Category: Schools

Using School-Day

What is School-Day? School-Day is an online cashless system for use by parents, teachers and office administrative staff. We are implementing School-Day to minimize the handling of cash by teachers and office staff, reduce paper, and streamline office efficiency. What’s in it for parents? School-Day can be accessed from any web browser and gives parents […]

School Bus Safety – Secondary

Every school day, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is responsible for the safe transportation of over 30,000 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students to and from school on close to 635 school bus routes and on municipal transit and in taxis. At the Bus Stop organize and adequately secure belongings before leaving […]

Safe Arrival Program and Emergency School Closures

Please listen to your radio or check these websites for the most current information regarding bus routes and school closures. www.wrdsb.ca Waterloo Region District School Board www.stswr.ca Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region Safe Arrival Program Provincial legislation mandates that all school boards have a Safe Arrival Program. The purpose of the program is to […]

Threat Risk Assessment Fair Notice and Process

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes that all members of the school community have the right to be safe and feel safe in their school community. Under certain conditions, students may undergo a “Threat Risk Assessment”. This assessment helps to promote safety and well-being for all. What behaviours initiate a Threat Risk Assessment? […]

School Bus Safety

Every school day, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is responsible for the safe transportation of over 30,000 Waterloo Region District School Board students to and from school on close to 635 school bus routes and on municipal transit and in taxis. At the Bus Stop organize and adequately secure belongings before leaving home; arrive […]

First Nation, Métis and Inuit Voluntary Self-Identification

Purpose The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) believes that all students can achieve to a high standard. We want to improve our education services by ensuring that we are meeting the unique needs of all students, including those with First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry. In May 2011, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

Parent Engagement: How to Get Involved

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) values the involvement of parents, caregivers and community members in providing a quality education for students. Research shows that engaging parents and caregivers in their children’s education has a positive impact on student learning and creates a sense of community at the school. Working together as partners we can […]

Student Accident Insurance Letter

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS & GUARDIANS Dear Parent or Guardian: Every September, School Boards in Ontario remind parents and guardians of the importance of acquiring Student Accident Insurance. Some injuries may incur medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. For this reason, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

Digital Citizenship

Character Development in a Digital World Cell Phone Etiquette Social Responsibility, Respect Music Players Social Responsibility, Respect, Integrity YouTube and Online Video Sharing Initiative, Respect, Integrity No Cyber-Bullying Empathy, Respect, Kindness Social Media Channels Social Responsibility, Initiative, Respect, Kindness Global Projects Social Responsibility, Initiative, Co-operation, Empathy, Respect, Kindness, Integrity, Hope Digital Commerce Co-operation, Initiative, Integrity Chat Rooms […]

Character Development

Character development is an ongoing process of growth that intentionally models, teaches and inspires all people to want to do the right thing for the greater good of our whole community. Character development is the journey of connecting deep caring to knowing, feeling and doing. Character Attributes Empathy: Understanding how someone feels and responding with […]

1 2