Resources to Help Those Experiencing Family Violence

Supporting our students and their families goes beyond their learning – we want all those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to know there are resources available to help them cope with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, 1 in 3 Canadians is […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Today, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. A day we acknowledge our educators’ dedication and passion, show our appreciation and recognize the unprecedented journey our teachers and educators have been on since March. This morning, our 64,000 students across Waterloo Region started their school day excited and ready to learn, but it looks and feels […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: Winter holiday – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 March break – March 15 to March 19, 2021 Last day of school for secondary students – Friday, June 25, 2021 Last day of school for elementary students – Monday, June 28, 2021 […]

Announcing the Distance Learning Program Guides

We are proud to announce two new guides for the 2020-2021 WRDSB Distance Learning Program. Many students will join us for Distance Learning and we are incredibly excited to welcome students back to learning at a distance this year. The staff in the Distance Learning Program are committed to creating caring and engaging virtual learning […]

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, With the beginning of the new school year just around the corner, I want to take a moment to reach out and personally welcome you all to the 2020-2021 school year. This year, I have recorded a video message, as it seems like it’s been such a long time since […]

WRDSB revises staggered start of the school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will delay the start of the school year to allow students and staff time to transition back into the learning environment, both online and in-person.  The later start will give staff time to prepare to safely welcome their students back into the classroom and transition to their new […]

Distance Learning in the WRDSB: Fall 2020

The following describes the WRDSB Plan for our Distance Learning Program, Fall 2020 As a parent or caregiver, you have either chosen in-person or Distance Learning for September for your child(ren). We have a higher than anticipated number of students who have opted for Distance Learning: over 8,500 elementary students and 2000 secondary students. These […]

Day in the Life: Secondary Students

The upcoming school year will be different from what we are used to. To help ease the worry and anxiety of both students and their families, we have put together this guide for families, to help them visualize and practice what a typical school day will be like in the 2020-21 school year. The guide […]

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