Province Releases Back-To-School Plan

Today, the Ministry of Education announced back-to-school plans for September 2021. Our staff are reviewing the Ministry’s just released COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022). We will be sharing details for how this will affect Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families in the coming days. What we know Students […]

Back to School Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between August 4 – 14, 2021 so all youth have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before school starts. School Vaccine Clinics Youth aged 12-17 and their family members are welcome at these walk-in vaccine clinics to get their first or […]

WRDSB Apologizes for Harms Caused by the SRO Program

On June 28, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) ratified recommendations, from the School Resource Officer (SRO) Review Committee, to end the SRO program. The SRO program had been suspended since June 2020, and the move to end the program aligns with our commitment to ensuring that our […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens and What Teens Need to do Well webinar, led by Susan Gross, will share the impacts of the pandemic on teen mental health, what we are hearing in the news and what the surveys are telling us. Susan will use a developmental lens to view […]

Act of Hate Against Cambridge Mosque

Today, we learned of an act of hate and vandalism against the Baitul Kareem Mosque in Cambridge. We are saddened by this act of hate and know this act of Islamophobia may lead to Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff and their families feeling unsafe and vulnerable. The WRDSB is committed to confronting […]

Teen Mental Health Virtual Event Recording

Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens What Do They Need To Do Well? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) are proud to present this recording from a virtual event hosted in May. The virtual event focused on how we can support our teenage children […]

Summer Resources and Community Supports for Families

As our students and families prepare for a well-deserved summer break, after an extraordinarily challenging school year, we want you to know that resources and support are available during the summer months. Mental Health Non-Crisis Phone and Virtual Support The 2020-21 school year continued to have many changes and challenges for students, parents and caregivers. […]

Announcing the 2021-2026 Accessibility Plan

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to announce the release of our latest Multi-Year Accessibility plan, which outlines our plans to meet our obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and outlines our recent achievements in this important work over the past few years. The WRDSB 2021-2026 Accessibility […]

Next Director of Education Announced by the the Board of Trustees

Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of jeewan chanicka as the new Director of Education to the Board, effective August 3, 2021. Speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Chairperson Joanne Weston noted: The Board of Trustees was impressed with, and grateful for, the quality of […]

Students Share What Canada Means to Them

Lorna Hundt, chief executive officer of Great Canadian Holidays Inc., was determined to let this year’s winners of the My Canada Project writing contest know just how proud she was. As public health guidelines would not allow for the usual gathering to celebrate the Grade 8 students’ achievements, she brought the ceremony to them. “We […]

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