Accessibility

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to the continual improvement of accessibility to school board facilities, policies, programs, practices and services for students, staff, parents, guardians, volunteers and members of the community with disabilities.

The Multi-Year Annual Accessibility Plan, describes the measures that Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has taken in the past and the measures that will be taken over the next five years ranging from September, 2013 through to August, 2018. The plan will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities who work, learn and participate in the school board community and environment including students, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and visitors to the Board at its schools. The multi-year plan is developed in accordance with the Integration Accessibility Standards Regulation191/11 (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). The Board will strive to provide an environment in all of its facilities that fosters independence, dignity and respect for persons with disabilities.

The AODA provides an enhanced emphasis on required actions to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. The AODA includes regulations with respect to:

  • Customer Services
  • Transportation
  • Information and Communications
  • Employment
  • The Building Environment

Our commitment to accessibility is ongoing

  • The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meets annually to review the plan.
  • We consult with people with disabilities to develop and review of the plan.
  • We ensure school board policies and procedures are consistent with the principles of accessibility.
  • We improve access to facilities, policies, programs, practices and services for students, staff, parents, guardians, volunteers and members of the community

In maintaining the plan, the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) invites advice from persons with disabilities. In selection of members of the committee, organizations are asked to appoint representatives with disabilities where possible.

Our actions to date

  • Reduced height of water fountains
  • Installed audio enhancement equipment
  • Improved access to automatic door opener buttons
  • Ensured chair lifts are in good repair
  • Improved accessibility signage
  • Improved training for self advocacy
  • Ensured consistency of educational assistant staffing
  • Continued emphasis on anti-bullying programs
  • Ensured clarity in fire safety plans for evacuation of persons with special needs (i.e.: wheelchairs)
  • Provided accessibility to school offices such as lower counter heights
  • Assisted persons with disabilities to strive for independence
  • Provided sufficient door access widths

 

Busing

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services is our partner organization responsible for student transportation/busing.

Please contact your child’s school to complete an application for transportation. To find out which school your child will attend, visit Tri-Board Student Transportation Services or call 1-866-569-6638. Have your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) and birth date available.

Links and resources

Contact information for Tri-Board Student Transportation Services

Student transportation

Toll-free: 1-866-569-6638

Phone: 613-354-1981

Fax: 613-354-1279

Email: info@triboard.ca

Child care

Child care programs operating within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board include before and after school child care, pre-school care, and toddler care, are run by independent and licensed service providers. These service providers have obtained Third-Party Permit Agreements to operate child care within our schools. The operators and their staff are not employees of the Board. Service providers may also offer child care on PA Days, summer holidays and March Break depending on the demand. The days, hours of operation and fees for services vary depending on the service provider. Fees are subject to change at any time. Please contact the service provider for current information.

Please visit Hastings County or the Prince Edward Lennox and Addington website for more information on child care, fees and fee subsidies.

    Before- and after-school care

    Before and after school program offered for children up to age 12.

    A variety of child care and early learning programs are offered in many schools across the district, providing children and families with a seamless transition to school and quality services in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

    Programs are operated by community child care and early learning partners and are based on family and community needs. They include child care for toddler and preschool age children, before and after school child care for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6, and early learning play groups and programs for parents, caregivers and children from birth to six years.

    Early Learning Partnership

    Refer to the Early Learning Partnership page on the HPEDSB website for various Early learning playgroup and early years program support provided partnerships.

    Preschool child care

    Refer to the Preschool Child Care page on the HPEDSB website for school/community child care program for infant, toddler and preschool age children, in partnership with Quinte/BCI Child Care.

    Community use of schools

    • Community use of schools

      Schools are hubs for community activities. They are places where people can come together to meet, play and learn.

      Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) welcomes community use of schools and facilities and facility partnerships in support of healthy, active lifestyles and sustainable, vibrant communities.

      In partnership with the Ministry of Education, HPEDSB has affordable and accessible space for community organizations to use outside school hours—auditoriums, classrooms, gymnasiums, lecture theatres and sports fields. Many schools across the district are available for use by not-for-profit and for-profit groups, such as community, educational, cultural, recreational, youth, sports and educational partners. Space may also be rented by private instructors for activities such as music and karate lessons.

