Ayr News Highlights Southwood’s Safe and Caring Culture
Posted February 20, 2015
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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February 20 – All Schools are Closed & Buses Cancelled
Posted February 20, 2015
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?
Posted February 19, 2015
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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Wellness/Parenting Workshop: Parenting a Teen: Stressful at the Best of Times!
Posted February 18, 2015
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 […]
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Events Of The Week: February 16 – 20, 2015
Posted February 13, 2015
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