Director responds to recent terror attack in Quebec

On Monday morning, Canadians woke to news of an attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six people dead, and several others wounded. The Prime Minister called the attack an “act of terror against Canada and all Canadians.” This deplorable act will have an effect on the thousands of students, parents and staff we […]

Innovating tomorrow by educating today

In November, we asked our community to help us define in a single statement what the Waterloo Region District School Board is all about. Over the last year, a big team of dedicated and passionate people in Waterloo region worked together to set a new direction for our public schools with a new strategic plan. […]

Rescheduled meeting for Ministry’s well-being strategy

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/caregivers to participate in an opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Ministry of Education on a very important topic – student well-being. Student well-being is one of four connected goals in the province’s renewed vision for education – Achieving Excellence. Students with a sense of well-being thrive and […]

PD Day – Friday, January 27, 2017 (Elementary)

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day tomorrow – Friday, January 27, 2017. There will be no school for WRDSB elementary students only. Teachers Elementary teachers will participate in assessment, evaluation and lesson planning. Educational Assistants (EAs) / Child and Youth Workers (CYWs) EAs and CYWs will attend centrally-run training at […]

Supporting mental health initiatives with Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and we are encouraging our entire WRDSB community to participate with us. Back in 2011, Bell started a campaign leveraging the popularity of social media. Over the years, it has grown to be internationally recognized with more than $79 million being donated to Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations. Participating […]

Ski and Snowboard Club will begin soon!

We held an information meeting this week to share details about our Ski and Snowboarding Club that will begin in a few weeks! The group of students are welcome to join us on Tuesday February 14, 2017, Wednesday February 22, 2017, Wednesday March 1, 2017, Wednesday March 8, 2017 to ski or snowboard at Chicopee […]

OTIP Teaching Awards nominations now open

Do you know a teacher who demonstrates and inspires excellence in their work? Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an OTIP teaching award. Each year the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) jointly sponsor the OTIP Teaching Awards, to recognize teachers […]

Graduation Photos have arrived!

Graduation Photo Proofs have arrived and have been distributed to students this afternoon. Payment and orders are due back to the school by January 30, 2017. Please see below if you missed picture day or if you require re-takes. Picture re-take day is Friday, February 10th at our Kitchener office. Please call Lifetouch at (519)-744-1146 […]

REMINDER: safeTALK training sessions for WRDSB parents & guardians

As one of our operational goals to support student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians of the WRDSB on #BellLetsTalk Day. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

School buses cancelled; all schools open

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE OPEN. All Extended Day Childcare Programs are OPEN. The Education Centre is OPEN.