BCI Phoner Issues

We are currently experiencing issues with our automated phoner system which we use for reporting student absences and lates. Starting tonight, Thursday, Sept. 29th, attendance calls will not be going home. If you have attendance questions please contact the main office. Teachers will be reaching out if they have concerns regarding your student’s attendance. Attendance […]

School Forms -Action Required

Dear Parents & Caregivers, As part of the school year start-up, parents and caregivers are asked to review information pertinent to the upcoming school year. Some of the information requires a response and other information is posted for your review. All the information can be found on the School Year Information section of the WRDSB website. Some […]

OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2022-23

We want to update you on our plans for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year. About the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) All students must successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in order to earn a secondary school diploma. The test is normally taken in grade 10, however […]

Celebrating Custodial Appreciation Day

Today is Custodial Appreciation Day. We want to express our gratitude to the custodians and maintenance staff who work tirelessly to make sure Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and offices are clean, safe and well-maintained. During the pandemic, these hard-working individuals played a critical role. No matter the time of day, they made […]

Waterloo Region District School Board Confirms Some Student Information Involved in Cyber Incident

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) confirms that some information in the student grade database was impacted by the July 10 cyber incident. The data involved included information for some students enrolled in the 2006-07 through 2012-13 academic years. Given the years involved, the vast majority of individuals are former students. Social insurance numbers, […]

$58,000 in Bursaries Awarded to 50+ Co-Op Students

58 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Co-operative Education students are about to receive $1,000 each. These awards are thanks to the Learn and Work and Skilled Trade Bursary Programs. That works out to $58,000 in bursaries to support students as they explore the career options available to them. Co-operative Education students from across the […]

Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

COVID-19 Update for the 2022/23 School Year

With the return to school well underway, we want to provide an update to families and caregivers on our current COVID-19 measures. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education and public health, to balance the […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – Friday, September 30

On Friday, September 30, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  All WRDSB schools and offices will remain open for students and staff.  What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? On June 2021, the Government of Canada created the National Day for […]

Saying Thanks on IT Professionals Day

Today is IT Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their organization […]

Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message: I wanted to relay that despite the many technical issues that we have encountered during school start-up, students, families, and staff have been extremely patient, and have worked together to ensure we are off to a good school start-up.  There is a lot of energy and positivity within the building.  Students are happy […]

Post-Secondary Planning for 12/12+ students

Welcome back, Knights! Now that the school year is off to an amazing start, Bluevale Guidance will be moving into full swing with a number of opportunities for our Grade 12 and 12+ students making decisions about life after Bluevale. Please ensure your student is a member of the Class of 2023 (12+ too!) CODE: […]

Cancellation Notice: September 21 Blended Learning Day for Secondary Students

Secondary students and families, please be aware that due to issues with the distribution of Chromebooks to students and new staff, we will be cancelling the Blended Learning Day planned on Wednesday, September 21. As a result, Wednesday, September 21 will be treated as a regular in-person school day. We apologize for any inconvenience this […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update about school buses. Due to a driver shortage and the impact on service this will have, some routes will be cancelled using the same approach as the last school year. More than 90% of scheduled trips are operating normally. However, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged […]

Grade 9 Parents/Guardians and Grade 9 students – Grade 9 Night

Please join us for Grade 9 Night from 6-7 pm on Wed. Sept. 21st. During this time you will have the opportunity to informally go to your students’ classes and meet teachers.  There will be a brief presentation in the cafeteria for parents towards the end.   We have also planned activities and a dance specifically […]

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