WRDSB re-opens to in-person learning Monday February 8th, 2021

Today Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that some Ontario School Boards will re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 8th, 2021. The WRDSB will welcome students enrolled in the in-person mode of learning back to school on Monday February 8th 2021. The Ministry of Education in consultation with Public Health officials is responsible […]

WRDSB recognizes Black History Month

In February, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Black History Month. While the conversations of Black history and heritage must go beyond the 28 days of February, this month-long acknowledgement is a time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while […]

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 […]

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