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Return to in-person learning for all PSB schools

We look forward to welcoming our students back into school tomorrow for in-person learning. As we return to classes, some modified measures are needed to align with the Circuit Breaker and current public health guidelines. They include:

  • All school-related sports games are paused. However, existing practices may continue, as can existing before and after school activities.
  • All community use of school facilities will be paused, effective immediately and until March 21, 2021 (end of March Break). 
  • All field trips involving bussing are cancelled until further notice.
  • Daycares and early learning centers operating out of schools will continue as normal, including the before and after school programs.

As we communicated earlier this week, parent-teacher interviews will be held virtually or by phone. Your school will be in touch with you to make arrangements if they haven’t already. 

Please note that there are no classes on Friday. 

We will be following the same masking guidance as before the Modified Red Alert. You can find the details at https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/2020/12/30/back-to-school-masking-guidance/

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

All PSB Schools are closed for 72 hours, effective Monday, March 1

This evening, Premier Dennis King and Dr. Heather Morrison announced the implementation of  a three-day, province-wide Modified Red Alert, as a result of the increased number of COVID cases and to give public health sufficient time for COVID-19 test results to come in. Effective Monday at 12:00am through Wednesday, a number of new restrictions are in place: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-alert-level-system-pei-0

Among the new measures, Islanders should stay at home as much as possible, only going out for essential purposes.

This means our schools will be closed to staff and students Monday through Wednesday.

Details include:

  • Child care facilities that operate inside schools will remain open.
  • We will not be permitting student/parent entry to the buildings at this point (except child care facilities) and we will not be permitting student retrieval of items at this point.
  • Please note that we will not be moving to remote learning over the next three days.

We have been working closely with the Chief Public Health Office. There is no indication that any school has been affected in the recent COVID-19 cases. The current plan is to re-open schools on Thursday and any necessary modification of that plan will be communicated as needed.