Office update – November 27

Dear Jean Steckle families, A special thank you to our students and their families who are walking to and from school. I have received many positive compliments from our neighbours about the number of students walking safely. I am so proud of our community. Keep up the great work! I am excited to share that […]

Give the Gift of WEFI

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our daily lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined and we have all faced new, greater challenges. This includes those in our community who are in need – the barriers they faced before the pandemic, have grown exponentially. More than ever before, they need […]

Confirmed COVID-19 Case: Student at Jean Steckle PS

Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed that a student at Jean Steckle Public School, last in the building on November 19, has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the positive case and will […]

Office update – November 20, 2020

Dear Jean Steckle families, Your child will be receiving their Progress Report card today. This Progress Report reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment as required by public health guidelines. As a result, the amount and type of information on this progress report may differ from previous years due to the ongoing […]

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a PD Day – no school for students

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-being in addition […]

New Approach to Severe Weather Days

During severe weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. In past years, the cancellation of buses has not automatically resulted in school closures, however, this year that is changing with the launch of Weather Impacted Distance Learning Days. On days when buses are […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 15 to 21, 2020. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Let’s Connect: Tell Us How You Are Doing

Dear Families and Students, As we begin Quadmester 2 in our secondary schools and elementary schools prepare progress reports, we are taking this opportunity to hear from you. This year, we will be connecting with you at different points during the school year. The purpose of these check-ins is to understand how you and your […]

Office Update – November 13, 2020

Dear Jean Steckle families, Thank you for another amazing week! A special thank you to our students and staff who participated in our virtual Remembrance Day service. I am very proud of their hard work.   We appreciate your support in maintaining a safe learning environment for our students. Here are a few reminders during […]

Addressing Anxiety in Children with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials webinar, open to any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about supporting kids in coping with their intense emotions. About the Webinar Need more tips on how to support your worried child? This webinar […]