January 17 – All schools closed and transportation cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs, Child Care Centres located in our schools, and our Education Centre are closed. All WRDSB students will participate in a Weather Impacted Remote Learning day. Educators in both the in-person and […]

Elementary: Short Term Virtual Learning Option – WRDSB Commitment to Student Learning

In Person Learning The WRDSB is pleased to be opening up and welcoming students back to in person learning on Monday, January 17, 2022. As we welcome students back to in person learning, we recognize that some families might not be comfortable with their child(ren) returning immediately to school on January 17, 2022. In response […]

Friday, January 21 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, January 21, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for Elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning […]

Elementary: Students Daily Confirmation of Screening

As part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning after the Winter Break, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to verify the daily screening of all students, staff and essential visitors, for the first two weeks of in-person school in January 2022 (January 17 to 28). While we have always […]

Schools Reopen to In-Person Learning January 17, 2022

Today Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that all Ontario schools will reopen to in-person instruction on Monday, January 17, 2022. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students back to the classroom on Monday. What you need to know: Elementary and secondary schools will reopen to in-person learning […]

Photo Day is Coming -Jan. 17/22

Our photo day will continue as planning on Monday, January 17 (as long as students are back at school).  This will be for individual photos only.  Please see the flyer for more information. Hespeler PS Picture Day Flyer

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

The Meaning of Home writing contest is back for its 15th 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 […]

We can’t wait to welcome you to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten starts an exciting adventure for your child. WRDSB schools welcome all children and are committed to providing every student a safe and welcoming environment. Any child who was born in 2017 or 2018 is eligible to attend Kindergarten. We encourage families to register online at wrdsb.ca/register. Our Kindergarten classrooms are active environments where children […]

Targeted Emergency Child Care

Dear WRDSB families, On Monday, January 3, 2022, the Province announced that elementary schools will shift to remote learning on January 5th for approximately two weeks. During this time, all before and after school programs will be closed. In support of health care and other frontline workers whose children are in school, a limited number […]

It’s time to apply for Grade 1 French Immersion!

French language programs at the WRDSB begin in Grade 1. To find out more about the French program pathways and learning opportunities for students, visit our website: www.wrdsb.ca/french/french-programs/ and watch our presentation or view our brochure. The deadline to apply for the French Immersion lottery (Phase 1) is January 31, 2022. French Programs offered by […]

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