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Transitioning kids back to school

By Wanda Kampijan – As a parent with children in the school system, going back to school is a time to celebrate. As much as I enjoy the laissez-faire attitude summer time offers, I love the idea of getting back into a routine after a couple of months of “flying by the seats of our pants”.

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How to check your elementary-aged child’s class assignment

As the new school year approaches, we know a lot of excitement surrounds finding out which class your student has been assigned. Our commitment to keeping your children safe has led us to a new method of sharing this information for elementary students, leading up to the first day of school. To comply with privacy […]

Investing in student achievement and well-being

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 budget survey. We broke records this year with over 2,300 responses to the survey. Your feedback has assisted us in allocating our resources to support our current and future students. Our strategic priorities and operational goals have also helped in shaping the 2018-19 budget. We believe […]

Tips to prepare your child for their first day of Kindergarten

For most children and parents, the first day of school can be an exciting milestone. When students begin school in Kindergarten, all students will learn through play. Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s development and combines all areas of learning. Through play, children learn skills to help them negotiate social relationships and use […]

Build a credit: Helping students pursue individual pathways to graduation

This new online learning model affords students the flexibility to build a course of study suited to personalities, content and curriculum requirements. With a plethora of online and independent learning options to pick from, the Student Success teachers at SJAM believe they have hit upon the missing ingredients and the transformational bridge to gaining credits for their students.

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Statement re: Health and Physical Education Curriculum

A recent announcement from the Minister of Education has indicated that the Ontario Ministry of Education intends to make changes to the current Health and Physical Education curriculum across the province. While any formal information regarding its implementation is upcoming, we at the Waterloo Region District School Board, would like remind our community that we […]

Secondary school summer office hours for 2018

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2018 Secondary School Summer Office Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Cameron Heights C.I. July 2 – August 31 (renovations) Eastwood C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 13 […]

A real connection with real people – that’s learning

Students from Eastwood Collegiate Institute knew they were onto something big – for themselves, their school and for 20 Indigenous students from Senator Allan Bird Memorial School in northern Saskatchewan – when they set out to organize a student exchange this past spring.

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Happy Canada Day

We are wishing our WRDSB family a happy and safe Canada Day. Please be reminded that the Education Centre will be closed on July 2 to recognize the statutory holiday. Our former superintendent, Senator Marty Deacon, has shared a special greeting with the Waterloo region to celebrate Canada Day.

Congratulations staff, students and families

Another academic year has come to a close. We know that this is an exciting and busy time for our staff, students and families. I would like to take a moment to reflect, express gratitude and celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our school communities. Our strategic priorities and commitments are the foundation of […]

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