      Space is available for community use after school hours on weekdays until 10:00 p.m and on weekends, depending on the availability of custodial staff. School day activities, extra-curricular activities and parent involvement activities organized or sponsored by the school or school board have priority use of school space.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2361

      Fax: 613-966-4682

      Email: communityuse@hpedsb.on.ca

    • Permit application process

      Prior to making your permit request, review the insurance requirements and terms and conditions for community use of schools. Identify your group to determine the applicable rental fees.

      In order to ensure fair and equitable access to school facilities, all permit applications must be made online. Utilize the online video and tutorials provided. It will make the booking process much easier. (Note: Use Firefox or Chrome where possible. The video features may not be available using other programs.) Contact the Community Use of Schools office if you have any questions, or need help getting started. Alternate arrangements can be made by contacting the Community Use of Schools office if online booking is not feasible or accessible.

      New to online booking?

      Step 1: Click on the online booking.

      Step 2: Click on ‘Watch the instruction video’ located under ‘New users’.

      Step 3: Close the video window and, click on ‘Get started’. Follow the step by step instructions.

      Already registered for online booking?

      Step 1: Click on the online booking.

      Step 2: Sign in with your user name and password under ‘Existing users’.

      Contact the Community Use of Schools office if you did not receive notice containing your new user name and password, or if you have difficulty logging in.

      Reminders

      1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
      2. Requests must be submitted at least 7 days before the date on which the facility is required.
      3. A $5 permit application fee will be charged for all permits.
      4. Applicants may choose to visit the school to examine the facilities prior to submitting a permit application. Please call the school first and check in at the office upon arrival.
      5. All permit applications must be reviewed and approved by the Community Use of Schools office prior to the permit being issued.
      6. Review the terms and conditions for community use prior to the first booking. Ensure that all event/activity supervisors are informed as well.
      7. Permits must be presented at the time of each booking or event, and must indicate ‘Approved’ on the permit.

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2361

      Fax: 613-966-4682

      Email: communityuse@hpedsb.on.ca

    • Rate and fee schedule

      Permitted activities fall under the following user group categories.

      GroupDescription
      Group A
      • Internal school or board associated/sponsored events or activities, such as extra-circular events, parent engagement activities, school council meetings, graduation, school performances and board committee meetings.
      • Not-for-profit or charitable youth groups such as Scouts, Guides, Cadets, church youth groups or Sunday school
      • Local children’s sports and recreation service providers and child care operations
      Group B
      • Local not-for-profit adult sports, community, cultural and/or religious groups. Events include adult or youth/adult mixed sports and recreation, local church services and community fundraising events, concerts, dance and music recitals organized by not-for-profit or charitable groups
      • Youth birthday parties
      • Youth programs with instructor fees, such as karate lessons, music lessons, driver education courses, hunter safety courses, general educational development (GED) courses
      Group C
      • Local commercial /business groups such as political parties, theatrical, entertainment, concert and performance groups
      • Private gatherings such as wedding and promotional events
      • Third-party fundraisers
      Group D
      • Out of town commercial companies using schools for business purposes

      Hourly rates

      Rental fees are based on the type of space used per hour and are subject to an annual review. Additional fees will apply for weekend and holiday use.

      Room / AreaGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup D
      AuditoriumExempt

      (no charge)

      $15 $30 $60
      Gymnasium,
      cafeteria, lecture theatre, library
      Exempt

      (no charge)

      $12 $24 $48
      Classrooms,
      general purpose room, meeting/conference room,
      grounds and fields
      Exempt

      (no charge)

      $6 $12 $24
      Designated sports fieldsExempt

      (no charge)

      $12 $24 $48
      Foyer, open area, stage, washroom, change roomExempt

      (no charge)

