WRDSB presents the Monster Tree Challenge

Trees throughout our region are showing off their autumn colours, and what better way to celebrate the fall season than a little leaf-learning! From now until Friday, October 30, our Outdoor Education department invites all WRDSB students and their families to participate in Monster Trees, a hunt for Waterloo region’s largest trees. This free, fun […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, a day begun by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to raise awareness in the global community about the importance of supporting mental health, to take action and create lasting change. “It is nearly 30 years since the first World Mental Health Day was launched by the […]

Update on Elementary Classroom Assignments

To our elementary school families, I am writing to provide you with an important update regarding classroom and staffing changes to both in-person and distance learning in our elementary program. This message will clearly explain why change is necessary for our schools, and describe potential impacts for students in either in-person or distance learning environments. […]

Resources to Help Those Experiencing Family Violence

Supporting our students and their families goes beyond their learning – we want all those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to know there are resources available to help them cope with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, 1 in 3 Canadians is […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Today, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day. A day we acknowledge our educators’ dedication and passion, show our appreciation and recognize the unprecedented journey our teachers and educators have been on since March. This morning, our 64,000 students across Waterloo Region started their school day excited and ready to learn, but it looks and feels […]

Do Your Part: Daily Screening for Students and Families

We’ve all got a role to play in keeping our students and school communities safe from COVID-19. Here in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), parents and caregivers have a responsibility to complete the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 school screening before sending their children to school – each and every day. Accessing this tool […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. We invite students, staff and families to wear orange, whether it is a […]

Accessing Mental Health Resources: For Students and Families

As we return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our mental health and well-being. We know that these are stressful times for our students and their families and we want to highlight the resources available to help. If you are worried about your child’s or your own well-being or mental […]

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