News & Announcements

How to Check Elementary Class Assignments for the 2019/20 School Year

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to keeping your children safe. To comply with privacy legislation we have changed the way we communicate elementary students’ home classrooms for September. Class lists will no longer be posted on the outside windows or doors of your child’s school. If you are a parent using School-Day, […]

New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study Working Group Meeting #8 Now Scheduled

We have now scheduled the next working group meeting for August 27, 2019 where we will formalize the timeline for the remainder of the study and confirm the next Public Meeting date. We are still working towards a September 2020 implementation and to achieve that we are aiming for a Board decision on the study recommendations in […]

Director’s Year-End Message

The 2018-2019 school year was one of growth and learning for our entire system. We accomplished a great deal this year, and we should all be proud of how far we have progressed towards achieving our operational goals and implementing our strategic plan. We remain committed to reaching our ultimate goals and will remain laser-focused […]

Flags lowered for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) office locations and school buildings will be joining other Government of Canada establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, which takes place annually on June 23. This day marks the anniversary of the Air India flight […]

EXTENDED: Looking for #WeSingOCanada performers

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Warm up those vocal cords (or fingers) and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. […]

Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day 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 activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019. The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and […]

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