Secondary School Commencement Update

Dear Grade 12 graduating students and families, We want to provide you with an update on graduation celebrations and the virtual Commencement ceremonies scheduled for June 2021. After much deliberation and thoughtful consideration, and ultimately due to the impact of the current Emergency Stay-at-Home order, the virtual Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021, […]

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 […]

Report Card Distribution

Quadmester 3 report cards will be mailed home the week of May 3rd to all students.  

Volunteers in Schools: The Value of One, The Power of Many

By Christina Laughren – Christina has been an active parent volunteer for more than 10 years. She has experienced first-hand the value of being engaged within her school community. With two sons in the WRDSB, Christina is passionate about involving other parents as resources and support for their children’s school experience. This year, she has […]

Commencement Award Applications Due Saturday, April 24

Just a reminder to our 2021 grads and their families that applications for Commencement awards are due tomorrow. All information has been posted to the “Grads of 2021” Google classroom (join code: sbfvzlh) under classwork. We encourage all Grads to apply!

Caring for a Child Who Needs to Self-Isolate

This fact sheet, created by Public Health Ontario, provides advice to parents and caregivers of children who need to self-isolate at home. This may include a child who has COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has a known exposure to COVID-19. Some measures may not be possible or practical for all families. View this document […]

WRDSB presents 2nd annual Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a way to get outside and celebrate Earth Day? From Thursday, April 22 to Monday, April 26, our Outdoor Education Department is hosting its 2nd annual WRDSB Backyard Bird Count. They invite all WRDSB students and families to participate, whether it is by observing birds at feeders, through a window or on a […]

Technology Training Opportunities for Parents

The Training Webinars for Parents – April 26 – May 29 are open to any parent or guardian who is interested in learning about the technology available in WRDSB to support their child.
  • Webinars will be live and held using Google Meet
  • Three different topics will be offered
  • The topics will be offered throughout the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays, either from 12:00-1:00 pm or 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Schools are welcome to share the information for families on School Day
  • Pre-registration is not required

Read more about Technology Training Opportunities for Parents »

Earth Day 2021

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behaviour and create global, national, […]

Asymptomatic Testing for Bluevale Students 

The Ministry of Education announced that school boards will begin offering asymptomatic targeted testing to students. Click the links below for more information on testing available to all Bluevale students and their families this weekend–April 24th and 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Asymptomatic Testing Letter from Bluevale LifeLab Letter

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day

Today, April 21, marks Administrative Professionals’ Day – a time to celebrate and highlight administrative professionals’ dedication and their important role in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From our schools to the Education Centre, these individuals play a vital role in supporting our students and staff, each and every day. As with our […]

Break a sweat with WCSSAA virtual fitness series

High school students: are you ready to get active and represent your school? This spring, Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) will be hosting a series of virtual fitness events and challenges for all our secondary school students and staff to participate together, break a sweat and put a focus on our well-being. The […]

Quadmester Four in the Secondary Distance Learning Program

The beginning of Quadmester four in the Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will begin on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Here’s what the first few days will look like. Orientation Days: April 22 & 23 SDLP teachers will be online to welcome students on the morning of Thursday, […]


Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Bluevale Collegiate Institute building on April 7, 2021 is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified no high-risk contacts of the confirmed case. Public […]

You Count: WRDSB Student Census starts today

Today, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) launches its first-ever Student Census. As a school board, we want to better understand the cultural, social and demographic diversity of our student population. It is an opportunity for us to learn more about our students and help us to identify differences and gaps in their experiences and […]

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