National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

On September 30, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In June, the Government of Canada created the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federally-recognized day, as a response to the Truth […]

School and Student Expectations – 2021-2022

Dear Sunnyside Families, Thank you to all of you for your contribution to a fantastic start to our school year.  It has been so nice to see the students, hear the excited voices and feel the energy of a full school.  We know that it isn’t quite business as usual, and we still have many […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day and serves as an important reminder that suicide and mental health touches many in our schools and in our community.  We know that as part of our ongoing work to reduce the risk of suicide for those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we strive to […]

Supporting Student Well-being for the Return to School

As part of our ongoing work to assist students and families during the transition back to school, we wanted to remind families of the many resources available to support student mental health and well-being. Even at the best of times, some children experience more challenges than others when it comes to going to school. These […]

A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Parents and Families

Dear Ontario Parents, We hope your summer is going very well. With the return to in-person learning this September, we are excited to see students heading back to class for a more normal learning experience – alongside their friends and teachers. We know that in-person learning is essential for the mental and physical health, academic […]

Ventilation in WRDSB Schools

As announced on August 4, the Ministry of Education has asked school boards to provide their communities with a standardized ventilation report. This will enhance transparency for school communities, including students, parents and staff, and provide consistent communication across the province. In response to the Ministry of Education requirement, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

Welcome Back: A message from our Director and Associate Director

Dear students, parents, caregivers, families and community members, Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Although we’re all excited to grow, learn and make new friends; we also have questions and even feel a little nervous. Our Associate Director Lila Read, and Director of Education jeewan chanicka came together to welcome us all back to another […]

Elementary: Students Daily Confirmation of Screening

As part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning for students across Ontario, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to verify the daily screening of all students, staff and essential visitors, for the first two weeks of school (September 7 to 17). While we have always had the expectation that […]

2021-2022 School Year Information

We’re excited to welcome all our students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, back to school. Below, families will find important information they need to know for the beginning of the school year.  School Information for Parents, Caregivers and Families Our online information package is now updated for the 2021-2022 school year. Please take a few […]

Cafeteria Services and Nutrition for Learning

As we continue with a cautious start to the school year, Aramark cafeteria services at Secondary schools will not resume operations until October 18, 2021. After this date cafeteria services will resume in a limited capacity at some Secondary schools. Secondary students are encouraged to either bring their lunches or to take advantage of other […]

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