Announcing the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to announce the launch of the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights (IEHR) Department. Within this department, there are three branches: Indigenous Education, Equity and Inclusion, and Human Rights. Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department The Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department (IEHR) engages with students, staff, […]

Looking for feedback on our 2020-30 Long-Term Accommodation Plan

The draft 2020-30 Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is now available. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Planning Team is looking for feedback on our Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP). We want to know if we have addressed key issues facing your school community over the next 10 years. What is a Long-Term Accommodation Plan? The […]

Welcoming Three New Superintendents of Student Achievement and Well-Being

The WRDSB is very pleased to announce the appointments of our new Superintendents of Student Achievement and Well-Being effective July 1, 2021. These candidates bring strong equity leadership capacity grounded in social justice, anti-racism and anti-oppression, an ability to serve and support staff and school communities through productive working relationships, and a proven track record […]

Inspiring a Deeper Conversation for Pride Month

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 as a symbol of recognition and support to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, while also marking the beginning of Pride month. On Monday, May 31, flags were lowered at our sites out […]

National Indigenous History Month and Peoples Day

National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day offer important opportunities to recognize the cultural diversity and distinct contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples who have been silenced and ignored in the formation of what we now call Canada. We know that this work must extend beyond a day or a month. […]

Keeping Active in COVID-19 times

By Zac Gent – Zac is a local realtor, a parent of a Janet Metcalfe Public School student and a member of the Parent Involvement Committee. It goes without saying, these are hard times. The days, weeks, and months seem to drag on and the walls of our homes seem to be closing in. We […]

Reminder: September 2021 – Making Your Decision

To view this message in other formats, such as simplified and translated text, or in English or translated audio, refer to Simplified and Translated Text and Audio Clips. Choose One for the Entire 2021/22 School Year Due Date: June 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM Learning At School (In-Person) for the Full Year You are done! […]

Get Vaccinated: Priority Access for Youth Aged 12 to 17

View this information in other languages Amharic – አማርኛ Arabic – اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ Chinese (Simplified) – 简化字 Farsi – فارسی French – Français Gujarati – ગુજરાતી Korean – 한국어 Punjabi – ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Serbian – српски Spanish – español Somali – Af-Soomaali Tigrinya – ትግርኛ Turkish – Türkçe Urdu – اُردُو Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt The Waterloo […]

Children’s Remains found at Kamloops Residential School

On May 27, 2021, the buried remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, were found at the site of the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. The school operated as a residential school from 1890 to 1969, which was then turned into a day school until finally closing in 1978. The […]

Friday, June 4 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, June 4, 2021 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not engage in synchronous learning classes. All Before and After School Programs including Extended Day Programs will be closed while schools are closed to students. If the province reopens our schools before June 4, all our Before and […]

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