Home and School News, April 2020
Classrooms at home. Students can access online learning opportunities provided by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning April PEI Home and School column.
“With the global pandemic of COVID-19 in PEI, we need to support each other now more than ever…..”
Cory Thomas, president of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, lives in Summerside with his wife and two children, who both attend Elm Street Elementary School. His column appears in The Guardian during the school year on the first Friday of the month. He welcomes comments from readers and information for the column. He can be reached at peihsf.ca or 902-620-3186.
- 811 – If you have COVID-19 symptoms, including a cough, fever or difficulty breathing.
- 1-833-533-9333 – health questions, services for Islanders, business programs
- 1-800-958-6400 – concerns that someone you know is not following the self-isolation directive.
- View Government of PEI contact information for COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Testing Data chart is updated as information becomes available.
Home Learning Resources
During the period while students and educators are away from school, they can access online learning opportunities provided by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. Parents and students are asked to refer to the public schools branch website for Home Learning Resources.
Student Services Facebook
The Public Schools Branch Student Services put up a Facebook page that provides educational information to parents and caregivers in an organized fashion. Check it out! @psbstudentservices
Support For Families
Support for families is available from island education authorities at the public schools branch and CSLF. Call 902 368-5155 or email: email@example.com . Families can leave a message and support workers will respond to find out more specifics around the needs.
PEI School Food Project
The PEI Home and School Federation in collaboration with the Dept. of Education and Lifelong Learning, Department of Social Development and Housing, Public Schools Branch and Breakfast Club of Canada, is assisting families in need by delivering healthy meals to children.
Check PEI School Food Project on Facebook.
Triple 3 Online Support for Parents
To help families cope in this uncertain time when face-to-face appointments are not advisable, find free online sessions for parents with children/youth ages 0-16. Contact: Katie Duffy, Triple P Coordinator, Child and Family Services /Social Development and Housing firstname.lastname@example.org 902-368-6762
Public Archives and Records Office
Public Archives wants to know about the impacts of #PEICOVID19 on Islanders. You are asked to share messages, photos and/or stories about the effects on your life and work – so they can document and preserve this significant event for history.” Go to Public Archives.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.
This year’s theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.”
Welcome to Kindergarten Program
Update: Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19, the scheduled Welcome to Kindergarten sessions have been canceled for the time being. An updated schedule of events will be posted at a later date.