News & Announcements

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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Register Now for the PIC Family Event!

Registration is now open for the 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 in life and [...]

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School Council Meeting

Our next School Council Meeting will take place WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!!

Updated EDSS Late Bus Schedule

  Late Bus Special Arrangements    2014 – 2015                               Dates   Elmira Bus Lines (2 Buses)  September 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29  October 1, 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29  November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, [...]

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OSSLT (Grade 10 Literacy Test) – Thursday, March 26th

On Thursday, March 26, Grade 10 students will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), as well as senior students who have yet to complete this graduation requirement.   Elmira District Secondary School  will run on a modified schedule for all students. The following is the timetable for March 26: 8:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Literacy [...]

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Semester 2 Parent Teacher Interviews

Parents and/or Guardians are invited to attend Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, March 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Interim Report Cards

Interim Report Card day is MONDAY, MARCH 23rd.  Students will receive their reports in their Period A class.  If the student does not have a Period A class or has an online course during Period A, please report to the Guidance Office to pick up a form.

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL)

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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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