News & Announcements

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.

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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Students play, teachers learn during May 5 PD Day

While students were away from the classroom on Friday, May 5, more than 1,000 secondary teachers hit local movie theatres—to learn. District 24-Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) members participated in a TED talk-inspired session, delivered by their colleagues and community members as part of a day of learning on a range of topics.






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Friday, May 5, is a PD Day for all students

Friday, May 5, 2017, is a Professional Development Day for all elementary and secondary schools, which means students do not need to be in school. Below you will find a summary of how teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary and secondary teachers will attend full-day professional development activities with their union groups. […]

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Board accepts Cambridge Trustee Mitchell resignation

Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees accepted the resignation the representative for Cambridge/North Dumfries, Trustee Andrea Mitchell, today. “I would like to thank Trustee Mitchell for her tireless and dedicated service to the students, parents, staff and community members of the Waterloo Region District School Board,” said Chairperson Scott McMillan. “My fellow trustees and I are extremely grateful for her […]

2017-18 Annual Budget Survey

Calling all students, parents and community members. Have a say in our budget process. Which funding priorities do you think the Board should consider for the 2017-18 school year, and beyond? Respond to the short 2017-18 Annual Budget Survey below to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. Please keep in mind: […]

Director responds to recent terror attack in Quebec

On Monday morning, Canadians woke to news of an attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six people dead, and several others wounded. The Prime Minister called the attack an “act of terror against Canada and all Canadians.” This deplorable act will have an effect on the thousands of students, parents and staff we […]

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