      $4 $8 $16
      • Fees for Group A and B are subsidized through an annual grant, provided by the Ministry of Education, to make rates more affordable for not-for-profit groups. Should the grant be discontinued, the non-subsidized rates as shown in Group C will apply
      • Reduced rates may be approved by the director of education or designate on written application from the group
      • Additional custodial fees will apply for weekend and holiday use
      • Where multiple rooms are booked, the hourly rate is applied once to the room with the highest rate
      • Hourly charges will begin when the group enters the facility and will continue until the group has vacated the facility, or the time indicated on the permit, whichever is longer
      • If security guards, fire marshals or additional supervisors are required, they will be recruited and paid for directly by the permit holder
      • Permits for use of grounds do not include school change or washroom facilities unless specified on the permit. Additional fees will apply
      • Permits that extend beyond 11:00 P.M. are subject to additional costs
      • Additional fees will apply if extra custodial or stage crew support is required to support the activity
      • Permit holders may be charged additional fees if it is necessary to employ school board employees or provide equipment for special needs arising from the activity

      Additional fees

      The following fees are in addition to the hourly rental fees and will be added to the permit accordingly. Reduced fees may be approved by the director of education or designate upon written application from the permit holder.

      NOTE: A $5 non-refundable permit application fee will be charged for all permits.

      Fees for on-site custodians

      • A custodian is required to be on site for all permit activities within the school building. Approval of permits is subject to custodial staff availability.
      • Custodian charges do not apply on weekdays during regular custodial shifts as long as additional support is not required.
      • Custodian fees will apply for weekend and holiday bookings and will automatically be charged to the permit. These fees are partially subsidized for Group A and B, subject to the availability of Ministry funding. Fees can be obtained by contacting the Community Use of Schools office.
      • Additional fees may apply to cover custodian time required to perform extraordinary cleaning duties to ensure that the building is suitable for use by the school following the group’s activity.

      Equipment fee

      School equipment may be used by non-school groups if approved by the school principal. Request for use must be specified on the permit application. Fees for equipment use will be applied on a per permit basis and may vary from school to school.

      Type of equipment Flat rate
      AV equipment$25
      Sports equipment

      • volleyball nets and posts
      • badminton nets and posts
      $10
      Stage and sound$25
      Stage and lighting $25
      Hourly rate
      Computer(s)$1.50 (per computer)
      Computer lab(s)$15 (per lab)

      Opportunities for facility partnerships can be considered when doing significant renovations, considering the use of unoccupied space in schools or building new schools. For more information about community and facility partnership opportunities, contact us.

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2361

      Fax: 613-966-4682

      Email: communityuse@hpedsb.on.ca

    • Insurance and criminal record check requirements

      Insurance requirements

      Liability insurance is required for all non-school board sponsored/community use activities. The community user group or permit holder must carry a minimum of $2 million liability insurance and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board must be named as an additional insured on the policy.

      If the group or /permit holder does not have insurance, coverage is available through Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board for not-for-profit and non-commercial groups. (Commercial activities require an insurance certificate.) Coverage is provided by Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange (OSBIE). Cost is based on the number of bookings and type of activity, and will automatically be added to the permit fee.

      Criminal record checks

      A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check is required for any member of the user group who will have direct contact with students of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board during the day. The Criminal Reference Check must be provided to the school principal prior to the event booking or the permit will be cancelled.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2361

      Fax: 613-966-4682

      Email: communityuse@hpedsb.on.ca

    • Facility partnerships

      Cooperative and collaborative partnerships are part of the foundation of a strong, vibrant and sustainable public education system. Partnerships can strengthen the role of the schools in communities, provide a place for programs, and facilitate the coordination of, and improve access to, services for students and the broader community.

      Procedure 570: Community Planning and Partnerships (Pdf) describes the process for establishing facility partnerships with community partners and other entities, specifically in new and existing school facilities where students are taught, and for effectively sharing planning information with community organizations, including land use and green space/park planning.

      Opportunities for facility partnerships can be considered when doing significant renovations, considering the use of unoccupied space in schools or building new schools. For more information about community and facility partnership opportunities, contact us.

