All schools to close on December 4 in the event of one-day OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in public schools where OSSTF is represented across the province unless an agreement is reached at the central bargaining table. In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), […]

Office update – November 29, 2019

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, This week it was brought to my attention that several items have gone missing. We remind parents to label their child’s items and to keep all valuable items at home. Our teachers will also be having conversations with their classes to discuss how our students can keep their […]

OSSTF Announces Full Withdrawal of Services on Wednesday, December 4

Full Withdrawal of Services Announced for Wednesday, December 4 by Waterloo secondary teachers, occasional teachers, Custodial and Maintenance staff, Educational Support Staff, Professional Student Services Personnel and Supervision Monitors and Cafeteria Assistants: The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Association (OSSTF) has announced that next Wednesday, December 4, all of its members across the province of Ontario […]

SWKSBS New Boundaries Approved for 2020

New Secondary School Boundaries Approved The Waterloo Region District School Board approved new boundaries, effective September 2020, for Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Forest Heights Collegiate Institute and Huron Heights Secondary School on November 25, 2019. This concluded the Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study. The boundaries will be phased in beginning with the current Grade 8 […]

Update on ETFO work-to-rule

Start of job action by Waterloo elementary teachers, occasional teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators: The Elementary Teachers ‘ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin labour action in public schools across Ontario on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. We know that as parents and caregivers, it is important for you to know how this situation may […]

Office update – November 21, 2019

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Students in K4 will be creating holiday greeting cards with messages to the deployed members of the Canadian Armed Forces through the project Operation Tiny Troops Holiday Cards. If you and your family would like to create a card or picture with an inspirational message to our troops, […]

High school information nights for Grade 8 students and families

Over the next couple of months, our high schools will be hosting Grade 8 Information Nights for students and their families. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to high school, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check out the information session […]

Final Report and Recommendations Now Available

Thank you to the many school communities who participated in the year-long Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study by getting engaged, offering feedback and attending consultation meetings. Your feedback helped shape the discourse of the nine working group meetings and the many options that were developed and reviewed. The final recommendation is not a perfect solution […]

Office update – November 18, 2019

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Thank you to our families for supporting our parking lot concerns. We have noticed a change in the fire-route area of the yard. Please remember that the same expectations apply to the front of the school.  The school’s facility department works closely with contractors to ensure our schoolyard […]

ETFO announces work-to-rule will begin November 26

This morning, the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that it will begin work-to-rule strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. At this time, we do not have any details on what the work-to-rule will look like in the Waterloo Region District School Board. ETFO announced that its actions will target school board administrative […]