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6112019_121346_0.pngFollow the EPESCS Wildcats on Twitter @PESaugeenCentr1

Canadian Parents for French:  Saugeen Shores Chapter

Find Bluewater District School Board on social media:
Facebook and Twitter:  @BluewaterDSB
Director on Twitter:  @BWDSBDirector
YouTube and Vimeo:  Bluewater DSB

School Messenger
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Terry Fox.jpgTerry Fox Run:

EPESCS hosted the Terry Fox run on Thursday, September 26.  The students and staff are pleased to announce that $1091 was raised to support cancer research. 


Thanksgiving Gif.jpgPrincipal and Vice-Principal’s  Message, Karen Spragg and Amy Doherty

The weather is changing and fall is upon us.  A reminder that as the weather changes to dress your child in layers.  Temperatures can range from near freezing in the morning and then warm up considerably during the day.  Remember to tuck a pair of light gloves in your child’s pockets as well for those crisp starts to the day. 

The current enrollment at EPESCS is 606 students, down from the 630 students that was estimated in June 2019.  Thank you to all the support and understanding from you, the parents, during the reorganization that had to take place.   

The cross country team is busy practicing for the two upcoming events:  the first will take place on October 8 and the second, the Bob Atkinson Memorial, on October 16.  Both events will be held at Saugeen Bluffs. 

Many of you may have questions regarding the current CUPE work action.  In Bluewater, only our custodial staff belongs to CUPE.  At present, their work to rule means no cleaning of hallways, offices, and the gym.  In addition, custodians will not assist with or remove any recycling.  I will send out regular updates through School Messenger when and if these work actions change.   Administration and the board office are in constant communication to ensure the safety of all students within the school.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me,

         School Climate Survey.pngSchool Climate Survey

Students in Grades 4 to 12, parents, and school staff at least once every two years.  A safe, inclusive, and accepting school environment is essential for student success and well-being.  The data collected from these surveys helps to identify gaps and areas of improvement for school and board planning aimed at preventing bullying and harassment.  Students and staff will be completing the survey electronically between March 11 and April 15, 2019.  Student participation is not mandatory.  If you do not wish your child to participate, please notify us in writing. 

We are asking parents to complete a survey as well.  The parent survey is available online between March 18 and April 15, 2019 also, and can be accessed through following the link:

The Required Access Code for École Port Elgin Saugeen Central is 0-WRE-825-K. 

Alternatively, you can request a paper copy of the survey. 

It is important that we hear from as many parents as possible.  Thank you for taking the time to provide this important feedback.

Parking Requests

Remember to follow the rules of the road even when on school property by obeying all traffic signs, one ways, speed limits and parking guidelines.

Please note that the custodial staff are requesting that if you are parking in the parent lot, kindly do not park your car in front of the dumpstersIn addition,  kindly do not park or drop off your child in the bussing zone from 8:30-9:00 am and from 3:00-3:40 pm.  Thank you!

Remember to not drop off or pick up your child in the staff parking lot.  This becomes a hazard for students who are crossing here and a challenge for staff to get out of parking spaces at the end of the day.  

School Day begins—8:55 AM

(Reminder that outside supervision for students

does not begin until 8:45 AM)

1st Nutrition Break—10:55 AM to 11:35 AM for Primary

2nd Nutrition Break—1:35PM to 2:15 PM


file:///C:/Users/sprakar/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01.pngSIGNING UP FOR BUSING NOTIFICATIONS:

Did you know that you can subscribe to get electronic bus cancellation notifications?  And that you must re-subscribe every school year.  Email subscriptions are purged each summer and subscribers are asked to re-subscribe to ensure we have an accurate list of email addresses each year. 

Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays.  You must first confirm that you have a valid email address.  To subscribe go to and click on “Delays & Cancellations” (top right corner), then click on the “Subscriptions” icon, Under Other Options click on “Subscribe”.  Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button.  Our automated system will send you an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.

When you receive that confirmation email, click on the “Confirm” link and enter a password beside New Password, then enter it again.  You should receive a message on-screen thanking you for confirming your subscription and telling you can now login to manage your subscriptions. 

For more information, go to the Transportation Consortium website: and click on Subscribe for Delays and Cancellations.


We take our responsibility for students seriously.   Therefore, we ask that you please call the school before 8:55 AM if your child will be absent or late at 519-832-2038 X 100 .  You may leave a message if calling before 8:30 AM.  If we have not heard from you or your child before 8:55 AM, we will make every effort to contact you.  Thank you for your support in keeping your children safe. 


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