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2361

      Fax: 613-966-4682

      Email: communityuse@hpedsb.on.ca

     

    Continuing education

    Quinte Adult Education

    Adult, alternative and continuing education consists of programs in either secondary school credit courses or non-credit programs. Secondary school credit courses are offered at two Centres for Individual Studies (CIS) campuses (Clarington and Northumberland regions), and at Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education (PACE). Non-credit classes are offered for adults in Literacy and Basic Skills through PACE and CIS. For elementary students, International Languages (K-8) are offered dependent on enrolment. For more information on these programs, follow the links to the right.

    Options for adults wishing to return to school include day school programs, correspondence courses, and PLAR. For more information on these opportunities, clink on the links below.

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    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

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    Family and community engagement

    Education is a partnership among parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government and the community. Involving parents/guardians in their child’s education is essential to student achievement and well-being.

    Below are some of the ways parents/guardians can get involved with their child’s school.

    • School councils provide a forum through which parents/guardians and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance. Each school has a school council consisting of the principal, parents/guardians, school staff and community members.
    • The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is system-level advisory body to Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The PIC supports, encourages and enhances meaningful parent engagement in schools.
    • Parents Reaching Out Grants can be applied for by school councils to support school-based projects that help parents/guardians become more engaged in schools.
    • The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is an advisory body of representatives from provincial parent associations to share ideas, compare strategies and address common concerns related to students with special education needs.
    • The Mental Health Literacy Strategy (Pdf) provides direction about HPEDSB engaging with the community in the area of school mental health.
    • Partnerships with various community agencies contribute to the well-being of every student, and to being part of caring and vibrant communities, such as Working Together for Kids’ Mental Health Demonstration Project, Lions Club Hearing and Vision Screening, Terry Fox Walk/Run and Special Olympics, to name just a few.

    Links and resources

    HPE Schools

    • Elementary Schools

      • Secondary Schools

        Map of schools

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        Address:
        School Name:
        Radius:
        TitleCategoryAddressDescription
        Athol-South Marysburgh Public School1764 County Road 10, Cherry Valley, ON K0K 1P0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        Programs Offered
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Bayside Public School132 Aikins Road, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z2, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Bayside Secondary School1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z2, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Bird's Creek Public School33 South Baptiste Lake Road, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0Grades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        C.M.L Snider School240 Wellington Main St Wellington, ON K0K 3L0, Canada

        Grades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address

        Centennial Secondary School160 Palmer Road, Belleville, ON K8P 4E1, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Centre Hastings Secondary School129 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 520, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0Grades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Coe Hill School5629 Highway 620, Coe Hill, ON K0L 1P0, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Deseronto Public School385 Stanley Street, Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Earl Prentice Public School17 William Street, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0, CanadaGrades JK - 3
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Foxboro Public School658 Ashley Street, Foxboro, ON K0K 2B0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Frankford Public School36 Adelaide Street, Frankford, ON K0K 2C0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Harmony Public School626 Harmony Rd, Corbyville, ON K0K 1V0Grades JK - 8
        Programs
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Harry J. Clarke Public School77 Rollins Drive, Belleville, ON K8N 4J6, Canada

        Grades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address

        Hermon Public School124 Fort Stewart Road, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Kente Public School264 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh, ON K0K 1A0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Madoc Public School32 Baldwin Street, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Madoc Township Public School234 Public School Road, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Marmora Senior Public School91 Madoc Street, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0, CanadaGrades 4 - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Massassaga-Rednersville Public School1115 County Road 3, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z1, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Maynooth Public School33049 Highway 62, Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Moira Secondary School275 Farley Avenue, Belleville, ON K8N 4M2, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        North Hastings High School14 Monck Street, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        North Trenton Public School12 Briardale Boulevard, Trenton, ON K8V 4W4, CanadaGrades JK - 5
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Park Dale School73 Poplar Street, Belleville, ON K8P 4J3, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Prince Charles Public School - Trenton138 Dufferin Avenue, Trenton, ON K8V 5E1, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Prince Charles School - Belleville75 Ritchie Avenue, Belleville, ON K8P 3W2, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Prince Edward Collegiate Institute41 Barker Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Prince of Wales Public School37 Prince of Wales Drive, Belleville, ON K8P 2T6, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Queen Elizabeth School - Belleville135 Macdonald Avenue, Belleville, ON K8N 3Y4, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Queen Elizabeth School - Picton35 Barker Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Queen Victoria School46 Pine Street, Belleville, ON K8N 2M2, CanadaGrades JK - 6
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Quinte Secondary School45 College Street West, Belleville, ON K8P 2G3, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Sir John A. Macdonald School22 Harder Drive, Belleville, ON K8P 1H2, Canada

