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Winter Carnival Week!

Monday – School Spirit Day

Tuesday – Winter Wear

Wednesday – Dress to Impress Your Valentine  (Dance 7-10PM)

Thursday – Winter PJ Day

Friday – Valentine’s Eve


The grades with the school spirit and most students who participate in the day will be counted towards Battle of the Grades.


Here is an explanation of what each day includes:


School Spirit Day – Everyone wears PDHS colors (Red and Black)

Winter Wear Day – Wear your favorite pair of mittens, hat and scarfs. Snowshoe races and snowman building contest events will happen at lunchtime.

Dress to Impress – Students are asked to dress as if they were going to a job interview. Dress code will be implemented. (ex. Boys – Ties Girls – Dresses, Slacks, Skirts)

PJ Day – Wear pajama’s! Also, hot chocolate served at lunchtime. 

Valentine’s Eve – Express yourself and wear Valentine’s colours (ex. Red and Pink).


Snow Days - School Cancellation

Winter Weather is Coming!

The days are getting colder and with each dip in the thermometer we move one step closer to winter weather: icy roads, snow and freezing rain. For CCRSB schools, winter weather means the potential closure of schools when conditions are considered unsafe for our students and staff.

Decisions regarding school cancellations are made by CCRSB’s Operational Services Department and generally happen in the early morning (before 6:30 am) or mid-day. We try our best not to have mid-day cancellations, but sometimes an unexpected change in the weather makes the decision for us. In those cases, it is important that our schools have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and guardians, and that parents and guardians have alternative arrangements in place for their children, before a cancellation takes place.

Mid-day cancellations can also be complicated by busing. Many buses in CCRSB transport students to and from multiple schools, in a set order. This same order of pick-up and drop-off will still apply in the case of a mid-day cancellation. So, though schools may close at 10:00 am, for example, students may not be dropped off until an hour or more later, depending on where their school is on the regular pick-up and drop-off order.

Whether first thing in the morning, or mid-day, cancellations due to weather conditions will be announced in several ways:

  • The “All Schools Open” button on the CCRSB home page ( changes to red. By clicking on the button, you can get closure information specific to our Family of Schools.
  • A message regarding the cancellation is posted to the CCRSB home page under “News”; to the CCRSB Facebook page (; and to our Twitter feed (@ChignectoCRSB).
  • Information is sent to all local radio and television stations within the CCRSB, including CBC radio in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and CFCY radio in Charlottetown.

CCRSB thanks all parents, guardians and students for their patience and understanding as we move through the start of the winter season. Please know that all decisions regarding cancellations are made with great care for the safety of students and staff.

Social Media Reminders

At the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) we consider our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts a digital extension of our physical offices.

These tools give us the means and opportunity to reach more students, parents, and guardians at one time than any other communication tool. We also know that more and more students, parents and guardians rely on the Internet and social media sites to gather information important to them. With this in mind, it is important to remember some basic tenets of responsible and respectful use.

All CCRSB schools abide by the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct calls on all members of the CCRSB community to be respectful, kind and understanding to each other. These same basic ideas should be applied when using the Internet and social media websites. (You can read CCRSB’s Code of Conduct on our website at, click on “Document Depot,” “Education Services”.)

Emergency Preparedness Drills

We know that some parents feel uneasy about the Emergency Preparedness Drills and why they must be practiced. This letter is intended to provide clarification.

Course Communication Plans

Course Communication Plan descriptions can be found in the Public Portal ( by selecting one of your child's courses.

Provincial Report Card Changes

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) have made some changes to the provincial report cards.

The DEECD has provided parents/guardians with the following information regarding these changes:

PDHS Information 2014- 2015

Take a moment to glance through our Student Handbook located under the Document Depot tab.

There is a variety of resourceful information related to this coming academic school year.

The Events Calendar has also been updated.

PDHS Cafeteria - Modified Methods to Ensure Safety

The PDHS Cafeteria Head Chef, Joanne Cottirll, is excited to welcome students and staff back for another school year. This year is not like any other as Covid-19 has changed our day to day lives. This year we are able to provide a lunch program, however we have modified our lunch menu.  Students in grades 7 to 9 are eating lunch in their classroom and their orders will be delivered to them in a safe manner while maintaining the service our students have come to expect. Students in grades 10 to 12 are able to use the cafeteria during their lunch time and will pick up their orders adhering to social distancing.  In an effort to meet the needs of our modified system, all food must be pre-ordered (including any condiments), upon arrival in the morning.  Students have been given order slips and the menu is attached to this post.  Each morninig students will place their envelope with the order slip and money in the grade level basket located in the cafeteria; supervised by a staff member.  Student's in grades 7 to 9 will receive necessary change when their order is delivered.  Please include the name and grade on the outside of the envelope.  Should students forget their order form and/or require an envelope, they will be available. 

Daily Items and Monthly Specials are posted on the attached Menu.  Specials are $5.50 and come with a milk and a cookie.  Price of items are available on the menu.

Cafeteria Order Slips are also avilable and can be printed.

New This Year!

We are offering food cards for parents to purchase for students. You can purchase a $25.00 or $50.00 card for your child that will stay in the kitchen with Joanne. Each day that your child is ordering from the cafeteria they will place a completed order slip (including their name, class, and order items) in the class basket in the cafeteria. Joanne will contact you when the money is getting low and you can reload. Payment options for the cards are by cash or e-transfer only. E-transfers can be sent to and you must include in the e-transfer your child’s school, name, grade, and phone number. This option decreases contact for staff and students as less handling and exchange of money is required.



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