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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Raising a child who loves Learning — Practical Evening with KW Counselling

SAVE THE DATE — Thursday April 30, 2015. Abraham Erb welcomes KW Counselling to our follow up evening focusing on helping your child to become engaged and inspired by learning. Registration information will be available after the Spring Break — but mark the date TODAY! This will be an evening event, and we hope to see you […]

West Waterloo Boundary Study

Thank you to Deb Bergey, Raziya Sikiladha, and Gulamabbas Sikiladha for their representation on this working group. Parents are encouraged to share questions or concerns about boundrary related issues  by responding to the link below: https://docs.google.com/a/googleapps.wrdsb.ca/forms/d/1yX59AvhHolpCyrr5rrK50Zv_QGgAgcdEKdiScxRJ5sI/viewform?usp=send_form Thank you for your interest in our community!   Ms. Tatania Stroud Principal, Abraham Erb

‘You Otter Know!’ – ABE/SJAM Intramurals

The junior students have been enjoying the opportunity to participate in intramural athletic activities since October. Three times a week, the Leadership students from Sir John A. MacDonald S.S. organize a variety of new and familiar games to share with us. Our time together has helped us build a caring partnership with our neighbouring secondary school […]

Extreme Cold Warning

Good afternoon Abraham Erb families, As you may be aware, the weather forecast for the next few days includes an extreme cold warning. Please monitor weather conditions and ensure that your children are dressed warmly for safe travel to and from school. We would also like to share with you that schools may be closed if morning […]

‘You Otter Know!’ – Learning Buddies

Our primary and junior classes are paired for Learning Buddies once or twice monthly.  Having younger and older students spend time together creates a greater sense of school community among the students. It is very rewarding to see the natural nurturing side that shines through with our junior students during the Learning Buddy activities. They […]

February 2 – All Schools CLOSED

Due to weather, ALL schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day Programs are closed as well. The Education Centre is open for those who can get there safely.

‘You Otter Know!’ – Morning News Flash

Our Morning News Flash announcers start our days at Abraham Erb with all the info we need for success! In addition to leading Opening Exercises and presenting daily announcements, these students review playground schedules, promote special events, and remind everyone about important positive-thinking and mindfulness strategies. They do all this independently and impress their listeners […]

Fun Fair Planning Meeting Mon Feb. 2nd

Your School Council Fun Fair Committee is looking for leads and co-leads to begin planning for our annual Abraham Erb Fun Fair. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a key opportunity to come together as a school community! There will be a brief meeting in the school library this Monday, February 2nd at 7 pm. […]

“The Power of Yet” in Room 6!


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