Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

New Date for Elementary Families to Request Change in Mode of Learning

Families of elementary students have continued to reach out to request a change in their child’s model of learning. We want to be responsive to the needs of our students and families. To help ensure our families and students have the opportunity to access their chosen learning option as soon as possible, ensure equity of […]

Tracking Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the WRDSB

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, our Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with […]

Register for International and Indigenous Language Programs

Registration for the WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is now open.  Both the Elementary IILP and Secondary Credit Language Program will be offered virtually.  Registration closes on September 29 with a tentative start date of October 31. Elementary IILP Registration Form Secondary Credit Language Program Parents/Guardians will be contacted if additional registration information […]

Welcome to the Elementary Distance Learning Program

Welcome to the first official day of the Elementary Distance Learning Program or EDLP.  To support our students and families who have chosen Distance Learning, staff have developed this Elementary Distance Learning – Students and Family Handbook.  The WRDSB Elementary Distance Learning teams have been working tirelessly to welcome students into a robust distance learning […]

Update on International and Indigenous Language Program

The WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) has been a valued program for many years.  In March, we made the difficult decision to close the ILLP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19.   Given the current status of COVID-19 and following advice from our partners at Region of Waterloo Public […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 13, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until business resumes on […]

2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: Winter holiday – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 March break – March 15 to March 19, 2021 Last day of school for secondary students – Friday, June 25, 2021 Last day of school for elementary students – Monday, June 28, 2021 […]

How to check elementary class assignments for the 2020-21 school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to keeping your children safe. To comply with privacy legislation we have changed the way we communicate elementary students’ home classrooms for September. Class lists will no longer be posted on the outside windows or doors of your child’s school. If you are a parent using School-Day, […]

Revised Start for Elementary Distance Learning Program

Dear families, We are providing you with an important update regarding our Elementary Distance Learning Program. Our students will now begin Elementary Distance Learning on September 18, 2020. This is later than our original date of September 14, 2020. Please note that our Secondary Distance Learning Program will begin as planned on Friday, September 11, […]

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