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Provincial government extends remote learning period in Peel until Feb. 10, 2021

Dear Peel District School Board families and students,​

The Government of Ontario announced today, Jan. 12, 2021, that elementary and secondary (K-12) students in Peel will continue to learn remotely until Feb. 10, 2021. School routines for students in the Online Learning Model will continue as usual.

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Reminder: Schools move to online learning beginning Jan. 4

​On Monday, Dec. 21, the Go​vernment of Ontario announced new public health orders for the province to prevent further spread of COVID-19. All secondary (9-12) students, with the exception of some students with special education needs, will learn remotely at home during Jan. 4 to 22, 2021 and follow their regular timetable. 

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Peel Public Health letter re: changes to COVID-19 screening

​To help further reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities, Peel Public H​ealth has issued a letter with important changes to COVID-19 screening. Starting Dec. 7, 2020, all children with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even mild symptoms, must stay home, self-isolate and are recommended to get tested. 

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Ministry funding to help support online learner-How to apply

​Please see information and links below on information on how to apply for Ministry funding for elementary/secondary students.


The Ministry of Education collects your personal information on this form pursuant to paragraph 3 of subsection 8.1(1) of the Education Act.Your personal information will be used for the purpose of administering and evaluating the Support for Learners program.
www.iaccess.gov.on.ca

https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/SupportForLearnersWeb/public/index.xhtml






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Apply for the Ministry of Education’s Support for Learners

​The Ministry of Education is providing financial support for families during this temporary remote learning period through the Support for Learners program.​ Click Full Story to learn more and apply.

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Tips to demonstrate self-compassion in the New Year

​​The beginning of the New Year is often a time of reflection. This yearly practice of looking back may feel different than perhaps previous years. Use these tips from the PDSB Mental Health Resource Team team​ to exercise an increased amount of self-compassion and kindness to start off the year​.

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Peel Kindergarten Registration Is Open!

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Online Kindergarten registration now open for next school year Children born in 2017 can start school in September 2021 The Peel District School Board is now accepting online kindergarten registrations for the 2021-22 school year. Registration is open for families of children born in 2017, as well as for children born in 2016 who did not enroll previously due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. To find out what school their child will attend, families can use the Find Your School tool on the board’s website. At the Peel District School Board, Kindergarten is a place to play, wonder and learn. As co-learners, educators plan intentional play-based learning experiences that encourage children to explore, discover, and problem-solve. Families bring diverse social and cultural perspectives and are welcomed as valuable contributors to their children’s learning. Register in three simple steps 1. Visit our online kindergarten registration portal and sign up for an account. 2. Fill in the registration form and upload copies of the following required documents: • Proof of child's age and legal name (one of the following) - Birth Certificate/Birth Registration Card - Citizenship Card/Certificate/Passport/Permanent Resident Card/Confirmation of Permanent Residence - Certificate of Indian Status - Refugee/Convention Refugee Permit • Current proof of address (one of the following) - Agreement of Purchase and Sale of House - Latest Municipal Tax Assessment (MPAC) / Tax Bill - Phone / Cable/ Internet Bill - Utility Bill (water, hydro, gas) - Bank Statement / Letter from Financial Institution / Credit Card Statement - Government forms (e.g., Canada Post, Service Canada documents) • Proof of Citizenship/Immigration Status (if applicable) • Proof of custody – children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement. • Proof of immunization – proof that your child has been immunized/vaccinated. 3. Submit your application and wait to be contacted by your child’s new school. Registration support Technical support is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Call 905-755-8849, option #1. For more information about the kindergarten program in Peel public schools, contact your local elementary school or 905-890-1010/1-800-668-1146 ext. 2595. For more information about the kindergarten program and how to register online, visit the board’s Kindergarten website. On this website, families will also find resources and activities to help their child’s transition to kindergarten, including a video overview of the program and an online information session with frequently asked questions for families. Kindergarten planning for students with special needs The Peel board's Special Education Support Services department looks forward to working with families as planning for their child's entry to school begins. A virtual parent information session will be held on Jan. 14, 2020 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to support Kindergarten entry planning for September 2021 for students with special needs via Microsoft Teams. When registering, families will be required to complete the Planning for Entry to School Form and upload it in the online kindergarten registration portal. Schools will also follow up with registered families to support them closely and meet their child's needs. To learn more and prepare for registration, please review the following Parent letter - Enrolling students with special needs.
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