Parent & Youth Vaccine Information Session from Public Health

Join Region of Waterloo Public Health for a presentation on the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer vaccine for youth. Dr. Kelly Grindrod who is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy will provide a brief presentation and answer questions. Parents, caregivers and youth are encouraged to join. Do you have […]

Get to Know the Equity and Inclusion Branch

Earlier this month, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the second of three branches within the department: the Equity and Inclusion Branch. Equity and Inclusion Branch Equity & Inclusion Team The Equity & Inclusion Team strives to increase educational equity by working alongside staff to identify […]

Stress and Anxiety Boot Camp: Learn ways to manage stress and anxiety

As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families, our psychology and social work staff are offering two free interactive, fun information sessions about stress and anxiety and how they can be managed. These sessions will be hosted jointly with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB). […]

Year End Connections for WRDSB Students

We know that this has been an extraordinarily difficult year for our students. As the school year comes to a close, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be celebrating all of our students through a variety of events. Each of the 121 schools across the WRDSB are busy making plans for end-of-year activities. […]

Updated Screening Guidance for the Recently Vaccinated

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has updated the Ontario School Screening Tool to reflect updated guidance for individuals who have recently (within 48 hours) received a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 school and child care screening tool, provides guidance for students, staff and essential visitors prior to completing their screening. […]

Islamophobic Tragedy in London, Ontario

Yesterday, we learned about the targeted killing of a Muslim family, leaving four dead and one survivor, a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries, in London, Ontario. This was a planned, premeditated act motivated by hate and Islamophobia. This horrific act has impacted thousands of students, staff, families and community members who are part of the […]

Get to Know the Indigenous Education Branch

Last week, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the first of three branches within the department: the Indigenous Education Branch. Indigenous Education Branch The work of the Indigenous Education Branch is guided by the Calls to Action identified within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. We […]

Reflecting and Connecting | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to use reflection as a means of strengthening feelings of hope. Reflecting can also help us feel more connected, as we have not navigated these difficult times alone. We did so with our friends, our families, our classmates, our pets, our neighbours, our country and our entire […]

Students Not Returning to In-Person Learning This School Year

Today, Premier Doug Ford announced that students across Ontario will not be returning to in-person learning this school year. We know how difficult the multiple shifts in learning modes have been for students and families and we know that the extended period of remote learning has had an impact on everyone in the community. We […]

Announcing the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to announce the launch of the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights (IEHR) Department. Within this department, there are three branches: Indigenous Education, Equity and Inclusion, and Human Rights. Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department The Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department (IEHR) engages with students, staff, […]

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