Board Meeting Update #126, January 25, 2016

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in February 2016.

Additional PA Day on Monday, February 29, 2016

As a result of the new provincial collective agreements with elementary and secondary teachers, an additional professional activity day (PA day) has been added to the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The additional PA day will be on Monday, February 29, 2016. As with other PA Days, students do not attend...

Seeking input for the 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

Posted January 19, 2016—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. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board consults with parents/guardians, students, community members and...

Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, February 2016

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. This month’s Home-School Connections (pdf file)...

Calling for nominations for Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools

Nomination are open for the 2015-2016 Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools. These awards recognize and celebrate the innovative work that Ontario’s Safe and Accepting Schools Teams do in promoting a positive school environment, and supporting student achievement and well-being. Anyone...

Parent Info Session: Destinations Programme, Wednesday, January 20

Destinations 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: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Moira...

Information nights for parents of Grade 7 & 8 students

Moving from elementary school to secondary school is exciting and can be overwhelming. Students and staff at our secondary schools are here to help! Parents and students are invited to find out about what to expect when making the transition to secondary school. Upcoming Parent Information Nights are...

Environmental stewardship in action, solar panels on school roofs

Seven schools in the Belleville area are being outfit with rooftop solar panels. Site visits happened in December. Equipment installation will begin in early January. Tie-in to the electrical grid is expected to be completed by the spring of 2016. The seven schools are: Bayside Secondary School: 250...

Understanding the role of a school board trustee, January 2016

Trustees and student trustees of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. This is the fifth in a series about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month. DID YOU KNOW . . . that Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has two student trustees who represent...