Staggered Start for Elementary Schools for the 2020-21 School Year

As we prepare to welcome our students and staff back to our schools, their health, safety and well-being are our primary focus. In support of this, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be using a Staggered Start to the school year for all our elementary students over the first two weeks of the […]

Student Confirmation of Attendance Form Reopened

This week, we are offering families an opportunity to revisit their responses to the Confirmation of Attendance form and offering those who missed the deadline a chance to make their selection. Please note: for those families who have already responded and submitted the form, the most recently submitted form will be used to confirm your […]

Trustee Motion Requires All Students Wear Masks

During the Virtual Special Board Meeting on Monday, August 17, Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) voted unanimously to require students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 to wear masks during the upcoming school year. This enhanced health and safety measure builds on the Provincial requirement for students in Grades 4 to 12 […]

Returning to School: A Guide for Families

As we embark upon a school year unlike any other, I want to express my deep gratitude for our students, staff, families, and communities who have persevered in an extraordinarily challenging time.  We have experienced unprecedented change since our school year was interrupted last March and I know this process has been difficult for everyone […]

Update for Families: Supporting Student Learning

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, families and students will be provided with a weekly communication from the WRDSB that provides an update on the past week’s activities and an overview of the goals for the upcoming week. Our hope is that regular communication will reduce the understandable anxiety students and families may […]

An update from the Minister of Education

A message from the Minister of Education received on March 31, 2020. Dear Parents, I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak […]

WRDSB schools closed and distance learning to continue through May 4

As you likely know, based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education have announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for all Ontario elementary and secondary schools through May 4 to help limit the […]

International and Indigenous Languages Program

Update on dates of closures for the International and Indigenous Program.  School will be closed March 21 -Holiday / March Break,  March 28 – No school / due to Covid-19,  April 4 – No school / due to Covid-19 and April 11 – Holiday / Easter

International Languages Registration

The last day to register for any International Languages Elementary classes for the 2019/2020 school year is Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Registrations for 2020/2021 will begin at the International Languages school locations beginning Saturday, May 2, 2020.  You may register until Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Please visit the school of your language choice on any […]

All schools to close February 21 for a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our school […]

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