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Results from the Iron Accountant Competition, March 4, 2014

Congratulations to students who participated in the Iron Accountant Competition held at Loyalist College on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Participants included senior students enrolled in Accounting courses from seven schools representing Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and Quinte Christian School.

Each team was challenged to demonstrate their accounting skills through simulated business exercises.

Iron Accountant Competition results

1st: Quinte Christian School

2nd: Centennial Secondary School

3rd: Moira Secondary School

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Results from the Intermediate Girls Basketball Tournament, March 4, 2014

Prince Charles School (Belleville) hosted the Intermediate Girls Basketball Tournament for the Centennial School Group on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The six participating teams included the following:

  • Albert College
  • Bayside Public School
  • Frankford Public School
  • Prince Charles School
  • Susanna Moodie Elementary School
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

In the playoff rounds the teams secured following scores:

Quarter finals

  • Bayside and Albert College placed first in pool action so received a bye to the semifinal round.
  • Prince Charles won over Sir John A Macdonald, 16-14.
  • Frankford won over Susanna Moodie, 16-12.

Semi finals

  • Bayside won over Prince Charles, 20- 4.
  • Albert College won over Frankford, 18-4.

In the finals Bayside won the tournament over Albert College, 28-10.

The Bayside team will represent the Centennial School Group at the District Tournament on Tuesday, March 25. Eight schools will play in that tournament.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

 

North Hastings HS students participate in a bear den study

Students in the NERDS Program at North Hastings High School had an experience of a lifetime last week when they participated in bear den investigations.

Scroll down for more photos.

Watch a brief movie of a bear cub being measured (MOV file, 2.5 MB)

The students assisted Ministry of Natural Resources personnel with the annual winter count and identification process. They travelled 20 kilometres into Algonquin Park by snowmobiles then walked to two sites on snowshoes. Once they arrived at the previously-marked dens, a wildlife biologist tranquilized the mother bear. The young were carefully taken out to be weighed and measured, then the mother was brought out for the same purpose.

Community partners were also involved and provided much-appreciated support.

Thank you to:

  • Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police
  • Bancroft Sport & Marine which supplied the snowmobiles for the students

NERDS is the Northern Environmental Research & Development Studies Program at North Hastings High School. It is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program. The school also offers the NOS—Northern Outdoor Studies SHSM.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

 

Things to remember about the Fraser Report for Secondary Schools

The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Secondary Schools 2014 uses Grade 9 Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) and Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy test results to calculate each school’s overall rating out of 10. As presented, the ratings in the report provide an incomplete and distorted picture of school effectiveness.

There is no evidence to show that ranking schools improves student learning. EQAO test results provide useful information to improve schools’ learning programs—for example, school improvement goals on reading, writing or math—but it’s unfair and misleading to compare schools based only on these scores. It’s just one piece of the whole picture about a school.

At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board our consistent focus is on supporting the achievement and well-being of each student we serve.

EQAO Publication: The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program
EQAO has produced The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program, (PDF, 1.75 MB) a document that provides information on the many ways EQAO data is used to support student learning. It’s focuses primarily on elementary testing, but does contain some references to secondary testing.
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School and Board staff use a variety of data to assist in school improvement planning, including student work samples, classroom assessments and individual student achievement reports, school climate data and public EQAO results.

The Fraser Institute Report provides an incomplete picture of school effectiveness. There is no evidence to show that ranking schools improves student learning. In addition, not all the measures used within the Fraser Institute report link directly to the work of the school. The bigger picture is that schools are dynamic, engaging learning communities where all students have numerous opportunities to be engaged in learning, physical activity and social interactions.

The factors that affect achievement in schools are very complex. Our school improvement planning involves a holistic and contextual approach that takes into account everything from the goals of the school and its programs, to its youth culture and learning environments, as well as parent-teacher-community relationships.

