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Student Accident Insurance

Student accident insurance (Pdf) is a way to protect your family from some unexpected medical and dental expenses.

For as little as $17 per year, student accident insurance can help cover bills for injuries. More information is available at insuremykids.com.

What you need to know as a parent about Accident Insurance

Accidents can and do happen! Each year, many families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities, or at home. Our School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school property or during school activities, including extracurricular sports. If a student is injured, parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for any costs not covered by their Government Health Insurance Plan or their employer’s health care plan.

Most accident related expenses are not fully covered under any plans and expenses like ambulance fees, casts, crutches, physiotherapy and emergency dental care may not be covered at all. This leaves the parent/guardian financially responsible for these unexpected and usually hefty expenses. Please check with your provider regarding your coverage.

To help protect your family, it is recommended that you consider obtaining student accident insurance, which provides coverage for these types of costs. As a convenience to you, the Board has made an arrangement to offer student accident insurance through Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada’s insuremykids® program. Participation is voluntary but highly recommended and the costs are to be paid by the parent/guardian. Available for students up to age 26.

Coverage is provided for a wide range of accidental expenses, including:

  • Dental expenses, includes 10 years unlimited dental benefit coverage, future dental up to $1,650 per tooth, and injury related orthodontia coverage up to $2,500 per accident.
  • Total and permanent disability, up to $350,000
  • Loss of limb/loss of use
  • Accidental death
  • Ambulance fees
  • And more!

The insuremykids® Student Accident Insurance program offers three plans with a variety of benefits at affordable rates – their most affordable plan is available for as little as $17.00 per year for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage. The most popular plan is the Platinum at $33 per year and it includes out of province emergency medical coverage and travel benefits. Family rates are available for three or more children in the same family, even if attending different schools. There are also premium savings for optional 3-Year and 5-Year plans when purchasing online.

For more information or to purchase directly online, please visit www.insuremykids.com or call 1-800-463-5437.

Elementary Athletic Association

The Elementary Athletics Association(EAA) supports athletics for all schools with elementary school age children within the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB). The goal of the association is to contribute to the development of healthy active schools, expand movement skills to encourage lifelong participation in physical activity, spread information about fair play, respect and sports etiquette, and reinforce sports safety knowledge and skills.”

Age Categories 2019-2020

  • Midget 2005 or earlier
  • Bantam 2006
  • PeeWee 2007
  • Atom 2008
  • Mosquito 2009

Athletic Tiered School Groupings 2019/2020

Athletic Schedule 2019/2020

HPEDSB district tournament schedule 2019-20 (Pdf)

EAA Sports Event Calendar

Date will be available soon

Links and resources

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 62299

School calendar

Dates for the 2021-2022 school year calendar

  • First day of school for all students: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (note that JK students may start school on different days that week)
  • Classes resume in the new year: Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Mid-winter Break: Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Other school-related holidays:
    • Labour Day: Monday, September 6, 2021
    • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 11, 2021
    • Winter Break: Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
    • Family Day: Monday, February 21, 2022
    • Good Friday: Friday, April 15, 2022
    • Easter Monday: Monday, April 18, 2022
    • Victoria Day: Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Seven Professional Activity (PA) Days
    • Friday, September 3, 2021
    • Friday, October 1, 2021
    • Monday, November 1, 2021
    • Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    • Friday, April 29, 2022
    • Friday, June 3, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022

Coming in late summer 2021

  • 2021-2022 School Year Calendar and Meeting Dates
  • (elementary) 5-Day Cycle for the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar
  • (secondary) Quadmester dates

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170

Fax: 613-961-2003

Email: [email protected]

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Special Education Advisory Committee

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is a legislated, statutory committee of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB).

The role of SEAC is to report and make recommendations to the school board regarding any matter affecting Special Education programs and services for exceptional students.

Membership is made up of associations, parents/guardians, board and community representatives.

SEAC represents the interest of all children who have exceptional needs.

Special Education Advisory Committee members (SEAC)

Special Education Advisory Committee

Membership is made up of associations, parents/guardians, board and community representatives.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Effective December 2018 to November 2022 (pdf)

Links and resources

If you are interested in attending a SEAC meeting, please email  Student Services [email protected] for information. Attendance must be confirmed prior to all meetings.

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170

Fax: 613-966-9322

Email: [email protected]

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 (Pdf), describes the actions taken by HPEDSB in the past and actions to be taken during the five-year period from September 2020 to August 2025. 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 Regulation 191/11 (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). HPEDSB 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

Please refer to Board Administrative Procedure 133: Accessibility Standards – General Outline (Pdf), which addresses procedures related to the AODA and the Board’s commitment to take into account a person’s disability for accessibility requirements.

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 by email at [email protected] In selection of members of the committee, organizations are asked to appoint representatives with disabilities where possible.

HPEDSB 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

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62129

Fax: 613-966-5691

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: December 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm
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