March Break Begins!

All students and staff will be off from March 16-20th for March Break.  We hope you have a wonderful week off! We look forward to seeing everyone back on March 23rd at 8:50 a.m.!

February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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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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.

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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Reports Go Home on February 20th

Be sure to check your child’s backpack on Friday, February 20th!  Students will be bringing home their Term 1 Reports on Friday!  Please take some time to review the report card and to complete page 3 (kindergarten reports) or the bottom of page 4 (Grade 1-6 reports).  Parents are encouraged to set up a meeting […]

Thank You to TD Canada Trust

Special thanks go out to TD Canada Trust on Strassburg Rd. for their generous donation to Queen Elizabeth’s Strong Start Program!  The Strong Start Program and the amazing volunteers make a HUGE difference for a number of students at Queen Elizabeth P.S.  THANK YOU for helping us to continue this program!

Family Day – February 16th

No school for staff and students on February 16th!  It is a chance for all of us to spend time with our families!  Be sure to check out the Mill-Courtland Community Centre’s Family Hot Chocolate Party.  Lots of fun for the family from 1:00-3:00 p.m.!

February 2 – All Schools CLOSED

Due to weather, ALL schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day Programs are closed as well. The Education Centre is open for those who can get there safely.

2015-2016 Student Transportation

Starting Monday, February 2, 2015 the Transportation Eligibility data base for the 2015-2016 school year will be accessible.  To find your Transportation Eligibility please follow the instructions below: Visit Click “Student Login, Which School Do I attend, Transportation Eligibility” button Click Transportation Eligibility Change School Year to 2015-2016 Fill in the Address, School Board […]

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