        Grades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address

        Sophiasburgh Central School406 County Road 15, Picton, ON K0K 2T0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Stirling Public School107 St James St, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Susanna Moodie Elementary School376 Avonlough Road, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z2, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Trent River Public School84 Dixon Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 0H1, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Trenton High School15 Fourth Avenue, Trenton, ON K8V 5N4, CanadaGrades 9 - 12
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Tweed Elementary School52 McClellan Street, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        Tyendinaga Public School650 Shannonville Road, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0, Canada

        Grades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address

        V.P. Carswell Elementary School4 Seneca Road, Trenton, ON K8V 2E9, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address
        York River Public School132 Newkirk Boulevard, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0, CanadaGrades JK - 8
        School and transportation eligibility by address

        Parent resources

        The Ontario Curriculum

        The K-12 Ontario Curriculum organized into documents by a grade level range and by subject area. Each document includes descriptions of the program, goals, and considerations. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessment. Big ideas, overall expectations, and specific expectations are listed for each grade level and strand.

        Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

        Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

        Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting information that accurately reflects the child’s demonstration of learning in relation to the knowledge and skills outlined in the overall expectations of the curriculum. The primary purpose of assessment is to improve learning and to help children become self-regulating, autonomous learners.

        Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

        EQAO

        EQAO provides information and resources to help parents understand the Primary division (Grade 3), Junior division (Grade 6), Grade 9 Math, and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) (Grade 10)​​​ assessments, get familiar with what’s on the assessment and use the results to support their children’s learning.

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        Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

        The HPEDSB virtual learning environment connects students to online resources at home and at school with a single sign-on, enabling them to login with their school username and password for access to the following:

        • Carousels (grade and subject level lessons)
        • Ministry of Education-licensed software
        • HPEDSB licensed databases (research collections and ebooks)
        • The Virtual Learning Commons, which is a set of school-board approved web-based resources listed by competency

        Math Homework Help

        Free Math support for Grade 7-10 students. Are you finding it a challenge to help with math homework? Certified Ontario math teachers are ready to help! Students can register for their free accounts by using their Ontario Education Number (OEN) and birth date.

        mathies

        mathies Games offers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

        mathies Learning Tools (LINK IS DEAD) allows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning tools continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

        Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math. This parent toolkit from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education provides modules and videos for getting involved in your children’s mathematical learning, and offers guidance for working with children of different ages.

        Doing Mathematics with Your Child: Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide (Pdf)

        Reading and Writing with Your Child Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide These guides provide hands-on activities so that parents, guardians, caregivers and other family members can help support the development of mathematics abilities in Kindergarten to Grade 6 learners. It includes tips as well as practical activities that can be used at home and in your local community. Enjoy learning together!

        Partnering with Your Teen in Mathematics Grade 7-12 (Pdf). This guide provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

        Healthy Schools

        Healthy Schools

        Good food, daily physical activity and a healthy environment that supports learning and growth are vital to helping students reach their full potential.

        Parent Guides for Health and Physical Education

        In Ontario, the curriculum identifies what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade or course. The curriculum supports students to develop the skills and knowledge to: understand themselves and others, think critically (make and promote healthy choices), develop and maintain healthy relationships, be physically and emotionally safe, and be physically active for life.

        Home-School Connections

        Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections.

        It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

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        2017 Home-School Connections newsletters

        Kindergarten

        Kindergarten

        Kindergarten is a two-year program designed to create a strong foundation for learning that promotes all areas of a child’s development and provides an environment that supports learning through relationships, play, exploration and inquiry.

