May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17th is recognized globally as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It is important for our community to take the time to reflect on the meaning of this day. The day was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and […]

Survey for Students from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

The Waterloo Region District School Board is supporting the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) with their efforts to collect information about students’ experiences with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who Can Participate? OPSBA has designed two surveys: One for students in Grades 5 and 6 One for students in Grades 7 to 12 […]

12-17 Year-Olds Eligible for Vaccination

Yesterday, the Province of Ontario announced that as of the week of May 31, youth in Ontario between 12 and 17 years of age and their family members who have not received a vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, including at special dedicated youth […]

Volunteer with our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. We invite parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in any of our schools to apply. As a member of PIC, you have an opportunity to strengthen parent/caregiver partnership in education and be part of a committee committed to helping each student achieve their full potential. We would like PIC […]

Calling French Teachers: ApplytoEducation Job Fair on May 20

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is excited to be taking part in an upcoming ApplytoEducation virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, May 20, with a focus on French teachers. If you are launching your career as a French Teacher, or if you are qualified to teach French and are looking for new teaching roles, […]

Community Use of Schools and Rentals Update

As we have shared over the past year, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) uses a five-phase approach within the province’s framework for reopening to reopen our board facilities: Phase 1: support the opening of Essential Service Childcare Centres Phase 2: support our Licenced Child Care Centres and Summer Camp at sites with Purpose Built […]

Diversity and Inclusion ApplytoEducation Virtual Job Fair on May 13

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is excited to be taking part in an upcoming ApplytoEducation virtual Job Fair on Thursday, May 13, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. The WRDSB is dedicated to supporting our students by working to ensure that each of them feels represented in the staff who are working […]

Vaccines for Students with Special Needs

Region of Waterloo (ROW)  Public Health has recently added children with special needs to the priority groups who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. These include children ages 16 and older with: Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Diagnosis of a Mental Disorder (e.g., Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit […]

WRDSB Student Census Extension

Thank you to all our students and families who completed the WRDSB 2021 Student Census. The information you provided will help guide us to strengthen programs and learning environments to meet the diverse needs of all students and families. For parents/guardians of a child who is in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 who still have […]

Speech and Hearing Month Learning Opportunity for Caregivers

Each May, Speech and Hearing Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the work of WRDSB Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDAs) do in helping our students to communicate and engage in learning. These staff address a broad range of communication challenges impacting everyday life for our students, and […]

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