Welcome to Kindergarten Sessions

“Welcome to Kindergarten” is a preschool readiness program designed for parents/guardians and their children.  It provides parents/guardians with tools and resources to engage their children in early learning experiences prior to Kindergarten.  The dates and times for this year’s Welcome to Kindergarten sessions are outlined on the Welcome to Kindergarten page.

If you have a child who is eligible to start kindergarten in September 2014 and that child has not yet been registered, you are encouraged to register with your local school as soon as possible.  This will help ensure you have an opportunity to take advantage of the school’s orientation process and resources available to parents of kindergarten-age children.

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Meet and Greet Nights for Future School Bus Drivers

Are you interested in becoming a School Bus Driver with the English Language School Board?  Staff from Transportation Services will be holding a Meet and Greet Information Night in the Summerside Office located at 288 MacEwen Road, Summerside on April 28th, and in the Stratford Office located beside the Town Hall in Stratford on April 29th.  Both sessions will be held between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and refreshments will be served.  We look forward to meeting new people!

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Tips for Parents #1

Literacy and numeracy skills are essential building blocks in a child’s education.  Teaching and reinforcing these skills is an important part of what educators do every day.  There are many ways that parents can encourage their child’s growth in these areas; and to support those efforts, ”Tips for Parents,” will be posted periodically on our website.  These will include tips on literacy, numeracy, and supporting the French Immersion program.  To view our first literacy tip – “How can I best help my child to read and write?” -  please click here.

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Parent Information Meeting – Late French Immersion

A Grade 7 Late French Immersion meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m. at Kensington Intermediate Senior High School. This information session is for parents from Kensington and Kinkora Families of Schools who are interested in registering their son/daughter for Late French Immersion.  The registration deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.

For further information, contact K.I.S.H at 836-8901 or the English Language School Board at 888-8400.

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Storm Cancellation Information Procedures

School cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on local radio stations and posted on the Home page of this website by 7:00 A.M.    In some instances it may only be necessary to close an individual school or a family of schools.  Partial system closures due to inclement weather will be announced by family of schools.  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.   For more information on closures and delays, please refer to the Notice for Parents.  For links to local media, weather forecasts, and other useful information, please visit our Storm Closure Information page.

Together we will work to ensure safe winter travel for all of our children.

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