Important Information for the next few days!

  • West Kent Elementary will be taking part in the City of Charlottetown’s RIDE TO WIN!

When: Friday, June 18th, 2021

What: Students are asked to ride their bike or walk to school

Prize: The class with the most students who walk/bike will win a pizza party!!

*Helmets are mandatory for those who choose to bike.

  • West Kent students and staff are invited to wear rainbow colors on Friday, June 18th in celebration of PRIDE month.
  • Summer Fun Days will be happening on Tuesday, June 22nd for grades K-3 and Wednesday, June 23rd for grades 4-6. Students are asked to bring an extra set of clothing as  they may get wet during some of the stations. We are looking for parent volunteers. Please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4EACA823A2F49-west1
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Smart Play Fall Registration

We are very pleased to announce that our Smart Play Fall registration is now open!! We have available spots for children ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6! The daily rate for our after school program is 12.50/day/child.
We are a play based learning, electronic free program with activities that are based around the children’s interest. Our goal is to get children outside and having as much fun as possible! Every day, we provide a healthy afternoon, fun and nutritious snack for the children to enjoy.

If you could please add this message to your newsletter, Facebook, Class Dojo and website, we would appreciate it!
Fall registration form –
https://www.cognitoforms.com/CHANCES1/CHANCESSmartPlayFall2021RegistrationForm

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Summer Opportunties

Summer Opportunties

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Please note:

Bring Your Own Cutlery to School!

The PEI Healthy School Food Program recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability. To reduce the program’s foot print, we will be moving towards a 100% bring your own cutlery model.

Beginning the week of February 15th, students participating in the PEI Healthy School Food Program must bring their own cutlery to school. Please note that February 12th will be the last day that vendors will be providing cutlery with meals. 

Please note: West Kent Elementary School does not have cutlery, so please make sure your child has a spoon or fork each day for their lunch.
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Storm days and early closures

On a one hour delay supervision does not start until 9:10. Please check the Storm and Early Closure information on the above sites, before sending your child to school for their safety.
Get informed of storm days and early closures by following:                                                      
1. PEI Storm Watch email alert systems:
2. Radio Stations: https://www.ocean100.com/storm-centre/        
cfcy.fm/cancellations
3. Public Schools Branch webpage.
https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/storm-closure-information/
4. West Kent daily announcements https://westkentnews.wordpress.com/             
NOTE: you may have to cut and paste some of these links for them to work
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Kindergarten Registration Information Link 2021-2022

Please note that the preferred time to register is between 8:45 – 2:00.

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PSB Message For Parents

Dear PSB Families –

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year!  We are excited to be returning to in-person learning in schools next week and look forward to seeing your children.  All schools have been working hard to prepare for the return to school and will provide you with specific details about your child’s school.  

We would like to provide you with some information that applies to all 56 schools in the Public Schools Branch.

Back To School Website – All school operational plans can be found on the Back to School Website.  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school

Communication with Parents – Schools work hard to provide excellent communication and information to parents on a wide variety of school specific matters.  The PSB will provide parents with  system related information through the following.  Check us out!

PSB website (https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/)

PSB Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/publicschoolsbranch)

PSB Instagram (https://instagram.com/psbpei/)

PSB Twitter (https://twitter.com/PSBPEI)

Pre-Screening your Children – Every morning we ask that you check-in with your child to see how they are feeling.  Your school will provide you with a pre-screening checklist that will help to decide if your child should come to school.  If your child is feeling unwell and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that they stay home and suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider for information.  The pre-screening checklists can also be found on the PSB website and PSB social media. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/

At School – If you child feels unwell while at school, a staff person will call you and ask you to come pick up your child.  If the child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the school will suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider.  If your child is advised to get tested for COVID-19, your child must remain home until a negative result is found.  Others in the household do not need to self-isolate at this time.  If your child is not tested for COVID-19, they should still remain home until symptoms improve and they are feeling well.  We appreciate your support with these unexpected circumstances.

COVID-19 Positive Case in Schools – Schools and the PSB have developed a protocol in the event of a student or staff person testing positive for COVID-19.  This would include timely communication with those impacted, working collaboratively with CPHO to determine contact tracing and case-by-case decision making on if classes, cohorts or schools would need to remain home.  

 

Contact Information – Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date at your school.  It is important that the school can reach you or a caregiver for your child when necessary.  

Alternate Arrangements Sometimes unpredictable events occur that require your child to go home from school early.  Please ensure alternate arrangements are made in the event that your child needs to go home when feeling unwell or in the event of an early school closure due to a power outage, inclement weather, etc.. 

Visitor’s in Schools – Schools remain welcoming environments to students, staff and visitors.  With our ongoing focus on student and staff safety, visitors in schools will be reduced and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  We encourage parents and other visitors to limit the number of visits to schools.

Meet the Staff Events – Many schools usually host mid-September “Meet the Staff” events to provide parents an opportunity to meet the staff at each school.  At this time, PSB schools will not be hosting in-person events.  If you have questions or concerns, we encourage parents to reach out to their child’s teacher.

Masks in Schools – Please visit the PSB Guidelines for Return to School 2020 to see the new masking guidelines.  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school  It will be important for us all to work together to help students understand the guidelines.  Please purchase a personal, non-medical mask for your child and talk to them about wearing it. Please watch these videos with your children before school!

Mask Video 1 – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/wearing-masks-and-ppe-schools

Mask Video 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzXZcOObiyo

Before/After school activities – All before and after school activities have been “paused” during the school start up.  Schools will communicate further when this changes.

Helpful Videos – A few other videos that you may find helpful are below.  Please take some time to watch them with your children.

Back to School Info – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/keeping-everyone-safe

Younger children – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOclshVIKss

Older children – https://youtu.be/jlnqaXoPm_o 

Physical Distancing – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/physical-distancing-schools

Thank you for your ongoing support with Back to School 2020!  See you soon!

Public Schools Branch

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West Kent Return To School Plan

Notice for parents-Sept. 1,2020

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Parent/Guardian Information

Notice for parents-Sept. 1,2020

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