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 […]

November 11: All evening rental permits are cancelled

Due to the current weather information and anticipated forecast, all evening rental permits have been cancelled. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for staff on the PD Day will be on School Improvement […]

Office update – November 8, 2019

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School,   Over the past several months, we have faced a number of safety issues in our school parking lot. We have received formal concerns from our staff, parents and other community members. To provide you with some background information, Jean Steckle PS was originally designed as a walking-distance […]

Office Update – November 1, 2019

Dear families, What an exciting week! Thank you to our students for a great Halloween celebration. It was great to see our students in their costumes or wearing black and orange.  This weekend the clocks change. Please remember to “fall back” on Sunday morning. The fire department recommends changing the batteries in your smoke detectors […]

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