News & Announcements

Provincial funding to provide renewal, program improvements

Our vision to innovate tomorrow by educating today received a boost this month. As part of the 2017-18 Pupil Accommodation Grant – School Renewal Allocation, provided by the Ministry of Education, to address the cost of repairing and renovating schools and infrastructure, Waterloo Region District School Board will receive approximately $9.8 million.

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Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.






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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Nature Play Is Coming To Gzowski Park!

Nature Play is Coming to Gzowski Park! Evergreen and the City of Kitchener are working with the Victoria Hills neighbourhood to design a nature play space in Gzowski Park. They are collecting feedback from children and families in the community. Your children will have an opportunity in their classes to discuss nature play and select […]

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians

We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Westmount Neighbourhood Association Initiative

The Westmount Neighbourhood Association has once again launched a “Slow Down – Kids at Play” campaign to raise awareness in drivers about the need to drive safely through our neighbourhoods by reducing their speed.  We all want to ensure the safety of all our residents but in particular, we want to protect our children as they can often […]

Board accepts Cambridge Trustee Mitchell resignation

Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees accepted the resignation the representative for Cambridge/North Dumfries, Trustee Andrea Mitchell, today. “I would like to thank Trustee Mitchell for her tireless and dedicated service to the students, parents, staff and community members of the Waterloo Region District School Board,” said Chairperson Scott McMillan. “My fellow trustees and I are extremely grateful for her […]

2017-18 Annual Budget Survey

Calling all students, parents and community members. Have a say in our budget process. Which funding priorities do you think the Board should consider for the 2017-18 school year, and beyond? Respond to the short 2017-18 Annual Budget Survey below to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. Please keep in mind: […]

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