ETFO announces work-to-rule will begin November 26

This morning, the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that it will begin work-to-rule strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. At this time, we do not have any details on what the work-to-rule will look like in the Waterloo Region District School Board. ETFO announced that its actions will target school board administrative […]

November 11: All evening rental permits are cancelled

Due to the current weather information and anticipated forecast, all evening rental permits have been cancelled. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for staff on the PD Day will be on School Improvement […]

The WRDSB Marks Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

On Thursday, October 24, we mark Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, a day for us to take a moment and recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Every morning, more than 550 educators work to support the learning and care of 8,400 students in […]

Friday, October 25, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 25, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our […]

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. The beginning of a new school year always carries a special feeling of anticipation, hope and opportunity as each student embarks on another year of growing and learning in our schools. To our newest students starting […]

2019-2020 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome all our students, from kindergarten to secondary school, back to school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Please take […]

Transportation details for 2019-20 school year available on August 19, 2019

Kindergarten Students Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2019. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions […]

New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]