Announcing the Distance Learning Program Guides

We are proud to announce two new guides for the 2020-2021 WRDSB Distance Learning Program. Many students will join us for Distance Learning and we are incredibly excited to welcome students back to learning at a distance this year. The staff in the Distance Learning Program are committed to creating caring and engaging virtual learning […]

Release of secondary student cohorts and timetables

We would like to update our secondary school students and families on the release of cohort information and student timetables. We appreciate that families are very anxious to receive this information and acknowledge the frustration families and students are experiencing as we finalize student timetables and determine who is part of Cohort A and Cohort […]

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, With the beginning of the new school year just around the corner, I want to take a moment to reach out and personally welcome you all to the 2020-2021 school year. This year, I have recorded a video message, as it seems like it’s been such a long time since […]

Chromebook Pick Up for Grade 9 students

Dear Parents/Guardians of students in Grade 9 Classes: Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  Every student in a grade 9 class in the WRDSB receives a Chromebook for school use. What is a Chromebook? A Chromebook is a mobile computer that runs on Google’s Chrome Operating System. These machines are designed to be used primarily […]

GPSS Student Handbook & Information Update, September 2

  All GPSS students and families are invited and encouraged to review the GPSS Student Handbook, which has important information about returning to school, including COVID-19 precautions, and related school processes, as well as where to go on the first day of school.   Please note that, for Grade 9 students, information about Chromebook pick-up is […]

Cancellation of WCSSAA Fall Sports Season

As we prepare to start the school year, we are providing an update on the status of school sports. To align with recent announcements by the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA), and the direction of the Ministry of Education and Public Health to minimize student-to-student […]

WRDSB revises staggered start of the school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will delay the start of the school year to allow students and staff time to transition back into the learning environment, both online and in-person.  The later start will give staff time to prepare to safely welcome their students back into the classroom and transition to their new […]

Distance Learning in the WRDSB: Fall 2020

This following describes the WRDSB Plan for our Distance Learning Program, Fall 2020 As a parent or caregiver, you have either chosen in-person or Distance Learning for September for your child(ren). We have a higher than anticipated number of students who have opted for Distance Learning: over 8,500 elementary students and 2000 secondary students. These […]

Day in the Life: Secondary Students

The upcoming school year will be different from what we are used to. To help ease the worry and anxiety of both students and their families, we have put together this guide for families, to help them visualize and practice what a typical school day will be like in the 2020-21 school year. The guide […]

UPDATE: Secondary School Quadmester Calendar and Daily Schedule

On July 30, 2020, the Ministry of Education released a list of designated school boards that would begin the 2020-21 secondary school year in an adaptive/hybrid model. Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was selected as a designated school board. Further direction from the Ministry of Education has resulted in some changes to our original […]

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