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Grade 7 Trip to Wallace Museum Tomorrow - March 26

As part of the Physcial Education, English,and Math Curriculum Grade 7 students will be bussed to the Wallace Museum tomorrow to learn about mapping, orienteering, and GPS use.  Students will be snowshoeing/hiking and using their newly learned skills in a variety of exercises.  Students will leave school at approximately 9AM and will return prior to 3PM dismissal.

This is a rain or shine event and therefore students need to be prepared for all types of weather. 

Students are required to bring a lunch as there are no cafeteria services available.

Students have been provided with a permission slip, however a copy is attached.

ENNIS Performs at PDHS April 19th!

We are pleased to announce that ENNIS will perform for our 4th annual spring fundraising concert.

With a Juno award, multiple ECMA and Music NL awards and nominations, Maureen and Karen have performed in Australia, The Middle East, Europe, America and Canada, accumulating 3 gold records along the way.  We are very excited to have them perform at PDHS!

A BIG thank you to Scotiabank Pugwash for matching all funds raised. Please support our a ticket and spread the word!! Thank you!

Tickets can be purchased from the Main Office and the Scotiabank Pugwash - $20 ($10 for students)

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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 - Daily Menu & Price List

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Cumberland Schools Catering Society is a not for profit organization. All moneys made by the society go directly back into the schools we serve to help support the students. Our society consists of Oxford Regional Education Center, Parrsboro Elem/Jr./Sr. High School, Springhill Jr./Sr.High School, Cumberland North Academy, Spring Street Academy, Pugwash District High School, Amherst Regional High School, West Highlands, Cyrus Eaton, and E.B. Chandler Jr. High School. Our goal is to provide nutritious home cooked food at an affordable price.

We have been reviewing our prices in February. Due to the increase in minimum wage effective April 1st, 2022 and the increase in food prices from our suppliers, it is impossible to maintain our current pricing. I am sure that all of you notice this when you are doing the grocery shopping for home. Therefore we have to bring in a price increase effective March 23rd, 2022. We look forward to serving you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

The new prices for our daily menu items can be found on this page.

Yours truly,

Jennifer Mapplebeck

Food Services Manager

Cumberland Schools Catering Society


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