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
We acknowledge that our school lies on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee people, who have been the stewards of this land since the beginning. In recognition of this, may we work towards a positive, constructive relationship between the Indigenous people of Canada and ourselves.