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School Year Information 2017-2018

2017-18 Opening Day Information for Students Blitz Day Flyer School Year Calendar Bell Times Grade 9 Student Parent BBQ School Council Dates 2017-18 BCI Map   Lifetouch will be at BCI on Thursday, September 7, 2017 for our school photo day. See our Blitz Day Flyer for more details. Students will receive a photo envelope in their registration packages on […]

BCI Summer Information/Final Report Cards

Due to construction at BCI this summer, staff and students will not be able to enter the building starting July 1, 2017. Report cards will not be available for pick up and will be mailed the week of July 10th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please keep checking the website for details on […]

Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017

Kindergarten Students

Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit www.stswr.ca to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.






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Apply for a position on the board’s Parent Involvement Committee

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is seeking parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in a WRDSB school and community members to fill avaliable committee positions. WRDSB parents/caregivers and community members interested in this volunteer opportunity can apply using the online form. All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, […]

Secondary school 2017 summer office hours

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2017 Secondary School Summer Office Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 4 – indeterminate (renovations) Cameron Heights C.I. July 21 – August 18 (inclusive) Eastwood C.I. July 14 – August 21 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 17 – August […]

Thank you for a wonderful school year

It is hard to believe that another academic school year has come and gone. As our students prepare to move on to their next chapter, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past school year. This year we asked you to help us define what public education in Waterloo region means, by […]

Bluevale Collegiate German Students  Finish at the Top in WLU German Contests

In May our top grade 10 German Students attended the WLU Grade 10 German Language Contest to compete against the best German students in Waterloo Region. The students competed in grammar, audio-visual components, and speaking interviews with a University professor and a German teacher. Our 4 entries all placed in the top 8 out of […]

Important Computer Account Message for Graduating Students and All Students Leaving Bluevale

All graduating students and any other students leaving Bluevale should back up their G Suite for Education accounts as they will lose access to these accounts over the summer and the accounts and data will be removed. Any files or other data that students wish to keep should be backed up. Google Takeout can be […]

Important information for families regarding opioid-related drug overdoses and deaths

This information is shared in cooperation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Dear Parents and Caregivers, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Parenting your child/children is the most important job you will ever experience. As parents and caregivers, it is […]

WRDSB email addresses to change August 21

We are excited to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board is moving its email and calendar platform to Google. Many staff and students are already using G Suite tools on a daily basis. In fact, WRDSB has more than 40,000 users of G Suite in our district today.

As part of this change on Aug. 21, 2017, we will also make our email addresses a lot easier and more intuitive for people. When the switch to Gmail happens, all WRDSB email addresses will switch to end with @wrdsb.ca, just like our website.






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Parent resources for summer reading

The Ontario Library Association has put together a fun summer reading toolkit for all ages to help students combat academic “summer slide.” The toolkit provides lists of reading programs and engaging reading lists to inspire student summer reading. There is also a quiz for parents to help them determine which summer reading program is most […]

Summertime sun safety

Warm weather has finally arrived in Waterloo region and with it comes a reminder on sun safety. We believe in promoting sun safety through education and working with our community partners, such as Public Health. Creating shaded spaces in our school yards and play areas is a key component of our Sun Safety and Shading […]

Locker Clean Out

All lockers are to be emptied and locks removed no later than Monday, June 26 @ 3:00 pm. After that time locks will be cut and items discarded. The school will be closed Friday, June 30 for renovations. There will be no access to the building until late August.

Summer school transportation schedules now available

Summer school courses at Waterloo Region District School Board secondary schools begin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. If you are using Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) to attend summer school, the bus schedules and stop locations are now available. Please be at your bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. If you have […]

Parent resources for Pride conversations

For the month of June, all WRDSB schools and the education centre are flying the Pride flag. Below are some frequently asked questions and resources to help guide conversations for parents and caregivers. Why is my child’s school flying the Pride flag? The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians […]

Have your say in the 2017-18 school year budget

How can you give input? Appear as a delegation on June 14, 2017, at the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Wednesday, June 14. Delegations must relate to budget matters only. More information on delegation […]

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