October 19 is International Pronouns Day

Today, Wednesday, October 19 is International Pronouns Day. This day aims to raise awareness of personal pronouns by encouraging education and mutual respect. It’s important to recognize and understand that sharing and using people’s chosen pronouns affirms human dignity. Using the wrong pronoun can be extremely hurtful, damaging and offensive. Particularly to transgender and gender […]

October 19 is Take Me Outside Day

Today, October 19, is Take Me Outside Day. What does that mean for our students? It could mean fresh air, a different perspective, and the chance to explore beyond classroom walls! Take Me Outside Day raises awareness about the benefits of outdoor and land-based learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outdoors during the […]

Monday, October 24 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Monday, October 24, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on School […]

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, October 18, is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate the passion, hard work and dedication of WRDSB ECEs and those who work with young children. These educators are crucial in the learning and development of thousands of students across the region. We are grateful for […]

October 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week

October 17-21 is National School Bus Safety Week. All are welcome aboard, with the first stop: safety! This education program invites interested parties to address the importance of school bus safety. As parents, caregivers, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators and community members, we all have a role to play. Bus drivers are […]

Update About Ventilation in Schools

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Somali Soomaali Spanish Española Turkish Türk We remain committed to ensuring Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools are safe for students and staff. In support of this we have made significant investments and improvements. These are outlined in […]

Assistive Technology – Training for Families

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Somali Soomaali Spanish Española Turkish Türk Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) SEA Assistive Technology Team is here to help you. In October, they […]

Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for members

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for parent/caregiver and community members for the 2022-23 school year. We invite parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in any of our schools to apply. This is not an application to apply for school council. Please contact your child’s school administrator if you want to be on your child’s […]

Celebrating World Teacher’s Day

Today, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day and the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is sharing gratitude and admiration for the work teachers do every day. The theme for World Teachers Day 2022, as selected by UNESCO, is: “The transformation of education begins with teachers”. Today, and every day, teachers within the Board support […]

October Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information […]

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