Parents/Caregivers
We have had a great start to our school year as we have just completed two weeks of getting to know our students again, adapting to the “new norm” we are faced with, looking at and changing our procedures to address student safety and issues and generally getting back into a routine. The students have simply been fabulous since day one with all the changes and I even have had some “little ones” come to me to
discuss what else could be done! Awesome.
Just a friendly reminder not to drop off children until all buses have left the bus lane. I have noticed a few students being dropped off early and then trying to weave through the parked staff vehicles while buses are still in front of the school. Students need to use the sidewalk provided and go to their assigned cohort entrances.

Thanks for your kind messages lately about how we are doing, not necessary but very much appreciated by all of us!
Have a great day and weekend
Scott and Staff

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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

                                                           Box 287, 19 School St

                                                         Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0        

                                           902-888-8495 (p)   902-888-8491(fax)

                                                      www.edu.pe.ca/miscouche     

 PRINCIPAL: Scott MacDonald                       VICE-PRINCIPAL:  Sue Gogan

Sept 2020                                                                    Newsletter #1

2020-2021 Miscouche Staff

Scott MacDonald        -Principal

Sue Gogan                  -Vice Principal

Joanne Lynch              -Administrative Assistant

Nicole McGreevy        -Grade 7 HR, Gr. 7, 8 and 9 Literacy, Grade 7 & 8 Social Studies & STC

Terry Doran                 -Guidance

Holly Stewart              -Resource, Gr, 8 & 9 Home Ec.

Marg Dumville            -KA Homeroom

Roxanne Gaudin         -1A Homeroom

Corinne McCarthy      -1B Homeroom

Carol Ann Arsenault   -2A Homeroom

Spring Keough            -3A Homeroom

Melanie Gallant           -4A Homeroom

Laura Montgomery     -5A Homeroom

Patti Gallant                -6A Homeroom

Leah Hardy                 – Grade 8 Homeroom, Gr’s 1-9 Resource

Courtney Mullen         – Music, Band & Gr 7 Literacy

Kim MacDougall        -K-9 Phys Ed, Grade 7 Math

Andrea Langille          -Gr 7 Science, Grade 8 & 9 Social Studies, 9 Health & Grade 7 Home Ec.

Becky Yeo                  -Gr 9 Homeroom, Gr 7, 8, & 9 Math, Gr 8 & 9 Science

Ed MacIntyre              -Gr 7-9 Industrial Arts

Kim Aylward              -EA    

Anna May White         -EA

Beth Rogers                -EA

Todd Lynch                -EA

Jenn Ellis-Beniot         -EA

Mary Jane Dyer           -EA

Heather Sparvath        -EA

Tara MacDonald         -EA

Glenda MacDonald    -EA

Amanda McCarville-   Youth Worker

Kevin Grady               -Custodian

Marjorie Palmer           -Custodian

John Moores                -Cleaner

If for any reason you have a change in address, home/cell numbers it is important you send in those changes to Joanne Lynch, our Administrative Assistant. Also for mass email purposes please give us your current email address.

Dates to Remember

Oct 1st – School Photos

Hello Parents!

Picture Day is coming Thursday, October 1ST

After Picture Day, order pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

Phys Ed Classes

Just a reminder that all students must have indoor sneakers for Phys Ed class. 

Note to Parents

Parents of Intermediate Students if you do not want your child to go to the store at lunchtime this year, please contact the school.  If we don’t hear from you we are assuming you are giving your child permission to go to the store.

Music:

Welcome back to Music at Miscouche for another great year! I am so excited to meet the new Kindergarteners and to work with all of my returning students again this year!

Music Notes:

– As per our guidelines, after school band as well as band trips are currently on pause. We will keep you updated if anything changes.

– As per our guidelines, all lunch time music activities are also on pause but we will update you with any changes as we move forward.

As always, feel free to contact Mrs. Mullen with any questions regarding music at the school!

Courtney Mullen
Music Teacher

Miscouche Consolidated School

New Lunch Program

This year the Province is providing a Healthy Eating Program to families. If you are interested in ordering please go on and register at the following link:

http://peischoolfood.ca/

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

THANK YOU

FOR

THE CONTINUED

SUPPORT

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Miscouche School Update
Good Afternoon Parents/Caregivers – just a few updates for you:
•    Please ensure daily you go over your student screening checklist. For the updated version go to the PSB website.
•    Ensure you received all forms that were sent home and it is very important you send to Joanne any cell, address or email updates.
•    New School Menu begins this Monday, Sept 14.
•    As you are now aware we have changed how morning and afternoon bussing looks like, especially parking your vehicles over at the Community Center. I can’t thank you enough for being so patient as we revamp and change some of our procedures to address student safety and efficiency! Bussing signs will be posted next week.
•    If you have any concerns regarding your child please contact their teacher and/or Administration depending on the issue. Using Social Media to air concerns only serves to make matters worse for all.