As with the board-wide or provincial-wide results, individual school results should not be seen as absolutes, they are indicators of where students need extra help to improve their reading, writing and math. Tests are only useful if they are used to improve student learning.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Extended French Information Session: Wed., March 5, York River PS

Extended French offers students the opportunity to become fluent in a second language. It starts in Grade 5 at York River Public School.

Extended French brochure (pdf)

INFORMATION SESSION

DATE: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: York River Public School, 132 Newkirk Boulevard, Bancroft

A successful Extended French student generally demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Expresses him/herself well
  • Has strong oral and written skills in his/her first language
  • Enjoys language activities
  • Perseveres when challenged
  • Is confident and a risk-taker
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Has strong study habits

To find out about your child’s suitability for the program, please contact your child’s current teacher or the principal of York River Public School at (613) 332-1833.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Seeking input on school year calendar dates

Each spring school boards are required to establish a school year calendar for the upcoming school year, in accordance with the Education Act and Regulation 304. In establishing its annual calendar, it is the practice of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to consult with parents/guardians, students, community members and community partners.

The draft calendar proposes the following:

  • First day of school for students: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Christmas Break: Monday, December 22, 2014 to Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Six professional activity (PA) days:
    • Friday, September 26, 2014
    • Monday, October 27, 2014
    • Friday, November 28, 2014
    • Friday, January 30, 2015
    • Friday, May 22, 2015
    • Friday, June 26, 2015
  • Last day of the school year: Friday, June 26, 2015

PDF version of this article

Please provide feedback by sending an email to information@hpedsb.on.ca or by calling 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350 by Friday, February 28, 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Board Meeting Update #105

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in March 2014.

Applications now being accepted for the Minister’s Student Advisory Council

minister's student advisory council poster
Students in grades 7 – 12 can apply to be part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council for 2014-2015. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.

Applications for students to apply to the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) are being accepted to February 28, 2014. Students in grades 7 to 12 can apply.

MSAC poster

The MSAC is a group of approximately 60 students from publicly-funded schools across the province. They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education.

Details are available at:

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Adventure Class Information Night, Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Get to the heart of your child’s education with a unique experience at elementary school. The Adventure Class is a unique education program where students in Grades 1 – 6 learn with the shared support of teachers, families and the community. The program is offered at Queen Victoria School.

Adventure Class brochure (pdf)

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville
TAKEAWAYS: A presentation of the program, the application process, Q&As and classroom tours

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • The Adventure Class is a community of multi-age learners with an emphasis on real-life learning and discovery.
  • Older students help younger students and families share their skills, with a strong community focus.
  • Technology is integrated through programming. Both classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards and iPad technology.
  • The Adventure Class community extends to all family members including parents/guardians, grandparents and older siblings who regularly volunteer in the classroom.

Learning outside the classroom can include the following:

  • Monthly visits to the Belleville Public Library and Art Gallery
  • Hands-on workshops led by local artists, storytellers and musicians
  • Planned community events, such as Family Day at the H.R. Frink
  • Outdoor Education Centre, Student Art Auction
  • Local and out-of-town excursions to museums, farms, and markets
  • Weekly physical education outside the classroom (12 weeks of skating and 12 weeks of swimming)
  • Overnight excursions for Junior students
  • Family camping trip in June for both classes

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Open Houses at secondary schools

Holly and Colton invite you to an open house at your local secondary school. This is a sound file

Parents/Guardians and Grade 8 students are invited to Open Houses at local public secondary schools. HPEDSB secondary schools offer innovative programming to prepare students for apprenticeships, college, university or work.

Find out more at upcoming Grade 8 Open Houses at secondary schools. Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited.

Open Houses at Secondary Schools
School
Date and time
Telephone number
Bayside Secondary School Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. 613-966-2922
Centennial Secondary School Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. 613-962-9233
Centre Hastings Secondary School Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. 613-473-4251
Moira Secondary School Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. 613-962-8668
North Hastings High School Tuesday, February 11, 6:45 p.m. 613-332-1220
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m 613-476-2196
Quinte Secondary School Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. 613-962-9295
Trenton High School Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. 613-392-1227

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

UPDATE: French Immersion Information Sessions: Wed., February 12 & Thurs. February 6, 2014

French Immersion offers students the opportunity to become fluent in a second language. It starts in Grade 4 and continues through secondary school.

