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Grade 10 Literacy Test – March 26, 2015

All Grade 10 students will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on  Thursday, March 26. Attached are some:Tips for Students and Information about the Test.


On Feb. 5-7, thirty three W-O students were at the Sheraton Center in Toronto to attend the annual DECA  Provincials.  Two students (conducted or attended ) leadership workshops while thirty one participated in different competitions.  Four of the participants placed in the top 15 role plays or tests.  Special mention goes to Katelyn Shantz who placed in the top 10 overall in Human Resource Management.



Rendezvous – Thursday, March 5, 2015

WO Music, in cooperation with the Drama and Visual Arts departments, presents Rendezvous 2015 Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes performances by: WO Stage Band Jazz Choir Guitar Ensemble. With a special performance of the WO entry for the Sears Drama Festival: Pressure. The evening will also feature the artwork of many [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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Reminder: Parent-Teacher Night, Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Night, on February 25th, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to learn more about your child’s progress in each subject. Teachers will be located in the cafeteria and the gymnasium. No appointments necessary.

All Schools Closed – Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, are CANCELLED and ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED and ALL RENTAL PERMITS for tonight are CANCELLED. This includes the St. Louis Adult Education sites. All Extended Day [...]

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February 20 – All Schools are Closed & Buses Cancelled

Due to frigid temperatures, all schools are closed today and all buses are cancelled. All Extended Day Programs are also closed. The Education Centre remains open for those who can safely arrive to work.

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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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School Council Meeting – Monday, February 23, 2015

Come out to our next parent School Council Meeting on Monday, February 23, 2015. Agenda

Drama Showcase – Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Come one, come all! On Tuesday, February 24th @ 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), there will be a ‘Drama Showcase!’ on the W-O cafetorium stage. It will feature a number of monologues, short plays from the Senior Drama class, and the One Act Play ‘Pressure’ (which is being prepared for entry in the [...]

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