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!

East Side Mario’s Hot Lunches – first order due by Friday

East Side Mario’s is proud to offer you the opportunity for a special hot lunch program to our students on Wednesdays (February 18, 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 spaghetti, Napolitano sauce (tomato), 2 meatballs Cheese […]

Want to receive updates through text messages?

To help improve communication from the office (school closures, bus cancellations, upcoming events), New Dundee Public School is offering the Remind service. You are able to receive text messages with school updates. Please send a text to 226-773-9961 with this message @newdundee.

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID). Now in its 11th year, SID, as it is commonly known, grew from a European Union initiative to what is now a global movement with activities, events and happenings in over 100 countries on 7 continents. The global tag line for SID is “Let’s create a better internet together.” […]

Meet our new French Teacher Mme Upton!

New Dundee Public School is pleased to introduce our new French Teacher Mme Upton! Mme Upton is excited to join our school and work with our students. She will begin her new position at New Dundee Public School during the week of February 23. Please follow her on Twitter @MmeUpton. Attached to this post is […]

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