Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Job action announced by Waterloo Region District School Board elementary teachers. We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will be in a legal strike position on Monday May 11, 2015. We can now inform you that ETFO will begin strike […]

Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please […]

School Climate Surveys Are Here!

School climate surveys are important tools which help schools assess the current culture within a school. The survey captures perceptions from students, parents and staff relating to issues such as character development, equity and inclusion, safe schools, and variables that contribute to a healthy school environment. Please take the opportunity to complete the Safe Caring […]

Safe and Caring Schools

Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey—PARENTS/GUARDIANS A Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) is a place where all partners – students, staff, parents, and community members treat one-another fairly, with respect and kindness, and act in a socially responsible way towards all members of the school community. We want to hear our parent voices. The […]

UPDATE: Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Potential job action by elementary teachers province-wide The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with elementary teachers. At the provincial/central bargaining table, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) filed for conciliation and made the request for a No-Board Report. On April 24, […]

Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board Secondary teachers. You may have heard about the possibility of labour disruption at the Waterloo District School Board (WRDSB). We would like to assure you that this is currently an issue affecting secondary schools, not elementary schools. The collective agreements for all unionized school board employees […]

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 […]

Pizza Money

Pizza money is due Tuesday, June 16th by 9:00. Pizza is $1.25 per slice and students have a choice of pepperoni or cheese. Pizza is delivered on Thursday, June 18th at 2nd nutrition break.

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, […]

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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