All schools will be closed on December 4, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, ALL SCHOOLS, both elementary and secondary, will be closed to students.  This includes ALL before and after school childcare programs, extended day childcare programs, Early ON Centres and third-party operated childcare centres.   Bus Transportation will not be in operation and ALL extracurricular activities and evening rental permits are cancelled. This is […]

All schools to close on December 4 in the event of one-day OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in public schools where OSSTF is represented across the province unless an agreement is reached at the central bargaining table. In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), […]

OSSTF Announces Full Withdrawal of Services on Wednesday, December 4

Full Withdrawal of Services Announced for Wednesday, December 4 by Waterloo secondary teachers, occasional teachers, Custodial and Maintenance staff, Educational Support Staff, Professional Student Services Personnel and Supervision Monitors and Cafeteria Assistants: The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Association (OSSTF) has announced that next Wednesday, December 4, all of its members across the province of Ontario […]

Update on ETFO work-to-rule

Start of job action by Waterloo elementary teachers, occasional teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators: The Elementary Teachers ‘ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin labour action in public schools across Ontario on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. We know that as parents and caregivers, it is important for you to know how this situation may […]

High school information nights for Grade 8 students and families

Over the next couple of months, our high schools will be hosting Grade 8 Information Nights for students and their families. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to high school, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check out the information session […]

ETFO announces work-to-rule will begin November 26

This morning, the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that it will begin work-to-rule strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. At this time, we do not have any details on what the work-to-rule will look like in the Waterloo Region District School Board. ETFO announced that its actions will target school board administrative […]

November 11: All evening rental permits are cancelled

Due to the current weather information and anticipated forecast, all evening rental permits have been cancelled. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 15, 2019 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. The focus for staff on the PD Day will be on School Improvement […]

School Traffic & Safety Update

As many of you are aware, the beginning and end of the school day are very busy times outside of our building. The combination of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic can put students’ safety at risk unless we have appropriate measures in place. Last year, we decided to close off the north parking lot in […]

The WRDSB Marks Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

On Thursday, October 24, we mark Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, a day for us to take a moment and recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Every morning, more than 550 educators work to support the learning and care of 8,400 students in […]

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