Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

We want our schools to be safe, inclusive and supportive learning environments that enhance and promote mental health and well-being for our students – each and every one. Suicide touches everyone in our school communities. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and our educators and staff are committed to reducing the risk of suicide […]

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

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 8, 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 […]

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. The beginning of a new school year always carries a special feeling of anticipation, hope and opportunity as each student embarks on another year of growing and learning in our schools. To our newest students starting […]

School-Day Elementary Class Lists Error This Morning

This morning, system maintenance to test traffic capacity carried out by School-Day inadvertently caused elementary class lists to be viewable before they have been finalized. This was corrected at 8:20 am this morning. If you were able to access class list information on School-Day during this period, we want to inform you that this information […]

Take our #FirstDayPhotoChallenge

As we get ready for back-to-school, we are doing a flashback campaign to get our community excited for the upcoming school year – and we would love your help. We are challenging our community to dig through old photos, relive your school days, and – of course – share your first day of school style. […]

2019-2020 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome all our students, from kindergarten to secondary school, back to school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Please take […]

Transportation details for 2019-20 school year available on August 19, 2019

Kindergarten Students Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2019. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions […]

How to Check Elementary Class Assignments for the 2019/20 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, […]

New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

Director’s Year-End Message

The 2018-2019 school year was one of growth and learning for our entire system. We accomplished a great deal this year, and we should all be proud of how far we have progressed towards achieving our operational goals and implementing our strategic plan. We remain committed to reaching our ultimate goals and will remain laser-focused […]

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