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Public Schools Branch to stop posting potential exposure notifications

Effective March 4, 2022, the Public Schools Branch will cease posting potential exposure notifications on the PSB website. This decision has been made in consultation with the Chief Public Health Office.

With the rise in COVID-19 cases across the province, potential exposures can be assumed at all schools. Along with the Chief Public Health Office, the PSB will continue to track the positive cases in each school at this time.

The Public Schools Branch will continue to follow all other public health measures, including masking and regular testing. Parents/guardians are still encouraged to call the COVID-19 Education Reporting Line at 1-833-308-0286 if their child tests positive on a lab-confirmed test at a COVID-19 testing clinic.

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

Will your child turn 5 years old by December 31, 2022? Register them for Kindergarten today!

How it works

  1. Parents/guardians can register their child at their local elementary school during school hours.
  2. Bring a piece of Government-issued ID verifying proof of your child’s age, such as a birth certificate, PEI health card or passport.
  3. Bring a document to verify your home address, such as a current utility bill.
  4. Complete a registration form.

Early French Immersion

See the contact information below for Early French Immersion in your school zone.

English as an Additional Language/French as an Additional Language

Children who speak a language in the home other than English or French, or who were born outside Canada, are eligible for EAL/FAL programs and services. Contact 902-620-3738 for more information.

Welcome to Kindergarten Sessions

Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held in schools in the spring of 2022. Register now so you and your child can visit the school, meet the principal and teachers, and learn more about the Kindergarten program.

Unsure of your school zone or have questions? Contact the Public Schools Branch at:
Stratford Office: 902-368-6990
Summerside office: 902-888-8400
Toll-free: 1-800-280-7965.

For Early French Immersion program registration, please refer to the following:

Bluefield Family

Charlottetown Family

Kensington Family

Kinkora Family

  • Amherst Cove and Somerset: Contact Parkside Elementary. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Montague Family

Morell Family

  • Morell Consolidated and Mount Stewart may register at Westwood Primary, Sherwood Elementary, Glen Stewart Primary, Spring Park Elementary, West Kent Elementary or Montague Consolidated. A parent can register their student in Early French Immersion at a school of their choice, subject to PSB approval. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Souris Family

  • Souris Regional may register at Westwood Primary, Sherwood Elementary, Glen Stewart Primary, Spring Park Elementary, West Kent Elementary, or Montague Consolidated. A parent can register their student in Early French Immersion at a school of their choice, subject to PSB approval. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Three Oaks Family

Westisle Family

 

COVID-19 vaccination rates by school, as of February 6, 2022

Immunization continues to be an important health measure for individuals and the overall school population. A high level of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the school population minimizes the risk for vulnerable staff, students and family members, and is important for reducing the risk of school disruption due to case and contact management.

The Chief Public Health Office has provided​​ a report of COVID-19 student vaccination rates by school, as of February 6, 2022. It can be downloaded here: COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage (by school, February 6, 2022) (PDF)

Additional clinics for children 5-11 years old are being added regularly across the province. Parents are encouraged to get their child vaccinated as soon as possible.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and to book appointments, please visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVIDforKids or call the COVID-19 Clinic booking line toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.

Notification process for potential COVID-19 exposures and close contacts

Updated on February 2, 2022

In consultation with the Chief Public Health Office, we have updated the PSB’s COVID-19 case management process for notifying potential exposures and close contacts in a PSB school or bus, as follows.

Exposures
Exposure notifications will be shared on the PSB website’s Potential COVID-19 School Exposures web page. Individual notices regarding exposures will not be sent to parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are encouraged to regularly check the PSB website for updated potential exposure sites. Potential exposures will be listed by school and bus, along with possible exposure dates.

Symptom screening and testing are key tools in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our schools. Parents/guardians should continue to monitor their child for symptoms of COVID-19. If feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, they should stay home and access testing at a drop-in testing clinic at the earliest opportunity.

Students should also continue to follow the at-home testing schedule, using the rapid antigen tests, on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. If the at-home test is positive, the student should go for testing at a testing clinic.

Close contacts
Public Health Nursing and schools will assist positive cases 12 years of age and under in identifying close contacts. The PSB will then send close contacts a notification by email and/or voice message regarding isolation and testing requirements.

For positive cases 13 years of age and older, the PSB will provide a notification that they can share with their close contacts.

Positive cases
All positive cases confirmed at a testing clinic (students and staff) are asked to notify the school of the absence and contact the Education Reporting Line at 1-833-308-0286 or psblearning@edu.pe.ca for further direction.

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our schools relies on all of us to do our part.

We have public health measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our schools. For more information, visit COVID-19 and Back to School.