French Immersion begins in Grade 4 at Bayside Public School and Harry J. Clarke Public School.

Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians & Students

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:00 p.m. at Bayside Public School

NEW DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. at Harry J. Clarke Public School

French Immersion Radio Commercial

featuring Grade 4 students Benji & Rhianna

The best way to illustrate the success of our program is sharing what our students have to say . . .

Bonjour, je m’appelle Benji. J’aime French Immersion parce que je peux apprendre une nouvelle langue. And, when I travel I can have conversations with people in French.

What he said was he likes French Immersion because he can learn a new language. I’m Rhianna. For me, French Immersion challenges my learning. I can still do all the things I like to do but I just do it in French.

French Immersion challenges the mind and inspires the development of global-minded citizens. French Immersion teaches communication and critical thinking skills, and expands job opportunities.

French Immersion starts in Grade 4 at Bayside and Harry J. Clarke Public Schools.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Things to remember about the Fraser Institute Report for Elementary Schools

The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools uses Grade 3 and Grade 6 Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) test results to calculate each school’s overall rating out of 10. As presented, the ratings in the report provide an incomplete and distorted picture of school effectiveness.

There is no evidence to show that ranking schools improves student learning. EQAO test results provide useful information to improve schools’ learning programs—for example, school improvement goals on reading, writing or math—but it’s unfair and misleading to compare schools based only on these scores. It’s just one piece of the whole picture about a school.

At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board our consistent focus is on supporting the achievement and well-being of each student we serve.

EQAO Publication: The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program
EQAO has produced The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program, (PDF, 1.75 MB) a document that provides information on the many ways EQAO data is used to support student learning. It’s focuses primarily on elementary testing, but does contain some references to secondary testing.
Get Adobe Reader Adobe PDF icon

School and Board staff use a variety of data to assist in school improvement planning, including student work samples, classroom assessments and individual student achievement reports, school climate data and public EQAO results.

The Fraser Institute Report provides an incomplete picture of school effectiveness. There is no evidence to show that ranking schools improves student learning. In addition, not all the measures used within the Fraser Institute report link directly to the work of the school. The bigger picture is that schools are dynamic, engaging learning communities where all students have numerous opportunities to be engaged in learning, physical activity and social interactions.

The factors that affect achievement in schools are very complex. Our school improvement planning involves a holistic and contextual approach that takes into account everything from the goals of the school and its programs, to its youth culture and learning environments, as well as parent-teacher-community relationships.

As with the board-wide or provincial-wide results, individual school results should not be seen as absolutes, they are indicators of where students need extra help to improve their reading, writing and math. Tests are only useful if they are used to improve student learning.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Board Meeting Update #104

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in February 2014.

Update on the fire alarm at Stirling Public School, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Posted at 4:50 p.m. The fire alarm went off near the end of the school day today at Stirling Public School. At approximately 3:00 p.m. the sprinkler system activated in the southwest stairwell, which is the area closest to the playground. Students and staff went outside according to normal school evacuation procedures. They were outside for approximately 3 -7 minutes. The fire department responded quickly and gave the approval to go back inside. Students and staff went to the gym and were dismissed to their classrooms at the end of the school day. Buses were delayed by approximately 20 minutes. All students and staff were safe at all times. The school will be open as usual tomorrow.

Parents can expect a voicemail message tonight.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

School board announces new Superintendent of School Climate & Student Well-being Services

Mark Fisher, Superintendent of School Climate & Student Well-being Services
Mark Fisher is the new Superintendent of School Climate & Student Well-being Services. He will join HPEDSB on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He is replacing Colleen DeMille, who is currently in the role, and who is going to the Ministry of Education on a secondment. Photo: Jocelyn Fisher Photography.

