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 […]

Confirming your child’s attendance for the 2020-21 school year

Families who still need to confirm whether or not their child(ren) will be attending in-person learning on their first day of school or choosing Distance Learning are asked to call or email their child(ren)’s school office by Friday, August 28, 2020 by 4:00 pm. For families who have already indicated their preference but would like […]

Message From The GPSS Principal (August 27, 2020)

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  A special “welcome aboard” to our Grade 9 Panthers, and a big “welcome back” to our returning Panthers.  We are looking forward to meeting you and connecting with you (either in person or digitally) soon! As we approach the start of this school year, you probably have many questions.  […]

A message from the Minister of Education on school safety and outbreak management

August 26, 2020 Dear Parents, We are committed to ensuring the return to school is safe for students, teachers and staff. Our comprehensive plan for reopening schools leads the country in robust public health protocols and per-pupil funding. Money will be going towards personal protective equipment (PPE), enhanced cleaning of our schools and buses, improving […]

Registering for School

Looking to register your child with the Waterloo Region District School Board? We have adapted our registration process to align with health and safety measures during COVID-19. Currently, we cannot accommodate walk-in registration appointments. Please refer to the information below on how to register for school. Please note: To ensure students are placed in a […]

Staggered Start for Elementary Schools for the 2020-21 School Year

As we prepare to welcome our students and staff back to our schools, their health, safety and well-being are our primary focus. In support of this, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be using a Staggered Start to the school year for all our elementary students over the first two weeks of the […]

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