Prioritizing Student Health and Safety During Halloween

As we near the end of October, and with leaves already falling from trees, our minds turn to the festivities and celebrations of the season. Public Health recommendations are an important consideration especially this year, as schools, students and their families contemplate specific activities within classrooms, schools and the community. Putting Health and Safety First […]

Teaching, Learning and Feeding the Community in Blair

On a brisk October morning near the end of the harvesting season, Dave Skene and Sarina Perchak gathered at the Indigenous Food Garden, located at the Blair Outdoor Education Centre in Cambridge. Skene and Perchak are both with the White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA) – Skene an Executive Director and Perchak a Land Based […]

The WRDSB Celebrates Local Government Week

The week of October 19 to 23 marks Local Government Week. Along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), we are working to raise civic awareness among our students and community. School board trustees are an excellent example of local government as these elected politicians play a vital role in providing […]

Reminder to Families of Elementary Students: Possible Changes to your Child’s Class

As students enter into the Distance Learning Program classes and class sizes may change. Students awaiting transition into Distance Learning: Students who are waiting to move into the Distance Learning Program can expect to hear from their teacher by Friday, October 23 and will begin learning in their new class on Monday, October 26. Students […]

Dedicated Volunteers Still Feeding the Need

It began with the spark of an idea while walking the family dog, and Dina Rehanek’s initiative, Feed the Need, is still at it, recently providing another 1,728 meals to those in need. Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rehanek, who works in the Health and Safety Department of the Waterloo Region District […]

Reminder Secondary Students May Change Mode of Learning by October 16th

We are reminding families who wish to change their secondary student’s mode of learning (in-person learning to distance, or the opposite), they have until Friday, October 16 at 4 pm to request the change. How to request a change to a student’s mode of learning: If you want to make a change to your secondary […]

High school graduation update for Class of 2020

To our graduating class of 2020 and families, High school graduation is a significant milestone in our students’ learning journey. It is a time to acknowledge your accomplishments, celebrate the hard work you have put toward earning your diploma and close off a significant chapter in your life. During this unprecedented year, WRDSB central staff […]

Update on School Immunization Programs

Public Health will be offering drive-thru immunization clinics for students eligible to receive their school program vaccinations. This includes students who missed their follow up vaccines during the 2019/2020 school year and those eligible in 2020/2021 to start their immunization series. Clinics will be offered at the Medical Centre at the Boardwalk, located at 435 […]

Outbreak Declared at JF Carmichael Public School

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at JF Carmichael Public School. Public Health has completed an investigation and has determined a link between two cases, both students, in the same cohort. The identity of the individuals is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. No additional classrooms or cohorts […]

WRDSB presents the Monster Tree Challenge

Trees throughout our region are showing off their autumn colours, and what better way to celebrate the fall season than a little leaf-learning! From now until Friday, October 30, our Outdoor Education department invites all WRDSB students and their families to participate in Monster Trees, a hunt for Waterloo region’s largest trees. This free, fun […]

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