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Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, December 7, 2020 6:30 p.m.

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford. (Storm date is Tuesday, December 8)

The Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch will also hold a regular meeting on Monday, December 7 beginning immediately after the Annual Meeting at Stratford Office, 2-234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford. (Storm date is Tuesday, December 8)

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 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 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.

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PSB Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Parents are asked to register their children for Kindergarten prior to or during
the week of November 16-20, 2020.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2021, in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office at (902) 368-6990 or Summerside Office at (902) 888-8400 or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
      • Parents are reminded to bring a piece of Government issued ID verifying proof of child’s age.
      • Birth Certificate
      • PEI Health Card
      • Passport
  • Verification of home address must also be provided, such as a current utility bill.
  • Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held at schools in the spring of 2021.

Please keep in mind that:

  • Parents are reminded to wear a mask at the school when registering their child.
  • Only one parent should visit the school to complete the registration.
  • Parents will have to sign in upon arrival.
  • Parents should only visit the school if feeling well and are not required to self-isolate.
  • Please refer to the school website for additional information around visiting schools.

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

Bluefield Family (Central Queens, Englewood, Gulf Shore, and Westwood) contact Westwood Primary.

Charlottetown Family (LM Montgomery, Sherwood, and the Brackley & Brackley Beach portions of Parkdale) contact Sherwood Elementary.

Charlottetown Family (Glen Stewart and Donagh) contact Glen Stewart Primary.

Charlottetown Family (Spring Park and West Royalty) contact Spring Park Elementary.

Charlottetown Family (Prince Street, St. Jean, West Kent, and the downtown portion of Parkdale) contact West Kent Elementary.

Kensington Family (Queen Elizabeth) contact Parkside Elementary.

Kinkora Family (Amherst Cove and Somerset) contact Parkside Elementary. Student transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent.

Montague Family (Belfast, Cardigan, Georgetown, Montague Consolidated, Southern Kings, and Vernon River) contact Montague Consolidated.

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 (Athena and Elm Street) contact Elm Street Elementary.

Three Oaks Family (Greenfield) contact Greenfield Elementary.

Three Oaks Family (Miscouche and Parkside) contact Parkside Elementary.

Westisle Family Students in the Bloomfield, O’Leary, Ellerslie, Rosebank, Brooklyn and Cascumpec communities of Alberton area contact Bloomfield Elementary.

Westisle Family Students in the St. Louis area and all areas of Alberton except for Brooklyn and Rosebank and Cascumpec contact St. Louis Elementary.

Westisle Family (Tignish) contact Tignish Elementary.

Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 (pdf version 155KB)

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Message to Parents and Guardians

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my hope that summer has treated you well. The weather has been fantastic and has offered ample opportunity to enjoy our Island. It is difficult to believe that another school year is upon us. Next week our schools will be abuzz with activity as our students will be back after a long absence. There is no doubt that we are fortunate to have the opportunity to go back to in-person, full-time schooling under favorable conditions. However, I do realize that with all the excitement comes some nervousness and worry. Please be assured that we at the Public Schools Branch continue to collaborate with provincial authorities and the Chief Public Health Office to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. Moreover, the staff at our 56 schools are ready and will be supporting your children during these challenging times. School specific details will continue to be communicated with you as next week unfolds. I would also invite you to check out our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In the meantime, I want to thank you for your cooperation and support and wish you well for the long weekend!

Best Regards,

Norbert Carpenter
Acting Director
Public Schools Branch

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PSB Branch Reopening Plan

Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the two PSB Branch Offices in Stratford and Summerside will be reopening to the Public and doors will open during regular business hours (8:00 am – 4:00 pm).

Visitors to the Branch offices are asked to call ahead (902-368-6990) to book an appointment if an in-person meeting is required. All visitors will be required to sign-in upon entering the building, including pre-screening and COVID-19 declaration. If the answer is yes to any of the below questions, please reschedule the in-person appointment:

    • Have you traveled outside of the CPHO approved region in the last 14 days?
    • Are you or anyone in your family required to self-isolate?
    • Are you experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms?

Physical distancing signage will be posted and the reception area will have a maximum capacity. Decals will be posted to indicate how many spaces are available in the reception area. If capacity is reached, visitors will be asked to wait outside until a space is available. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical mask when physical distancing is not possible.

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