September 2021: Welcoming Back Our Students

View this Message in Other Languages العربية – Arabic فارسی – Farsi Español – Spanish 简化字 – Simplified Chinese Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese 한국어 – Korean Türkçe – Turkish اُردُو – Urdu ਪੰਜਾਬੀ – Punjabi Srpski – Serbian In-Person Learning or Remote Learning? Making an important choice for the 2021-2022 school year The Waterloo Region […]

WRDSB Student Census Extension

Thank you to all our students and families who completed the WRDSB 2021 Student Census. The information you provided will help guide us to strengthen programs and learning environments to meet the diverse needs of all students and families. For parents/guardians of a child who is in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 who still have […]

Speech and Hearing Month Learning Opportunity for Caregivers

Each May, Speech and Hearing Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the work of WRDSB Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDAs) do in helping our students to communicate and engage in learning. These staff address a broad range of communication challenges impacting everyday life for our students, and […]

College Pathways Presentation: Grade 10 and 11 students

Interested in what our Ontario colleges have to offer?? Diplomas, Degrees and Apprenticeship opportunities!!!! Check out this virtual info evening: The Western Region colleges (Conestoga, Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara and St. Clair College), will host their annual Spring Pathways Panel Tour virtually. The pathway panels are scheduled for 60 minutes, and include: ·         A 5 minute overview of Ontario […]

Supporting Dental Health for Students

In partnership with Region of Waterloo Public Health, we want to help highlight the benefits of flossing, brushing, and routine dentist check-ups for our students and their families. Below, you’ll find a selection of resources to help you prioritize oral health in your family. Information for Families Brush-Off Challenge Challenge your children and other family […]

More Time to Decide: September 2021

Families and students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will have more time to make their decision regarding virtual or in-person learning for September 2021, as the result of further direction and an announcement today from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. Minister Lecce announced that parents, caregivers and students will not be asked […]

Teen Mental Health Virtual Event – May 26

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) are proud to announce a virtual event: Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens & What Do They Need To Do Well? This opportunity will focus on how we can support our teenage children in the time of COVID-19, […]

Community Voice: Our Next Director of Education

This message is posted on behalf of the Board of Trustees The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) serves the community of Waterloo Region, and we want you to have a voice as we work to determine who will be our next Director of Education. The WRDSB Board of Trustees has retained Joan M. Green […]

WCSSAA announces its first virtual challenge

From April 29 to May 14, we invite all Grade 9 to 12 WRDSB students and staff to participate in the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) Basket Toss Challenge! By doing so, you will earn points for your school, have the chance to win some cool WCSSAA prizes, and ultimately, get active to […]

#StrongerTogether: Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 3-7) provides us with an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the incredible work that happens in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) every day and all that public education offers to our students – each and every one. For 2021, Ontario’s Education Week theme is #StrongerTogether. Building on the […]

Riding the Waves of Big Emotions | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to support your children when they are experiencing big emotions, like anger, sadness, or anxiety. Imagine that your child comes home from school and says “no one likes me”, or they stare at their school project and yell “I can’t do this!”, or you tell them to […]

Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers in May

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour every Wednesday, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Secondary Remote Learning Course Offerings for 2021-2022

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) announced on April 26th that we will be offering a remote learning program for 2021-2022. Families are required to indicate their intention to enroll in this program by May 3rd at 4pm using the Remote Learning Request Form. The following remote program course offering information is important for […]

WRDSB Student Census Reminder and Information

This is a reminder about the WRDSB Student Census. If you have a child in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3, you will have received an email invitation with the subject ‘WRDSB 2021 Student Census’. What if you can’t find the email?  For many parents/guardians, emails have been filtered to spam folders. If you have not […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast today to mark National Day of Mourning, which takes place annually on April 28. This day is dedicated to remembering the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured […]

Bluevale will be Celebrating the Graduating Class of 2021 in June

Today, our board announced that its scheduled Virtual Commencement Graduation Ceremony would not be broadcast on Tuesday, June 24th. Celebrating our Bluevale Grads is a priority for us at Bluevale and we want to assure families that we are planning for ways to celebrate in June. It is important that our grads have a voice […]

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