Meaning of Home Writing Contest for Grade 4, 5 and 6 Students

The Meaning of Home writing contest is back for its 16th year and we want to invite all Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to participate. Meaning of Home Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining […]

January is Tamil Heritage Month

The month of January is Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. Approximately 200,000 Tamil people call Canada home. The theme of this year’s Tamil Heritage Month is “Tamils in Trade and Commerce.” Celebrated in Canada each year since 2016, this month is an opportunity to recognize the major contributions Tamil people have made to the growth […]

Friday, December 23: All schools closed and transportation cancelled

Student, staff and family safety continues to be our priority and we continue to monitor weather conditions. Due to the anticipated severe weather for Friday, December 23, 2022, all school buses, taxis and special education routes will be cancelled and all schools will be closed tomorrow. Extended Day Programs, Child Care Centres located in our […]

Friday, January 20 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, January 20, 2023, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. Unfortunately, all board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will also be closed. This is due to staff shortages that would impact our ability to meet staffing ratios, which are required under […]

Announcing the Retirement of Superintendent Ron DeBoer

Congratulations to Superintendent Ron DeBoer on the announcement of his retirement effective January 31, 2023. Ron has served the WRDSB and public education with great dedication, skill and a commitment to equity and social justice for 33 years. Ron joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in 1990 as a secondary school English and […]

Warm Holiday Wishes from the WRDSB

With the winter holiday break just a few days away, we want to wish you a warm and happy holiday season, no matter where, what or how you’re celebrating. To help celebrate the season in this spirit, we shared some light and joy with our friends and neighbours at A Better Tent City (ABTC) in […]

Masking in WRDSB Schools and Workplaces Encouraged

As RSV, influenza and COVID-19 continue to spread across the region, protecting the health and well-being of students and staff continues to be our top priority. One of the ways we can all help reduce the spread of viruses within our schools and workplaces is by wearing a mask. On Monday, December 19, Waterloo Region […]

December 15: All transportation cancelled, schools are open

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled. All WRDSB schools are open. Extended Day Programs and Child Care Centres located in our schools are open and operating. All transportation, games and competitions for Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) are cancelled today. As always, families […]

December 10 is Human Rights Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day This important day is celebrated every year on December 10. Today is the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Poverty Point of View […]

Give the Gift of WEFI and Support Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

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