WRDSB participates in Mental Health Week, May 2 to 6, 2022

Since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week during the first week in May, making 2022 the 71st year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This year, the theme is empathy. The campaign calls for us […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day Principals and vice-principals lead Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools each and every day. This day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and community members. The impact of principals and vice-principals extend beyond a single classroom. They set the tone […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

Today, April 28 is the annual National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. To remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will […]

Masking in Schools: Help Us Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

As we have throughout the pandemic, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) follows the advice of Region of Waterloo Public Health. Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community at the moment, public health is recommending we use all the tools at our disposal to maximize our layers of protection to reduce […]

Student Transportation Services Survey

Dear Families, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is asking parents and/or guardians to participate in a survey about their student’s journey to school. The purpose of the survey is to get a better understanding of the thoughts and opinions of the student’s journey to school. STSWR has created surveys for students using the […]

Today is the International Day of Pink

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 is the International Day of Pink. The International Day of Pink is an opportunity to represent: Inclusion Diversity Courage Solidarity Kindness Acceptance About the International Day of Pink The International Day of Pink started in 2007 by David Shepherd and Travis Price at a high school in Nova Scotia. They witnessed […]

Keeping You Informed: COVID-19 in Schools

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is providing an update to keep you informed. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. COVID-19 Reporting Starting next week, families will receive a daily report. This will come from their school principal through School-Day. The […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We have an important update about school bus service for Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students. Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is having more driver absences because of COVID-19 isolation. As a result, they will need to cancel some bus routes when driver absences cannot be covered. Students and bus drivers are […]

Don’t miss the PIC Family Engagement Series

By Beth Daniel & Anjali Misra – Beth is the co-chair of the Parent Involvement Committee and Anjali is a Parent Member of the Parent Involvement Committee. Over the past two years, parents and caregivers have had the challenging task of adjusting to a constantly changing environment and navigating a new world for our children […]

Deadline Extended: Have Your Say – Our Strategic Plan

WRDSB parents, caregivers and community members, we want to hear from you! Deadline Extended – Have Your Say You now have until Friday, April 8 to have your say. Take the Survey We want to hear from you about your experiences with the WRDSB. The following individuals are invited to take the survey: Parents and […]