Student Return to School After Illness Without A COVID-19 Test

Recent updates to the Ontario School Screening Tool has created some confusion regarding the return to school process for families who choose not to have their child tested for COVID-19. We hope that this information clarifies the return to school process where the screening tool has indicated that your child should not attend school and […]

REMINDER: WRDSB hosts 3rd annual Black History Month Event

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. We invite the WRDSB community, including Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community to join us for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and […]

Supporting our Staff, Students and Families

Dear WRDSB Families, We are taking this opportunity to connect with you once more to see how families and students are doing and if you feel supported as students learn both in-person and online. As we mentioned last November, we will be checking in with you a few times throughout the year. To connect with […]

Announcing Voluntary Student COVID-19 Testing 

On February 16, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced that school boards will undertake asymptomatic targeted testing in at least 5% of the elementary and secondary schools within their jurisdiction each week and are asked to provide this testing opportunity to at least 2% of their student population per week. In WRDSB, testing will be […]

Announcing the Code of Conduct for Parents and Caregivers of Students Learning from a Distance

To support our students and staff as they continue distance learning this school year, we are proud to announce the Code of Conduct for Parents and Caregivers of Students Learning from a Distance. These guidelines are designed to ensure a positive experience for all involved in learning from a distance, whether they be members of […]

Student’s Book Supports Anti-Bullying for Pink Shirt Day

For Shreya Gupta, being creative comes naturally. When she’s not sketching, painting or reading, she explained there is one place you’ll find her. “On the laptop, just writing some stories for fun.” With a desire to help make a difference for other children, in Canada and around the world, she put her love for writing […]

Pink Shirt Day is February 24

On Wednesday, February 24, join us in recognizing Pink Shirt Day. This is a day to stand up against bullying of all kinds. Since March 2020, we have shifted to being online more than ever before. Whether it has been to learn, work, keep in touch with family and friends, or pass the time, our […]

Changing How History is Taught – All Year Long

A passion for history is what brought Chris Ashley to teaching, and it’s what keeps him at it 23 years after he first joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). The educator from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI) isn’t shy about the fact that part of his motivation came as a result of […]

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Bookstores

Looking to learn more about the Black community in Waterloo Region and make a difference? One way to do this is by supporting Black-owned businesses in our community and throughout Canada. Whether you’re looking to order something for dinner, or looking to buy a book to expand your own consciousness and understanding, there is a […]

Announcing the Secondary Student Verification Portal

We announced last week that as part of our enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning, a new step in the daily screening process for secondary students would now have school staff verifying the results of the screener at the beginning of the school day. We are now proud to announce the launch […]

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