News & Announcements

Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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Another Successful Cake Auction

The 2nd annual Cake Auction was a huge success. Students brought in 95 cakes and $2700 was raised. Proceeds will go towards supporting the PHS Senior’s Dinner and Nutrition for Learning program.  

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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 [...]

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Parent Survey – Please help us plan for next year

Hey Panther Parent … Help us plan for next year by completing the online survey https://docs.google.com/a/googleapps.wrdsb.ca/forms/d/16it_YKpU3Cb5PeeccmSbzM0gqQcKUiEyiquYOwgBiKg/edit?usp=sharing

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Tax Benefits for Parents of Students with IEPs

Did you know that you may be eligible for tax benefits if you have a child with a learning disability? According to TurboTax, (http://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/disability-tax-credit.jsp) persons with disabilities and their care givers may be eligible to receive help with the added expenses. Your first step is to check with Canada Revenue Agency, (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html) for information about [...]

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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, [...]

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PHS Co-President Elections Assembly

The PHS Co-President election assembly will be on Wednesday, April 15th The class schedule for that day will be posted shortly!

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Musicfest

On Friday, March 6th, 40 musicians from PHS travelled to Collingwood to participate in the Georgian Bay Regionals for Musicfest Canada. Both groups played very well with the Jazz Band earning a Silver standing and the Concert Band earning a High Silver and qualifying for Nationals in Toronto in May! Congratulations, you made us Panther [...]

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Looking for information about contests, scholarships or summer opportunities?

Check out http://www.theyouthlink.com/location-specific/ontario/provincial/ This site, created by teens for teens, will tell you about different opportunities for fun summer placements, contests and post-secondary scholarships. You can find out about Shad Valley, MEI Institute, Physics and Math contests, year-long programs, Outward Bound, YMCA Summer programs and more!

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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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