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October is National Principals Month

Recognizing a principal by nominating her/him for an ‘Inspire’ award would be an excellent way to celebrate National Principals Month.

The ‘Inspire’ award is one way the Public Schools Branch is using to recognize members of our educational community for the inspirational things they do to help us all experience success and make our schools great places to work and learn.  Anyone can nominate an employee, student, volunteer, parent or community member; and the criterion for nomination is simple – they just need to have inspired others.  To nominate someone, simply take a minute or two to complete the on-line nomination form.  Nominees will receive a small PSB recognition package and a note of thanks for contributing to the PSB community.

Student Well-being Teams Now in Place

Mental health therapists, nurses, counsellors, and outreach workers are now working in schools to support students who are struggling with mental, social and physical health issues.

The first Student Well-being Teams are now in place in the Westisle and Montague families of schools, and others will follow in all families of schools over the next two years.

For more information, please check out this video with provincial coordinator Geoff MacDonald or visit the teams’ new website.

 

Update on the Queens Arms Intersection Construction.

*The Public Schools Branch is making alternative parking arrangements for school buses in the Queens Arms area to assist in minimizing anticipated delays due to the closure of the Queens Arms Intersection.  The Branch will be working with drivers to find ways to minimize disruption as a result of the construction.
*Parents can expect some variation in pickup times in the morning as a result of this construction. Some pickups may need to be slightly earlier than normal to make up for delays due to traffic congestion.  We seek parents’ patience as some delays in pickups may occur, as well, depending on traffic.
*The Branch will continue to monitor the situation closely with the goal of having students arrive at school on time.  Necessary changes will be made to routes in an effort to achieve this. Efforts will be made to ensure the afternoon flows as well as possible given the construction.