An Update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, Spring is always a time for renewal. This year it is even more significant as we learn to live and work in new ways in order to manage the risk posed by COVID-19 in our schools, our homes and throughout our community. Yesterday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that distance learning […]

WRDSB schools remain closed for the rest of the school-year

This afternoon, the Premier announced that schools would not reopen for students in June and that the school-year would continue with distance learning. This decision came from the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 command table. At this time, we can confirm the following: […]

Distance Learning Continues: Weeks Seven and Eight

With the Victoria Day long weekend around the corner, we want to take this opportunity to thank our students and their families for their efforts to support distance learning. We know this has been an adjustment and challenge for all – thank you for your ongoing patience, feedback and contribution. We know that our educators […]

Summer School 2020

Due to recent developments with COVID-19, the WRDSB will be offering summer school in an Elearning format  this year.  Courses  will run from June 29th to July 24th and will replace the traditional classroom credits offered this summer.  Focus will be on compulsory subjects  Expectations will remain as they have for previous summer school sessions […]

CELEBRATING the JHSS CLASS OF 2020

From a distance, we are reaching out to celebrate our Class of 2020.  To commemorate your success, JHSS will be providing each student in the class of 2020 with a sign celebrating your achievement.  We are pleased to share that local businesses are supporting our celebration. Please visit your google Class 2020 for details and […]

Distance Learning Continues: Week Six

In our update to the community this week, we want to introduce our Connecting from a Distance video series that showcases Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) educators who have adjusted their typical in-person classes to a distance learning setting. Over the past few months, we have seen our students and staff adjust from face-to-face […]

Introducing #WRDSBGivesBack

We have watched with full hearts as our community comes together, supporting those in need as our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are finding ways to give back to the communities where we work and live. We want to share these uplifting stories. We are introducing #WRDSBGivesBack. This campaign will highlight […]

How can we support you?

Dear Families and Students,  As school closures and our distance learning program continue, we are working hard to find ways to continue to support you, our WRDSB students and families. We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas during this time. We’re using a tool called ThoughtExchange to gather your feedback.  You’ll […]

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 […]

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