News & Announcements

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Sandowne Extended Day programmes – afternoon procedure

For parents with students in extended day programmes, please note that it is your responsibility to let extended day staff know that your child will not be attending. If you pick up your child at bell time, you must proceed to the designated extended day room to sign them out of afternoon programming. This correspondence […]

High School Information Nights: Grade 8 Transition

Over the next couple of months, our high schools will be hosting Grade 8 Information Nights for families and students. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to high school, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check out the information session for any […]

The Umbrella Project at Sandowne

As many of you know, we are once again participating in the Umbrella Project at Sandowne. Each month, we will be honouring an Umbrella skill or trait. The month will culminate with an assembly run by our students and staff, focusing on the monthly trait and awarding students who have exemplified the trait. In October, […]

Rainy day procedure for before school

Please note that when it is raining and we need to call students into the school before 9:15 am, all Primary and Junior students should proceed to the back of the school where there will be a supervisor on duty. We will not be opening the primary side doors on rainy mornings. The Kindergarten entry […]

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and Extended Day Programs will operate at satellite locations. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement […]

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

Weather is getting colder. Dress appropriately.

We are moving towards colder days. Please make sure your children are sent to school with warm clothing. Hats, mittens, warm jackets and boots on rainy or snowy days. Unless weather conditions are severely cold or we have heavy rain, the children will be outside at recess. Also, consider sending a change of clothes for […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

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