Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:

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WCI Family Spring Social and Welcome to the Abdulmajid Family

WCI Family Spring Social and Welcome to the Abdulmajid Family

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Friday, May 5, is a PD Day for all students

Friday, May 5, 2017, is a Professional Development Day for all elementary and secondary schools, which means students do not need to be in school. Below you will find a summary of how teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary and secondary teachers will attend full-day professional development activities with their union groups. […]

Life After High School Spring Sessions

This year, Waterloo Collegiate Institute was chosen to take part in Life After High School, a pilot program to help all Grade 12 students find out how to apply for college or university and student financial aid.   Participating students attended two one-hour workshop sessions in the fall with a focus on researching and applying for post […]

Report Cards – Wed., April 26, 2017

Please be aware that report cards were distributed on Wednesday, April 26 during period A.   We encourage parents and/or guardians to take this opportunity to review the report card with their student and if they have any questions or concerns, to contact your student’s teacher(s).

Notice of Information Session – Reconstruction of Spruce Street

Please see attached information sheets for the Reconstruction of Spruce Street. Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 Time: Drop-in anytime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Place: St. Michael’s Church 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo SpruceSt – Advertisement_April25_2017 SpruceSt_PIC2 InfoPackage

Letter to Parents/Guardians About Recent Bike Thefts

There has been an increase in bike thefts from WCI. The attached letter contains additional information.

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2016-2017 Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey for Parents/Guardians

WRDSB conducts a Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Survey for students, staff and parents/guardians to complete during April and May each year. This year, the survey will be open from April 3 to May 12, 2017. The survey, which has been conducted on-line for the past 4 years, includes questions about Teaching and Learning, Relationships, […]

Explore Your Future

Learn about careers, community resources, and education/training options to help you plan your career path. April 12, 2017 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM in the Bingemans Conference Centre Ballroom.

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. 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 […]

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