Volunteers Dig In at Two Cambridge Schools for Microforesting Effort

On the brisk morning of Saturday, November 6, undeterred by the cold temperatures, volunteers came together to plant 170 trees at two Cambridge schools: Avenue Road Public School and Manchester Public School. Their work is part of a pilot program led by Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) that aims to plant microforests across the region. For […]

COVID-19 Screening Checklist Now Available in Multiple Languages

The Ministry of Education is now offering its COVID-19 school screening checklist for students in multiple languages. In addition to English and French, the screening form is now available for download in 19 different languages. Translated School Screening Checklists To access the screening checklists, please visit the Ministry of Education website or download any of […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. This week provides an opportunity to learn about transgender people, highlight their contributions throughout history, and advance advocacy towards eliminating discrimination and violence that impact the transgender community. Transgender Day […]

Friday, November 19 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 19, 2021 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-Being, and Violence Prevention […]

Commemorating Remembrance Day 2021

On November 11, Waterloo Region District School Board joins fellow Canadians in honouring our country‚Äôs many brave war heroes, both past and present, whose sacrifices have ensured the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today. WRDSB schools are acknowledging the contributions of all veterans including those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, French, […]

2021-22 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and the snow starts to fall, we want to take this opportunity to share with you our severe weather plans for the 2021-22 school year. Although severe weather is rare, we want you to know what would happen in the event of severe weather. During severe […]

Laurentian VP Answers the Call of Duty as a Reservist

As we sit in November 2021, March 2020 and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic feels so far away. Lockdowns loomed, toilet paper was scarce and no one was really sure where this crisis would take us. In this time of extraordinary uncertainty, Stephen Coe, vice-principal at Laurentian Public School, responded to the call of […]

Reviewing Our Library Collections

We are committed to preparing our students for success in the world in which they will live and work. With this in mind, we must ensure that the learning and development of our students are guided and supported by up-to-date and relevant resources and supports. This includes the books that are available to them at […]

In Conversation with Students: An Interview with the Director of Education

For Amelia and Vivian, two Grade 6 students from Empire Public School in Waterloo, it was an opportunity to ask the Director of Education their burning questions. For the Director of Education jeewan chanicka, it was an opportunity to hear directly from Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, about what matters to them. This […]

An Attitude of Gratitude | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can all feel grateful by focusing on the positives in our lives, no matter how small they may seem. Research shows us that feeling grateful and expressing gratitude makes us happier, healthier, and more able to tolerate stress and tough situations. In other words, it increases […]

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