Letter to Ministry of Education re: School Board Funding

At the June 26, 2023, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Board Meeting, Trustees voted in favour of writing a letter to the Ministry of Education to ask the Ministry to examine its funding approach and address gaps in funding. Read the full letter below. June 27, 2023 Hon. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education 315 […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) school and office buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast today to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, which takes place annually on June 23. This day was first observed on June 23, 2005, in memory […]

June 21 is Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day

Today is Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)! Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day June 21 is an opportunity to share just how important these staff are to the success of WRDSB students. Each and every day, they work directly with students. They build trusting […]

Trustees Approve 2023-2024 School Year Budget

Trustees approved and ratified the 2023-2024 school year budget at the June 19, 2023, Committee of the Whole Meeting. The total operating budget for the school year is approximately $848,363,645 and the capital budget is $95,615,379. You can find the full Budget Report here. Identifying Savings for the 2023-2024 School Year Due to a variety […]

2023-24 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2023-24 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates PD Day for Elementary and Secondary Staff – Tuesday, September 5, 2023 First Day of School – Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Winter Break – Monday, December 25, 2023 to Friday, […]

Air Quality Update for All WRDSB Schools

The forest fires in northeastern Ontario and Quebec continue to impact the air quality in Waterloo Region. As a result, Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for Ontario, including Waterloo Region. Today, the air quality levels are expected to fluctuate between Moderate Risk (4-6) and High Risk (7-10) throughout the day. In […]

Fun Fair Orders

Cougar families: tomorrow is the last day for Fun Fair pre- orders. Please send in your forms tomorrow to save on the cost of wrist bands and to avoid the lines! Wrist bands at the door will increase to $15 per wrist band. We have attached the final flyer with all of the details for […]

Fun Fair Pre-order Deadline Extended!

Cougar families! Fun Fair is fast approaching and we can’t wait! Thank you to all of the families who have sent in your pre-orders so far. Orders are being filled daily and coming home with your students. We have extended the pre-order deadline until Wednesday June 7th. Don’t miss your opportunity to save on the […]

A Message from the Minister of Education: Pride Month in Ontario

The following is a message from the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce regarding Pride Month in Ontario. June 1 marks the beginning of Pride month in Ontario and around the world. For many, Pride is a time to celebrate the things that make us unique and special, to look to community for acceptance and support […]

Pride Month in the WRDSB

Since 2015, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has officially recognized and celebrated Pride Month. Today, we are raising the Progress Pride Flag at every building across the WRDSB, as a symbol of solidarity and inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and families/caregivers. Theme of Pride Month 2023: We Have Always Been Here Building on […]

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