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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Dance-a-thon a great success!

After all the School Council volunteers (thanks to all our volunteers!) finished counting the revenue from our Dance-a-thon fundraiser, we raised $3800.  This amount has allowed us to purchase a new electronic keyboard that we’ll use for music classes, choirs and all-school performances.  We have even had enough left over to purchase new equipment for […]

Great fundraising at Franklin

The Dream Team at Franklin has launched 2 reaching-out-to-help opportunities for students to take part in.  The February Potato Blitz 2015 goes all month long and is intended to support the House of Friendship.  Bring in bags of potatoes to help out!  Candy Grams, a great way to honour and recognize our friends around Valentine’s Day, may be […]

St. Luke’s Winter Safety

St. Luke’s Church has graciously allowed us to use their parking lot for student drop-off and pick-up.  With the snow and slippery conditions, we ask all drivers and students to use extra care.  Students, especially younger ones, benefit from being accompanied in the parking lot until reaching the yard area.  We also remind drivers to […]

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.

School Closed February 2nd

Due to the weather, the school will be closed today, February 2nd, 2015.  All buses and programs are canceled for today.  

January 30th PA Day

The school will be open to staff to work on completion of the Ontario Report Card and other Professional Development items but there will be no classes for students today.  Classes resume Monday, February 2nd.

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 […]

French Immersion Registration Open Until January 31st

Click on this link to register your Senior Kindergarten child for French Immersion.

January 25th is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day will be celebrated again this year in Waterloo Region.  Waterloo Region District School Board will be participating in this event which takes place at Conestoga Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 25.  Click on this Family Literacy Day flyer for more information.

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