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Have your say in the 2015-16 Budget Process!

How can you give input? Appear as a delegation at the June 10, 2015 Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Thursday, June 4 2015. More information on delegation procedures and how to register is [...]

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Curriculum Documents Available in Many Languages

As you are aware, the Ministry of Education is committed to supporting our parent communities with information about the recently released curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1 to 12.

We are pleased to inform you that new parent resources are now available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu:

Parent Information

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Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until [...]

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Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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Update: Secondary Schools Open May 11

The OSSTF teachers’ union is obliged to serve five days notice of their intention to take strike action. At this point in time, the WRDSB has not received this notice. Therefore secondary schools will be open as usual on May 11.

Categories: Broadcast-SecondaryLabour

Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please [...]

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School Climate Surveys Are Here!

School climate surveys are important tools which help schools assess the current culture within a school. The survey captures perceptions from students, parents and staff relating to issues such as character development, equity and inclusion, safe schools, and variables that contribute to a healthy school environment. Please take the opportunity to complete the Safe Caring [...]

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Update: Secondary Schools Open May 4

The OSSTF teachers’ union is obliged to serve five days notice of their intention to take strike action. At this point in time, the WRDSB has not received this notice. Therefore secondary schools will be open as usual on May 4.

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Categories: Broadcast-SecondaryLabour

Important Notice for Secondary Students & Families

Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board secondary teachers. The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with its secondary teachers. We know that, as parents, it’s important for you to know how this situation may affect your daughter and/or [...]

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