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Gender Diversity Guidelines – Consultation

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, in cooperation with the Public Schools Branch, the Commission scolaire de langue francaise and the Inter-ministerial Women’s Secretariat, has developed the draft Guidelines for Respecting Accommodating and Supporting Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation in our Schools.

To create an environment where students and staff feel safe, respected and supported, an understanding of issues related to diverse gender identities, gender expression and sexual orientation is vital. This understanding will ultimately ensure that staff and students with diverse gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations are afforded equal access and opportunities as their cisgender and heterosexual peers and colleagues in all aspects of school life.

In preparation for the introduction of this guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year, the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is seeking feedback from students, parents and the public on the content of the document. All comments are to be received by July 2, 2021 and comment scan be sent to dwilson@gov.pe.ca. If you wish to speak to an individual about the content of the guide, contact Erin Docherty at 902-368-5805.

Loss of a member of the M.E. Callaghan Intermediate School Community

Our thoughts are with the family of Austin Keough, the students and staff of M.E. Callaghan Intermediate and the community at this time of loss. Funeral arrangements have been finalized and details can be found at www.rooneyfh.ca.

Please note that there will be no classes for all M.E. Callaghan students on Friday, June 4th, but the school will be open following the funeral until 2pm to provide students with a place to come together and access counselling services.

Join us for the PSB Bus Driver Job Fair!

We’re hiring! Join us Saturday, June 12, from 10am to 2pm, for the Public Schools Branch Bus Driver Job Fair. We’ll be at three locations across the Island: 

  • Bloomfield Mall in West Prince
  • Canadian Tire in Charlottetown
  • Superstore in Montague

Bus drivers are an essential part of the Island education system. Thanks to our school bus drivers, 17,000 students are transported via 14,000 bus stops to and from 56 schools across the Island every day.  

What you get as a PSB bus driver:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Competitive wages 
  • Benefits and pension plan
  • Free training
  • Time off during weekends, winter holidays, March break, summer vacation and more
  • Opportunity for advancement

Qualifications include:

  • Valid driver’s license and five years of driving experience
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Desire to join a positive work culture!

Please note: Provided you can demonstrate an ability to do the job, you do not need your Grade 12 to join our team.

Learn more at the job fair. Just look for the yellow school bus at the location nearest you!

COVID-19 vaccine school roll-out for Grades 7, 8 and 9

As announced on May 18, 2021, by Dr. Morrison, CPHO is planning to run COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools for Grades 7, 8 and 9 students. The vaccine roll-out is planned to take place across PEI throughout the month of June. Your school will be in touch with you in the coming days with more details on the date for your child’s school.

All other students who qualify for a vaccination, should contact Public Health for an appointment at a community clinic. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, PEI’s COVID-19 Immunization Program and to book a community clinic appointment, visit https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19-vaccines. ;

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Board of Directors Meeting – May 17, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Following the guidance of Renew PEI Together, physical distancing will be required at the meeting which will result in a maximum number of people being able to attend. If you wish to attend, please email sxgauthier@edu.pe.ca or call 902-368-6990 by Monday, May 17 at noon.

Hand sanitizer will be available. If you feel unwell or show any of the following symptoms (cough, headache, fever/chills, sore throat, marked fatigue, sneezing, congestion, body aches, runny nose), please do not attend.