Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]

French Immersion Registration Information Sessions

Registration for Grade 1 French Immersion will begin on Thursday, January 7, 2016 on the Waterloo Region District School Board website at www.wrdsb.ca/french.  Parents/guardians of children in senior kindergarten are invited to attend an information session to learn more about French programs in the WRDSB and the registration process for Grade 1 French Immersion.  Information […]

Update Regarding Elementary Progress Report Cards

We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of parents/guardians during this time of province-wide labour unrest and uncertainty in our schools. Given the current cumulative impact of provincial labour action on the part of elementary teachers and WRDSB support staff (secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff), the Waterloo […]

Update Regarding Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, […]

Important Information Regarding Rentals & Community Use of Schools

Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. […]

School-Day Page Added!

The login form for School-Day is now located at http://hes.wrdsb.ca/about/school-day/, along with some information about why we are using School-Day and FAQs about it. It will no longer be available in the sidebar of our website. You can reach it by choosing the School-Day logo in the sidebar instead.

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Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians & supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, […]

We Day Toronto – Livestream

Starting at 9:00 a.m., you can watch the We Day concert LIVE: www.weday.com/watch/ Be sure to follow along and interact with us on Twitter using the hashtag #WeDayWRDSB.      

“Meet the Staff Night” – Sept 17th – Postponed

Important update around our “Meet the Staff Night”. Currently, public elementary teachers across Ontario are taking part in Phase 2 – Work to Rule. This action involves not participating in “Meet the Staff Night”. As a result, we are postponing our “Meet the Staff Night” and Book Fair scheduled for Thursday, September 17th. We will […]

Let us communicate with you!

Provide us your email address! The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to be compliant with Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which prohibits the sending of unsolicited email messages without consent. We would like to have the option of communicating with you through email, so please sign up at secure.wrdsb.ca/subscribe. You will need to know your […]

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