Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year.

We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a key factor in their education.

This year, we will continue our focus on optimizing learning, achievement and well-being for all students with an overall goal of students reaching their full potential and graduating from our schools and programs.

While focusing on learning, we also want our students to experience a sense of belonging in a caring learning environment. We strive to build a culture of innovation that grows students confidence and success as they face the future. As a board, we want to innovate tomorrow by educating today.

School Councils, the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) and the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) are integral parts of our education system. These parent-driven committees advise on issues related to student success and parent engagement. We invite you to become involved and visit the PIC website for resources and supports.

We encourage all parents to become active participants in the education of their children. We hope you stay connected through school websites, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We have much to celebrate in the Waterloo Region District School Board. It is our privilege to prepare, challenge, and inspire our learners to be engaged, connected and contributing global citizens.

We wish you and your child a successful school year.


Scott McMillan
Chairman of the Board

John Bryant
Director of Education