Week 10 Wrap-Up: Retrieving Items and Provincial Updates

Retrieving personal items from your school Starting the week of June 15, WRDSB students and families will have the opportunity to safely empty their lockers and safely retrieve personal items from their schools. Families can expect to receive information directly from their school about the retrieval process, including the dates and times families should arrive […]

Retrieving personal items from school

Starting the week of June 15, WRDSB students and families will have the opportunity to safely empty their lockers and retrieve personal items from their schools. Families can expect to receive information directly from their school about the retrieval process, including the dates and times families should arrive at their school. The health and safety […]

Anti-Racism: Equity Resources for the WRDSB Community

In our message shared last week, the WRDSB recognized the need to action our commitment to confronting anti-Black racism in our board. We acknowledge that we have much work to do, and we understand we need to do better. We know that when we messaged on Friday we indicated that we would be sharing resources […]

Acknowledging the recent and ongoing events of anti-Black racism in the United States and Canada

The WRDSB acknowledges and recognizes the tragic and devastating incidents of recent weeks that include the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the harm done to Christian Cooper. We also acknowledge and recognize the legacy of anti-Black racism that causes harm, violence, and too often leads to the death of […]

Update from the Director on Distance Learning and Summer School

A Message from the Director of Education As we look to the last month of this academic school year, I want to take the opportunity to update our community and thank all of you for your patience and support during our distance learning journey. We appreciate your honest feedback and are committed to making the […]

Using our schoolyards safely

We are providing an update to families regarding acceptable use of schoolyards for recreational use, to align with our local municipalities and direction from the Province of Ontario. Outdoor tennis and basketball courts: These facilities are now open for use while following physical distancing protocols. Due to physical distancing requirements, traditional basketball games are not […]

The Results: Exchanging Ideas and Sharing Thoughts

On May 6, we launched Exchanging Ideas, a campaign that allowed us to connect with families, students and staff during the school closure. Using Thoughtexchange, we asked families and students the following question: What are the most important things WRDSB can do to better support students’ learning and well-being during this time? Over 4700 students […]

Physically Distant, Socially Connected: Week Eight

Connecting from a Distance This video series showcases Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) educators who have adjusted their typical in-person classes to a distance learning setting. Over the past few months, we have seen our students and staff adjust from face-to-face classroom learning environments to the current reality of distance learning. With so many […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bug Blitz

Looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors, enjoy the spring weather and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bug Blitz for all WRDSB students and families. Yes, bugs! Counting bugs may not be as familiar […]

An Update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, Spring is always a time for renewal. This year it is even more significant as we learn to live and work in new ways in order to manage the risk posed by COVID-19 in our schools, our homes and throughout our community. Yesterday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that distance learning […]

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