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September 5th, 2023
As we prepare to welcome students back for the 2023-24 school year, we want to share an important update about health and safety measures in Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools.
The Ministry of Education provides funding to school boards for the purpose of improving ventilation in schools. The WRDSB, in alignment with the direction of the Ministry, has prioritized this funding for:
Throughout the summer, Facility Services has been replacing the filters of HEPA units ahead of the upcoming school year.
Measures to prevent and control the spread of illness remain in place in all occupied learning spaces. These aim to protect staff, students and members of the school community. They include:
Public Health continues to recommend masking in crowded, indoor spaces, especially for those at higher risk. Staff are encouraged to open windows when appropriate.
As we have throughout the last few years, we will continue to follow the direction of:
We encourage parents and caregivers to take precautions to prevent illness and reduce the risk of spreading germs and viruses. Please know that we will continue to work closely with Region of Waterloo Public Health.
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