First School Council Mtg – Wed., Oct. 21st

We would like to invite all of those interested to our first School Council meeting of the year. We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm via Google Meet. Please consider joining us to find out more about the role of School Council, election of this year’s executive and to find out more about […]

Smithson’s Autumn / Halloween Activities – Fri. Oct. 30th

In recognition that Halloween is a day that many of our students (and staff!) look forward to each year, we will be having a bit of a “fun day” on Fri. Oct. 30th students can wear “spooky colours” or “autumn colours” – i.e. orange / red / yellow  or   orange / black / green, etc.  (there […]

Prioritizing Student Health and Safety During Halloween

As we near the end of October, and with leaves already falling from trees, our minds turn to the festivities and celebrations of the season. Public Health recommendations are an important consideration especially this year, as schools, students and their families contemplate specific activities within classrooms, schools and the community. Putting Health and Safety First […]

The WRDSB Celebrates Local Government Week

The week of October 19 to 23 marks Local Government Week. Along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), we are working to raise civic awareness among our students and community. School board trustees are an excellent example of local government as these elected politicians play a vital role in providing […]

Smithson School Council – 1st Meeting on Wed. Oct. 21st

We would like to invite all of those interested to our first School Council meeting of the year. We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm via Google Meet. Please consider joining us to find out more about the role of School Council, election of this year’s executive and to find out more about […]

Did you see our School Day post? It’s PJ day TODAY!

We’re Celebrating!  PJ Day, Popcorn & a Movie on Friday, Oct. 16th It has been a fantastic start to our in-class school year, and our students (and staff) have shown what a flexible and resilient bunch they are. So what better way to celebrate this awesome first month of school than by having a PJ […]

Reminder to Families of Elementary Students: Possible Changes to your Child’s Class

As students enter into the Distance Learning Program classes and class sizes may change. Students awaiting transition into Distance Learning: Students who are waiting to move into the Distance Learning Program can expect to hear from their teacher by Friday, October 23 and will begin learning in their new class on Monday, October 26. Students […]

Update on School Immunization Programs

Public Health will be offering drive-thru immunization clinics for students eligible to receive their school program vaccinations. This includes students who missed their follow up vaccines during the 2019/2020 school year and those eligible in 2020/2021 to start their immunization series. Clinics will be offered at the Medical Centre at the Boardwalk, located at 435 […]

WRDSB presents the Monster Tree Challenge

Trees throughout our region are showing off their autumn colours, and what better way to celebrate the fall season than a little leaf-learning! From now until Friday, October 30, our Outdoor Education department invites all WRDSB students and their families to participate in Monster Trees, a hunt for Waterloo region’s largest trees. This free, fun […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, a day begun by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to raise awareness in the global community about the importance of supporting mental health, to take action and create lasting change. “It is nearly 30 years since the first World Mental Health Day was launched by the […]

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