Resources to Help Those Experiencing Family Violence

Supporting our students and their families goes beyond their learning – we want all those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to know there are resources available to help them cope with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, 1 in 3 Canadians is […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Today, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. A day we acknowledge our educators’ dedication and passion, show our appreciation and recognize the unprecedented journey our teachers and educators have been on since March. This morning, our 64,000 students across Waterloo Region started their school day excited and ready to learn, but it looks and feels […]

Do Your Part: Daily Screening for Students and Families

We’ve all got a role to play in keeping our students and school communities safe from COVID-19. Here in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), parents and caregivers have a responsibility to complete the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 school screening before sending their children to school – each and every day. Accessing this tool […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

Terry Fox Event – Friday, September 25 – Wear your Red and White!

Fox Event starts FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 Terry Fox is a Canadian hero who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. In September, we honour him by hosting a Terry Fox Walk/Run/Roll at Westmount PS.This year our Terry Fox event will be held on Friday, September 25th. Each class will have the opportunity […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

New Date for Elementary Families to Request Change in Mode of Learning

Families of elementary students have continued to reach out to request a change in their child’s model of learning. We want to be responsive to the needs of our students and families. To help ensure our families and students have the opportunity to access their chosen learning option as soon as possible, ensure equity of […]

Tracking Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the WRDSB

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, our Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with […]

CRITICAL – Are you screening your child for COVID everyday before school?

The Ministry has instructed that parents screen their child each day for COVID before they send them to school.  This is an easy to use tool that will guide you through next steps. (Please see the link below.) Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

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