August 26 Update
As we prepare to welcome our students and staff back to our schools, their health, safety and well-being are our primary focus. In support of this, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be using a Staggered Start to the school year for all our elementary students over the first two weeks of the school year.
We believe that this two week time period to transition gradually back to school will provide students and staff with more focused time for the necessary teaching, learning and practicing of the health and safety protocols, in smaller groups of students.
Students who have registered for our Extended Day program will attend full days starting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Before and After School Programs will not be available prior to September 16. The last day to make schedule changes online in OneList will be September 1 if you require care on the 16. Fees will not be charged for board operated programs from September 8 until 15, inclusive.
Before and After school program educators look forward to welcoming your child on September 16 with the following health and safety protocols in place;
- Children cannot attend the Before and After School program if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
- Screening protocol prior to entering the Before School Program.
- Educators will greet families at the designated entrance and ask you the health screening questions (as posted) prior to bringing your child to the program.
- Access to the school is restricted, parents will not be permitted to enter.
- Although drop off times vary by family care needs, please plan for a potential wait time for the screening protocol at drop off.
- At pick up time educators will bring your child to the designated entrance for you to sign them out
- Mandatory masks for children and educators
- Enhanced health & safety measures including frequent handwashing and additional cleaning
- Increase in outdoor time
We thank you for your patience as we prepare for a new school year and plan for a safe and healthy return. We will continue to provide updates to families as we get closer to opening and look forward to welcoming your child into Before and After School Programs in September.
August 13 Update
Registration and care schedules are now open for the 2020-2021 school year for Before and After school programs. Please login to Region of Waterloo OneHSN to complete your care schedule by August 31 if you require care for September 8. We look forward to welcoming your child back to the Before and After school program!
Before and After school programs will continue to offer play based experiences. The Before and After school program groups will be different from the school day cohorts for your child.
Parents will be able to access the school to drop off and or pick up their child attending Before and After care provided they wear a mask.
Enhanced health & safety measures will be implemented such as;
- increased cleaning in shared space
- frequent hand washing
Please monitor our WRDSB Return to School page for updates on return to school plans, or email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Programs are offered from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, PD Days, March Break and the non-statutory week at Christmas.
For the 2020-2021 School Year WRDSB Extended Day and Youth Development Programs will be closed on:
September 7, 2020 – Labour Day
September 8 – 15, 2020 – Staggered Start
October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving
November 23, 2020- Professional Development Day
December 25 – 31,2020 – Winter Break Closure
January 1, 2021- New Years Day
February 15, 2021 – Family Day
April 2and 5, 2021- Good Friday and Easter Monday
May 24, 2021 – Victoria Day
June 29, 2021- Professional Development Day
All of July and August
School closure announcements including before and after school program closures due to severe weather conditions, will be announced on the WRDSB website and/or to the following radio stations:
|KOOL-FM||FM 105.3||CKWR Kitchener||FM 98.5|
|MAGIC FM||FM 106.1||CHYM Kitchener||FM 96.7|
|570 News||AM 570||Dave FM||FM 107.5|
|Oldies 1090||AM 1090||Kicx||FM 106.7|
|Faith FM||FM 94.3||The Beat||FM 91.5|
|CTV Kitchener is also contacted||CBC Radio||FM 89.1|