Back to School

September signals back to school time for Prince Edward Island students and families

There's more to back to school than buying school supplies and making lunches. Here parents of students in kindergarten to grade 12 will find helpful information about what you need to know to be ready for the first day of school as well as points of contact, helpful tips and other resources for a successful school year.

Get ready to take an active part in your child's education. It's one of the most important jobs you will ever have as a parent.

First day of school is Thursday, September 5, 2019

1. Preparing Your Child for Back to SchoolThree children walking into school

Tips for getting ready for the first day, going to a new school and more.

2. Key Contacts for School and Education System

Your child's education is important to us and we are committed to answering any questions you may have. Here you will find some frequently asked questions and answers that may help.

3. Parent Engagement: How to Get Involved

Parent and family involvement in a child's education is critical to student academic success.

4. Using the School Year CalendarPEI school calendar 2017 posted on refrigerator

You can use the school calendar to plan for family appointments, child care, holidays and other activities.

5. Keeping Students Safe

Safety considerations from school bus safety to safe Internet use.

6. Finding After-School Care

Two boys reading in a school libraryUse the PEI Early Learning and Child Care Registry to see what licensed options are available for your child in your community.


Published date: 
August 5, 2019
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062