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Public Schools Branch Board of Directors Meeting – March 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will also hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 28, 2022 beginning immediately after the Annual Meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to attend via Webex virtual platform. If you wish to attend, please contact sxgauthier@edu.pe.ca to receive the link to join the meeting by Friday, March 25, 2022 at noon.

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Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11:30 a.m

The Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11:30 a.m to table the draft COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Testing Policy.

Members of the public are welcome to attend via Webex virtual platform. If you wish to attend, please contact sxgauthier@edu.pe.ca to receive the link to join the meeting.

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Schools Open on Monday, December 13, 2021

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Morrison has confirmed that classes at the following schools will resume on Monday, December 13, 2021:

  • Westwood Primary School
  • Souris Regional
  • Morell Consolidated
  • Morell Regional
  • Mt. Stewart Consolidated

CPHO will provide specific direction to those individuals who need to continue testing or self-isolate.

As always, anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, should get tested.

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Souris Regional, Morell Consolidated, Morell Regional and Mt. Stewart Consolidated will remain closed on Friday, December 10th. 

Good afternoon Souris Regional, Morell Consolidated, Morell Regional and Mt. Stewart Consolidated Staff and Parents/Guardians,

Due to inclement weather on Thursday and the volume of testing still needing to be done, Souris Regional, Morell Consolidated, Morell Regional and Mt. Stewart Consolidated will remain closed on Friday, December 10th.  

Testing is available at the Souris Hospital Friday, December 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Testing is also available in locations across PEI. You can find a list of locations and times at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-testing-in-pei.

Your child’s school will be in contact with you to discuss learning opportunities during this pause of in-class learning.

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Westwood Primary School will be closed Thursday and Friday (Dec 9 & 10).

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has identified 2 positive COVID-19 cases impacting Westwood Primary School.   To allow for contract tracing and testing, Westwood Primary School will be closed Thursday and Friday (Dec 9 & 10). Further direction will be provided over the weekend about the school reopening. This is not considered an outbreak at this time.  The closure will give public health time to determine if there has been any transmission within the school. 

Classmates and seatmates who travelled on the bus with the students are considered close contacts.  CPHO will be sending out further guidance to close contacts by email to advise on testing and isolation requirements. 

Other students and staff at Westwood Primary who are not contacted by public health should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing clinic and isolate until a negative result is received.

Public health measures are in place to prevent the impact of COVID-19.  We can protect ourselves and our community by getting vaccinated if eligible, screening for symptoms, good hand hygiene, staying home when ill, physical distancing wherever possible and following masking guidelines.

Learning to live with COVID-19 can cause feelings of uncertainty, stress and anxiety. It is important for all of us to be mindful of how we are feeling. For staff who have concerns about returning to school, please contact your principal. Parents and students who have concerns with returning to school should call the PSB at 1-800-280-7965 (toll-free) or 902-368-6990.

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