Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day

Today, April 21, marks Administrative Professionals’ Day – a time to celebrate and highlight administrative professionals’ dedication and their important role in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From our schools to the Education Centre, these individuals play a vital role in supporting our students and staff, each and every day. As with our […]

Transition to Full Remote Learning on April 19

Further to our announcement earlier this week regarding our return to remote learning on April 19, we wanted to provide more information to students and families about what they can expect. Elementary In-Person Students Elementary school students, previously attending school in-person, will now engage in remote learning beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021. Starting back […]

Returning to Remote Learning on April 19

Today, Premier Doug Ford announced that students across Ontario, including the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), will switch to remote learning on April 19th 2021 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We would ask for families to be patient as we sort through the details of this announcement. Please be reassured we will […]

Expanded Asymptomatic Targeted Testing

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), along with the Ministry of Education and its testing partners, continue to offer voluntary asymptomatic targeted testing for staff and students through a variety of testing approaches to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break. In-Pharmacy Testing Existing Pharmacies For the week of April 12-18 […]

Taming Your Inner Critic | Caring/Coping/Connecting

Did you know that our brains are wired to pay attention to negative thoughts and discount positive thoughts? The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to tame your inner critic, and focus purposefully on the positive. Once you understand the negativity bias, and start paying attention to the thoughts, you can change them into […]

Preparing for the April Break and Message from the Ministry of Education

As we near the beginning of the well-deserved April Break for our students and staff, we wanted to provide some updates and reminders for families in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Preparing for the April Break As a precautionary measure only, we want to ensure that our students, staff and families are prepared […]

World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Acceptance Month in the WRDSB

With the arrival of April, so too comes World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Acceptance Month. These are both opportunities to recognize the importance of accepting, and supporting those on the Autism Spectrum in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) so they can reach their full potential as learners and in life beyond school. […]

April Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members.These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour every Wednesday, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting their […]

Plans for September 2021

Dear WRDSB Families, I am pleased to let you know that the WRDSB is planning to welcome students and staff back to a regular school year with students learning in-person starting in September 2021. We have heard from you through our Let’s Connect surveys that you feel strongly about the importance of school in the […]

Update: Phone Service Restored at Schools and Education Centre

We want to provide an update on a technical issue that was impacting landline phones at Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and the Education Centre. Phone service has now been restored. Thank you for your patience as we worked to implement a solution.

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