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is pleased to announce Mark Fisher as the new Superintendent of School Climate & Student Well-being Services. He is taking the place of Colleen DeMille who is currently in the role. DeMille has accepted a secondment to the Ministry of Education.

“Mark has a wide range of experience as a dynamic educational leader at the school, district and provincial levels. All Board members gave their full support to him joining our senior leadership team,” remarked Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board.

Fisher has been recognized for his ability to build collaborative relationships, to develop and implement strategic plans, and to effectively communicate organizational goals to all stakeholders. He is known as a reflective educator who strives to help students and employees achieve their full potential by challenging and supporting them in their learning and professional journeys.

“The senior team is looking forward to Mark coming on board. I am confident that his experiences in leading mental health, safe schools and student well-being initiatives will serve students and our organization very well. At the same time, we wish Colleen continued career success. We all feel a mix of emotions because Colleen has been a driving force in leading our character development, employee leadership and student well-being initiatives,” stated Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education.

Fisher obtained his Bachelor of Arts at McGill University, his Master of Science in Education at Niagara University and his Master of International Education at Charles Sturt University. He comes to HPEDSB from the Ministry of Education as a Student Achievement Officer. Prior to that, he held the roles of System Principal-Special Education Services and Principal, both with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

Fisher is married with two children and lives in Castleton.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Secondary school exam schedules for January 2014

Attention students and parents/guardians: the dates of secondary school exams and final culminating activities are posted on school websites.

Bayside Secondary School

Centennial Secondary School

Centre Hastings Secondary School

Moira Secondary School

North Hastings High School

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Quinte Secondary School

Trenton High School

Semester 1 mid-term report cards were sent home in November. If you have any questions about your child’s progress in their courses or about their exams, please contact your son/daughter’s teacher at the school.

The first day of Semester 2 is Friday, January 31, 2014.

If you would like a copy of the exam schedule to be sent home, please call your son/daughter’s secondary school office.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Quinte SS presents “Endless Summer,” January 22 – 25, 2014

"Endless Summer" promotional poster
Quinte SS students are performing “Endless Summer” this month. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, available at Quinte Secondary School, Sam the Record Man at the Quinte Mall, and at the door.

Final rehearsals, costume fittings and set design finishing touches are underway at Quinte Secondary School as students get ready to perform “Endless Summer.”

Watch the YouTube trailer

EVENT DETAILS
DATES: Thursday, January 22 to Friday, January 25, 2014
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Maranatha Church, 100 College St W, Belleville
TICKETS: $10 adults, $5 children, available at Quinte Secondary School, Sam the Record Man at the Quinte Mall, and at the door

THE STORY
This original musical follows the lives of a group of young people in the late 60’s on the sunny California Coast as they search for the next big wave to the music of the Beach Boys.

1968, on the sunny beaches of California. Chet just wants to hit the surf, but this summer, he’s going to hit life—head on. In his search for the big wave, he will find a girl, lose a friend, and surf into the biggest wave of his life—and hopefully, come out the other side.

The musical Endless Summer is a project of the Musical Theatre class. The production started with a rough storyline and the amazing Beach Boys music catalog. The script was developed in the first eight weeks of the course, along with character sketches, costume designs, set development and construction, prop sourcing and promotion.

Senior student Hayden Grierson is at the helm directing this production and every element of the production is being handled by students. There will be a great display of talent and hard work by students on the stage, and an amazing amount of dedicated work being done by students off stage as well.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354

Centennial SS presents “Leader of the Pack,” January 16-19, 2014

Students at Centennial Secondary School are fine-tuning their lines and putting the finishing touches on set designs. They are getting prepared to perform Leader of the Pack.

EVENT DETAILS
Dates: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16; Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. Also, a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, January 19.
Location: Centennial Secondary School, Auditorium, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students. Available from the school, 613.962.9233, css@hpedsb.on.ca, or at the door. Also available from Sam the Record Man at the Quinte Mall.

