Williamsburg Weekly Update – April 6, 2017

Hello Parents,

Here are this week’s updates:

1. PD Day

Tomorrow (Friday, April 7th) is a PD Day which means no school for students.

2. Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey (SCIS) Survey

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive places for everyone in order to help students learn and succeed. One way to find out how best to do this is to ask students (Grades 3-11), staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and their interactions with teachers and other students.

WRDSB conducts a Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey for students, staff and parents/guardians to complete during April and May each year. This year, the survey will be open from April 3 to May 12, 2017.  The survey, which has been conducted on-line for the past 4 years, includes questions about Teaching and Learning, Relationships, Safety, and School Environment.

The parent/guardian survey is completed online and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and you may choose to skip any questions or stop answering the survey at any time. To access the parent/guardian survey please go to the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SCISParent_GuardianSurvey

You can also access the survey via our school website at https://wlm.wrdsb.ca/2017/04/03/safe-caring-inclusive-school-surveys-for-parentsguardians/

The results from the student, staff and parent/guardian surveys will be used to produce reports for our schools that will help us plan and/or revise our Safe, Caring and Inclusive School initiatives. WRDSB may also share the anonymous data with research partners from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University who will collaborate with board staff for analysis of the data.  If you and/or your child choose not to participate, this will not affect his/her grades or other school outcomes in any way.

3. Upcoming Dates to Note:
– April 14 – Good Friday Holiday – school is closed
– April 17 – Easter Monday Holiday – school is closed
– April 18 to 22 – Earth Week Activities
– April 20 to 27 – May Pizza/Cookie Orders will be open on School-Day
– April 24 – School Council Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Library
– April 28 – Backwards Day
– May 5 – PD Day – no school for students

Have a great week!

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