EPSAC, Terry Fox, Student Census, Emergency Drills

Posted September 13, 2022

Hello everyone.

Below you will fins 4 items of interest for our school.  It is hard to believe we have already completed a week of classes.

School Council (EPSAC)

We look forward to welcoming all members of our school community to our Parent Advisory Council (EPSAC) tonight! Getting involved with parent council is a great way to stay informed about what is happening at the school and to meet and get to know some of the staff and other parents.  It also provides the opportunity to have a direct impact on Eramosa PS.

Please join us tonight @ 7:00 p.m. for our first EPSAC meeting of the year!

Join us in person at the school library or online at the link below:


Eramosa’s Annual Terry Fox Run

Eramosa Public School’s Terry Fox Run is on Friday, September 23, 2022.

There are 2 options for donating this year.  You can donate using School Cash Online or by using the following link http:www.terryfox.ca/EramosaPSRockwood  We will begin the event with a short assembly at 2:15 and then walk around the school yard.  Please note, the school’s gate will be closed during this event.

We are excited to be able to invite family members to join us!

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

Student Census September 19 to October 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board will be conducting a Student Census for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.  The UGDSB Counts Students Census is a confidential and voluntary survey for all parents/ legal guardians of students in Kindergarten to grade 8, and all students in grades 9 to 12.  The Ministry of Education is requiring that school boards begin collecting identity-based data on students in order to help identify and monitor barriers for racialized students, as well as students who are connected to the margins.

The Kindergarten to Grade 8 Census will be sent to parent’s/legal guardian’s email.  It can then be filled out by them with or on behalf of the students.  Grade 9 to 12 students will have theirs sent to their email address and it will be completed by them.

For more information about this, please visit https://www.ugdsb.ca/board/ugdsb-counts-student-census-2022/.  There is a great deal of information there, along with a video.

Emergency Drills

The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.  Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our school, we must be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in case it does.

Each year our school must conduct drills to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency. 

The following number of drills are required each school year:

  • Three (3) fire drills in the fall and three (3) fire drills in the spring
  • Two (2) lockdown drills
  • One (1) tornado drill
  • One (1) bomb threat drill

For each of these drills, there is an education component to explain why they are necessary.  All drills are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of our students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Best regards,

Paul Tribe, Principal


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