunch programs offered this year.

Our hotlunch platform https://donagh.hotlunches.net/  is used to order milk,  Dominos, Subway and possibly Friday H/S hot lunches and will continue to follow a 2 week schedule.  The schedule for Sept 14-25 is now open and closes on Monday, Sept 14 at 8 a.m.

The new lunch program found at  www.peischoolfood.ca will also be used. Ordering for the first schedule Sept 14-25 closes on Sept 11th.

You will need to register for both programs and both offer lunches two weeks at a time.  Holy Cow out of Morell is our vendor for the peischoolfood program.  You can order lunches from both programs depending on the choices your child prefers and you could in fact order from both on the same day if you prefer.  Milk is ordered strictly through hotlunches.

For issues regarding the PEI school food and you need to reach support staff, they can by email at peischoolfood@edu.pe.ca or by calling 902-438-4895.

For issues regarding hotlunches you can contact the school.

Jason

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2020-2021 Donagh Lunch Program

Dear parents/guardians:

We have some exciting news to share with you all; the province’s new Healthy School Food Program will be rolling out this fall.

Healthy, nutritious food is important for student achievement. Working with the Government of Prince Edward Island, we want to ensure that nutritious lunches are available to as many students as possible.

The Healthy School Food Program will provide an opportunity for families to order healthy lunches five days a week. Meals will be prepared and delivered directly to schools at lunch time by local food service providers. Nut free, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options will be available.

The new Healthy School Food Program will be Pay What You Can.

As of today, families can now prepare for the upcoming school year by registering for the program here: www.peischoolfood.ca.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive your login and password via email, along with a welcome information package between September 1 -7, 2020. This username and password will allow you to login into the ordering platform once it is active. Therefore, registration is required to participate.

If a family needs to reach a support staff, they can by email at peischoolfood@edu.pe.ca or by calling 902-438-4895.

The Healthy School Food Program will run alongside our school’s existing lunch program, which involves using our hotlunch program at https://donagh.hotlunches.net/ for ordering.  If you choose to order food from the existing program, you will continue to order every 2nd week.

Stay tuned, as further details about the New Healthy School Food Program will be directed to your email (Don’t forget to check your junk mail)!

Sincerely,

Jason Kielly

Principal

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Home & School News, September 2020

1.      AGM REGISTRATION

It’s time to register for the P.E.I. Home and School Federation’s 67th Annual Meeting coming up on Monday, September 14th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.
The board will conduct a condensed business followed by an update from the Hon. Brad Trivers, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning. The Minister will answer questions about students return to school during a Q&A. We urge presidents/co-chairs to ensure your Home and School Association is registered which ensures a quorum!
Details include:
REGISTRATION: Click here to register for the AGM. Submit one registration per delegate.
– We request that you register early – by Sept. 11th However, registration will remain open to 12 noon
on the day of the meeting, Sept. 14th
Those who register will be sent a link to join the virtual AGM.
– Each home and school can send five voting delegates, but there is no limit to the number of
additional parents/guardians, teachers, administrators/staff who can attend.  No fees to attend.
–   RESOLUTIONS: Review (4) Proposed 2020 Resolutions and come prepared to vote.
–   Election of Officers: Nomination Form   Elections of Officers will be part of the AGM. If you are
interested in a board position, contact the federation office.
Registered Associations will each receive a $50 gift card to purchase books for their school library or
contribute to their school food program.
For more info: peihsf@edu.pe.ca / 902-620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter

  1. NEW Healthy School Lunch Program

 

The School Food team shared exciting news. As of August 27th, the Registration page for the NEW Healthy School Food Program is LIVE! Families can begin preparing for the school year by registering their family NOW!
The school food program will provide an opportunity for families to order healthy lunches 5 days a week alongside existing school food programs. Meals will be prepared and delivered directly to schools at lunch time by local food service providers. All students will have access to the same healthy lunch options, which will include nut free, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.
The Pay What You Can Program offers families 3 options:
1) You can pay full amount of your child’s lunch max $5/day
2) You can pay an amount that you can afford to pay at that time
3)   You can order lunch for your child if you are unable to pay
Sign up your child today at: Food for Thought

 

 

  1. Back to School Plans

 

Parents and guardians will play an important role in helping children / youth return to school safely. Working together with school communities and the Chief Public Health Office is essential to make sure we protect the health and safety of students and staff in the education system and in the whole community of PEI. At each school, the administration is responsible to develop and socialize an operational plan based on the PSB Guidelines for Return to School that is customized to suit the composition, physical layout and grade levels of the school. This working plan will help to ensure optimal learning and safety for students, staff, families and the larger school community. Find all School Operational Plans – Public Schools Branch

 

 

  1. School Well-Being Teams

 

Does your child need support? Email taroche@ihis.org or contact your school’s Student Well-being Team using the links below:

 

 

