Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

New Date for Elementary Families to Request Change in Mode of Learning

Families of elementary students have continued to reach out to request a change in their child’s model of learning. We want to be responsive to the needs of our students and families. To help ensure our families and students have the opportunity to access their chosen learning option as soon as possible, ensure equity of […]

Tracking Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the WRDSB

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, our Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with […]

Register for International and Indigenous Language Programs

Registration for the WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is now open.  Both the Elementary IILP and Secondary Credit Language Program will be offered virtually.  Registration closes on September 29 with a tentative start date of October 31. Elementary IILP Registration Form Secondary Credit Language Program Parents/Guardians will be contacted if additional registration information […]

Welcome to the Elementary Distance Learning Program

Welcome to the first official day of the Elementary Distance Learning Program or EDLP.  To support our students and families who have chosen Distance Learning, staff have developed this Elementary Distance Learning – Students and Family Handbook.  The WRDSB Elementary Distance Learning teams have been working tirelessly to welcome students into a robust distance learning […]

Play Structures CLOSED during School Hours

This is just a friendly reminder that, now that our Ext. Day programs are re-opened, that our school playground structures are CLOSED to parents, students and members of the community between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As well, please refrain from bringing your dogs onto school property during school hours. Thank you […]

Return to School 2020 – Part 4

Welcome to a 4th installment of “Return to School 2020” at Smithson. First of all, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the parents / guardians / significant adults in our students lives.  It is absolutely apparent how much work you have done in preparing your children for a successful return to […]

Update on International and Indigenous Language Program

The WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) has been a valued program for many years.  In March, we made the difficult decision to close the ILLP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19.   Given the current status of COVID-19 and following advice from our partners at Region of Waterloo Public […]

Designated Classroom Cohort Meeting Locations

In order to help parents/guardians, students and teachers connect with each other on the first day (Sept. 14 for students with last names A-L and Sept 15 for students with last names M-Z), we have created designated meeting spots.  Our classroom cohort locations on the field are as follows. These locations will be same meeting […]

Welcome Message from Mrs. Moore

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Smithson PS! For those students returning – welcome back! To our new families joining us for the first time, welcome to the neighbourhood! School begins on September 14 at 8:55 for students with last names A-L, and on Sept. 15th at 8:55 for students with last names M-Z.  […]

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