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Thursday, March 26th Literacy Test

Sr Girls Volleyball – CWOSSA

Congratulations to our Sr. Girls Volleyball winning silver at CWOSSA Volleyball Championships It was an exciting game GCI vs JHSS in the final that went to 5 games. Final score 3-2!! Great job girls!

Jr/Sr Boys Basketball – CWOSSA

The Jr and Sr Boys Basketball teams are playing in CWOSSA Saturday in Guelph/ Jr. Boys play at St. James Catholic School at: 10am vs. GCVI 6pm vs. BCI Sr. Boys play at Our Lady of Lourds Catholic School at: 11:30am vs. St. David’s 3:30pm vs. North Park

SR Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to our SR Girls Volleyball team who have advanced to the Semi Finals at St. David’s SS.  This game begins at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.  If they win this game then they will be in the finals at 7:00 p.m.

Course Selection Day – Tuesday, February 17th

On February 17th students will receive the following:

Calendar of Studies2015
Course Selection WorkSheet
MyWay instructions for Course Selection

Course Selections due Friday,February 27th.

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Course Selection

All students must return their course selection sheets by Friday, February 27th to their “A” block class teacher

February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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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February 20 – All Schools are Closed & Buses Cancelled

Due to frigid temperatures, all schools are closed today and all buses are cancelled. All Extended Day Programs are also closed. The Education Centre remains open for those who can safely arrive to work.

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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