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, […]

WEFI Helps Build Brighter Futures with $55,000 Community Donation

The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) recommits to funding community partnerships and programs that support student well-being. On December 14, 2024, the WEFI Board of Directors passed a motion to provide $55,000 to local organizations and student success programs: May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo Food4Kids Waterloo Region Nutrition for Learning WEFI Winter Wear “We are […]

Measles Vaccination Reminder from Public Health

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 Measles Vaccines Ahead of March Break There have been increased global measles activity and recent cases of measles in […]

March Lunch and Learn Sessions for Families and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB families and caregivers, our psychology staff are offering a number of Lunch and Learn sessions. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip families and caregivers with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting their children. Lunch and Learn Sessions […]

Recognizing Social Work Week at the WRDSB

March is National Social Work Month, and March 4 to 10 is Social Work Week in Ontario. Here at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we are recognizing and celebrating the incredible work of our social work department. Social Work Professionals in the WRDSB The WRDSB’s team of 28 highly skilled social worker clinicians […]

WRDSB Flags at Half-Mast for the Late Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will join other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast until sunset on the day of the state funeral of the late Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., 18th Prime Minister of Canada. Brian Mulroney passed away on February […]

An Update on the WRDSB Math Achievement Action Plan (MAAP)

In the Fall of 2023, we launched the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Math Achievement Action Plan (MAAP). We are pleased to share the work that is underway and the progress made. Together with families and caregivers, we are supporting increased student engagement and academic outcomes in mathematics. The WRDSB Math Achievement Action Plan […]

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