Student Vaccination Information

As the 2021-22 school year begins, we remain committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. Keeping our schools open this year is our collective priority. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect everyone from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread so we can […]

WRDSB flags remain at half-mast

To recognize the importance of Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day, flags at all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and worksites will be flown at half-mast until the end of day on Monday, October 4, which is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

On September 30, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In June, the Government of Canada created the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federally-recognized day, as a response to the Truth […]

International and Indigenous Languages Programs

The International and Indigenous Languages Program is pleased to provide virtual language classes for the 2021-2022 school year. In order to provide more equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for all students, the Waterloo Region District School Board is currently accepting registrations for the International and Indigenous Languages Program (IILP). Please share the information below with […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day and serves as an important reminder that suicide and mental health touches many in our schools and in our community.  We know that as part of our ongoing work to reduce the risk of suicide for those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we strive to […]

Welcome Back Information 2021/2022

Welcome Back Information for Howard Robertson PS   On behalf of the staff of Howard Robertson PS, we welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year.  We are anticipating an exciting school year for everyone.   As part of the school year start-up, parents and caregivers are asked to review information to help you navigate the […]

Supporting Student Well-being for the Return to School

As part of our ongoing work to assist students and families during the transition back to school, we wanted to remind families of the many resources available to support student mental health and well-being. Even at the best of times, some children experience more challenges than others when it comes to going to school. These […]

A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Parents and Families

Dear Ontario Parents, We hope your summer is going very well. With the return to in-person learning this September, we are excited to see students heading back to class for a more normal learning experience – alongside their friends and teachers. We know that in-person learning is essential for the mental and physical health, academic […]

Ventilation in WRDSB Schools

As announced on August 4, the Ministry of Education has asked school boards to provide their communities with a standardized ventilation report. This will enhance transparency for school communities, including students, parents and staff, and provide consistent communication across the province. In response to the Ministry of Education requirement, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

Welcome Back: A message from our Director and Associate Director

Dear students, parents, caregivers, families and community members, Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Although we’re all excited to grow, learn and make new friends; we also have questions and even feel a little nervous. Our Associate Director Lila Read, and Director of Education jeewan chanicka came together to welcome us all back to another […]

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