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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.



Cafeteria Prices Going Up After March Break

Due to the increase in minimum wage effective April 1st, 2020 and the increase in food prices from our suppliers, it is impossible to maintain our current pricing. Therefore, we have to bring in a price increase effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020.  More information can be found in the attached letter as well as the new price list.

PDHS Introduces eReport Cards

All parents/guardians and students have access to an electronic report card refered to as "eReport Cards".  eReport Cards are available for all grade 9 - 12 students this school year.  eReport Cards can be accessed through the Student-Parent Portal at Paper report cards will continue to be distributed to those who wish to continue to receive them.  If you would like access to eReport Cards, please follow the instructions within the attached document.


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EA Information Session

Are you interested in becoming an Educational Assistant in Cumberland County?  There will be an information Session Thursday, January 30 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Chignecto Family of Schools Office - 84 Church Street, Springhill.

Look at the attached poster for more information.

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Water at PDHS - Alternate Sources in 2020

CCRCE has a drinking water quality monitoring and testing program in place that includes regular bacterial and chemical analysis testing. In 2019, Health Canada published new health-based guidelines for lead and copper in drinking water. We always put student and staff safety first and comply with regulations and standards. In addition to our regular testing, there is now a new water testing protocol for lead and copper outlined by Department of Environment for Nova Scotia schools.   On December 19, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced that public schools across the province that have not been tested yet will be provided with alternate drinking water. This will be available at our school starting in January 2020.

For more information, please open the attached letter.

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