Juneteenth and Emancipation Day

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved Black communities in Texas, USA learned they’d be free – two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth marks the tragedy of enslavement and recognizes the challenges that those who fight injustice continue to face. Juneteenth also […]

Parent & Youth Vaccine Information Session from Public Health

Join Region of Waterloo Public Health for a presentation on the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer vaccine for youth. Dr. Kelly Grindrod who is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy will provide a brief presentation and answer questions. Parents, caregivers and youth are encouraged to join. Do you have […]

End of Year Collection of Tech and Learning Materials

On Thursday June 24th and Friday June 25th from 9:30 – 3:30 each day, students in grades 9 – 12 will be able to return all borrowed Bluevale learning materials (i.e. Library books, textbooks, instruments etc.).   Additionally, any graduating students or students moving to another board can return their Chromebooks on this day.  If graduating […]

Get to Know the Equity and Inclusion Branch

Earlier this month, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the second of three branches within the department: the Equity and Inclusion Branch. Equity and Inclusion Branch Equity & Inclusion Team The Equity & Inclusion Team strives to increase educational equity by working alongside staff to identify […]

Welcome to Grade 9! An Update for our Future Knights

Bluevale staff and students are looking so forward to welcoming our Newest Knights, our Grade 9s, this September. In preparation for some of the questions students may have, we have set up a “Meet and Greet” virtually for any interested students. This event is virtual and will occur via Google Meet next Wednesday, June 16 […]

Stress and Anxiety Boot Camp: Learn ways to manage stress and anxiety

As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families, our psychology and social work staff are offering two free interactive, fun information sessions about stress and anxiety and how they can be managed. These sessions will be hosted jointly with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB). […]

Important Computer Account Message for Graduates and Any Students Leaving Bluevale

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 and the accounts will be closed. It is strongly recommended that these students back up all documents and emails to […]

Neighbourhood Vaccine Clinic In Our Community

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting a vaccine clinic in your neighbourhood between June 15 and 18, 2021 for youth and their families. Youth and family members they live with can book appointments at this clinic to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Albert McCormick  500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L […]

Year End Connections for WRDSB Students

We know that this has been an extraordinarily difficult year for our students. As the school year comes to a close, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be celebrating all of our students through a variety of events. Each of the 121 schools across the WRDSB are busy making plans for end-of-year activities. […]

WRDSB flags remain at half-mast to honour Muslim family

On May 31, we shared with our community that we were lowering our flags to half-mast for 215 hours of observance for the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and all Indigenous children, families and communities who have been impacted. Our flags were to be […]

Updated Screening Guidance for the Recently Vaccinated

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has updated the Ontario School Screening Tool to reflect updated guidance for individuals who have recently (within 48 hours) received a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 school and child care screening tool, provides guidance for students, staff and essential visitors prior to completing their screening. […]

Islamophobic Tragedy in London, Ontario

Yesterday, we learned about the targeted killing of a Muslim family, leaving four dead and one survivor, a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries, in London, Ontario. This was a planned, premeditated act motivated by hate and Islamophobia. This horrific act has impacted thousands of students, staff, families and community members who are part of the […]

Get to Know the Indigenous Education Branch

Last week, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the first of three branches within the department: the Indigenous Education Branch. Indigenous Education Branch The work of the Indigenous Education Branch is guided by the Calls to Action identified within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. We […]

Reflecting and Connecting | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to use reflection as a means of strengthening feelings of hope. Reflecting can also help us feel more connected, as we have not navigated these difficult times alone. We did so with our friends, our families, our classmates, our pets, our neighbours, our country and our entire […]

WCSSAA announces last two virtual activities

Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) is hosting its final virtual fitness event and challenge for all high school students in Grades 9 to 12 and staff. This series aims to have students and staff break a sweat, get active and put a focus on well-being. Now more than ever, it is important for […]

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