January 29 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia

On January 29, 2017, a lone gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslim Canadians during a prayer service. By the time the shooting had ended, six worshippers had been killed, and 19 more injured. It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history that prompted widespread […]

Wednesday, February 2 is a PD Day for secondary WRDSB students

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. Secondary teachers will participate in whole-school professional learning activities reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being. In addition, they will be finalizing assessment, evaluation and reporting […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

As an educational system, we have a responsibility to learn about the lived realities of systematically harmed communities. With this in mind, the WRDSB is committed to learning about the lived experiences, realities and harm faced by the Jewish community. In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we look forward to building strong, ongoing […]

Secondary: Returning to a Regular Semester Schedule

As was announced last week, WRDSB secondary schools will be returning to a regular semester timetable. Many of our secondary students have yet to experience a regular semester schedule, so we thought it would be a good idea to remind our community of how a 4-period timetable works! You will have 4 classes on your […]

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) encourages our students, staff, families and community members to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day, a social media day of action to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and well-being. Although Bell Let’s Talk Day is a corporate initiative, it provides an important opportunity for us […]

WEFI Announces HEPA Filter Fund

We know our community wants to help to make our schools equitable and welcoming spaces for all our students. We have heard from you that this includes working to provide high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter units in as many spaces as possible. With this in mind, the Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) is excited to […]

February Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Guidance News – Course Selection Season is upon us!

It’s time to start thinking about the 2022-2023 school year and your own personal pathway plans. Check out the “Choosing Your Courses” pages for the appropriate grade you are entering in September 2022.  The pages contain valuable links to course descriptions for all of the courses we are offering next year as well as step […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR). Bus companies are now experiencing an increase in driver absences due to COVID-19 isolation. Although more than 90% of bus routes are operating normally, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged delays (50 minutes or greater). As a result, […]

Happy New Years Resolutions | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can set realistic goals for the year ahead, while approaching ourselves with self-compassion. The new year brings with it the idea of a fresh start, which can be exciting, motivating and full of promises of a better year. The tips in this edition will help you […]

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