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May is Speech and Hearing Month

Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted, but the ability to speak, hear, and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. For those who have difficulty communicating, everyday interactions can pose significant challenges. A communication disorder may prevent an individual from performing well at work, asking for help, hearing instructions at school, or even saying ‘I love you.’

Each year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication health. We work to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders, and the role that our members and associates play in helping people to “Speak well. Hear well. Live well.”

The 10 Speech-Language Pathologists employed by the Public Schools Branch work to help students with communication disorders access the curriculum, and succeed academically and socially. Happy Speech and Hearing Month!

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Update on the Queens Arms Intersection Construction.

*The Public Schools Branch is making alternative parking arrangements for school buses in the Queens Arms area to assist in minimizing anticipated delays due to the closure of the Queens Arms Intersection.  The Branch will be working with drivers to find ways to minimize disruption as a result of the construction.
*Parents can expect some variation in pickup times in the morning as a result of this construction. Some pickups may need to be slightly earlier than normal to make up for delays due to traffic congestion.  We seek parents’ patience as some delays in pickups may occur, as well, depending on traffic.
*The Branch will continue to monitor the situation closely with the goal of having students arrive at school on time.  Necessary changes will be made to routes in an effort to achieve this. Efforts will be made to ensure the afternoon flows as well as possible given the construction.
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Reminder to Parents Regarding Bus Stops for next School Year

Many bus routes, especially in the Charlottetown area, have been re-designed to accommodate zoning changes that have been approved by the Board of Directors of the Public Schools Branch. The redesigned bus routes may result in students traveling on different buses and at different times in September than in the current school year.  Parents should check their September bus information using the bus stop utility on this website even if they have not been affected by the zoning changes. The information can be accessed at the following link: https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/bus-stop-search/. This website will be available on June 26.

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