Health and Safety - Lead Exceedance
On October 2, 2017, the Deputy Ministry of the Ministry of Education issued a memorandum (attached) to Directors of Education, stating: "As part of on-going commitment to transparency, The Ministry of Education expects parents and guardians are made aware where a lead exceedance has been detected in the drinking water of a school or child care centre, and how the exceedance will be addressed.
As part of Avon Maitland District School Board’s strategy to create positive, inclusive learning environments and maximize outcomes for students, we are committed to providing a safe drinking water. AMDSB has been conducting annual water testing for lead for a number of years (each July and August), and systematically flushing water in schools, prior to the start of the school day at all school sites. We want to inform you that we received notice that a water sample result at SCSS exceeded the 10 ug/L limit and have taken appropriate action, following the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks guidelines and consulting with the local health unit to resolve the issue. Depending on the circumstance, actions may include continuing normal flushing procedures, increasing flushing times, installing a filter or replacing a drinking fixture. If you would like more information, please contact the school.
Kevin Mills, Principal
The school council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday September 18th has been moved to Tuesday Sept 25th. Start time will be 7 pm in the school library. The council is looking for a new chair of this group. Looking forward to our first meeting.
Today at 11:15 am Stratford Police informed the school that an evacuation was necessary due to a leak near the school.
Staff and students evacuated the school by proceeding to St. Vincent Street. After 20 minutes the leak was contained. Students and staff returned to the school at 11:40 am and resumed regular activities.
Thank you to the students and staff for responding in a very quick and orderly fashion today.