News & Announcements

Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Office update – May 24

Dear Families, Congratulations to our Grade 3 students for completing the EQAO assessment this week. Our students worked hard and did their best. A special thank-you to our school council chair, Meaghan Smith, for organizing fresh fruit for our students during the assessment. Our Grade 6 students will be writing next week and we wish […]

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Office update – May 17

Dear Families, We had another amazing week at Jean Steckle Public School. Our Girls’ Night In was a huge success as over 50 girls in Grade 5 to Grade 8 from our school and Janet Metcalfe PS came together to participate in many activities. We also had our Kindergarten Information Night when we had a […]

Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019. The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

Office update – May 10

Dear Families, Thank you to our Eco-Bees for their work with our garden. It was amazing to see our students work so hard to build the vegetable boxes and fill them up with soil. It will be an exciting time for our students to see the fruits and vegetables grow over the next few months. […]

Celebrating Support Staff Appreciation Day

Today, we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our support staff in delivering services that contribute to our students’ success and achievements. May 8th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. We are thankful for our support staff for the important roles they play every day in our schools and for all the work they do […]

Office update – May 2

Dear Families, What an amazing week! The four performances of Mary Poppins were incredible. Thank you to our students for their hard-work and dedication. A special shout-out to our teachers who made this happen – Mrs. Roth and her team spent countless hours helping our students. We appreciate our volunteers who helped both on stage […]

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