WCSSAA Outdoor Sporting Event Protocol

To students, staff, families and community: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our community, all visitors attending an outdoor Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) sporting event at a Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) school site must complete a contact tracing form. We are required to do so under the Ontario […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

WCSSAA Protocol for Indoor Spectators

To students, staff, families and community: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) and WRDSB will not be allowing any non-essential spectators into indoor sporting events. This includes non-coaching school staff, students, family members, media, sports enthusiasts, and community members. Access to our schools is currently only provided […]

OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2021-2022

As a reminder, over the past two years, our Grade 10 students have not been able to write the literacy test due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Education is restarting the literacy test again this year, for Grade 10, 11 and non-graduating Grade 12 students. Literacy Graduation Requirement in the 2021-2022 School Year Graduating […]

JHSS Graduates of 2021

Dear JHSS Graduates of 2021,  In the Spring, we had hoped that Covid-19 gathering protocols would have allowed us to organize larger, in-person gatherings to continue to celebrate the Class of 2021.  As restrictions are still not at a point where we can do this, we are looking for your feedback from your experience with […]

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is inviting you to Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2021 marked the start of the 4th annual Dyslexia national awareness-raising campaign. This year’s theme, Empowering Voices, intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to […]

World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and marks more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While in some ways, life has returned to a version of what we remember, there are other regular reminders that our lives, and our mental health, are still being impacted by the pandemic. The World […]

Holiday Long Weekend: Supporting Health and Safety

As we prepare to set out on a well-deserved holiday long weekend, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some advice from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. Although this is a time to rest and relax, we must continue our efforts to keep students, families, and staff safe and […]

Rescheduling WCSSAA Games for Thursday, October 7

Due to the lack of school bus transportation available, Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) has made the difficult decision to reschedule games for Thursday, October 7 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. At this time, our local bus companies do not have enough bus drivers available to support our sports program in addition […]

Thriving and Surviving | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on coping in a challenging time. During a pandemic, the balance of stress is stacked against us, but with the right strategies and supports, we can help restore a sense of balance. Don’t miss the selection of helpful resources curated to help you not just survive, but thrive. View […]

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