Celebrating Our Graduates in the Time of COVID-19

Graduating from secondary school has always represented a milestone achievement. The culmination of more than a decade of learning, growing and hard work in pursuit of personal growth and accomplishment. In the time of a global pandemic, taking time to recognize and celebrate graduates in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is more important […]

Give the Gift of WEFI

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our daily lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined and we have all faced new, greater challenges. This includes those in our community who are in need – the barriers they faced before the pandemic, have grown exponentially. More than ever before, they need […]

Action Item: Responsible Use and Media Release Forms

At the beginning of each year, students are required to complete a number of forms for student safety.  This year, the Responsible Use Policy (RUP form) and Media Release forms are available on School Day.  Forms are necessary for both In-Person students and Distance Learners.  If you have not completed the Responsible Use Policy (RUP […]

Spirit Wear is in!

Spirit wear! It’s in – we need to organize and then deliver to your classes. This will take a little bit of time, but you will get it soon.

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a PD Day – no school for students

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-being in addition […]

New Approach to Severe Weather Days

During severe weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. In past years, the cancellation of buses has not automatically resulted in school closures, however, this year that is changing with the launch of Weather Impacted Distance Learning Days. On days when buses are […]

Upcoming School Council Meeting –November 18th

Please consider joining us this Wednesday at our next virtual School Council Meeting beginning at 7 p.m.  Here is the  LINK to sign up for Wednesday’s meeting.  Please sign up prior to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18th.   You will then later in the day receive an email from Deborah Tyrrell, Principal of Bluevale which contains info regarding accessing the meeting.  It is not too late to join if you missed our October meeting.  Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 15 to 21, 2020. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Let’s Connect: Tell Us How You Are Doing

Dear Families and Students, As we begin Quadmester 2 in our secondary schools and elementary schools prepare progress reports, we are taking this opportunity to hear from you. This year, we will be connecting with you at different points during the school year. The purpose of these check-ins is to understand how you and your […]

Reminder: Quadmester Two Begins on Mon. Nov. 16

On Monday, Nov. 16 we welcome back COHORT A students for their period C class. On Thursday, Nov. 19 we welcome back COHORT B students for their period C class. For a Full Quadmester Calendar please Click HERE.

Addressing Anxiety in Children with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials webinar, open to any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about supporting kids in coping with their intense emotions. About the Webinar Need more tips on how to support your worried child? This webinar […]

Welcome to Quadmester Two in the SDLP

The beginning of Quadmester two for new and returning students in the Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is just around the corner. In today’s update, we would like to share what the first week will look like. Our First Week in Quadmester 2 – November 16 to […]

WRDSB remembers and reflects on Remembrance Day

Across our board today, we will mark Remembrance Day. We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving to protect our country. This includes the recognition and significant contributions of those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, French, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities who served for Canada, who too often go unacknowledged […]

Remembrance Day 2020

Today is Remembrance Day, a day about commemorating and honouring all Canadians that have served and are serving to protect our country. It is about remembering the past, but also those Canadians who continue to serve today.  This year’s Remembrance Day marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.  How and where we take the time to pause, reflect and commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who served will look different today. Please take time this morning to  pause for 2 minutes of silence at 11 a.m. Below is a link to the Last Post and Rouse that you could play while taking your moment of silence.  You can also watch the National Remembrance Day ceremony held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on the major Canadian broadcast stations or livestream through Royal Canadian Legion.   

 

Video of the Last Post and Rouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2weDBlOTgmo&list=RD2weDBlOTgmo&index=7&ab_channel=TheMarches09

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Parenting Essentials Event with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials webinar, open to any parents, and caregivers interested in learning more about the complexities of parenting. About the Webinar Confused by different diagnoses and conflicting advice? Feeling overwhelmed by all the complexities of parenting? This […]

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