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Thank You

Dear parents –

Thank you for your support of your children and their schools today.

Classes continued as normal and the many students who were in attendance had a safe and productive day.

We extend our thanks to all PEI law enforcement for their increased presence in all schools today.  Any rumors circulating today on social media were assessed and determined to be unfounded.

We’d like to reassure you that your children were safe in the Public Schools Branch today and we encourage you to send them to school. If at any time, you or your child has a concern, we ask that you contact your child’s school or the Public Schools Branch, and we will work to address it with you.

Thank you again!
Public Schools Branch Leadership Team

This is Fair Dealing Week – February 24-28, 2020.

Educational organizations across PEI and Canada are participating to promote copyright awareness and promote the use of Fair dealing is a provision in the Copyright Act that permits the copying of short excerpts from print materials, artistic works, or audiovisual materials for students without needing to obtain copyright permission. Educators, parents and students, for more information on what can be copied, click here.

Information for Parents, Students, Staff and Community

Dear parents, students, staff and community –

Late Friday afternoon (Feb. 21st), law enforcement received an anonymous tip suggesting that an unknown person would bring a firearm to a school.

An extensive investigation, involving all police agencies in the province, and in consultation with school officials, failed to turn up any information that would suggest that this threat was credible.

Given the fact that investigating these types of incidents often results in rumours and false assumptions, all involved felt that the public should be made aware of the information that was received.

All members of the public are reminded that threats of any nature will be fully investigated and subject to prosecution.

Schools across the province will be open on Monday.

A video of the full media briefing with the Department of Education and police officials can be viewed on the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Facebook page:

We thank you for your ongoing understanding with this matter.

PSB Leadership Team