An update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, We hope this communication finds you in good health. Clearly we still find ourselves in unfamiliar circumstances and we continue to look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to school. Thank you for all you are doing to limit the spread of COVID-19 and sincere thanks to all […]


As you may know, Muslim students will be welcoming the start of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, at the beginning of May and celebrating Eid at the end of May. Ramadan is about giving, social solidarity, and empathy regardless of faith, class, status or race. It’s about understanding the challenges of hunger that others […]

Distance Learning Continues: Week Four (April 27 – May 1)

As we near the end of April, we want to say thank you to our students and their families for helping to make our distance learning efforts so far a success. We know this looks, feels, and sounds very different from what you are used to and that questions remain. Thank you for your patience […]

Update for Families: Distance Learning Continues

Today marks eight days (two short weeks) of distance learning in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and four weeks since our students were scheduled to return to school after March break. Our focus on “Supporting Mind, Heart, Body” continues, as we provide learning opportunities that address the whole child – not just their […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to mark Earth Day, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bird Count for all WRDSB students and families. Counting birds can be done easily from a backyard, balcony […]

Update on year-end events

Dear WRDSB families, I want to start by thanking you for your partnership as we work together to support student learning and well-being through distance learning. These are extraordinarily difficult times for many as we cooperate with the public measures of staying home except where necessary, maintaining physical distancing, supporting our frontline workers and doing […]

School Playgrounds Are Closed

We want to remind our community that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards are available for families only if they practice physical distancing. Large gatherings […]

Update for Families: Continued Implementation of Distance Learning

Thanks to all parents and caregivers for your feedback as we implement a distance learning program that is responsive to the needs of our students and our families. We have done our best to contact all of you and are committed to helping each and every student through this unprecedented time. This past week has […]

Communicating with our families

Relationships with your child’s educators are essential to their achievement and well-being in school. With distance learning, it is more important than ever that we continue to nurture these relationships through open and ongoing communication between home and school. We want our families to know that lines of communication between families and educators continue to […]

Waterloo Region District School Board On Track For Phase 2 of Distance Learning

We would like to remind you about the lesson plan that will be delivered to your children starting Monday, April 6th. In response to the Minister of Education’s announcement on March 31 that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, the WRDSB ended the week in lockstep with Provincial requirements and committed to […]