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. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

Secondary Distance Learning Update #3

The process of building the Secondary Distance Learning Program for 2600 students has been one of both excitement and challenges. We are proud to announce that the complex task of assigning and hiring staff and ensuring students are in their courses is almost complete. We want to thank the community of families, students and home […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

Tracking Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the WRDSB

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, our Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with […]

Register for International and Indigenous Language Programs

Registration for the WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is now open.  Both the Elementary IILP and Secondary Credit Language Program will be offered virtually.  Registration closes on September 29 with a tentative start date of October 31. Elementary IILP Registration Form Secondary Credit Language Program Parents/Guardians will be contacted if additional registration information […]

Update on International and Indigenous Language Program

The WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) has been a valued program for many years.  In March, we made the difficult decision to close the ILLP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19.   Given the current status of COVID-19 and following advice from our partners at Region of Waterloo Public […]

Secondary Distance Learning Update #2

Scheduling and staffing a comprehensive timetable for over 2500 distance learners from all 16 of our secondary schools in such a short period of time has been a complex task.  If you would like additional information that is not provided in this update, we would remind you of our secondary distance learning guide and our […]

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

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 13, 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 […]

2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: Winter holiday – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 March break – March 15 to March 19, 2021 Last day of school for secondary students – Friday, June 25, 2021 Last day of school for elementary students – Monday, June 28, 2021 […]

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