Distance Learning Continues: Week Five

As we embark upon the month of May, we want to take this opportunity to thank our students and their families for their efforts over the past four weeks of distance learning. We know this has been an adjustment and challenge for all – thank you for your patience, feedback and contribution. And because we […]

An Update on Secondary Exams and Final Evaluations

As a result of the Ministry of Education’s announcement, final exams will NOT take place for second semester courses this year. Teachers may decide to provide assignments or tasks that allow students to demonstrate their learning. No marks for assignments or tasks throughout the rest of the school year will be weighted the same as […]

Having Chromebook Issues or Password Problems?

Please visit the board’s new tech help website: Tech@Home: Chromebooks. This website contains resources to help students and families troubleshoot technical problems and issues they may be experiencing with their Chromebooks or with their WRDSB computer accounts. If you are still experiencing difficulties after visiting the site please complete this form: Chromebook Issues During Distance Learning. Once you […]

Full Disclosure Date Grade 11 & 12 Courses: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.

The final day to drop a grade 11 or 12 course WITHOUT it appearing on a TRANSCRIPT, is TUESDAY, MAY 5th, by noon. To discuss dropping a course, please complete this COURSE DROP REQUEST FORM as soon as possible. Students in Grades 9 and 10 must have four classes per semester and are not eligible […]

An update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, We hope this communication finds you in good health. Clearly we still find ourselves in unfamiliar circumstances and we continue to look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to school. Thank you for all you are doing to limit the spread of COVID-19 and sincere thanks to all […]

April 27, 2020 Board Meeting goes online

Public school trustees play a critical role in linking families with school boards. While our schools are closed and we are not holding our regular public Board Meetings, our trustees are continuing to meet online. Our next online meeting is tonight, April 27, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm. Trustees and members of our senior team […]

Bluevale is… a Message to our Bluevale Community from our BCI Staff

BCI staff members have put together a video message for the Bluevale community. Enjoy! Huge thank you goes out to student Nathan Starr for contributing his time, energy and expertise to edit this video for us!!

Distance Learning Continues: Week Four (April 27 – May 1)

As we near the end of April, we want to say thank you to our students and their families for helping to make our distance learning efforts so far a success. We know this looks, feels, and sounds very different from what you are used to and that questions remain. Thank you for your patience […]

Earth Day

Hey Bluevale! Today is Earth Day! Let’s continue to grow our green efforts today and everyday! Thanks to Mrs. Miller, Bluevale Edge and Nathan Starr for this video reminder!

Tips on How to Have a Productive Day

This information has been collected by the BCI Special Education Department using a variety of sources about productivity, inattention/ADHD, and issues with the unmonitored use of technology. It is hoped that there are some tools and resources below that will be helpful in organizing your student’s day, especially if they are experiencing issues with focus. […]

Update for Families: Distance Learning Continues

Today marks eight days (two short weeks) of distance learning in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and four weeks since our students were scheduled to return to school after March break. Our focus on “Supporting Mind, Heart, Body” continues, as we provide learning opportunities that address the whole child – not just their […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to mark Earth Day, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bird Count for all WRDSB students and families. Counting birds can be done easily from a backyard, balcony […]

Update on year-end events

Dear WRDSB families, I want to start by thanking you for your partnership as we work together to support student learning and well-being through distance learning. These are extraordinarily difficult times for many as we cooperate with the public measures of staying home except where necessary, maintaining physical distancing, supporting our frontline workers and doing […]

School Playgrounds Are Closed

We want to remind our community that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards are available for families only if they practice physical distancing. Large gatherings […]

Update for Families: Continued Implementation of Distance Learning

Thanks to all parents and caregivers for your feedback as we implement a distance learning program that is responsive to the needs of our students and our families. We have done our best to contact all of you and are committed to helping each and every student through this unprecedented time. This past week has […]

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