National AccessAbility Week: May 29 to June 4

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) prioritizes accessibility in all that we do. This week is National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) in Canada and this year’s NAAW theme is “Inclusive From The Start.” The NAAW is a time to: Celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities Raise awareness of the critical need for accessibility and […]

Menstrual Health Day

On May 28, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) acknowledges Menstrual Health Day to promote education around periods, the fight for menstrual equity, and advocacy for policy change. Commonly known as Menstrual Hygiene Day, we are using the word ‘health’ not ‘hygiene’, in alliance with our community partners, in an effort to de-stigmatize periods. […]

Friday, June 3 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, June 3, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for Elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning […]

Virtual Event: 5 Great Reasons for a Career in the Trades

Join us on June 1 for a virtual event, 5 Great Reasons for a Career in the Trades. Hosted by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, this event is for parents and caregivers of students in Grades 7-12. In this dynamic presentation, Job Talks Executive Director Dr. Jon Callegher will share his latest research on the […]

Update for Out of Province Remote Learners

We have an important update for students and families of students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remote learning programs. The Ministry of Education has provided updated direction to school boards for the 2022-23 school year which impacts: Remote learning programs E-Learning courses What is Changing for Students Living Outside Ontario As a […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is recognized as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by: Two Spirit Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex people All other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics Also on May 17, […]

Celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day

May 16 marks World Education Support Personnel Day. Join us in celebrating the dedication of support staff and highlight the important role they hold within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From our schools to the Education Centre, WRDSB support staff are vital members of our education teams, and key to student success. The […]

Virtual Job Information Fair for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Individuals

As a school board, we know that our increasingly diverse student body needs and deserves to have role models who understand their lived experiences and can serve them in unique ways. Our 2019 Workforce Census revealed gaps in our workforce that we are aiming to rectify. We are committing to hiring and supporting more Black, […]

Two Days Left: My Canada Project Competition for Grade 8 Students

Grade 8 Students: Only Two Days Left All Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. How to enter the My Canada Project competition. Students can submit their reflections until […]

2022-23 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2022-23 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates PD Day for Elementary and Secondary Staff – Thursday, September 1, 2022 First Day of School – Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Winter Break – Monday, December 26, 2022 to Friday, […]

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