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School bus and taxi cancellation information for this year

We have been asked to share this information from Student Transportation Services:

To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions.  In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.

Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.

Please note the following;

  • A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate.
  • School bus routes may be cancelled when severe weather may not be affecting all municipalities in York Region.  Both the YRDSB and YCDSB operate many regional educational programs.  Students attending these programs are transported over large attendance areas encompassing several municipal boundaries.  This limits the ability to cancel bus service using a municipality or zone methodology.
  • When bus service is cancelled all school tests and/or examinations will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  • Student trips involving the use of school buses will also be cancelled.
  • Unless otherwise stated, schools will remain open and parents can make arrangements to transport their children to and from school even if school bus service is cancelled.  If buses are cancelled in the morning, they will not operate in the afternoon. Therefore students transported to school by parents will require the same transportation home.

Parents, students and school staff are asked to access the following radio and television stations after 6:00 a.m. to receive bus cancellation information:

RADIO

590 AM           640 AM           680 AM           860 AM           1010 AM         1050 AM

1540 AM         1580 AM         88.5 FM          89.9 FM          92.5 FM          93.1 FM

94.9 FM          95.9 FM          97.3 FM          98.1 FM          99.1 FM          99.9 FM

101.1 FM        102.1 FM        104.5 FM        100.7 FM        105.9               107.1 FM

 TELEVISION

CITY TV     CTV Barrie     CTV Toronto     CP24     GLOBAL NEWS

A bus cancellation message will also be available at www.schoolbuscity.com and by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following @YRDSB and @YCDSB on twitter.

DECE Appreciation Day

We would like to extend appreciation to all of our ECEs today. At our school, our Designated Early Childhood Educators work with teachers in the Full Day Kindergarten program. This partnership allows for a team taught program to meet the needs of our youngest learners.

Our DECEs have post-secondary diplomas or degrees in Early Childhood Education and belong to a College that supports their profession. The work they do is diverse and partly includes:

  • Planning for and providing education to pupils in junior kindergarten and kindergarten.
  • Observing, monitoring and assessing the development of pupils in junior kindergarten, kindergarten and extended day programs.
  • Maintaining a healthy physical, emotional and social learning environment.
  • Communicating with families.
  • Providing supervision of and support to students in daily activities.

Please help me extend thanks to Ms. DeVries, Ms. Laverock, Ms. Fleischman, Ms. Vieira, Ms. Kenyon and Ms. Miyazaki.

Our school also thanks our Before and After Care program operators. Our Before and After Care team are also ECEs who support our students in our extended day programs. We appreciate our partnership with Mount Albert Children’s Academy.

Once again, we thank our DECEs and all the work they do at our school.

Mr. Collins

Mount Albert Nature Day September 22nd

Our school is so fortunate to be located in such a beautiful town as Mount Albert. With expansive green spaces available to us, our children have been able to enjoy outdoor learning in many ways. We have also enjoyed the Town of East Gwillimbury’s Nature Day which this year will occur on September 22, 2018. There is an extensive list of activities available for your family to enjoy. As part of our partnership with the town we are excited to share that next week students will have the chance to learn about nature and design a button that they can bring with them to the Nature Day activities on the 22nd. Learning opportunities will occur in our Discovery Hub throughout the week.