Happy New Years Resolutions | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can set realistic goals for the year ahead, while approaching ourselves with self-compassion. The new year brings with it the idea of a fresh start, which can be exciting, motivating and full of promises of a better year. The tips in this edition will help you […]

School Vaccine Clinics for Children Aged 5 to 11

Region of Waterloo Public Health will be hosting a number of vaccine clinics at various WRDSB schools, starting January 29, 2022. School vaccine clinics Children aged 5-11 who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at these school clinics. A parent/guardian must attend the clinic with their child. […]

Lincoln Alexander Day

“It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow.” -Lincoln Alexander Since 2015, January 21 has been recognised across Canada as Lincoln Alexander Day. The Honourable Lincoln Alexander was a pioneer in the fight for racial equity in Canada. Alexander’s legacy is marked […]

Statement regarding Committtee of the Whole Meeting recording January 17, 2022

Following the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, January 17, 2022, we would like to express our deep regret for any harm caused to the transgender community. As a school board, we are guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code and committed to doing our best so that all students are affirmed in their identity and see […]

Rapid Antigen Testing for Symptomatic Students

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, is providing publicly funded schools with rapid antigen test kits for symptomatic students that are learning in-person. In-person students will receive one rapid antigen test kit proactively for at-home use if they develop symptoms. Individuals with symptoms […]

Extended Day – Let’s Connect Survey Results

In June 2021, families were invited to share their experiences with before-and-after school programs in the Let’s Connect Family Survey. We want to thank the 2,054 individuals who took the time to participate. We use this information to inform training opportunities for educators, program material purchases and to develop policies and procedures. What We Heard […]

A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario’s Parents

The following is a letter to parents and caregivers, from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore. Dear Parent or Guardian, We know how critical in-person learning is to the mental health, well-being and academic success of Ontario students. As we meet the challenge presented by the Omicron […]

Celebrating Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day

January 19 is Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day. On this day, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) asks you to take a moment to acknowledge and show your appreciation to all the incredible Educational Assistants (EAs) and Child and Youth Workers (CYWs) in the WRDSB. The incredible dedication and work […]

Elementary: Short Term Virtual Learning Option Now Live

As we announced last week, the WRDSB has developed a Short Term Virtual Learning Option (STVLO) for the families of our elementary students who may not feel comfortable sending their children back to school immediately. You can now access the Elementary Short Term Virtual Learning Option website here: https://sites.google.com/wrdsb.ca/wrdsb-stvlo/home Join us on January 19, 2022 […]

Update on COVID-19 in Schools

As students return to the classroom this week, we understand parents and caregivers have questions and concerns over the Ministry of Education’s decision to stop reporting COVID-19 cases in schools. We want to assure you that we will do our best to continue to provide as much information and transparency as possible when it comes […]

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