        Student Success

        Student Success

        Every student learns in his or her own way. Ontario’s high schools are working with communities, employers, colleges, universities and training centres to offer more ways than ever to help students focus on their interests and support their learning. This means meeting the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

        Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

        Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting information that accurately reflects the child’s demonstration of learning in relation to the knowledge and skills outlined in the overall expectations of the curriculum. The primary purpose of assessment is to improve learning and to help children become self-regulating, autonomous learners.

        Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (Pdf)
        Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016

        Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

        Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s virtual learning environment connects students to online resources at home and at school with a single sign-on. Login with your school username and password.

        Carousels (grade and subject level lessons)
        Ministry licensed software
        HPE licensed databases (research collections and ebooks)
        Virtual Learning Commons: HPE curated web-based resources listed by competency
        Math Homework Help

        Free Math Support for Grade 7-10 Students. Are you finding it a challenge to help with math homework? Certified Ontario math teachers are ready to help! Students can register for their free accounts by using their Ontario Education Number (OEN) and birth date.

        mathies

        mathies Games offers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

        mathies Learning Tools (LINK IS DEAD) allows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning Tools continue to be developed by The Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

        Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math. This parent toolkit from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education provides modules and videos for getting involved in your children’s mathematical learning, and offers guidance for working with children of different ages.

        Doing Mathematics with Your Child: Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide (Pdf)

        Reading and Writing with Your Child Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide These guides provide hands-on activities so that parents, guardians, caregivers and other family members can help support the development of mathematics abilities in Kindergarten to Grade 6 learners. It includes tips as well as practical activities that can be used at home and in your local community. Enjoy learning together!

        Partnering with Your Teen in Mathematics Grade 7-12 (Pdf). This guide provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

        Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections.

        It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

        ideas to enhance student learning at home

        2017 Home-School Connections newsletters

        Home-School Connections – June 2017 (Pdf)
        Home-School Connections – May 2017 (Pdf)
        Home-School Connections – April 2017 (Pdf)
        Home-School Connections – March 2017 (Pdf)
        Home-School Connections – February 2017 (Pdf)
        Home-School Connections – January 2017 (Pdf)

        Kindergarten

        Kindergarten is a two-year program designed to create a strong foundation for learning that promotes all areas of a child’s development and provides an environment that supports learning through relationships, play, exploration and inquiry.

        Before and After School child care
        Full-Day Kindergarten: Preparing Your Child (Pdf)
        Full-Day Kindergarten: A Question and Answer Guide for Parents (Pdf)
        Kindergarten registration
        The Kindergarten Program (Pdf)

        Student Success

        Every student learns in his or her own way. Ontario’s high schools are working with communities, employers, colleges, universities and training centres to offer more ways than ever to help students focus on their interests and support their learning. This means meeting the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

        Community-Connected Experiential Learning: A Policy Framework for Ontario Schools (Pdf)
        Education and Career/Life Planning Program fact sheet (Pdf)
        Compulsory Credits for Graduation fact sheet (Pdf)
        Creating Pathways to Success: Policy and Program Requirements, Kindergarten To Grade 12 (Pdf)
        Expanded programs and courses
        Cooperative Education fact sheet (Pdf)
        Dual Credit Programs fact sheet (Pdf)
        Specialist High Skills Major fact sheet (Pdf)

        Contact information

        Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

        Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 2299

        Fax: 613-966-6023

        Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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        Programs

        • Elementary Programs

            • Secondary Programs

              The programs listed directly below are offered at all Secondary schools.

                  • Alternate Learning Programs

                    • Child Care – Partnerships

                      • Distance Education Programs

                        • International Students

                          • Special Needs Programs

                            HPEDSB believes that all students can achieve success. For this purpose, students are provided with enabling, inclusive, and dynamic educational experiences in the least restrictive learning environment possible.

                            Based on the Continuous Assessment Process, we believe that early intervention, proactive program planning and ongoing support are essential to maximize student achievement. A wide variety of interventions and accommodations are implemented within the regular class program as appropriate to support student needs. In specific circumstances, a system referral for a placement outside the regular classroom may be considered based on specific criteria to meet the programming needs of some exceptional learners with highly complex needs.

