Events Of The Week: February 23 – 27, 2015

Feb 23 – 27

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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Wellness/Parenting Workshop: Parenting a teen, stressful at the best of times!

Southwood S.S. presents…. Attend an hour-long information session for parents of teens and tweens.  What’s ‘normal’ anxiety (for you…for them!) and when/how to know when you might consider getting extra support or assistance. Presented by Family Counselling Center of Cambridge and North Dumfries. Wednesday, February 25 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Southwood Secondary School Library Please […]

Ayr News Highlights Southwood’s Safe and Caring Culture

In the February 19th edition of the Ayr News, Southwood’s students, staff, parents, and community partners are recognized for their efforts in further enhancing the  caring culture at Southwood. SSS Ayr News Article

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