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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

School community standards of behaviour

The following is based on Ontario Ministry of Education’s Code of Conduct. These standards of behaviour are intended to ensure that all members of the school community are treated with respect and dignity. All members of the community are expected to maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and […]

Responsible Use Procedure (RUP)

The 4070 Responsible Use Procedure for Information, Communication and Collaboration Technologies (RUP) outlines the responsibilities of Waterloo Region District School Board principals, staff, students, and parents/guardians, including partnerships such as adult and continuing education. The RUP provides a set of expectations for users, and applies to all information and technology in the board. These expectations align with existing procedures […]