Introducing Caring/Coping/Connecting

We are excited to announce Caring/Coping/Connecting, a new monthly newsletter created by WRDSB social workers and psychology consultants. The newsletter will share resources and community supports with families. “The idea came about because we recognized that there was a need to get information to all caregivers within the WRDSB,” said Heather Faulkner, a WRDSB social […]

Reminder: Elementary Mode of Learning Change Deadline

Due to the declaration of a provincial emergency and the extension of remote learning, we provided families with an extension to make changes to their child’s mode of learning. Last week, the provincial government announced that distance learning for students in Waterloo Region District School Board would continue until at least February 10, 2021. We […]

WRDSB to remain closed to in-person learning

Today the Ministry of Education announced that some Ontario School Boards would re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 1st, 2021. The Ministry of Education, in consultation with local Public Health has informed the WRDSB that we will remain closed until at least February 10th pending further information. For clarity, the earliest the WRDSB will […]

#BellLetsTalk – Thursday, January 28

Thursday, January 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. We encourage our WRDSB family to participate and help end the stigma surrounding mental health. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative is a day dedicated to raising awareness and continuing the mental health conversation. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their […]

Call for Black, Indigenous or Racialized Community Committee Member: SRO program and WRDSB/WRPS relationship

The Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is looking for people from Waterloo Region’s Black, Indigenous and Racialized community to apply to join the Committee on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program and the Relationship between the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). […]

Last Chance to Apply for French Immersion

Applications for the Phase 1 French Immersion lottery for students entering Grade 1 in September 2021 closes on January 31, 2021. All children born in 2015 are invited to apply.  Phase 2 French Immersion applications will begin on February 1, 2021. Phase 2 applicants will be placed on a first-come-first-serve basis after Phase 1 applicants.   […]

Director of Education John Bryant Announces Retirement

John Bryant, distinguished Director of Education for the WRDSB today announced his retirement, effective May 31st, 2021. Throughout his long career in Education, which included leadership in numerous other school districts, John has always kept students the centre of his focus. His consistent vision for their well-being and educational success has been honoured and acknowledged […]

Remote Learning Extended Until February 10, 2021

WRDSB schools will continue remote-learning until at least February 10th, 2021. This decision is based on current directions from the Ministry of Education and the advice of public health experts with the intention of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any further extension to the period of remote learning will be determined by the Ministry of […]

Province Extends Distance Learning in the WRDSB

Today, Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and select other school boards across the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. What we know Students in the WRDSB will continue distance learning until further direction […]

Responding to the Events of Inauguration Day: Resources for Families and Students

Today with the peaceful inauguration of President Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris taking the oath of office as the first Black and South Asian woman Vice President of the United States, we witnessed both history and the transition of executive power in the United States. This process has been difficult and sometimes violent. The news […]