We are happy to welcome students back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to our Return to School Plan, we have launched a return to school updates page to support families.
The return to school updates page includes the following information:
Please be patient as we work through these unusual times and as we receive new information and guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Visit the HPEDSB COVID-19 page to find letters to families, information about school closures, resources and FAQs that were shared during the pandemic.
2019-2020 final report cards will be available for elementary students and parents to access online at the end of the school day on June 23, 2020 and for secondary students and parents to access online at the end of the school day on June 26, 2020.
1. Click on the connectEd for Students image
2. Login with your student username and login. This username and password sequence is the same one that the student uses when at school to access the school WIFI network or when using a school computer/laptop. The username will look something like this: AB123CD If you are unsure of the password, try using the child’s birthdate in the format yyyymmdd (e.g. 20061225)
If the password does not work, please contact your classroom teacher or school principal and they can easily reset the password for you.
June 8, 2020—The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is pleased to announce that it has partnered with radio station 99.3 County FM to broadcast Grade 8 graduation ceremonies for Prince Edward County elementary schools.
Transitioning to high school is a momentous occasion for students. While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away some aspects of the traditional year-end ceremonies, the school board and radio station are proud to recognize these students in a unique way.
The 80-minute broadcast will begin at 12:10 PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on 99.3 and will be repeated at 6:10 PM that evening. Approximately 160 Grade 8 students are graduating from five schools:
The event will feature messages from the following people:
The name of each student going to high school in September will be announced.
“Celebrating the end of the school year in June is a decades-old tradition and the COVID-19 isn’t stopping us from making that happen! The sense of community—and family—in Prince Edward County is what keeps everyone connected and together. This partnership with 99.3 County FM is another example of the HPEDSB helping students and families to feel part of our HPEschools family. We appreciate the efforts and radio time of 99.3 County FM to showcase the students of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Congratulations to each of them!” – Sean Monteith, Director of Education
“At 99.3 County FM, our volunteers were eager to do something significant to celebrate the students. It doesn’t matter the grade they’re graduating from, there are so many emotions for the students and families as the school year concludes. We are grateful to the Prince Edward County elementary schools for allowing us to be a part of the celebrations. By broadcasting at 99.3 FM and streaming the event (www.993countyfm.ca) we hope students and families from all grades will share in the joy of these PEC Grade 8 students.” – Craig Mills, Station General Manager
PECI makes poverty history and has you covered!
Prince Edward Collegiate’s Make Poverty History Club (MPH) is proud to announce its latest #OneTeam fundraising project: the sale of Panther Pride fabric face masks to help to flatten the local COVID-19 infection curve, protect vulnerable people in our community, and raise money for our local food banks.
Masks are Canadian-sourced, and made of anti-microbial, hypoallergenic microfiber. All profits from these sales will be donated to the Wellington Storehouse and Picton United Church Food Banks. The masks are an around-the ear design, with a soft polyester lycra binding, and a comfortable fabric area 5” x 7” in size. All masks are colour sublimated in PECI garnet with the distinctive Panther logo. Delivery is expected within the next few weeks, and advance orders are welcome.
A visit to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute to meet the principal, some staff and tour the Kindergarten classrooms.
Learn more about Kindergarten registration →
The HPEDSB Learning at Home resources page is intended to provide learning options to help keep students stimulated during these unprecedented times.
Experiential learning students will not attend their Coop/OYAP placements or any Dual Credit Classes at Loyalist College during the school closure. More information is available on the HPEschools website. Follow @HPEschools for updates.
September School Council Meeting
Our next School Council Meeting will be on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6pm in the Library.
Any and all interested Panther parents are welcome to attend.
Fall Open House
We are excited to invite all of our Panther families to an evening Event at PECI. On October 17th, 2019 we will be hosting our Fall Open House.
There will be a family BBQ for all families from 5pm-6pm.
