Verification of Screening for Elementary Students Attending In-Person

The Ministry of Education announced, as part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning for students with special education needs, unable to learn remotely, all students and staff attending in-person must verify that they have completed the daily self-screening process. As a reminder, all students returning to in-person learning are expected to […]

Transition to Full Remote Learning on April 19

Further to our announcement earlier this week regarding our return to remote learning on April 19, we wanted to provide more information to students and families about what they can expect. Elementary In-Person Students Elementary school students, previously attending school in-person, will now engage in remote learning beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021. Starting back […]

Returning to Remote Learning on April 19

Today, Premier Doug Ford announced that students across Ontario, including the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), will switch to remote learning on April 19th 2021 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We would ask for families to be patient as we sort through the details of this announcement. Please be reassured we will […]

April 19 Only: Screening Verification for Elementary Students

The Ministry of Education announced, as part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning, they will now require all staff and secondary students to verify daily that they have completed the self-screening process. As a reminder, all students returning to in-person learning are expected to continue to complete the Ontario COVID-19 School […]

WRDSB lowers flags in honour of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

To honour the life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away this morning, flags at Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and office buildings will be flown at half-mast until sunset on the day of the funeral and memorial service (to be determined).

Expanded Asymptomatic Targeted Testing

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), along with the Ministry of Education and its testing partners, continue to offer voluntary asymptomatic targeted testing for staff and students through a variety of testing approaches to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break. In-Pharmacy Testing Existing Pharmacies For the week of April 12-18 […]

Taming Your Inner Critic | Caring/Coping/Connecting

Did you know that our brains are wired to pay attention to negative thoughts and discount positive thoughts? The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to tame your inner critic, and focus purposefully on the positive. Once you understand the negativity bias, and start paying attention to the thoughts, you can change them into […]

Preparing for the April Break and Message from the Ministry of Education

As we near the beginning of the well-deserved April Break for our students and staff, we wanted to provide some updates and reminders for families in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Preparing for the April Break As a precautionary measure only, we want to ensure that our students, staff and families are prepared […]

WRDSB Student Census Opt-Out Reminder

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is launching its first-ever Student Census on Monday, April 19, 2021. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the students we support and help us to identify differences and gaps in our students’ experiences and outcomes based on their diverse needs. The census is a confidential […]

April Break Wellbeing Passport

As we near the April school break, our focus turns to supporting student wellbeing while they are away from their educators and classmates. With this in mind, in partnership with the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, Front Door Children’s Mental Health Services, Lutherwood, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we are proud to announce […]

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