Upcoming events: Friday, February 27 to Friday, March 5

Tomorrow, Friday, February 27, students are encouraged to wear the colours they think would make good school colours. The school is looking to changing the school colours (currently they are green and red) and the students in room 3 will be looking for the great colour combinations as they visit classes. Students will also receive […]

February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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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Upcoming events at New Dundee P.S.

The Optimist Club of New Dundee proudly presents another “Winter Wonder Days” on Sunday, February 22 at the New Dundee Community Centre. Preschool children to students in Grade 6 are invited to participate in two cool events this Sunday: -mini-sticks tournament between 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (don’t forget to bring your own mini-stick) and; […]

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.

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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East Side Mario’s hot lunch orders are due by Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

The first East Side Mario’s pasta lunch was a success! Orders can be placed weekly and are due the Tuesday before the pasta lunch. Lunches will take place on Wednesdays (February 25, March 4, and March 11) during the first nutrition break. The following choices will be offered each Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs: 5 ounces […]

School Colour Day on Friday – Pick your own schools colours contest

On Friday, February 20, students are encouraged to dress in the colours they think should be the new school colours. For example, if you think New Dundee’s colours should be green and orange, come to school dressed in those colours. We are looking forward to seeing our students dressed in some great colour combinations. The […]

Great school spirit, hot lunch information and Family Day weekend event

For those families that asked for extra time, the order for the East Side Mario’s hot lunch on Wednesday, February 18 will be available until Tuesday morning at 9:20 a.m. The Optimist Club of New Dundee would like to invite families for a free swim on Sunday, February 15 (between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.) […]

Wear pink and red tomorrow!

Please show your school spirit by wearing red and pink tomorrow as we celebrate Valentine’s Day!