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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Extreme weather conditions

Please make sure to listen to radio broadcasts for possible school closures. Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for our Waterloo Region today. In addition, it is expected to be extremely cold over the long weekend, so Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services has specified in the media release (below) that […]

Transportation for 2015-2016

Transportation Eligibility All schools are requested to post the following message on their school website and in any other form of electronic communication (i.e., School-Day, Synrevoice). Starting on Monday, February 2, 2015 the Transportation Eligibility data base for the 2015-2016 school year will be accessible. Parents and students will be able to enter their address […]

Transportation Eligibility

Starting on Monday, February 2, 2015 the Transportation Eligibility data base for the 2015-2016 school year will be accessible. Parents and students will be able to enter their address to see whether they are eligible for Transportation in September 2015. To find your Transportation Eligibility for the 2015-2016 school year, please follow the instructions below; […]

Strong Start volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to work on literacy with our struggling students. If you would like to volunteer and commit to giving us a regular planned time and help support our children please contact us as soon as possible. Thank you, you will be helping struggling readers succeed.

Kindergarten registration for September 2015

Junior Kindergarten Eligibility Any child who was born in 2011 and lives in the catchment area of the school is eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten. Senior Kindergarten Eligibility Any child who was born in 2010 and has not attended Junior Kindergarten and lives in the catchment area of the school is eligible to attend Senior […]

Volunteer for the school council

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to help with our Nutrition 4 Learning program between 11:10-11:40am during first nutrition break.  Duties:  providing snacks for students in the front hall by the office. If you are able to help with the program please contact our Nutrition program coordinator via e-mail at [ mailto:kristinabrijlall@hotmail.com ]kristinabrijlall@hotmail.com  or leave your […]

Elgin Street P.S. Attendance Line

Cold and flu season is here. If your child will be absent from school, please remember to call the attendance line at 519-570-8076 ext. 3585. Thank you in advance, The Elgin Street office team.

Printer cartridges

If you have used printer cartridges please send them into school as we are collecting them as a fund raiser. We have a box in the foyer and we will be taking it to Staples when it is full. Thank you for being eco-friendly and helping our school at the same time.

Mabel’s labels

Mabel’s labels are being offered this year by school council as a small fundraiser to help families who have children who are always missing their clothing, that 1 shoe, water bottles etc. Hopefully we can cut down on the amount of clothes that get donated. Feel free to share the page to friends and family too. […]

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