Update for Out of Province Remote Learners

We have an important update for students and families of students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remote learning programs. The Ministry of Education has provided updated direction to school boards for the 2022-23 school year which impacts: Remote learning programs E-Learning courses What is Changing for Students Living Outside Ontario As a […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is recognized as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by: Two Spirit Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex people All other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics Also on May 17, […]

Celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day

May 16 marks World Education Support Personnel Day. Join us in celebrating the dedication of support staff and highlight the important role they hold within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From our schools to the Education Centre, WRDSB support staff are vital members of our education teams, and key to student success. The […]

Virtual Job Information Fair for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Individuals

As a school board, we know that our increasingly diverse student body needs and deserves to have role models who understand their lived experiences and can serve them in unique ways. Our 2019 Workforce Census revealed gaps in our workforce that we are aiming to rectify. We are committing to hiring and supporting more Black, […]

Two Days Left: My Canada Project Competition for Grade 8 Students

Grade 8 Students: Only Two Days Left All Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. How to enter the My Canada Project competition. Students can submit their reflections until […]

2022-23 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2022-23 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates PD Day for Elementary and Secondary Staff – Thursday, September 1, 2022 First Day of School – Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Winter Break – Monday, December 26, 2022 to Friday, […]

When Feeling Stressed, Good News Is Best | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can better understand stress, and how it affects us. Stress is a part of life, but we can control what we do when we feel stressed. View the latest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting You’ll also find a selection of community events and resources selected to help support […]

Assistive Technology – Training for Families

Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) SEA Assistive Technology Training Team is here to help you. This month they are offering a variety of training presentations and drop-in sessions. Training Presentations Join the Google Meet for a presentation on how […]

Final Week: My Canada Project Competition

Grade 8 Students: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win The third annual My Canada Project writing competition is open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. […]

Mental Health Week – Day 5: Seeking Help

Today is the final day of Mental Health Week, and although it marks the end of the week, we hope that this focus on mental health will help continue the conversation. Mental health does not have a beginning and an end. In order for each student within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to […]

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