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Cross-enrolled Students in Grade 8-12

Resource funding is available on a per course basis for materials/resources that help students meet the learning standards for the course, e.g., lessons, necessary supplies, etc.  New cross-enrolled students must also enroll in PIE - see link to website below.

Full time Students in Grade K-12

Enroll in PIE

The first step is to go the website​. and follow the online enrolment instructions.

Create Student Learning Plans

After you have completed your child(ren)'s enrolment information, each of your children will need their own student learning plan (SLP). This is an initial plan for the year outlining the resources and strategies that will be used to help your child(ren) meet the learning standards for their grade. These resources are selected in consultation with your child's teacher.  The teachers have recommendations for you but are also prepared to be flexible in finding alternate resources and strategies designed to meet the required learning standards. 

How do we purchase resources?

We must purchase resources for you. We cannot reimburse you if you choose to purchase items yourself. Most of our orders are done online and will come in the mail directly to your home. In order for PIE to purchase resources they must meet current grade learning standards. Our provincial standards are fairly flexible and allow us to purchase a wide range of hands-on or pencil-and-paper options for your child(ren)'s needs. It should be noted though that the purchase of religious materials to meet learning standards is prohibited by Ministry regulations.  Please check with PIE admin for the process for requesting resources.

Purchasing Capital Items

When we purchase items like a printer or computer, they are considered capital items. The rules are that the school district owns the capital item(s) until they have depreciated enough that they are of no use to the district (typically three years from date of purchase, but can vary depending on the item). So, if you decide to leave the program, you would need to either pay the depreciated amount of the item (this amount depends on how long it's been since the item was purchased) or give it back. If you end up staying with PIE for three years (or so), ownership can be transferred to you. 

Initial Work Samples

Initial work samples are required for resource funds to be made available. We are looking for the following:

Math – DMA Math assessment (or one unit quiz or test)

Reading – one written response/reaction to a book the student has read; in K/1 this can be a book that has been read to them and a picture they've drawn.

Writing â€“ one piece of writing (letter to a family member, process paragraph or essay etc).

After initial work samples are handed in for Grades K-9, subsequent work for each term -  including worksheets, projects, reports, art samples, etc. - will be submitted at the report visits for each term or sent to the teacher.

Report visits

PIE requires three report visits per school year: a Term 1 visit in late fall (November or December), a Term 2 visit in late winter (February or March), and a Term 3 visit in late spring (May or June). In these visits we usually meet in students' homes and the visit lasts for around one hour per PIE student. This is a great opportunity to discuss all of the wonderful things that your child(ren) has/have been working on, and for teachers to assess and/or collect samples of student work. 

PIE Events (optional)

  • Initial Get-togethers
  • Support Zone/Interaction Day Activities
  • Science/Heritage Fairs
  • Sharing & Caroling
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Camp Imadene

For PIE families living in Powell River, the PR Complex is free on school days during school hours.