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Winter is coming: What's your back-up plan when classes are cancelled?

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 cancellation of classes when conditions are considered unsuitable for our students. It also means that parents and guardians need a back-up plan in place before cancellations happen.

Decisions regarding class cancellations are made by CCRSB’s Operational Services Department and generally happen in the early morning (before 6:30 am) and, in rare situations, during the day. Our staff use multiple sources – from weather forecasts to on-the-ground reports from transportation staff, police, and provincial road reports – to make the decision about whether or not to cancel classes.

We try our best not to have cancellations during the day, but sometimes a non-forecasted change in the weather means that we need to dismiss students early. In those cases, it is really important that our schools have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and guardians. If you haven’t updated your contact information, please get in touch with your child’s school.

Cancellations during the day can also be complicated by busing. Many buses in CCRSB take students to and from multiple schools, in a set order. The normal drop-off order, at the end of the day, will still apply in the case of cancellation during the day.  

Whether first thing in the morning, or during the 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 by county/municipality and 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 (@CCRSB_Official).
  • Information is sent to all local newspapers, radio and television stations within the CCRSB, including CBC radio in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and CFCY radio in Charlottetown.

Thank you in advance for your 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 and for the safety of our students.

NSSAF Provincial Sr. Boys Soccer Championship - Friday & Saturday


November 6-7, 2015

Come out and Support our Players - See You There!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • 12:00 noon      Pugwash vs CBHA
    • Opening Ceremonies
  • 2:30 p.m.    Hants North vs Ecole NDA                                           



Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • 10:00 a.m.  Bronze Medal Game
  • 12:00 noon Championship Game

Yearbook Recognition

 Dear Parents and Guardians:

 Looking for a creative way to tell your child, “I love you” and “I’m proud of you.”

 Place a recognition ad in this year’s yearbook!

 Whether your son or daughter is a graduate or a grade seven student, a recognition ad is always a great idea. In the future, seeing your message will bring a smile as he/she remembers your love and support during these important years. It’s easy to create a recognition ad. Just send us a copy of your favorite photo(s) [e-mail or hardcopy] and compose your own message. We’ll do the rest! (We also graciously accept suggestions for a layout, color, and design, so if you have an idea, let us know!)

 While you’re thinking of what your ad will look like, also think about the size of the ad space.  Select from a variety of sizes and costs. Take a look at the examples enclosed.

 We can even keep the ad a secret until the yearbook is distributed (but only if your son/daughter isn’t on the yearbook editorial staff!)

 Reserve a space for your recognition ad today to say how proud you are.  Like the yearbook, your message will be a permanent memory.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Smith at your convenience.

 Please have your orders and information in before Friday, December 18, 2015. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis, as there are limited pages in this year’s book dedicated to PDAs. Please do your best to have your orders in by the deadline; however, there may be spaces available after this date.



Janice Smith and Jane Duynisveld /


Scholarship Opportunities

New Scholarship:  Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program.  If integrity, determination and courage describe you - you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to overcome adversity and succeed in life.  We help students overcome financial barriers to pursuing higher education.   Application Deadline is October 25, 2015.  To learn more and apply, visit 
Loran Awards.  The Loran Scholars Foundation was founded in 1988 to fund outstanding student to study on Canadian university campuses.  We seek well-rounded students who demonstrate character, promise of leadership and strong commitment to service in the community.  To learn more and apply, visit

Ford - Drive 4UR School

Ford Drive for your School Fundraiser


Tri-County Ford is partnering with Pugwash District High School. For every valid test drive completed, Ford Motor Company of Canada will donate $20 to our school – up to $6000!


Where: Pugwash District High School

When: September 24, 2015 from 9am-7pm

Why: To Support PDHS




Tri County Ford Sales


The Panther Press is Back!

Jr. Public Relations Committee Head, Carol Anne Walton has submitted this Week's Panther Press - Enjoy!

File Attachments: 

Supplies List

Supplies Lists for Grades 7-12 are located under the Document Depot tab.

See you soon!

PDHS Students at the Canda Wide Science Fair 2015

Congratulations to Maria and John Burns Duynisveld who took their individual projects to the national science fair!

Maria's project titled "Eggs-amining the Connection Between Foraging Behavior and Egg Characteristics" won the 4-H Canada Award - Junior, Excellence Award - Junior - Gold Medal, and a Western University Scholarship. 

John Burns's project titled "Are There Differences in How Lettuce Genotypes Respond to Light Sources?" won him an Excellence Award - Intermediate - Bronze Medial and a Scholarship to Western University.

More information on these projects is attached.

Grade 6 Orientation - June 8

Grade 6 students from Wentworth Elementary, Wallace Elementary, Cyrus Eaton Elementary, and Northport Elementary are invited to their soon-to-be school Monday, June 8 for the day.  Students will have the opportunity to meet our school staff and have an introduction to school life at PDHS.

There will be a meeting for the Grade 6 students and their parents/guardians the next evening, Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00 - 7:00PM.  Hope to see you then!

There is no school Monday, June 8 for our Grade 7 students.

Note:  This Orientation day was originally scheduled for Monday, May 25


Grade 6 Parents/Guardians:

                      This may be a good time to Like us on Facebook (Pugwash District High School) and Follow us on Twitter @PDHS_Panthers

April Assembly Postponed!

This months' assembly has been postponed to May 1.  April awards will be given out during the May Assembly.


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