WRDSB hosts Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to mark Earth Day, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bird Count for all WRDSB students and families. Counting birds can be done easily from a backyard, balcony […]

Update on year-end events

Dear WRDSB families, I want to start by thanking you for your partnership as we work together to support student learning and well-being through distance learning. These are extraordinarily difficult times for many as we cooperate with the public measures of staying home except where necessary, maintaining physical distancing, supporting our frontline workers and doing […]

School Playgrounds Are Closed

We want to remind our community that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards are available for families only if they practice physical distancing. Large gatherings […]

Update for Families: Continued Implementation of Distance Learning

Thanks to all parents and caregivers for your feedback as we implement a distance learning program that is responsive to the needs of our students and our families. We have done our best to contact all of you and are committed to helping each and every student through this unprecedented time. This past week has […]

Communicating with our families

Relationships with your child’s educators are essential to their achievement and well-being in school. With distance learning, it is more important than ever that we continue to nurture these relationships through open and ongoing communication between home and school. We want our families to know that lines of communication between families and educators continue to […]

Waterloo Region District School Board On Track For Phase 2 of Distance Learning

We would like to remind you about the lesson plan that will be delivered to your children starting Monday, April 6th. In response to the Minister of Education’s announcement on March 31 that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, the WRDSB ended the week in lockstep with Provincial requirements and committed to […]

Update for Families: Supporting Student Learning

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, families and students will be provided with a weekly communication from the WRDSB that provides an update on the past week’s activities and an overview of the goals for the upcoming week. Our hope is that regular communication will reduce the understandable anxiety students and families may […]

A message to our students and families

Dear WRDSB students and families, A great deal has taken place since our letter of March 22nd, and we wanted to provide you with an update, along with additional resources to support you through these unprecedented times. On Tuesday, March 31st, Ontario’s Education Minister announced that students would not be returning to the classroom before […]

School Playgrounds Remain Closed

This is a reminder that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, remains closed until further notice. Organized sports on playfields are also not permitted. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards continue to be available for families […]

An update from the Minister of Education

A message from the Minister of Education received on March 31, 2020. Dear Parents, I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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