Masking in WRDSB Schools and Workplaces Encouraged

As RSV, influenza and COVID-19 continue to spread across the region, protecting the health and well-being of students and staff continues to be our top priority. One of the ways we can all help reduce the spread of viruses within our schools and workplaces is by wearing a mask. On Monday, December 19, Waterloo Region […]

December 15: All transportation cancelled, schools are open

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled. All WRDSB schools are open. Extended Day Programs and Child Care Centres located in our schools are open and operating. All transportation, games and competitions for Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) are cancelled today. As always, families […]

December 10 is Human Rights Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day This important day is celebrated every year on December 10. Today is the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Poverty Point of View […]

Give the Gift of WEFI and Support Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

To mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Tuesday, December 6, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast. Every year, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December […]

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, Friday November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was first designated by the UN General Assembly in 1981. November 25 was chosen to honour the lives of three political activists from the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were murdered under the order of the country’s ruler in […]

November 20-26 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

In the WRDSB, we are committed to fostering a school culture that is safe, respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students. To help us in our work to promote safe schools and positive learning environments, Ontario has designated the […]

Message from Ontario Chief Medical Officer on Fall Respiratory Season

The following is a message from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians of children in Ontario: Re: Fall Respiratory Season I am reaching out to you to share some important information and reminders to help protect ourselves, our families, and our children against the spread of respiratory infections. […]

Labour Update: WRDSB schools will remain open

The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to monitor the provincial labour negotiations closely. Yesterday, November 16, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Monday, November 21, 2022, should an agreement not be reached. It is important to note that there […]

November 16 is Louis Riel Day

Today, November 16, is Louis Riel Day in Ontario. Louis Riel Day recognizes the anniversary of Riel’s execution in 1885. This day is an opportunity to learn more about the life and importance of Louis Riel, leader of the Métis. Riel led Métis People in the Northwest Resistance to protect Métis rights and ways-of-life. The […]

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