A message for parents/guardians regarding vaccinations

Prince Edward Island’s COVID-19 Immunization Committee has asked us to remind you that you can make an appointment for your child(ren) who are 5 to 11 years old to get vaccinated at any one of the COVID-19 Immunization Clinics online at www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVIDforKids or by calling the COVID-19 Clinic booking line toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.

Children who are 12 years of age or older can also get vaccinated at one of the many COVID-19 immunization partner pharmacies (www.princeedwardisland.ca/pharmacyforvaccine for contact information).

The planned approach for supporting parents and children 5-11 years of age to get vaccinated included a mix of both community and school-based clinics. While the OMICRON variant has delayed school clinics, community clinics have increased the number of pediatric vaccination appointments available for children 5 to 11 years of age across the province.

For more information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the pandemic, including public health measures, testing, isolation and travel information, please visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVID19.

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Remote learning to continue until January 24

As announced today, the return to in-person learning has been delayed until January 24, 2022, with a further update next week.

We will continue to provide remote learning and are working with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning to explore ways we can provide additional assistance to students who need extra support. School will be communicating with parents and guardians over the next few days.

With the decision to continue with remote learning, high school examinations will not be held.

Teachers will use class based assessments to determine the final grade for first semester courses. Assessments given during remote learning will be included in the final mark.

During the scheduled examination days, teachers will use this time to support students with prior learning and complete any outstanding assessment activities. No new instruction will be provided during the scheduled examination period.

During remote learning, students are encouraged to continue engaging with their coursework to ensure they complete their class-based assessment tasks.

If your child is struggling with the current situation, we strongly encourage you to reach out for support. You can contact your school or Student Well-being Team for school-based supports or reach out to another health care service, which can be found on the government website at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/mental-health-services.

If you have any questions or require more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your school.

More details can be found in the Government of PEI press release at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/online-learning-to-continue-and-extension-of-public-health-measures-until-january-24-update-on.

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Remote learning extended until January 17

The Chief Public Health Office has recommended that remote learning continue until January 17. In advance of returning to in-person learning, PSB schools will adapt their operational plans in accordance with the revised Back to School Guidance provided by the Chief Public Health Office.

More details can be found in the Government of PEI press release at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/chief-public-health-office-recommends-further-delay-for-in-class-learning.

The Food security program for children will also continue until January 17. Details at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/food-security-program.

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Schools move to remote learning January 4-7

As announced last week, schools will be moving to remote learning for the week of January 4-7. Early next week, teachers will be reaching out to their students to provide details about what to expect and access to learning materials. Schools will also be in touch to arrange pick up of Chromebooks for those who require them. We are anticipating a return to in-person learning on January 10. Updates will be provided as available.

A COVID-19 Food Security Program is available for families affected by this closure. Details can be found here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/food-security-program

Until then, stay safe and enjoy the rest of your winter break!

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