#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 Calendar – Location by Cohort

Please see below for a link to the JHSS Quadmester 3 Calendar By Cohort. Students in the WRDSB will continue distance learning until further direction from the Ministry of Education.  We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. Quadmester Three teachers will be contacting their students starting the week of February 1st. Quadmester […]

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 […]

Information for parents and students

Hello Hawks,   We are busy preparing for Quadmester 3 and 4. Please note, MyWay is not accurate at this time.   Your Quadmester 3 teachers will communicate your cohort and course information with you the week of February 1st in preparation for Quadmester 3 remote learning which will begin on Thursday, February 4th. Wishing you success […]

Remote Learning Extended Until February 10, 2021

WRDSB schools will continue remote-learning until at least February 10th, 2021. This decision is based on current directions from the Ministry of Education and the advice of public health experts with the intention of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any further extension to the period of remote learning will be determined by the Ministry of […]

Province Extends Distance Learning in the WRDSB

Today, Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and select other school boards across the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. What we know Students in the WRDSB will continue distance learning until further direction […]

Responding to the Events of Inauguration Day: Resources for Families and Students

Today with the peaceful inauguration of President Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris taking the oath of office as the first Black and South Asian woman Vice President of the United States, we witnessed both history and the transition of executive power in the United States. This process has been difficult and sometimes violent. The news […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) marks Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day. Educational Assistants (EAs) help to deliver educational programs and provide support to students in our schools, while Child & Youth Workers (CYWs) work with children who face a variety of social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Our EAs […]

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