WRDSB flags at half-mast for the Late Honourable William G. Davis

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will join other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast on Thursday, November 4, 2021 for the memorial service of the Late Honourable William G. Davis, 18th Premier of Ontario, 1971 – 1985. William G. Davis passed away on August […]

Holocaust Education Week

The first week of November is Holocaust Education Week (HEW), as recognized by Jewish Community organisations across Canada. Recognizing Holocaust Education Week is part of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) ongoing commitment to raising our collective consciousness and knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of systematically persecuted communities. From 1933-1945, the Nazi […]

November Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Treaties Recognition Week

The first week of November is Treaties Recognition Week as proclaimed by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) in 2016. It honours the importance of treaties and helps Ontarians learn more about treaty rights, treaty relationships and their role as treaty people. First Nations’ process of treaty-making existed for thousands of years before […]

Celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, Thursday, October 21, we mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. It’s a day for us to celebrate the dedication, passion and hard work of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Each and every day, these educators support the learning and development of thousands of students in the Waterloo Region District […]

School Immunization Program Restarting for Grade 7, 8, and 9 Students

Since the Spring of 2020, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) school vaccination program has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health will be restarting the program on November 1, 2021 for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. Vaccination Clinics Clinics will be offered at Public Health offices at […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is inviting you to Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2021 marked the start of the 4th annual Dyslexia national awareness-raising campaign. This year’s theme, Empowering Voices, intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to […]

World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and marks more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While in some ways, life has returned to a version of what we remember, there are other regular reminders that our lives, and our mental health, are still being impacted by the pandemic. The World […]

Holiday Long Weekend: Supporting Health and Safety

As we prepare to set out on a well-deserved holiday long weekend, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some advice from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. Although this is a time to rest and relax, we must continue our efforts to keep students, families, and staff safe and […]

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