The CSS production of Leader of the Pack includes over 30 songs and boasts a special guest appearance by local music celebrity, Freddie Vette.

The show traces the musical career of Ellie Greenwich, a gifted songwriter who co-wrote many hits with her husband Jeff Barry, including Chapel of Love, Do Wah Diddy, Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Baby I Love You, Leader of the Pack, And Then He Kissed Me, River Deep Mountain High and Christmas – Baby Please Come Home.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.

 

Parent Info Session: PECI Venture Program, Wednesday, January 14

Parents and students are invited to an information session to learn about the Venture Program at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, January 14, 2014
TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 41 Barker Street, Picton, 613.476.2196, ext. 2234

ABOUT THE VENTURE PROGRAM
The Venture Program is a two-year program for students in Grades 9 and 10. Students engage in dynamic learning opportunities based expanding their knowledge and use of 21st Century technology and through experiential activities through in-class and extra-curricular components.

  • Students will be timetabled together for a minimum of one course per semester to connect and extend their learning to and beyond the classroom.
  • Venture students are encouraged to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm and a willingness to solve problems, which will prepare them well for post-secondary education. Skills necessary for the 21st Century will be developed through the use of experiential activities, guest speakers, technology and trips.

Each student will be paired with a teacher-mentor who will work with a group of Venture students with like-minded interests. This approach fosters support through contact with a staff member and close peer group, and allows for open communication with parents. These teacher-mentor/student groups provide a setting for students to discuss academic concerns and opportunities for enrichment in and outside the classroom. They also create a small group setting outside the larger Venture group to foster strong communication and collaboration skills.

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
Students in the Venture Program will expand their knowledge and use of 21st Century skills through a wide range of experiential learning activities.

Upon successful completion of the two-year Venture Program, students will receive:

  • a Venture Program certificate to include in a portfolio for job and post-secondary applications
  • the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement courses in Grades 11 and 12

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.

For more information, about the Venture Program, please contact:
Kelly Mackay, Teacher & Venture Coordinator, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, kamackay@hpedsb.on.ca, 613.476.2196, ext. 2234

 

Parent Info Session: Destinations Programme, Thursday, January 16

Destinations Programme flyerDestinations Programme for Grade 7 and 8 students
The Destinations Programme is for Grade 7 and 8 students who are innately curious and passionate about learning.

Parents are invited to an information session.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Thursday, January 16, 2014
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville

About the Destinations Programme
Through active inquiries, students will explore their role in the world, and further their sense of social justice. They will be given the opportunity to become active and responsible citizens who are internationally-minded and technologically savvy.

In the Destinations classroom, students inspire and motivate each other to become life-long learners, and proficient digital navigators. The programme develops students who take steps to create a better and more peaceful world.

The Destinations Programme is aligned with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum for Grades 7 and 8. It is built on five central themes that guide our approach to teaching and learning.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.

For more information, about the Destinations Programme, please contact:
Marie Mitchell, Principal, Harry J. Clarke Public School, 613.969.0140, mmitchell@hpedsb.on.ca

**January 7, 2014: Five PE County schools closing to students due to hazardous driving**

9:23 a.m., January 7, 2014: Five schools are being closed to students today due to extremely hazardous driving conditions in Prince Edward County.

The affected schools are:

  • Athol-South Marysburgh Public School
  • C.M.L. Snider School
  • Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
  • Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)

Very few students are at each of those schools today. Staff will remain at the schools until all students have been picked up.

All permits for community use of these schools are cancelled for this evening.

The following three schools in the north part of Prince Edward County remain open because driving conditions are not as hazardous there:

  • Kente Public School
  • Massassaga-Rednersville Public School
  • Sophiasburgh Central School

All other HPEDSB schools remain open.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.

Last updated: March 5, 2014 at 8:22 am