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 […]

WRDSB schools closed and distance learning to continue through May 4

As you likely know, based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education have announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for all Ontario elementary and secondary schools through May 4 to help […]

WRDSB Board Meetings Move Online

Public school trustees play a critical role in linking families with school boards. While our schools are closed and we are not holding our regular public Board Meetings, our trustees will continue to meet online. Our first online meeting is March 30, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  Trustees and members of our senior team will hold […]

Supporting our Community Beyond Learning

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed our community coming together as our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remains committed to ensuring that our students, staff, families and community members have access to the resources and supplies they need during this time. Staff are taking inventory of […]

New Content for Students Added to WRDSB@Home

We are proud to announce that content is now available for students on the WRDSB@Home portal. Please click through, select the subject you want to learn about, then select your child’s grade. You will find age-appropriate, high-quality learning materials and support for your family’s consideration to allow you to supplement the Ministry Learn at Home […]

Continuing the Learning: A Message to Families

Dear WRDSB Families,   As a school board, we believe that the success and well-being of each and every one of our students happens best when there is a nurturing, caring relationship between our educators, students and families. Whether your child is in kindergarten and learning to read, in grade 8 and looking forward to high […]

Announcing WRDSB@Home

As you know, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education recently announced the first phase of Learn at Home (Apprendre à la Maison), a new online portal that will provide resources for families, so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. WRDSB@Home In the Waterloo Region […]

A message from the Minister of Education

A message to families, from the Minister of Education. Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on […]

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