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Book Fair a Huge Success

We are  happy to announce that we surpassed our goal by a $1000 dollars! Our sales were $4100 and our library will be receiving $1200 cash. Special Thanks to Sarah for taking the leadership in running such a successful event for our Library!! Thank our great team of volunteers: Cashier was handled by: Dawn, Anna, [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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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.

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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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Kindergarten Registration Continues!!

Do you have a child born in 2011? We have begun the registration process for Kindergarten. We have already registered over 30 students and we don’t want your child to be missed. There still is time, as you can register on the following dates: Tuesday, Feb. 17 Wednesday, Feb. 25 Call the school to book [...]

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Boys Club – Learning Positive Self Defense

The KEPS Boys Club was at Heritage Martial Arts to learn about non-violence intervention.  The Boys were taught that the winner in a fight is NOBODY.  Shihan focused on self defense, using your brain first when things are confrontational and the idea that fighting should never be your option when there is a conflict.

Book Fair is Coming to KEPS!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event. Date: Friday, February 20th 2015 till Wednesday, February 25th 2015. Where: KEPS Library We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your [...]

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Before & After School Programs

Before and After School Programming may be available at KEPS this fall for children in grades 3 to 6. Please see the attached file for more information. If you are interested in signing up for the program, please email: or call 519-748-5220. Please indicate your interest to Deb Crawford no later than March 31. [...]

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Winterfest Details: Sunday, Feb. 8

flyer – full size See the flyer above for more information about Winterfest. It is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 8 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This event will be held on the downfield of King Edward Public School. This event is organized by the Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association.

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