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Last updated on Friday, December 11, 2015.

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Supporting Your Child’s Growth in Math

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Queen’s Rangers Family Math Web Quest.  Click the link below to start.  Have fun!

https://sites.google.com/a/hwdsb.on.ca/queen-s-rangers-math-web-quest/

Here’s a screencast for setting up a GoogleDoc: http://www.screenr.com/Km87

Nut Allergies

This year we continue to have students in the school with life-threatening nut allergies and our school continues to be a nut-safe environment.  This policy also extends to the school buses that our students ride to school.  Classes have been spoken to about the importance of bringing only nut-free food and snacks to school. Please read ingredient lists when purchasing school snacks.  If the product says “may contain nuts or nut products”, this is NOT a safe snack for school.

With Hallowe’en treats now being in circulation, we must ensure that whatever is sent in your child’s lunch is a nut-free treat.  Please check the labels carefully.

Thank you,

Ms. T. McLaughlin, Principal


Rapid Phone Messaging for Snow Days!

HWDSB is pleased to announce that it is now able to use an automated phone messaging system (called Synrevoice) to contact all parents/guardians in the event of a school cancellation due to inclement weather. HWDSB will continue to make cancellation decisions by 6 a.m. But, starting immediately, the Board now has the ability to quickly call every parent immediately after a cancellation is required.

Below you will find some information related to cold weather, outdoor play and school/board cancellations:


Cold Weather and Outdoor Play

Time spent outdoors is an integral part of the school day. Children need fresh air and exercise and time spent outside affords students an opportunity to break free from the structure of the classroom.

With the Canadian climate, time spent outside could mean anything from applying sunscreen to donning extra mittens and a hat, depending on the season. In the winter, it’s important children come to school prepared for the cold. Boots, mittens or gloves and hats should be worn to school and it’s a good idea to provide extra mittens, socks, etc. in the event they are needed.

As always, Principals can use their judgment in determining whether or not students remain inside during recess given the weather conditions. However, the City of Hamilton’s Public Health and Community Services Department recommends individuals stay indoors when the temperature drops below minus 15 degrees Celsius without wind chill.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board asks Principals to follow this recommendation and ensure children are not outside when it is that cold. Questions or concerns regarding outdoor activities in the winter should be directed to the school Principal.


Cancellation of School and Board Administrative Operations

Severe Weather Conditions – Severe weather across the District or in any part of the District may result in the cancellation of transportation services to the entire District. If the weather is severe enough, the General Manager of the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation System will advise the Director or Designate of the road conditions and weather conditions. The Director of Education or Designate will then decide whether or not to cancel all school and board administrative operations.  If the conditions are determined to be unsafe, The Director of Education or Designate will then inform Corporate Communications and the General Manager of Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation System of the cancellation of all school and board administrative operations. Corporate Communications will inform the community by contacting the media, the City of Hamilton, school-based child care providers and by posting cancellation information on the website and on a School Cancellation “Hotline”. The Director or Designate will make every effort to cancel all school and board administrative operations by 6:00 a.m.

For more information on the Cancellation of School & Board Operations visit our Policy page at: http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/schools/inclement-weather/

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