When do Schools Close Due to Weather?

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.

How do we communicate cancellations or closures?

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.

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Garfield Gini- Newman – Monday Feb 23rd, 2015

In our ever changing society, children need to approach their learning by critically reflecting on and challenging the world around them. We are thrilled to extend an open invitation to you and your family to attend this informative and inspiring evening. Come and listen to him speak about how we can encourage our children to […]

Skiing and Tubing – Friday 13th

Skiing and Tubing Day is still on tomorrow. Please review attached letter by clicking on the Title for more information.           extreme cold letter home feb 12

Resources for Parents

What Parents can do: Be a mentor, be a coach, be a guide……. Check the website: www.ontariodirectors.ca/parent_engagement.html

February 2 – All Schools CLOSED

Due to weather, ALL schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day Programs are closed as well. The Education Centre is open for those who can get there safely.

Snow Day – Monday February 2nd

All schools in the Waterloo Region are closed today.

PD Day – Friday June 30th

Reminder:  This  Friday is a PD Day, there will be no school for students.

Winter Carnaval de Quebec – Thursday June 29th

Weather permitting it will be Winter Carnaval de Quebec day on Thursday June 29th for all students Kindergarten to Grade 8. Please ensure students come dressed appropriately for a day of fun in the snow.

Before and After School Programs

Pre- registration for the program is February 2nd – April 13th.   Click  on the title above to view the flyer. Before_After-Programs-2015-web

2014 Director’s Annual Report

The 2014 Director’s Annual Report is now available! Each year, the Director is required to submit a report to the Ministry of Education, highlighting the achievements of the past year. Our Annual Report gives the local community a snap shot at what students and staff have achieved. Awards, good news stories and  achievements in learning […]

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