We have had a great start to our school year. Its nice again to hear the laughter of our students outside on the playground. We will continue to “tweak” policies and procedures with our students at the forefront. Again, thank you for your patience and continued support!
Scott and Staff

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Good Morning Everyone – with increased traffic now during the am/pm we felt a need to change a bit this part of our school plan. Effective immediately all Parents/Caregivers our bus lane will no longer be accessible to private vehicles during student drop off and pickup. Parents/Caregivers are asked to drop their child off/pickup after the buses leave. Students are to use the sidewalk to access their assigned entrance. Parents/Caregivers will need to turn around at the rec-center and exit via the same way you came in. Vehicles are no longer permitted to drive through our parking lot/bus lane. Please do your part to ensure the safety of our children. Staff will be outside to assist with this transition until signage is in place.

Thank You for your continued support!

Scott and Staff

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Good Evening Parents/Caregivers. Here is my weekly update for Miscouche School. Please note these updates will continue over the next little while as new information comes to us or what we have changes:

1)    Please check regularly our school webpage and facebook areas as our Miscouche School Return Plan does and recently has, changed. One significant change is Parent dropoff time in the morning so please note below:
All Students being dropped off by parents/caregivers need to park over at the community center at approximately 8:20am. Students from cohorts (grades) K, 1&2, 3&4, and siblings will go in the middle doors. Students from cohorts (grades) 5&6, 7, 8&9 and siblings will go in office doors. We ask that all students being dropped off remain in vehicles until bus students are safely in schools. We will have staff outside to support transitioning and due to COVID Restrictions parents will not be allowed in the building at this time.
2)    Just a reminder there are going to be documents sent home with your child the first week of school. Its very important that you go over them with your child. Please update your phone numbers and email addresses for easy contact from us. In my mass e-mail to you I do not have information for approximately 30 parents.

3)    Due to COVID Restrictions (avoiding mixing of cohorts), our grade 7 class will not be allowed to go to the store this year.

4)    While weather permits the majority of our PhysEd classes will take place outside this year (COVID Recommendation) so please dress your children accordingly.

5)    After Sept 30 we will be emptying our lost/found bin in the office so if you or your child could check our bin prior to the date that would be great.

Thanks for your patience and see you all next week!

Scott and Staff

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UPDATED MISCOUCHE OPERATIONAL PLAN

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Dear PSB Families –

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to be returning to in-person learning in schools next week and look forward to seeing your children. All schools have been working hard to prepare for the return to school and will provide you with specific details about your child’s school.

We would like to provide you with some information that applies to all 56 schools in the Public Schools Branch.

Back To School Website – All school operational plans can be found on the Back to School Website. https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school

Communication with Parents – Schools work hard to provide excellent communication and information to parents on a wide variety of school specific matters. The PSB will provide parents with system related information through the following. Check us out!
PSB website (https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/)
PSB Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/publicschoolsbranch)
PSB Instagram (https://instagram.com/psbpei/)
PSB Twitter (https://twitter.com/PSBPEI)

Pre-Screening your Children – Every morning we ask that you check-in with your child to see how they are feeling. Your school will provide you with a pre-screening checklist that will help to decide if your child should come to school. If your child is feeling unwell and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that they stay home and suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider for information. The pre-screening checklists can also be found on the PSB website and PSB social media. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/

At School – If you child feels unwell while at school, a staff person will call you and ask you to come pick up your child. If the child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the school will suggest you call 811 or your healthcare provider. If your child is advised to get tested for COVID-19, your child must remain home until a negative result is found. Others in the household do not need to self-isolate at this time. If your child is not tested for COVID-19, they should still remain home until symptoms improve and they are feeling well. We appreciate your support with these unexpected circumstances.

COVID-19 Positive Case in Schools – Schools and the PSB have developed a protocol in the event of a student or staff person testing positive for COVID-19. This would include timely communication with those impacted, working collaboratively with CPHO to determine contact tracing and case-by-case decision making on if classes, cohorts or schools would need to remain home.

Contact Information – Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date at your school. It is important that the school can reach you or a caregiver for your child when necessary.

Alternate Arrangements – Sometimes unpredictable events occur that require your child to go home from school early. Please ensure alternate arrangements are made in the event that your child needs to go home when feeling unwell or in the event of an early school closure due to a power outage, inclement weather, etc..

Visitor’s in Schools – Schools remain welcoming environments to students, staff and visitors. With our ongoing focus on student and staff safety, visitors in schools will be reduced and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We encourage parents and other visitors to limit the number of visits to schools.

Meet the Staff Events – Many schools usually host mid-September “Meet the Staff” events to provide parents an opportunity to meet the staff at each school. At this time, PSB schools will not be hosting in-person events. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage parents to reach out to their child’s teacher.

