News & Announcements

CSLC 2017 billet families needed






Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to host the 33rd annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC). From September 26-30, Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) is welcoming more than 1,000 student leaders, from all over Canada, to their school. Over the course of the week, CSLC participants will engage in activities and […]

WRDSB joins University of Waterloo HeForShe gender equity initiative






WRDSB schools and youth are joining the University of Waterloo in supporting the UN Women’s HeForShe movement. Starting this fall, WRDSB and the University are inviting all students in Grades 9 to 12 to enter the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe Writing Contest. This contest is in its second year. HeForShe is a global effort to […]

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year






Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (2 Positions)






Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for up to two community members to join the Board Audit Committee, which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. Candidates must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly […]

Tips for parents and caregivers for back to school






The thought of back to school can be a big adjustment for students, parents and caregivers. In order to help with the transition, our schools and staff prepare to ensure all students are welcomed back to a new school year and set-up for a successful year of learning.

To help you prepare for the first day of school, Waterloo Region District School Board is providing the following tips to help ease the transition back to school.






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A new school year begins September 5—Information you need to know






Get ready to start learning, discovering and making memories.

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay.

Find out more about transportation, registration and newcomer assessment information.






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Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017






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 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit www.stswr.ca to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.






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Email interruptions as WRDSB transitions email systems, Aug. 10 to 16






As we approach G-Day on August 21, 2017—the day that Waterloo Region District School Board moves its email platform to Google—we are making changes to email addresses for all staff and students.

All WRDSB email addresses will switch to end with @wrdsb.ca—just like our website. During the switchover period, staff and students may experience interruptions accessing their email accounts and intranet. This process will take place from August 10 to 16—which may delay response time.

Students—If you’re having trouble logging in with your @googleapps.wrdsb.ca and receive a “Couldn’t find your Google account” message, please try logging with @wrdsb.ca. If that doesn’t work, please wait 24 to 48 hours, before trying again.






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Apply for a position on the board’s Parent Involvement Committee






The Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is seeking parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in a WRDSB school and community members to fill avaliable committee positions. WRDSB parents/caregivers and community members interested in this volunteer opportunity can apply using the online form. All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, […]

Secondary school 2017 summer office hours






Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2017 Secondary School Summer Office Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 4 – indeterminate (renovations) Cameron Heights C.I. July 21 – August 18 (inclusive) Eastwood C.I. July 14 – August 21 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 17 – August […]

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