The WRDSB Marks World Teachers’ Day

October 5, is World Teachers’ Day, a day we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each classroom, our incredible teachers have lessons prepared, smiles on their faces, and are ready to start […]

CUPE job action will not impact WRDSB schools

UPDATE – October 2, 2019: In response to the latest CUPE announcement, we want to reassure our families that no WRDSB employees are members of CUPE. Schools boards and unions share a commitment to public education, creating positive learning environments, and maintaining positive labour relations. The collective bargaining process for public education is a two-tier […]

The WRDSB Marks National Custodial Workers’ Recognition Day

Wednesday, October 2, is National Custodial Workers’ Recognition Day, a day on which we take an extra moment to recognize and show appreciation to our custodians, assistant custodians and maintenance staff who work tirelessly each day to ensure the smooth operation of our schools, classrooms and learning facilities. These hard-working individuals not only keep our […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

To mark Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 29, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (1 Position)

Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for a community member to join the Board Audit Committee which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. The individual must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly funded school […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 20

Friday, September 20, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. In the morning, all our educators and elementary paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) will participate in activities reflecting our […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

We want our schools to be safe, inclusive and supportive learning environments that enhance and promote mental health and well-being for our students – each and every one. Suicide touches everyone in our school communities. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and our educators and staff are committed to reducing the risk of suicide […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 8, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until business resumes on […]

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. The beginning of a new school year always carries a special feeling of anticipation, hope and opportunity as each student embarks on another year of growing and learning in our schools. To our newest students starting […]

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