Register Now for the PIC Family Event!

Registration is now open for the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Family Event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’, April 18, 2015, Bluevale Collegiate Institute. This FREE event is open to parents, guardians and the community. Keynote speaker, Lesley Andrews, will share with us her inspiring story of ‘overcoming the odds’ to follow her passion […]

New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, […]

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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2014 Director’s Annual Report

The 2014 Director’s Annual Report is now available! Each year, the Director is required to submit a report to the Ministry of Education, highlighting the achievements of the past year. Our Annual Report gives the local community a snap shot at what students and staff have achieved. Awards, good news stories and  achievements in learning […]

Mental Health Lecture Series

Please find attached a poster with information regarding a few free workshops for our community.  Do you have questions around anxiety, depression or other topics?  See the poster for specific details around topics, dates and time. Doon Lets Listen Poster bt

Important notice for the Jean Steckle Community

The city of Kitchener has added some NO PARKING signs on Sophia Crescent where it intersects with Woodbine Avenue.  By-law officers have been issuing warnings, but they will now start to ticket any vehicles that are parked on those corners.  By-law is also concerned, as is the school, around the parking of cars on school […]

Pediculosis in Schools

Like any school, Jean Steckle is not immune to pediculosis, or head lice.  Right now we have several cases of head lice in the school and while this is not a health hazard, it is nuisance.  Students may not attend school if affected with lice.  Once the child has been treated and all head lice, […]

DreamBox – Home License – Deadline December 20, 2014

The Waterloo Region District School Board has been able to arrange, for interested parents, the ability purchase their own DreamBox licenses at a reduced rate.  DreamBox is an online math program that supports students at their level.  It helps all students improve their understanding of Number Sense including basic facts and computations.  It is a […]

WRDSB Observes National Day of Remembrance

To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, flags on all Ontario government buildings across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The education centre, and schools will lower their flags at close of business on Friday, December 5, 2014 and return them […]

It’s We Day in Waterloo Region

You can watch the event live: http://www.weday.com/watch/

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