Community Voice: Our Next Director of Education

This message is posted on behalf of the Board of Trustees The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) serves the community of Waterloo Region, and we want you to have a voice as we work to determine who will be our next Director of Education. The WRDSB Board of Trustees has retained Joan M. Green […]

#StrongerTogether: Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 3-7) provides us with an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the incredible work that happens in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) every day and all that public education offers to our students – each and every one. For 2021, Ontario’s Education Week theme is #StrongerTogether. Building on the […]

Riding the Waves of Big Emotions | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to support your children when they are experiencing big emotions, like anger, sadness, or anxiety. Imagine that your child comes home from school and says “no one likes me”, or they stare at their school project and yell “I can’t do this!”, or you tell them to […]

Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers in May

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour every Wednesday, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

WRDSB Student Census Reminder and Information

This is a reminder about the WRDSB Student Census. If you have a child in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3, you will have received an email invitation with the subject ‘WRDSB 2021 Student Census’. What if you can’t find the email?  For many parents/guardians, emails have been filtered to spam folders. If you have not […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast today to mark National Day of Mourning, which takes place annually on April 28. This day is dedicated to remembering the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured […]

September 2021: Welcoming Back Our Students

View this Message in Other Languages العربية – Arabic فارسی – Farsi Español – Spanish 简化字 – Simplified Chinese Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese 한국어 – Korean Türkçe – Turkish اُردُو – Urdu ਪੰਜਾਬੀ – Punjabi Srpski – Serbian In-Person Learning or Remote Learning? Making an important choice for the 2021-2022 school year The Waterloo Region […]

Volunteers in Schools: The Value of One, The Power of Many

By Christina Laughren – Christina has been an active parent volunteer for more than 10 years. She has experienced first-hand the value of being engaged within her school community. With two sons in the WRDSB, Christina is passionate about involving other parents as resources and support for their children’s school experience. This year, she has […]

Caring for a Child Who Needs to Self-Isolate

This fact sheet, created by Public Health Ontario, provides advice to parents and caregivers of children who need to self-isolate at home. This may include a child who has COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has a known exposure to COVID-19. Some measures may not be possible or practical for all families. View this document […]

WRDSB presents 2nd annual Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a way to get outside and celebrate Earth Day? From Thursday, April 22 to Monday, April 26, our Outdoor Education Department is hosting its 2nd annual WRDSB Backyard Bird Count. They invite all WRDSB students and families to participate, whether it is by observing birds at feeders, through a window or on a […]

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