Parent meeting for those interested in Late French Immersion for Sept. 2016, is Thursday, Feb. 4th, at 7 p.m., in the library at KISH.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2016
Parents are urged to register their children for Kindergarten as soon as possible. It is important that schools have registration information in order to contact parents regarding the upcoming Welcome to Kindergarten Program and to assign teaching staff to schools, in particular, the Kindergarten classes. Your child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2016.
Register at the local school that your child is zoned to attend. Please bring proof of your child’s age provide your child’s Birth Certificate and PEI Health Card. Please bring a copy of utility bill, etc. as proof of your home address.
Please call your local school or School District Office, if you have questions: Stratford, 368-6990; or Summerside, 888-8400.
SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
All ELSB school cancellations will be announced on local radio stations and posted on our website by 7:00 A.M. An announcement that “classes in all English Language School Board schools are cancelled” means that there is no school for students. An announcement of a “system wide shutdown” indicates that all schools and offices are closed. In some instances it may only be necessary to close an individual school or a “family of schools”. Partial system closures or delays will be announced by family of schools. (See Below) ONE HOUR DELAY
If a decision on cancellation cannot be made by 7:00 A.M., a one hour delay will be announced whereby all schools and buses will operate one hour later than usual. A further announcement will be broadcast by 8:00 A.M. LATE BUSES
In some instances, even in fine weather, buses may be delayed. Parents will be notified via radio broadcast that a bus will be delayed (i.e. Bus #97 is running 30 minutes late). SCHOOL CLOSURES DURING THE DAY
It may be necessary to close a school or a family of schools part way through a school day for weather related concerns. Detailed announcements will be made on local radio stations and posted to our school board website.
Parents who will not be at home when children arrive are responsible for making alternate arrangements for the care of their children on such days. Please notify the school of these arrangements as soon as possible. EXTREME WEATHER DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
Should Transportation Infrastructure Renewal and/or the RCMP recommend that school buses remain off Island roads, students may be required to remain at school beyond their normal dismissal time (unless picked up by a parent or designate). Announcements will be made on local radio stations and posted to our school board website.
On days when classes are in session, and the low temperature combined with wind provides a wind chill of -20 or below, students will not be required to go outside at recess or lunch, or remain outside upon morning arrival. SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS
1. The final decision to attend school or to travel to school via school bus always rests with the parent.
2. Please do not drop children off at school unless you are certain that school is operating that day and that staff are present to supervise the children.
3. Please listen to the radio and check the school board website frequently between 6:30 and 8:00 A.M. daily to determine if schools are operating. Every effort will be made to have announcements broadcast by 7:00 A.M.
4. Please do not call the school, school board office, or radio stations for information on cancellations or delays. Such calls tie up telephone lines which may be needed for emergency use.
Except for the main door, all other doors will be locked through the school day. All visitors must enter through the main doors between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Breakfast Program run by the Home & School would appreciate nut-free toast toppings and volunteers. Thank you for the Cheese Whiz and jam! Contact Angie at 902-836-4600.
Since QEES is a Nut-Free students, please ensure that if peanut butter is eaten at home before school, hands are washed thoroughly before arriving at school.
Please be vigilant about checking for head lice.
Students who are dropped off at school before 8:10 a.m. are unsupervised. The main parking lot is for school buses. Please do not drive towards the front door or the elementary doors to drop off students; all students are to be dropped off by the primary doors only. No food nor drinks are allowed on buses.