Weekend Rentals and International Schools

The current forecast for Saturday, January 18, 2020, is calling for winter weather conditions that may impact travel in our region and across the province. In light of this forecast, if your organization is considering cancelling your Saturday permit, please inform WRDSB Rentals and know that our weather cancellation guidelines apply.  For those travelling tomorrow, […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 22

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) marks the third annual Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day. Educational Assistants (EAs) help to deliver educational programs in our schools, while Child & Youth Workers (CYWs) are mental health professionals who work with children who face a variety of emotional, behavioural or physical […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 21

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

WRDSB secondary schools remain open on January 21

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members (teachers and education workers) will participate in another one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to […]

ETFO announces one-day walkouts – WRDSB not impacted on January 20

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that its members (elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators) will be participating in rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province on Monday, January 20, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB […]

Potential Grand River Transit Strike – Information for Students

The Region of Waterloo is advising that labour action may cause disruption to local Grand River Transit, Bus Plus and MobilityPLUS operators starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 if an agreement is not reached today. This strike action is not linked to the negotiations between the Ministry of Education and education sector workers. However, it […]

CANCELLED: January 13 French Programs information session

Due to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) work-to-rule sanctions, we have cancelled our French Programs information session scheduled for January 13, 2020, at 7pm. The live-streamed information session from December is available for viewing  Registration for French Immersion is open until January 31, 2020. Questions about our French programs or the registration process? […]

It’s time to register for kindergarten

Online registration is now open for Fall 2020 Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and families. For many, it’s the first school experience in their learning journey. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to assure families that their children will receive the best education for their child’s needs from kindergarten to […]

Update on elementary field trips and extracurricular activities

As a result of the phase 3 work-to-rule strike action, and the fact that teachers will not be participating in field trips and/or extracurricular activities outside the instructional day, effective Monday, January 13, 2020, all field trips are cancelled until further notice and any extracurricular activities which occur outside of the instructional day are cancelled […]

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