The local Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has issued a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area. In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario. These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit fentanyl that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as marijuana, cocaine and other street drugs that were laced. These drugs and the risk they present are confirmed to be present in our region. These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly even in small amounts; the chance of over-dosing is extremely high.
As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe. If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately- DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF. Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediately. You need to know that fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.
All opioids prescription and non-prescription have a risk of overdose. Opioids are a depressant drug, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. Overdose of opioids can result in death because breathing stops.
Students are encouraged to read more from the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.
Parents are also encouraged to read more by clicking here. The Health Unit has issued a letter to parents that can be viewed by clicking here.
Panthers...be safe, live clean & be well. As always, look out for one another.
We stress that it is never acceptable or condoned to take illegal drugs. We want our students to be well educated regarding the risks that exist in the local Hastings Prince Edward area and how they can help others who may become at risk. This message is shared in partnership with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit as we work together to keep our students safe, healthy, prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.
As you know, our school board is working through an Accommodation Review Process for schools in Prince Edward County and PECI is part of that process.
The preliminary recommendation is: Close Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) and consolidate students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2017. Close Sophiasburg Central School and move students to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2018. Close C.M.L. Snider School and Kente Public School and seek Ministry of Education funding/approval to build a new K-8 elementary school on the CML Snider property or in Wellington for September 2020. Explore opportunities for community partnerships aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.
Your voice matters!
January 2017 Final Culminating Activity Information for Students and Parents
Please click here to download the poster.
Final Culminating Activity / Final Exam Schedule
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 1 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
in the PM:
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Pd. 2
12:55 pm – 1:40 pm Pd. 4
1:50 pm – 2:30 pm Pd. 5
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 2 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 4 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 5 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
Other Important Information
All students are required to complete a Final Culminating Activity during the final evaluation week for each subject and should know the date, time and location of each of their FCAs.
All students who are absent from their FCA will receive a mark of ‘0' for this Final Evaluation. If an illness precludes a student from writing an exam on the assigned day and time, a doctor’s note must be provided to the office immediately upon return to school.
Students are to remain in the examination room for a minimum of 90 minutes.
Students are expected to place coats, hats, backpacks, and other personal belongings as directed by their teachers in a safe place in the classroom. Lockers will be out of bounds until after 11:00 am therefore students should take all belongings they will need following their exam, with them to class in the morning.
Once examinations begin until all examination are completed, all lockers and hallways are out-of-bounds. Once finished, please use cafeteria to exit the hallways or to exit directly out of the building. The Library is available for quiet study and the cafeteria is available as well.
Please speak to your classroom teacher, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane if you have questions.
Best of luck to all students as you prepare to demonstrate your learning from the semester!
REMEMBER: THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER 2 IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th!
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is pleased to welcome all incoming Grade 9s to the Panther Environment- You are the Class of 2021!!! We believe your transition to highschool is incredibly important and look forward to working with you to create a personalized experience that meets and exceeds your needs.
We have a series of events planned that will help make the process informative, fun and help relieve stress. Please click here for our Transitions 2017 poster.
We look forward to working with you.
Be sure to save the dates:
Tuesday. January 31st - Panther Prowl Grade 8 Orientation Day (9:45 am to 1:30 pm)
Thursday, February 9th - Grade 8 Parent Information Night (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
Thursday, February 16th - Venture Parent Information Night (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
We look forward to meeting you and exploring some possibility thinking together!
Your Community School - Your Transition - Your Future
As you know by now, the Prince Edward School Group has been announced as the focus of one of the three Accommodation Review Processes that will be occurring this year. HPEDSB Procedure 178 succinctly outlines the mandate and composition of the Accommodation Review Committees, also called “ARCs.” This procedure notes, specifically, that two parents can be representatives on the ARC along with one School Council Chair. Our Director of Education requires that we have our selections for our ARC members in place before December 23, 2016.
Please note the following information that was communicated by our Director:
It is important to share with everyone who may consider this role that there will be a minimum of five meetings all of which will be held in public session. It is likely that additional working meetings of the ARC and school-based teams will be necessary. ARC meetings will take place between January and May. Board Committee meetings related to ARC’s will take place in May and June. There will be two meetings at which the public will have input in each area.
Please also note that all of the ARC meetings will be held outside of school hours. The school-based ARC meeting dates are set by the Board and are available by clicking here. Participation in the ARC is voluntary. ARC members are limited to those designated for participation; delegates or proxies are not permitted in the ARC member’s absence. If a member is unable to attend, the meeting proceeds according to schedule.
We will use the following process to select our parent members for the ARC.
Eligibility: Any parent or guardian who has a student attending Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is eligible to serve on the ARC as parent representative.
Self-Nomination: Parents or guardians who wish to serve on the ARC for PECI may formally identify themselves by attending the upcoming school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th when they will indicate their interest at that time.
Voting: If more than 1 person is nominated, voting will take place by secret ballot at the school council meeting. This will be a timed item at the beginning of the meeting. No voting will take place after that time.
Selection: The 2 parents/guardians who receive the most votes will be selected for the ARC.
Ties: Should the voting result in a tie, a re-vote will be held. The ballots for the re-vote will have only the parent/guardian names who are part of the tie.
Announcement: The parent/guardian members of the ARC will be announced by social media upon conclusion of voting.
All parents/guardians interested in the process are encouraged to attend the school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th to ask any questions they may have prior to formally identifying themselves as a prospective member. Please feel free to contact the school if you require information ahead of the meeting.
We look forward to working with you as we engage in possibility thinking in service of our students.
P.E.C.I. PANTHER WEAR: Order Deadline Extended!
Our P.E.C.I. Athletic Council is selling Panther wear! Order forms and sample items are available at lunch in the front lobby Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until November 3rd. Money is due by the 3rd. Cash is the preferred method of payment. All items are UNDER ARMOUR products. Please speak to Mrs. Spencer or a member of your Athletic Council if you have any questions. Order forms are also available by clicking here.