  1. Back to Home and School Requests

 

Your local Home and School meeting is a place to discuss the upcoming school year calendar, back-to-school plans, how the new Covid-19 adaptations are working and offer suggestions moving forward. Here are a few suggested items to add to your first Home and School meeting’s agenda:

– Student physical and mental wellness and respective processes in the school and on school buses
– Personal Protective Equipment (supply/use)

– Cohorts and Physical Distancing; Student Transitions; Extracurricular
– Breakfast and Lunch programs
– Curriculum (reach back for 2020 home-based learning/home readiness)
– Enhanced Cleaning; Visitors
The participation of parents and guardians in their child’s education is vital! We look forward to hearing from you during the 2020-2021 school year. Do not hesitate to contact us at: 902-3186 / 1-800-902-0664 / peihsf@edu.pe.ca

– Presidents: Fill in the new Contact Info Form for your school:
2020-2021 Home and School Association Contact Information

– Treasurers: Fill in the new Membership Form and mail with payment as directed:
2020-2021 Home and School Association Membership Fee Form

 

 

Resources:

* Why Outdoor Play: Four reasons children need to be outdoors: play – nature connection, community connection and belonging, physical health and well-being and curiosity and learning. Get outside and play free resources

 

* Children First Canada: CFC has compiled several resources from trusted, credible sources to help guide and support children and their families impacted by COVID-19. Resources for children and families impacted by COVID-19.

* Government of Canada: COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12

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PSB Back to School Message

Dear PSB Families –

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year!  We are excited to be returning to in-person learning in schools next week and look forward to seeing your children.  All schools have been working hard to prepare for the return to school and will provide you with specific details about your child’s school.  

We would like to provide you with some information that applies to all 56 schools in the Public Schools Branch.

Back To School Website – All school operational plans can be found on the Back to School Website.  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school

Communication with Parents – Schools work hard to provide excellent communication and information to parents on a wide variety of school specific matters.  The PSB will provide parents with  system related information through the following.  Check us out!

PSB website (https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/)

PSB Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/publicschoolsbranch)

PSB Instagram (https://instagram.com/psbpei/)

PSB Twitter (https://twitter.com/PSBPEI)

Pre-Screening your Children – Every morning we ask that you check-in with your child to see how they are feeling.  Your school will provide you with a pre-screening checklist that will help to decide if your child should come to school.  If your child is feeling unwell and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that they stay home and suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider for information.  The pre-screening checklists can also be found on the PSB website and PSB social media. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/

At School – If you child feels unwell while at school, a staff person will call you and ask you to come pick up your child.  If the child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the school will suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider.  If your child is advised to get tested for COVID-19, your child must remain home until a negative result is found.  Others in the household do not need to self-isolate at this time.  If your child is not tested for COVID-19, they should still remain home until symptoms improve and they are feeling well.  We appreciate your support with these unexpected circumstances.

COVID-19 Positive Case in Schools – Schools and the PSB have developed a protocol in the event of a student or staff person testing positive for COVID-19.  This would include timely communication with those impacted, working collaboratively with CPHO to determine contact tracing and case-by-case decision making on if classes, cohorts or schools would need to remain home.  

Contact Information – Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date at your school.  It is important that the school can reach you or a caregiver for your child when necessary.  

Alternate Arrangements Sometimes unpredictable events occur that require your child to go home from school early.  Please ensure alternate arrangements are made in the event that your child needs to go home when feeling unwell or in the event of an early school closure due to a power outage, inclement weather, etc.. 

Visitor’s in Schools – Schools remain welcoming environments to students, staff and visitors.  With our ongoing focus on student and staff safety, visitors in schools will be reduced and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  We encourage parents and other visitors to limit the number of visits to schools.

Meet the Staff Events – Many schools usually host mid-September “Meet the Staff” events to provide parents an opportunity to meet the staff at each school.  At this time, PSB schools will not be hosting in-person events.  If you have questions or concerns, we encourage parents to reach out to their child’s teacher.

Masks in Schools – Please visit the PSB Guidelines for Return to School 2020 to see the new masking guidelines.  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school  It will be important for us all to work together to help students understand the guidelines.  Please purchase a personal, non-medical mask for your child and talk to them about wearing it. Please watch these videos with your children before school!

Mask Video 1 – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/wearing-masks-and-ppe-schools

Mask Video 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzXZcOObiyo

Before/After school activities – All before and after school activities have been “paused” during the school start up.  Schools will communicate further when this changes.

Helpful Videos – A few other videos that you may find helpful are below.  Please take some time to watch them with your children.

Back to School Info – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/keeping-everyone-safe

Younger children – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOclshVIKss

Older children – https://youtu.be/jlnqaXoPm_o 

Physical Distancing –

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/physical-distancing-schools

Thank you for your ongoing support with Back to School 2020!  See you soon!

Public Schools Branch

 

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