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Grade 7 - 11 Annual Awards - Congratulations!

Annual awards typically given out on Promotion Day are available in the attached document. Award winners will receive their certificates and associated prizes in the Fall. Congratulations to all recipients!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Our 2020 Covid-19 Graduation Ceremony took place Tuesday, June 23.  All students in the graduating class took their opportunity to walk across the PDHS stage as they head off towards the next phase in their lives.  The staff at PDHS wishes them all best with their future endeavours.  You can find the video of the ceremony at  A summary of the awards, scholarships, and bursary recipients are available in the attached pdf.

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Graduation 2020 - Tuesday, June 23

Graduating high school is a significant milestone and we are very proud of our graduates for all of their accomplishments both within PDHS and beyond. It is important to acknowledge these accomplishments in a meaningful way, and yet respect the Covid-19 pandemic we find ourselves in.

The graduation of the Class of 2020 will look very different this year due to Covid-19. However we assure you we will make this year's graduation memorable.

Attached is a letter outlining the details of our 2020 graduation as well as the specific procedures for graduation day.

We are looking forward to welcoming the newest members to the PDHS alumni family.

School Access - June 8 & 9

In an effort to return student belongings and have PDHS items returned, one family member will be able to access PDHS by appointment beginning Monday June 8.  Attached is a letter outlining the process to enter our school during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Teachers will be in touch with appointment times.

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Grades 9-12: Using In-Progress (IP) in the PowerSchool Student-Parent Portal

Students/Families: As teachers and students transition to a distant learning environment, the practice of communicating student learning and progress continues with students and parents/guardians. One of these ways is through the use of the PowerSchool Student-Parent Portal. At this time, the in-progress percentage mark will be disabled in the Portal and In-Progress (IP) will be appear.  For more information as to the rationale, refer to the attached PDF.


As part of Mental Health and Addictions through the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Adolescent Outreach Services in Northern Zone Nova Scotia (Cumberland, Pictou, Colchester, and East Hants areas) is continuing to offer adolescents up to five supportive counselling sessions through telephone and virtual visits due to the developing and ongoing COVID-19 situation until May 4, 2020 (with the possibility of extension). 

Refer to the attached flyer for more information.

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Nova Scotia's Learning Continuity Plan in Review

The province announced plans to support students and learning at home while school buildings remain closed until at least May 1st. For a guide to Nova Scotia’s Learning Continuity Plan, visit

In addition to supports offered by your teacher, which began last week, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will begin to distribute grade P- 9 learning materials through store flyer packages every other week. The first flyer package was distributed last week.  These are delivered to most homes in Nova Scotia unless you have opted out of this service.

If you do not currently receive weekly flyers and want to activate delivery, please contact the Saltwire network:

Teachers will stay in touch with grade 10-12 students to support their learning and are working on plans to offer support in various ways, including options for students without access to technology at home. We know that each family has unique needs and circumstances, and teachers will work with you to find an arrangement that is best for your family.  Please refer to the Grade 12 Q&A on our Facebook page or on the CCRCE website at

Parents and studnets are encouraged to reach out to teachers with questions and support.


Grade 12 Q&A

Attached is a Q&A document specific to grade 12 students.  We want to make sure all students have answers to questions about courses, graduation, and support for post-secondary applications.

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New Learning to Begin Next Week

Our PDHS teachers and support staff are in the process of developing learning plans for their students. Some teachers already have online learning platforms setup such as Google Classrooms, while others are determining their preferred platform. Teachers are also developing low-tech/no-tech methods of delivering their programs.  Teachers have been advised that new learning will begin byThursday, April 9. Students are encouraged to continue to check their accounts for communication from their teachers. Some teachers may provide review material, however the official new learning will be introduced byThursday. We thank you for your patience and understanding as our staff collaborates and puts thoughtful work into how continued learning will look for their students.

If you have any questions or concerns of the general nature, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Brunt at  If you have specific questions related to particular courses, please reach out to your child's teachers. Teacher emails can be found in the Public Portal and under the "Our School'' tab of this website.


Nova Scotia's Learning Continuing Plan for Students

Public Schools across Nova Scotia will remain closed until at least May 1. 

Today the Nova Scotia's Learning Continuing Plan for Students was released.  This week, our teachers will continue to check-in with their students either through email or phone and begin rolling out the provincial plan. Over the coming days, more information will be shared about the next steps in student learning.  The plan is attached and provides more detailed information as well as supports for your children, our students.

Stay up-to-date by monitoring official government sites ( as our situation continues to evolve.Please continue to monitor the CCRCE website for updates.  Also, like us on Facebook page - Pugwash District High School, follow us on Twitter.

Please take care of yourself and your family. Stay safe.




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