Winona News – May 7
May 8 – Grade 7 & 8 Vaccination
May 9 – Grade 6-8 Track & Field @ OP
May 10 – Grade 7 to Dundurn Castle
May 11 – Rain Date – Grade 6-8 Track & Field
May 12 – Flag Football
May 12 – Grade 5 to Crawford Lake
May 12 – Fire Drill #4 (Weather Permitting) – Prior to the first Nutrition Break
May 10 – Winona EQAO Testing Period Begins (3 Weeks)
May 15 – Grade 7 & 8 Vaccination
May 18 – Pizza Day
May 19 – Grade 3-5 Track and Field
May 19 – Jr. Soccer Tournament
EQAO – Grade 3 and 6 families are asked to check their email, as a letter regarding the upcoming EQAO testing was sent to families on Friday. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Principal/Vice Principal if you have any further questions. What to Expect on the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division and Junior Division (eqao.com)
Revised Board and School Cancellation of Operations policy (Section 5.2 Heat Alerts) – This communication is to inform you that as we approach the summer and temperatures continue to increase, there may be some school or classroom closures that may impact your child(ren)’s school(s). Every measure will be taken to maintain cool, comfortable temperatures in classrooms and schools, however, in the case of a heat event, classrooms/schools may be closed to ensure student and staff safety.
A heat warning is issued when there are two or more consecutive days forecast with daytime highs equal to or greater than 31 degrees Celsius during the day and nighttime lows equal to or greater than 20 degrees Celsius. An extended heat warning follows the same regulations, except it is in the case of three or more consecutive days of these temperatures.
Once HWDSB has been notified of a potential heat event, the information we have obtained will be posted on our website and the following precautionary steps will be taken:
– Limiting outdoor physical activities
– Ensuring access to water
– Closing of drapes and blinds (if applicable)
– Moving students to cooler areas of the school and
– Monitoring students for symptoms of heat stress.
Starting this year, there will be a board provided and installed device in each learning space or classroom without cooling that principals will use to measure the heat and humidity in the area.
Families will be notified with as much time as possible if a school/classroom is closed. In the event of a classroom closing, students may still attend school, and they will receive instruction in a different area of the building. If a school is closed, please do not send your child(ren) to that location.
HWDSB Strategic Planning – We are pleased to share the survey link to help HWDSB identify future values, priorities, and goals. This survey is wide open for you, students, families, staff, partners, and community members to complete. https://hwdsb.info/PathForwardSurvey . The survey is currently available and will be open until June. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your valuable input and perspectives! The survey is available in the following languages: Arabic, Somali, Chinese Simplified, Urdu, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, and French