PSB Message – June 3rd

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

As we move into June and the last month of school for the 2019-2020 school year, Public Schools Branch (PSB) staff are working diligently on the many year-end tasks and are planning and preparing to ensure success for September 2020. In accordance with the provisions of Phase 3 in Renew PEI, school staffs have more opportunities to support students and families throughout the month of June.

Teachers are available to schedule in-person appointments with students who wish to review their learning, the Respite Program is being offered in all PSB schools, some teachers are connecting with students through Google Meet, and PSB consultants and school counsellors have begun to reach out to families needing specialized supports. Home learning will continue until June 12 for high school students and June 19 for K-9 students.

Schools have been very successful in finding ways to maintain connections and relationships with students and families.  As we continue to navigate our changing landscape and find our way through these unprecedented times, we want to thank students, families and staff for their efforts and for working together.

Take care,

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public Schools Branch

Parker Grimmer

Director
Public Schools Branch
P.O. Box 8600
Charlottetown, P.E.I.  C1A 8V7
(Phone)368-6841 (Fax)368-6843
tpgrimmer@gov.pe.ca

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PSB Message – May 27th

We have been very impressed with the work of our teachers, who have migrated to home learning platforms with tremendous efficiency and creativity during this global pandemic.  Teachers have been very busy preparing lessons, providing feedback on learning, connecting with students, working through year-end transition processes and supporting the social and emotional well-being of students. Teachers have and continue to be available to students and families through various means of communication.

 

Like all Islanders, staff at the Public Schools Branch (PSB) have been very encouraged with recent messaging from the province and the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO), including the positive trend toward lifting restrictions on mobility and gatherings in PEI. As home learning continues to unfold, we are able to consider broader opportunities to connect and engage with students and families. We would like to provide you with an update.

 

In accordance with the provisions outlined in Renew PEInew possibilities for staff and students to connect at their respective school will be available. With the easing of restrictions, PSB staff may be available to provide additional support to students. 

 

As restrictions are being lifted, PSB staff are excited that there are greater opportunities to connect with students to support academic and well-being needs. Teachers will be reaching out to their students with options they can participate in.  

 

In addition, Respite Programming will begin operating at all 56 PSB schools. Please contact respite@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-4997 for more information.

 

Student Services consultants and specialists will be in contact with families as additional supports become available. For more information please contact supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-5155.

Schools are excitedly working on plans for High School Graduations and year end closing activities, within the public health guidelines outlined by the Chief Public Health Office.  While activities will not look the same as in previous years, schools are committed to offering a unique experience to mark the end of the school year and wish their students well.

Parker Grimmer

Director
Public Schools Branch
P.O. Box 8600
Charlottetown, P.E.I.  C1A 8V7
(Phone)368-6841 (Fax)368-6843
tpgrimmer@gov.pe.ca

 

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Student Belonging Pickup / Dropoff

On Monday, May 25th, Montague Intermediate staff will be bagging the contents of lockers. We will dispose of food waste – fun, fun! Textbooks, library books, and grade 9 instruments will remain at the school.

Locker bags will be labeled and organized by homeroom class in our gym. The Term 2 Report Card will be included in the bag.

In keeping with the public health guidelines and traffic safety, we have developed the following retrieval plan:

Wednesday, May 27th
7A students – 8:30am – 9:30am
7B students – 9:30am – 10:30am
7C students – 10:30am – 11:30am

Thursday, May 28th
8A students – 8:30am – 9:30am
8B students – 9:30am – 10:30am
8C and 8D students – 10:30am – 11:30am

Friday, May 29th
9A students – 8:30am – 9:30am
9B students – 9:30am – 10:30am
9C and 9D students – 10:30am – 11:30am

Please pick up siblings’ belongings at the youngest sibling’s time. We understand there will be some overlap during pick up times, but we will do our best to have things run smoothly.

Traffic Plan

You will pull up to our front door on Kennedy Street. Please remain in your car and then provide your child’s name and homeroom. A staff member will deliver your child’s belongings to your car.

This is also the time for students to return textbooks, library books, and grade 9 instruments. Please label any items you are returning from home. Chrome books will be collected at a later date.

After you have received your child’s belongings, please continue to exit along Kennedy Street. When you get to the stop sign, please turn right on to Fraser Street and we will have Lost and Found Items or other items found around the school on display in the parking lot behind the school. Staff members will be there.

Please park safely and then exit your vehicle to see if any of your child’s items are there. Please maintain physical distancing and look over the items in a timely manner.

Again, thank you for your patience! We are happy that we are finally able to make this happen.

See you this week!

Luanne Inman
Principal

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Accessing Your Student Google Education Account

Dear students, parents, guardians, and caregivers –

Over the past week, we were able to make personal calls to thousands of households to share student login information for our Google Education accounts. We realize that for some of you, we were not able to make a successful connection. If you or a student in your care is still experiencing a challenge logging into their account at https://www.google.com/, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

We have also created a quick reference guide for how students can login to their Google account from home – https://tinyurl.com/guidetoclassroom (4MB). Using the Google Chrome browser is also recommended.

Tips for Home Learning have been published by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and can be found by visiting:

https://tinyurl.com/peihomelearning

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