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Cardi-Noel Spirit Week

Cardi-Noel Spirit Week

Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20, 2019

Monday Wear Green & Red Day
Tuesday Christmas Head Wear Day
Wednesday Christmas Sweater Day
Thursday Winter Hat & Scarf Day
Friday Night Before Christmas PJ Day

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By |2019-11-28T11:45:01-05:00December 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Cardi-Noel Spirit Week

John Sweeney School is Open Today

Dear Families,

John Sweeney Catholic School is open today along with all other schools part of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. We are not part of the job action taking place at the public school board. Looking forward to seeing everyone today.

By |2019-12-04T08:06:16-05:00December 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on John Sweeney School is Open Today

Inclement Weather Cancellations – Communication

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During the fall, winter and spring of the school year, unusual or severe weather conditions can lead to a number of different situations requiring cancellation of some or all student transportation. It is important that School Boards, the schools, the public, the media, vehicle operators and STSWR all initiate or receive the same message. This procedure attempts to simplify this process as it applies to both Boards.

For decisions made prior to the start of the school day, every effort will be made to ensure that a media announcement and fan out activation commences prior to 6AM.

One of the notifications listed above will be communicated in the following way:


  1. Cancellations are posted on STSWR’s home page
  2. STSWR’s “Delays and Cancellations” link (
  3. Families have the option of receiving automatic notifications via email through our subscription service
  4. Follow STSWR on twitter (@STSWR)
  5. Subscribe to the WCDSB’s Newswire and receive emails if the school is closed
  6. Subscribe to the John Sweeney Newsire and receive emails if the school is closed

School Boards

  1. WCDSB and WRDSB websites
  2. WCDSB and WRDSB twitter feeds

Local Media Outlets

  1. All media outlets listed below:

Virgin Radio      FM 105.3        CKWR Kitchener  FM 98.5

MAGIC FM        FM 106.1        CHYM Kitchener   FM 96.7

570 News          AM 570            Dave Rocks             FM 107.5

Country 106.7        FM 106.7   CHUM FM              FM 104.5

Faith FM           FM 94.3           The Beat                  FM 91.5

CBC Radio        FM 89.1

CTV Kitchener                           The Record

City News Channel

By |2019-12-03T09:37:08-05:00December 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Inclement Weather Cancellations – Communication

Five Things You Need to Know about School Attendance

Why school attendance is important from an early age

  1. Early school absenteeism is an indicator of future school absenteeism
  2. Absenteeism in kindergarten negatively affects a child’s ability to develop the grit and perseverance needed for academic success
  3. Early absenteeism (in preschool and kindergarten) has a significant effect on child’s ability to learn/master reading
  4. School absenteeism rates can predict dropout rates
  5. There is a direct relationship between improved school attendance and significant academic gains

Key findings include the following

  1. Students who meet the provincial standard early in their schooling are likely to maintain their high achievement in secondary school
  2. Students who do not meet the provincial standard early in their schooling are likely to continue not meeting the standard in later grades
  3. Pinpointing the needs of students early and providing support makes a difference

Click here to read more.

By |2019-11-08T14:18:25-05:00December 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Five Things You Need to Know about School Attendance