ACTION REQUIRED: Self Screening Verification Process

As we return to in person learning on February 8th ALL secondary students must complete the self screening tool before attending school.  Students should be prepared to show their “green go to school” screen daily to their homeroom teachers until further notice.  We are currently working on developing a verification process to collect the completion […]

Daily Screening Verification for Secondary Students

The Ministry of Education announced, as part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning, they will now require all staff and secondary students to verify daily that they have completed the self-screening process. As a reminder, students returning to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2020, are expected to continue to complete […]

Returning to In person Learning–Welcome Back!

We are excited to see students return to classes on Monday, February 8th.  Students who are in Period A Cohort A are the students coming on Monday, and those in Period A Cohort B we will see you Thursday February 11th.  For the full Quadmester schedule, look to the right of this post and you […]

WRDSB re-opens to in-person learning Monday February 8th, 2021

Today Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that some Ontario School Boards will re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 8th, 2021. The WRDSB will welcome students enrolled in the in-person mode of learning back to school on Monday February 8th 2021. The Ministry of Education in consultation with Public Health officials is responsible […]

Orientation Days for Quadmester 3 in the SDLP

The beginning of Quadmester three for new and returning students in the Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will begin tomorrow. Here’s what the first week will look like. Orientation Days: February 4 and 5 SDLP teachers will be online to welcome students on the morning of February […]

Course Selections for 2021-2022

We are excited to announce that Course Selection planning has begun. Please access our new Course Selection website! On our website, use the menu to navigate to your student’s current grade. Each Grade has its own page that includes: Course offerings, a video explaining key info for that grade level and a Caregiver permission form. […]

WRDSB recognizes Black History Month

In February, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Black History Month. While the conversations of Black history and heritage must go beyond the 28 days of February, this month-long acknowledgement is a time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while […]

Introducing Caring/Coping/Connecting

We are excited to announce Caring/Coping/Connecting, a new monthly newsletter created by WRDSB social workers and psychology consultants. The newsletter will share resources and community supports with families. “The idea came about because we recognized that there was a need to get information to all caregivers within the WRDSB,” said Heather Faulkner, a WRDSB social […]

WRDSB to remain closed to in-person learning

Today the Ministry of Education announced that some Ontario School Boards would re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 1st, 2021. The Ministry of Education, in consultation with local Public Health has informed the WRDSB that we will remain closed until at least February 10th pending further information. For clarity, the earliest the WRDSB will […]

#BellLetsTalk – Thursday, January 28

Thursday, January 28 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. We encourage our WRDSB family to participate and help end the stigma surrounding mental health. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative is a day dedicated to raising awareness and continuing the mental health conversation. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their […]

Call for Black, Indigenous or Racialized Community Committee Member: SRO program and WRDSB/WRPS relationship

The Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is looking for people from Waterloo Region’s Black, Indigenous and Racialized community to apply to join the Committee on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program and the Relationship between the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). […]

Wednesday, February 3 is a PD Day for secondary students

Wednesday, February 3 is a professional development (PD) day for secondary school staff. Secondary students will not engage in synchronous learning. Secondary teachers will participate in virtual activities reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being, in addition to finalizing assessment, evaluation and reporting for Quadmester 2 and the planning […]

Quadmester 3 Information

Please find the BCI Quadmester 3 and 4 Calendars HERE.  It is once again colour coded for easy reference by cohort.  We want to remind students to engage in coursework daily from 8:15 – 2:00, whether from at home or in school.  The pacing of the quadmester goes by quite quickly and students are encouraged […]

Director of Education John Bryant Announces Retirement

John Bryant, distinguished Director of Education for the WRDSB today announced his retirement, effective May 31st, 2021. Throughout his long career in Education, which included leadership in numerous other school districts, John has always kept students the centre of his focus. His consistent vision for their well-being and educational success has been honoured and acknowledged […]

BCI Quad 2 Summative Days Information–February 1 & 2, 2021

We are getting close to the end of quadmester 2 and want to review again the expectations for our upcoming Summative Days.  As communicated to you in an earlier post (Oct. 22) there is no 30% final evaluation this year.  Students’ final marks are based on 100% term marks.  Teachers will have communicated to students how the 100% term mark is derived.  There will be no formal exam schedule.  Over these two days students who are needing to rescue their credit will have opportunities to complete outstanding demonstrations of learning at home, submit outstanding work, and/or demonstrate learning via oral conversations via the telephone or a google meet.  Students will be contacted if they are in this situation. The chart below outlines the times students in both cohorts would have the opportunity to engage with their period A and B teachers for credit rescue.   

Please note that students in our ACE classes  will continue to come to school on Feb. 1 and 2.  

Feb. 1, 2021 Feb. 2, 2021
Learning Block 1

8:15 – 9:15

Course C 

Cohort A & B

Course D

Cohort A & B

Learning Block 2 9:15 – 10:15 Course D

Cohort A & B

Course C

Cohort A & B


11:00 to 2:00

Teachers will be available to students from both courses by appointment as needed. Teachers will be available to students from both courses by appointment as needed.


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