April 8 Eclipse Update – WRDSB Asynchronous Student Learning Day

Reflecting on further considerations, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools will be closed to students on Monday, April 8, 2024 and students can participate in asynchronous learning opportunities on that day.  The decision has been made after listening to and reflecting on further feedback from the WRDSB community, including staff and families. Concerns for […]

March 31 is the International Day of Transgender Visibility

March 31 is the International Day of Transgender Visibility. This is an opportunity to celebrate: Two spirit people Transgender people Gender nonconforming people Nonbinary people It is also a chance to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. Trans-identifying people face ongoing pressure to change or conform in order to validate their […]

Wednesday, April 10 is a PD Day for All WRDSB Students

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed About Professional Development (PD) Days PD days are held throughout the school year to provide learning opportunities for school-based […]

WRDSB welcomes two new Student Trustees for 2024-25 school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is pleased to announce two new Student Trustees elected for the 2024-25 school year. Feiyang Luo and Devansh Lakhanpal were elected during a student election in February 2024. As WRDSB continues to develop student-centred plans and programs to foster connection and belonging in our schools, Student Trustees play […]

Assistive Technology – Support for Families in Spring 2024

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Families and Caregivers: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to support your child with technology. The […]

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today, March 21, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day is observed on March 21 each year to mark the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, killed 69 Black men, women and children, and injured 180 more, at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. This day serves […]

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day

Tomorrow, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day. We encourage the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to celebrate this day with us. This year, the theme is “End the Stereotypes”. It is a reminder that we are all different and unique, including those with Down Syndrome or an intellectual disability. We each have […]

Opening on April 4: Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Student Survey

The Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) survey opens on April 4 for Grade 4-12 students. The Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) Survey The WRDSB wants to better understand the areas of child development that contribute to students’ well-being, health and school success. The SCIS survey asks students about their thoughts, feelings and experiences […]

Coming in April: Safe, Caring and Inclusive School Student Survey

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to ensuring our schools are safe, caring and inclusive spaces for everyone. In support of this goal, we will be asking all students in Grades 4 to 12 to complete our Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) survey. This will take place from April 4 and […]

April 8 Eclipse – Supporting Student Learning and Safety

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools will be open on April 8 as planned. This means that WRDSB students can have a once in a lifetime education experience. WRDSB plans for professional development days are detailed in the Ministry-approved School Year Calendar shared in June 2023. This includes the Professional Development Day on Wednesday, […]

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