News & Announcements

Student Activities Survey

What impact does the Student Activities Council have on the lives of KCI students? Your council wants to know. Complete the KCI Student Activities Survey (link below).   Help us make KCI a better place and even better school for every student!  Your responses are confidential. You will not be able to submit the survey until all the questions are [...]

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Building Skills to Navigate the School Years

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is excited to announce its 4th annual family event, Building Skills to Navigate the School Years workshop, to be held Saturday April 18, 2015 at Bluevale Collegiate. Featured keynote speaker is Lesley Andrew (Canadian singer, actress and motivational speaker) who will address “Overcoming Obstacles and Beating the Odds”.  Other workshops include Raising Money Smart Kids, Anxiety in [...]

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February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

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Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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February 20 – All Schools are Closed & Buses Cancelled

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.

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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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Spring Athletics at KCI

The following are athletic opportunities for KCI students during second semester: Badminton – open to students in all grades, will start as a club and then a team will be selected, meeting is Wed, Feb 18 at lunch in Rm 321; Junior Boys’ Hockey – open to students in grades 9 and 10, Rep players are welcome, meeting [...]

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Semester One Report Cards

Report cards for Semester One were distributed to students February 11 in homeroom.  Any student who did not receive their report card, may pick it up in the main office.

Parent Meeting February 23 2015

We will be hosting a Parent Information Meeting to be held at 7 pm in the school library. Please join us for a presentation on Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting.  We will provide an overview of the procedure and enter into dialogue of the partnership that exists with parents and teachers. Hope you can join us. [...]

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Course Change Deadline

Completed “Course Change Application” forms for this current semester need to be submitted by MONDAY FEBRUARY 9th AT 3:00PM. They need to include a parent/guardian signature if the student is under the age of 18 years.  Pick up a form in Guidance or print off an application by clicking on this post and then using [...]

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