                            Contact your local school for more information about these programs.

                            Elementary Programs

                            Care and/or Treatment, Custody and Correctional (CTCC) Programs

                              Regional Programs

                                Secondary Programs

                                Care and/or Treatment, Custody and Correctional (CTCC) Programs

                                  Regional Programs

                                  Elementary
                                  Secondary
                                  Special Needs
                                  Alternate Learning
                                  Continued Education
                                  Child Care

                                  Register for school

                                  • Register for school

                                    Welcome returning and new students! Thank you for choosing Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB). We look forward to seeing you again—or for the first time—in HPEDSB schools. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

                                    New to Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board?

                                    How to register

                                    Registration is done by appointment and takes approximately 15 minutes. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

                                    When you visit the school to register, please bring:

                                    • A birth certificate or passport as written proof of the child’s date of birth Government of Ontario School Immunizations Checklist (Pdf)
                                    • Immunization card. You will be asked to fill out a public health form which will be sent to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health along with a photocopy of the immunization card.
                                    • Precise information about the child’s residence location, including lot, concession, postal code and 911 address.

                                    Elementary schools will be open during the week of August 29, 2016. Please call the school in advance to arrange a convenient time to register your child.

                                    Secondary schools will be open for new registrations in August 2016. Please call the school in advance to arrange a convenient time to register your child.

                                    Links and resources

                                    FAQs

                                    Frequently asked questions about registering for school

                                  • Kindergarten registration

                                    Teacher Sarah and Early Childhood Educator Amy invite you to register your child for Kindergarten Speaker (MP3)

                                    Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their families.

                                    All our elementary schools offer Kindergarten for Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK).

                                    How to register children for Kindergarten

                                    Registration is done by appointment and takes approximately 15 minutes. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

                                    When visiting the school to register, please bring:

                                    1. Birth certificate or passport as official proof of the child’s date of birth and legal name*
                                    2. Immunization card
                                    3. Precise information about the residence location, including lot, concession, postal code, and 911 address
                                    4. Legal custody orders, if applicable

                                    For Junior Kindergarten, children must be four years old in 2016 (born in 2012). For Senior Kindergarten, children must be five years old in 2016 (born in 2011). If your child is currently in Year 1 (JK), you do not need to register again for Year 2 (SK).

                                    *To apply for a birth certificate, follow these steps:

                                    1. If you have access to a computer and a major credit card, visit ServiceOntario to complete an on-line application. Submit the form and pay on-line using a credit card. The birth certificate will be delivered to you.
                                    2. If you do not have access to a computer, contact your local MPP’s office.

                                  School calendar

                                  PLEASE NOTE: printed copies of the school year calendar will go home with students during the first week of school in September 2017.

                                  • First day of school for students: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
                                  • Christmas Break: Monday, December 25, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018
                                  • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018
                                  • Seven professional activity (PA) days
                                    • Friday, September 29, 2017
                                    • Friday, October 27, 2017
                                    • Friday, November 24, 2017
                                    • Friday, February 2, 2018
                                    • Friday, April 13, 2018
                                    • Friday, May 18, 2018
                                    • Friday, June 29, 2018
                                  • Last day of the school year: Friday, June 29, 2018
                                  • Other school-related holidays
                                    • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9, 2017
                                    • Christmas Break: Monday, December 25, 2017 to Friday, January 5, 2018
                                    • Family Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
                                    • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018
                                    • Good Friday: Friday, March 30, 2018
                                    • Easter Monday: Monday, April 2, 2018
                                    • Victoria Day: Monday, May 21, 2018
                                  • Exam/culminating activity days* for secondary schools
                                    • Thursday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018
                                    • Thursday, June 21 to Wednesday, June 27, 2018
                                    • *Actual exam/culminating activity dates may vary, please confirm with each secondary school

                                  Contact information

                                  Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

                                  Phone: 613-966-1170

                                  Fax: 613-961-2003

                                  Email: information@hpedsb.on.ca

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                                  School Groups

                                  Click on the school group tabs below to view programs offered and more information about each school.