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 […]

School Council Newsletter January 2015

Please view our  school council newsletter for helpful information on what’s happening at Westvale P.S. School Council Newletter Jan 2015a  

Online French Immersion Registration

Attention All Senior Kindergarten Families, This is a reminder that the online registration begins tomorrow, January 8th and continues until January 31st for French Immersion.  A letter had been sent home back in December outlining the process for registration to all our SK families.  If you are interested in registering your child for Grade 1 […]

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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 […]

How do you Protect Your Child on the Internet

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French Immersion Information for 2015-16

For more information on the French Immersion Program for next year click on the link below. Information Nights    

Social Media Awareness Event at Westvale

Parents are invited to come to our school library on December 2 from 7-8:30 PM  to listen and learn about how to protect and support your children when using social media.   SOCIAL NETWORKING SAFETY INVITE – 2014

Paul Davis Social Media Event for Parents

Dear parents, come join us for a social media event with Paul Davis on  in the library on December 2 from 7-8:30 PM.  Learn how to better parent and supevise your children when the use social media tools (instagram, Facebook, IChat, etc).  See attached for more details.

School Council Meeting September 23 7-9 PM

See our agenda attached.  School Council agenda sep 23

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