Posted June 8, 2016
How can you give input? Appear as a delegation at the June 15, 2016, Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Thursday, June 9, 2016. More information on delegation procedures and how to register is […]
Posted January 13, 2016
As the cold weather arrives, it’s important for everyone to be familiar with our Severe Weather Conditions procedure. There are some changes to the procedure for the 2015-16 school year: Frigid Temperatures: Schools will NOT automatically be closed when temperatures reach -35C or colder with wind-chill. While buses will not operate, the decision to close schools […]
Posted June 23, 2015
On Monday, June 15, staff presented trustees with an update regarding implementation of the new Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Since 2010, the Ministry has engaged in extensive consultation regarding the revised curriculum for Health & Physical Education, Grades 1-8 and Health & Physical Education, Grades 9-12. On February 23, 2015, the Ministry released both […]
Posted February 19, 2015
Our procedure for severe weather provides guidelines and expectations for school closings due to severe weather, and how this information is communicated to our families.
Severe weather refers to conditions such as ice, fog, rain, sleet, snow, wind and/or frigid temperatures and wind chills. We consider a frigid temperature to be -35C with wind chill, or colder.
The general manager of Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) will monitor weather and temperatures in the region beginning at 5:30am, using Environment Canada’s wind chill index. If the temperature is forecasted to reach or exceed -35C with wind chill at 7:00am, buses will not operate and schools will be closed. The education centre will be open to those employees who can safely arrive to work.
Decisions relating to cancellations and closures are made by 6:00am. Any cancellations and closures will be posted on our website and school websites. Information will also be available on our twitter account (@wrdsb). We encourage you to monitor our website and listen to local media for up-to-date cancellation and closures.
Parents have the option of keeping their children at home when concerned about weather conditions.
This information expires once printed. Please always refer to the online version for the most current information.