Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. Transgender Awareness Week This week provides an opportunity to: Celebrate and honour transgender people in our community Highlight the contributions of transgender people to our society Advance advocacy towards eliminating […]

Forest Heights Mourns the Loss of Jimmy Kori

It is with a very heavy heart that the Forest Heights community mourns the loss of Jimmy Kori on November 9th, 2022.  Jimmy was a student in Ms. Farnan’s ACE classroom and was known for his bright smile, his infectious laugh, and his love of music. He will be missed by all who knew him. […]

Grade 8 Information Nights at WRDSB Secondary Schools

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Grade 8 students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are beginning to look towards the next step […]

2022-23 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and winter will soon be upon us, we want to take this opportunity to share with you the WRDSB’s severe weather plans for the 2022-23 school year. If buses are cancelled due to severe weather, schools will remain open unless it is considered unsafe. This decision […]

Update on Secondary Report Cards

We want to share an update with secondary students and families about report cards. Report cards will be sent home with the students the week of November 21, 2022. Students will receive a mark in each course, a summary of their attendance, and a comment about their progress. This mid-semester report is an important opportunity […]

Friday, November 18 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 18, 2022, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on School Learning and Improvement Planning, and/or […]

WRDSB Remembers and Reflects on Remembrance Day

Across our board, we will mark Remembrance Day. On November 11, Waterloo Region District School Board joins fellow Canadians in honouring our country’s many brave war heroes, both past and present, whose sacrifices have ensured the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today. We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving […]

November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day. This is an opportunity to recognize the military service and sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. This day of acknowledgement was established in 1994. More than 12,000 Indigenous Peoples served in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. This […]

Instructional Support and Evaluation Days – Nov 9th and 10th

We would like to remind our families that Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th are Instructional Support and Evaluation Days. On these days, students may complete work remotely from home.  Teachers will communicate expectations for these days to their students and notify specific students if in-person attendance is required.   Students that attend in-person will follow a regular, […]

November 7 is Inuit Day

Today, November 7, is International Inuit Day. International Inuit Day is an opportunity to celebrate, listen to, and learn from Inuit from across the North. It is a day to honour the rich contributions and vibrant ways of knowing and being of Inuit across the globe. In 2006, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) declared that […]

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