Student Vaccination Information

As the 2021-22 school year begins, we remain committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. Keeping our schools open this year is our collective priority. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect everyone from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread so we can […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

On September 30, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In June, the Government of Canada created the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federally-recognized day, as a response to the Truth […]

Supporting Student Well-being for the Return to School

As part of our ongoing work to assist students and families during the transition back to school, we wanted to remind families of the many resources available to support student mental health and well-being. Even at the best of times, some children experience more challenges than others when it comes to going to school. These […]

Welcome Back: A message from our Director and Associate Director

Dear students, parents, caregivers, families and community members, Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Although we’re all excited to grow, learn and make new friends; we also have questions and even feel a little nervous. Our Associate Director Lila Read, and Director of Education jeewan chanicka came together to welcome us all back to another […]

A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Parents and Families

Dear Ontario Parents, We hope your summer is going very well. With the return to in-person learning this September, we are excited to see students heading back to class for a more normal learning experience – alongside their friends and teachers. We know that in-person learning is essential for the mental and physical health, academic […]

Ventilation in WRDSB Schools

As announced on August 4, the Ministry of Education has asked school boards to provide their communities with a standardized ventilation report. This will enhance transparency for school communities, including students, parents and staff, and provide consistent communication across the province. In response to the Ministry of Education requirement, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

Secondary: Students Daily Confirmation of Screening

As part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning for students across Ontario, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to verify the daily screening of all students, staff and essential visitors for the first two weeks of school (September 7 to 17). Screening Verification for Secondary Students Similar to last […]

Health and Safety Updates for September 2021

As we prepare to start school on September 7, here is some health and safety information for students learning in-person at school. In case you missed the updates we shared on August 13, you can find them here: August 13th Elementary Update August 13th Secondary Update Health and Safety Updates for In-Person Learning The Waterloo […]

Mobile Vaccine Clinics In Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting mobile vaccine clinics across Woolwich and Wellesley Townships between August 18 and 21, 2021 so all youth have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before school starts. Mobile Vaccine Clinics Youth born in 2009 or earlier and their family members are welcome at these walk-in vaccine clinics […]

Secondary: Important Updates for September 2021

With just 25 days left until we return to learning together, we wanted to share some important updates about what learning in-person at school and remote learning at home will look like. Learning In-Person at School Masking for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the Waterloo Region District School […]

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