Masks in Schools – Please visit the PSB Guidelines for Return to School 2020 to see the new masking guidelines. https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/back-school It will be important for us all to work together to help students understand the guidelines. Please purchase a personal, non-medical mask for your child and talk to them about wearing it. Please watch these videos with your children before school!

Mask Video 1 – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/wearing-masks-and-ppe-schools

Mask Video 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzXZcOObiyo

Before/After school activities – All before and after school activities have been “paused” during the school start up. Schools will communicate further when this changes.

Helpful Videos – A few other videos that you may find helpful are below. Please take some time to watch them with your children.

Back to School Info – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/keeping-everyone-safe

Younger children – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOclshVIKss

Older children – https://youtu.be/jlnqaXoPm_o

Physical Distancing –
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/education-and-lifelong-learning/physical-distancing-schools

Thank you for your ongoing support with Back to School 2020! See you soon!
Public Schools Branch

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MISCOUCHE CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONAL PLAN

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GRADE 9 AWARD WINNERS

 

Miscouche Fire Department Award- Highest Average- Allie MacCaull

 

Miscouche Fire Department Award- 2nd Highest average- Aizlin Richard

 

Male Athlete of the year- Lucas Paugh

 

Female athlete of the year- Allie MacCaull

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Music- Anna Jones

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Science- Allie MacCaull

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Math- Allie MacCaull

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Literacy- Aizlin Richard

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Social Studies- Aizlin Richard

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Best Effort through Jr High- Kierslee

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Improvement in Technology- Clay Yeo

 

Miscouche Legion Award for Volunteerism- Madison Rogers

 

Belmont Women’s Institute Award for Significant Contribution to Overall Positive Attitude- Aizlin Richard

 

Warren Richard Memorial Award for Determination, Positive Attitude and Acceptance of Others- Jesse Mills

 

Home and School Award for Positive Attitude and improvement- Cohen Billings

 

 

Home and School Award for Best Effort- Alysha Perry

 

Eileen and Doris Steele Award for Demonstrating Qualities for Leadership- Aizlin Richard

 

Eileen and Doris Steele Award for Strong Academic Achievement- Allie MacCaull

 

Eileen and Doris Steel Award for Demonstrating Perseverance and Promising Attitude- Kierslee Gallant

 

CWL Miscouche St. John The Baptist Church Council- Trey Wedge, Anna Jones

 

Miscouche Fire Department Award-Academic Achievement, Positive Attitude & Volunteerism- Isabel MacLellan

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Click here to view a message from Director Parker Grimmer.

I am standing in front of one of our schools today because these are important places, and one of the places where learning happens for students. Within our schools and PSB offices, we are now planning and preparing for students and staff to safely return to school in September.

These last days of the school year, much like the last months, have been like no other. We have all been doing things much differently than we have in the past. 2019-2020 has been a busy, demanding, challenging, at times frustrating, but ultimately a successful year for students and those who have worked with them including parents and staff. We hope everyone is able to reflect back on some positive, productive, and successful moments.

We want to take a moment to recognize the efforts of students, parents, and staff. Thank you for your patience, energy, commitment, teamwork, willingness to try new things, and do old things in new ways. These words come from sharing and observing what we have seen on the journey with our educational community these last weeks. Our shared success is reflected in the accomplishments of our students, and we should be pleased with our efforts working together to assist in their success. We have learned once again that good things can happen, even in the most challenging circumstances, when we work together.

We haven’t been perfect though. I can’t tell you how many times COVID-19 has proved my thinking to be wrong, or how some days our planning in the morning was no longer current or helpful by the afternoon. While we made inroads into how we supported students and families in need, we still have work to do to provide more equitable learning for students. We have all learned so much through this pandemic, including the importance of reflection and the need to routinely adjust our thinking and actions. I want to genuinely thank students, parents, and staff for supporting us, even through the times when we and our circumstances seemed most uncertain.

Planning is underway to bring students and staff safely back to our schools and work spaces. The provincial government’s Fall Education Readiness Committee has been working to determine the plan for returning to school in September and the PSB is working with the Chief Public Health Office and our partners at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning to determine the best configurations for buses, schools, and workspaces.

We also need to prepare ourselves for the possibility that learning in school might need to look differently next year. We will make every effort to communicate plans in a timely way so all of our educational partners can prepare as much as possible.

While there is still some uncertainty to all this, we know with certainty that students are best served when we work together. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we work through planning to return to school. We look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, with all of the challenges and opportunities it will hold.

Congratulations to those who have graduated, are moving to a new school, or who are retiring as one of our valued employees. We are also excited to welcome new students, parents and staff who will be joining the PSB next year!

I wish every members of our PSB educational community a safe, restful, and happy summer!

Until September, take care,

Parker Grimmer

Director

Parker Grimmer

Director

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