Elementary classrooms and teachers will be available for classroom visits from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Secondary parent/teacher interviews from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
College and University Fair in Gym B from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
We look forward to welcoming all of our families to this Community School Event!
Welcome Back, Panthers!
We are looking forward to another great year at PECI, your County community school! All new and returning Panthers will begin their 2019-2020 school year adventure of learning and growing on September 3rd, 2019.
The school day begins for elementary Panthers at 8:10; Period 1 for secondary Panthers begins at 8:15 am.
See you soon!
Kindergarten Open House
Families new to Kindergarten are invited to join us for our Open House!
August 28th, 2019 from 9 am to 11:30 am
Please drop by whenever it suits your schedule to meet your Kindergarten team, see the classroom and ask questions. You are welcome to bring your child's indoor shoes and an extra change of clothes to keep in their cubby.
We are looking forward to a rewarding and exciting year!
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! We're so proud of everything you have done and we can't wait to see all of the amazing things that you do in the future. Dream big and always remember where home is!
Please visit https://www.robbiegarden.com/client-gallery to download all of the photos from your big night.
Grade 3 and Grade 6 students at PECI will be participating in EQAO assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics during the latter weeks in May. Scheduled date for EQAO assessments are the mornings (first instructional block) of May 22, 23, and 24, followed by the mornings of May 28, 29, and 30.
All secondary schools and Quinte Adult Education offer access to e-Learning courses. e-Learning brings equity of access to and more options for students throughout the district and beyond. It assists students to fulfill graduation requirements for college or university, or proceeding to the workplace.
Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their families. All our elementary schools offer Kindergarten for Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK).
French Immersion Information Session
NEW DATE: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
P4 & P5 Exams Cancelled!
Period 1 – January 25 - 8:30 am
Period 2 – January 28 - 8:30 am
Period 4 – Cancelled!
Period 5 – Cancelled!
Panther Prowl Cancelled
Grade 8 Parents’ Night
Feb. 7 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Grade 8 Venture & ACE Arts PLUS Parents’ Night Feb. 13 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Panther Families Update: One sleep left until the 2018-19 school year begins. It has been an incredibly busy weekend finalizing all of the preparations as we look forward to welcoming the first classes ever in our K-12 community school setting. The following is a list of helpful reminders for our school community in order to allow our learning space to be productive, safe and maximize opportunity.
All Secondary students will enter/exit through Entrances A, B, C1 and W.
Elementary bus students will enter/exit through Entrance D until the new handrail is installed on Entrance C—at that time, it will become the main entrance for elementary students.
Parents dropping off elementary students may do so at Entrance E—also known as our ‘Kiss & Drop’ or at the main office through Entrance A. Please refer to the map and photos included for more detail.
Classroom Teacher Assignments and Student Timetables:
We are fortunate to have a significant number of new registrations joining our Panther family throughout all grades and we have spent the weekend balancing classes. Classroom teacher assignments for elementary will be shared on the first day. Students will be greeted from the bus and directed to gathering areas as previously described. Should it be raining in the morning (and the weather looks perfect now), we will have our students who plan to gather outside relocated to the cafeteria for to meet their teachers.
Secondary timetables will be distributed in homerooms. Students may locate their homeroom from walls either outside the main office OR outside the cafeteria by the staffroom.
Parking will be extremely limited this year and by parking permit only in order that we have adequate room for staff. There will be a few Student Parking spaces on campus and those will be assigned by application/need only. Parking Permit applications will be available at the main office and online beginning the first day of classes. Students are encouraged to take the bus those who must drive are encouraged to park across at the Community Soccer field lot for the first week of school while the improvements to the parking lot are completed and as we work through the assignment of permits. Vehicles onsite without a pass are subject to being towed at the owners expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
We would like to thank ALL of our staff and entire school community for all of their collective investment in ensuring the New K-12 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute has a fantastic start to the school year. We look forward to our new beginning tomorrow.