Update on Student Learning During School Closure

Dear WRDSB Families, The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. We continue to receive advice from our Public Health agencies and direction from the Ministry of Education related to COVID-19. OSSLT and EQAO Provincial Assessments Effective today, March 17, 2020, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is […]

WRDSB schools closed March 14 through April 5

Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This order […]

March Break Message from the Director

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Caregivers, As next week is the March Break, and I know many of our families and staff will be using this time for a well-deserved break, I felt it important to reach out with some important messaging given recent announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our local and Provincial health officials continue […]

Considerations Regarding March Break and COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the upcoming March Break, considering some of our families and staff may be embarking on international trips. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively […]

Teacher Interview Night – Wed. March 11 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Parents and guardians of WCI students are encouraged to attend Teacher Interview Night to discuss with their child’s teacher how their child is progressing academically. Teachers will be available in the cafeteria and gymnasium to meet with parents from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. We hope that parents and guardians will be able to come and […]

Update on Immunization of School Pupil’s Act

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services is postponing the annual enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (RSO 1990) and its activities for the current school year. The suspensions for elementary students set to start on March 25, 2020, and on April 29, 2020, for secondary students will not take place. Public […]

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help Shape the WRDSB’s Online Presence

There’s less than one week left to make your voice heard! The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is redesigning our websites. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our families, students and staff are able to effectively find the information they need and access the services the WRDSB offers, we are asking for […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Parents

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this will be managed in schools. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively involved in communication with Region of Waterloo Public Health and […]

OSSTF announces next phase of job action

Since November 26, 2019, members of the Ontario Secondary Teachers Federation (OSSTF) have participated in job action. In Waterloo Region District School Board, OSSTF represents secondary teachers, occasional teachers, custodial and maintenance workers, educational support staff, professional student services personnel and supervision monitors and cafeteria assistants. We know that as parents and caregivers, it is […]

Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, March 9 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All rental permits cancelled No elementary extracurricular activities […]

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