EXTENDED: Looking for #WeSingOCanada performers

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Warm up those vocal cords (or fingers) and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. […]

Upcoming Agency Fair

See Agency Fair poster (click on title) for more details about programs in the region: financial supports, housing, child care, counselling/crisis, employment supports, education and training, health, family supports, supports for newcomers and indigenous supports.  

Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Trauma-Informed Parent Workshop

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops are being offered in the Waterloo Region for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced trauma. The purpose of these workshops is to assist parents/ caregivers with understanding trauma and what it means to parent their child from a trauma-informed perspective. There are two sessions in the Trauma Informed Parenting […]

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019. The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

UPDATE: Some schools experiencing phone issues

UPDATE – 3:04 p.m. Phone lines are back up and running at Huron Heights SS, A.R. Kaufman PS, W.T. Townshend PS, Ayr PS, Driftwood Park PS, Prueter PS, Alpine PS, Sandhills PS, Avenue Road PS, Groh PS and Conestogo PS. Thank you for your patience as we worked to restore service. Some of our schools […]

Some schools experiencing phone issues

Some of our schools are experiencing issues with their phone system, impacting their ability to make or receive calls. The following schools are affected: Huron Heights Secondary School, A.R. Kaufman PS, W.T. Townshend PS, Ayr PS, Driftwood Park PS, Prueter PS, Alpine PS, Sandhills PS, Avenue Road PS, Groh PS and Conestogo PS. This disruption […]

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