Pride Month in the WRDSB

Since 2017, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has proudly raised the Pride flag on June 1 at every building across our school board. This is a symbol of recognition and support to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, while also marking the beginning of Pride month. This Pride Month, every school in the WRDSB will raise […]

National AccessAbility Week: May 29 to June 4

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) prioritizes accessibility in all that we do. This week is National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) in Canada and this year’s NAAW theme is “Inclusive From The Start.” The NAAW is a time to: Celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities Raise awareness of the critical need for accessibility and […]

Menstrual Health Day

On May 28, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) acknowledges Menstrual Health Day to promote education around periods, the fight for menstrual equity, and advocacy for policy change. Commonly known as Menstrual Hygiene Day, we are using the word ‘health’ not ‘hygiene’, in alliance with our community partners, in an effort to de-stigmatize periods. […]

Friday, June 3 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, June 3, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for Elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning […]

Update for Out of Province Remote Learners

We have an important update for students and families of students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remote learning programs. The Ministry of Education has provided updated direction to school boards for the 2022-23 school year which impacts: Remote learning programs E-Learning courses What is Changing for Students Living Outside Ontario As a […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is recognized as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by: Two Spirit Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex people All other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics Also on May 17, […]

Celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day

May 16 marks World Education Support Personnel Day. Join us in celebrating the dedication of support staff and highlight the important role they hold within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From our schools to the Education Centre, WRDSB support staff are vital members of our education teams, and key to student success. The […]

Virtual Job Information Fair for Black, Indigenous and Racialized Individuals

As a school board, we know that our increasingly diverse student body needs and deserves to have role models who understand their lived experiences and can serve them in unique ways. Our 2019 Workforce Census revealed gaps in our workforce that we are aiming to rectify. We are committing to hiring and supporting more Black, […]

2022-23 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2022-23 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates PD Day for Elementary and Secondary Staff – Thursday, September 1, 2022 First Day of School – Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Winter Break – Monday, December 26, 2022 to Friday, […]

When Feeling Stressed, Good News Is Best | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can better understand stress, and how it affects us. Stress is a part of life, but we can control what we do when we feel stressed. View the latest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting You’ll also find a selection of community events and resources selected to help support […]

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