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Parent Involvement Event 2015

Please click the link below to find out about a Parent Involvement Committee sponsored event on Saturday April 18th in Waterloo. PIC Event Flyer 2015

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) March 26th. 2015

All grade 10 students who are eligible to take the OSSLT (and those who have not yet successfully completed the literacy requirement) will be writing the test in classrooms on the Morning of March 26th, 2015. Only these students are required to be in attendance. Read the OSSLTlettertocommunity2015 for more information about the schedule and bus information. [...]

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International Baccalaureate (IB) at GPSS

Applications for the IB Programme at Glenview Park Secondary School are due Friday, January 16, 2015.  More details can be found on the Applications Page of the GPSS website.   Families are also welcome to attend the Grade 8 Night on January 7th, 2015 to tour to the school and learn more about the IB Programme. [...]

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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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GPSS Swimmer Comes Up Big at OFSAA

m4s0n501 After being awarded Jr.  athlete of the meet for his winning performances at WCSAA and then again excelling at  WCSAA, Glenview Park swimmer Jack T. went on to place eighth in the 100 m freestyle   at  OFSAA, the elite level province wide secondary school sporting competition. We are all proud of your accomplishment. Thanks to Mr. [...]

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Congratulations to Jr Boys Basketball! CWOSSA Champions!

The Junior Boys basketball team travelled to Owen Sound on February 26 and February 27 for the AA CWOSSA Championship Tournament.  Congratulations to all the players and coaches Mr. Jarman and Mr. Yeaman on a tournament sweep and for bringing home the gold.  We are Panther proud!

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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2014 Director’s Annual Report

The 2014 Director’s Annual Report is now available! Each year, the Director is required to submit a report to the Ministry of Education, highlighting the achievements of the past year. Our Annual Report gives the local community a snap shot at what students and staff have achieved. Awards, good news stories and  achievements in learning [...]

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Panther’s Raise $1000 for #Changeforchange Toy Drive

The generous and hardworking staff and students at GPSS collected over $1000 for the #changeforchange toy Drive campaign. With Toyota’s help, we were able to purchase $3700 worth of toys. Cambridge Fire Department came by Dec 15 to pick up and deliver the toys for us. Follow GPSS SAC on Twitter for more information on [...]

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