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Important Notice for Secondary Students & Families

Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board secondary teachers. The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with its secondary teachers. We know that, as parents, it’s important for you to know how this situation may affect your daughter and/or [...]

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Final Exam Schedule – June 2015

The Final Exam Schedule runs from June 16-June 24, 2015.

Please click the link below to view a copy.

Final Exam Schedule June 2015

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Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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Register Now for the PIC Family Event!

Registration is now open for the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Family Event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’, April 18, 2015, Bluevale Collegiate Institute. This FREE event is open to parents, guardians and the community. Keynote speaker, Lesley Andrews, will share with us her inspiring story of ‘overcoming the odds’ to follow her passion [...]

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New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, [...]

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (Mar. 26, 2015) – Letter for Parents

Dear Parents / Guardians:  Please click the link below to view the letter sent home with all Grade 10 students this week. Letter for parents or guardians re OSSLT 2015  

Save The Date – Annual Charity Multi Dinner

Wednesday, March 25 This year the students are supporting Plan Canada’s Spread the Net campaign to help malaria ravaged regions of Africa. This issue greatly affects child mortality in parts of Africa. We already have great food lined up: Watami, Beer Town, The Bauer Kitchen, Taco Farm, Huether Hotel, The Red House, The Culinary Studio [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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Multi – The Friday show will go on!

Despite the school closing due to weather today (Friday), the Multi show scheduled for tonight, Friday, Feb. 20, 7:00 pm, will go on as scheduled.

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