WCSSAA Sports Update

This message is being posted on behalf of Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA). As the 2020-21 school year winds down, the WCSSAA seasonal committee continues to meet to discuss what the 2021 fall might look like in terms of high school sports. At this time, we do not have any clarity on what […]

Farewell from Director John Bryant

Video: Farewell from Director John Bryant Dear WRDSB Families, As we near the finish of another school year unlike any other, I am again reminded of the immense gratitude I feel for the efforts of our students, staff, families and community partners. Since September, together we have adapted and shifted the entire Waterloo Region District […]

Remains found at Saskatchewan Residential School

Today, Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan. This comes less than a month after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. We recognize that this discovery has re-traumatized Indigenous community […]

2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2021-22 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates First day of school – Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Winter holiday – December 20 to December 31, 2021 March break – March 14 to March 18, 2022 Last day of […]

Year-end reflection from our 2020-21 Student Trustees

To our fellow Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students: You did it! You made it through a year of constant change and uncertainty. You displayed strength, courage, perseverance, kindness and resilience. As your 2020-21 Student Trustees, we want to congratulate and thank you for staying strong throughout these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

What Learning Will Look Like for Secondary Students in September 2021

We look forward to welcoming our secondary students back to learning in September 2021, and want you to know what learning in person at school or remotely at home will look like. In Person Learning (At School) Secondary students who are learning in person at school in September will see some changes from last year. […]

Vaccines available for anyone 12 years of age and older

Due to additional capacity, Region of Waterloo Public Health is inviting anyone 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated. As of June 23, anyone 12 years of age and older can use the self-serve option to book their own first-dose appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, residents who are eligible for their second […]

Thinking Out Loud survey results

On February 10, our 2020-21 student trustees, Tristan and Rowan, launched Thinking Out Loud, a ThoughtExchange survey to help them better understand and represent their peers. It was created exclusively for WRDSB students in Grades 7 to 12 to collect open and honest feedback. In addition, it provided all students with a safe, confidential space […]

Year End Reminders for Graduates

As we approach the end of the school year, we want to remind you of a few housekeeping items. 1.  All graduating students, and any students leaving Bluevale at the end of this school year, will lose access to their G Suite for Education accounts and data (including Google Drive files and email) over the summer […]

Summer School Update

This message is for families who have already registered their child for our Summer School program. Registration for Summer School has closed. Please speak to your school administrator if you have any questions. Dear Summer School Families, We would like to thank you for registering your child for Summer School this year. We are currently […]

Student’s Hair On The Line for Rainbow Railroad

Anna Wienburg, a Grade 12 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Waterloo, is putting her hair on the line to raise funds for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI people seek safe haven from violence and persecution. Wienburg pledged to shave off all her hair if she hit the initial goal of $1,000. […]

Information on Grad Photos

We are sorry we were not able to accommodate grad photos at the school this year. Please see the message below from Lifetouch. Attention Grads: As we come to the end of this challenging school year, Lifetouch would like to provide an update about our plans going into the summer. Under Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen […]

School Vaccine Clinics In Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between June 22 – 26, 2021 for youth and their families. These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed. School vaccine clinics Youth aged 12-17 and family members they live with can book appointments at these vaccine clinics to […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

On Monday, June 21st, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is offering a full day of programming available for educators to enjoy alongside their students, featuring Indigenous authors, artists, dancers, Knowledge Keepers, and other special guests who will share their stories, cultures, and insights throughout the day. This will be an exceptional opportunity to […]

Let’s Connect: Tell Us How You Are Doing

All Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families are invited to take part in the third installment of our Let’s Connect Survey series. What is the purpose of the Let’s Connect 3 Survey? We would like to hear from students and families about: their experiences this year student/staff well-being feedback about planning for […]

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