Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) marks Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day. Educational Assistants (EAs) help to deliver educational programs and provide support to students in our schools, while Child & Youth Workers (CYWs) work with children who face a variety of social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Our EAs […]

Parenting Essentials Video Series with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials video series, featuring recordings of webinars that took place in the fall of 2020. The first video in this series offers an overview for any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about the complexities […]

Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Event – January 19

As part of our ongoing Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy, we are inviting parents and caregivers to attend a webinar on January 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. In partnership with Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program from St. Mary’s Hospital, the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) as well as the Waterloo Region Police Service, this event marks […]

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency

We want to provide WRDSB families with further information regarding the declaration of a second provincial emergency and the most recent direction from the Ministry of Education. By January 20, 2021, the Chief Medical Officer of Health will advise the Ministry of Education, in conjunction with local public health units, which school boards will resume […]

Welcome to Quadmester 3 and 4 in the SDLP

Dear Quadmester 3 and 4 Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) Students, For our new distance learning students; welcome to the program! We can’t wait to have you connected to your quadmester 3 teachers soon. For our returning students, we are looking forward to working with you again in our secondary distance learning classrooms in quadmesters […]

Update for Families of Special Education Students in Specific Secondary and Elementary Congregated Classes

Further to our announcement yesterday regarding the extension of remote learning, we wanted to provide more information to students and families in our Secondary and Elementary Congregated Classes. Today, we received an update from the Ministry of Education in which they have mandated that school boards will provide in-person learning opportunities for their most complex […]

Secondary School Quadmesters 3 and 4 Calendar and Daily Schedule

We would like to update secondary school students and families on the details of Quadmesters 3 and 4. About Quadmestering In the adaptive/hybrid model, the traditional semester is split into two Quadmesters, with two credits being offered in each Quadmester. From there, students will be divided into two cohorts that will attend in-person learning for […]

Province Announces Extension of Remote Learning

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for elementary schools through Friday, January 22 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. No changes for secondary students have been announced.  All elementary and secondary students are now scheduled to return to in-person learning on […]

Responding to Events in the US at Capitol Hill: Resources for Families and Students

All of us are disturbed by the events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. yesterday with many distressing images that raise legitimate questions about democracy, the rule of law, white privilege, and anti-Black racism. Educators have been provided with resources to engage students in these conversations, in an age appropriate manner. Staff are available to provide […]

A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Families

This message is also available in PDF format in English and French. Dear Ontario Parents, It has been a trying year for all Ontarians. Yet, through the greatest challenges we faced, our province – most especially inspired by our students, parents and education staff – came together. Unified in our effort to stop the spread […]

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