Confirmed COVID-19 Case: Student at Riverside PS

Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed that a student at Riverside PS, last in the building on September 18, has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health is in the process of contacting all high-risk contacts of the positive case […]

Register for International and Indigenous Language Programs

Registration for the WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is now open.  Both the Elementary IILP and Secondary Credit Language Program will be offered virtually.  Registration closes on September 29 with a tentative start date of October 31. Elementary IILP Registration Form Secondary Credit Language Program Parents/Guardians will be contacted if additional registration information […]

Welcome to the Elementary Distance Learning Program

Welcome to the first official day of the Elementary Distance Learning Program or EDLP.  To support our students and families who have chosen Distance Learning, staff have developed this Elementary Distance Learning – Students and Family Handbook.  The WRDSB Elementary Distance Learning teams have been working tirelessly to welcome students into a robust distance learning […]

Update on International and Indigenous Language Program

The WRDSB International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) has been a valued program for many years.  In March, we made the difficult decision to close the ILLP for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to Covid-19.   Given the current status of COVID-19 and following advice from our partners at Region of Waterloo Public […]

Secondary Distance Learning Update #2

Scheduling and staffing a comprehensive timetable for over 2500 distance learners from all 16 of our secondary schools in such a short period of time has been a complex task.  If you would like additional information that is not provided in this update, we would remind you of our secondary distance learning guide and our […]

Mythbusters: Answers to Your Most Common Questions

The school year will look a lot different this year and we have collected the most popular questions our families and students have sent in through social media. Here are the answers to some of your most recent questions! We hope this will clear any misinformation and ease back-to-school anxiety as we adjust to this […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 13, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until business resumes on […]

2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: Winter holiday – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 March break – March 15 to March 19, 2021 Last day of school for secondary students – Friday, June 25, 2021 Last day of school for elementary students – Monday, June 28, 2021 […]

How to check elementary class assignments for the 2020-21 school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to keeping your children safe. To comply with privacy legislation we have changed the way we communicate elementary students’ home classrooms for September. Class lists will no longer be posted on the outside windows or doors of your child’s school. If you are a parent using School-Day, […]

Revised Start for Elementary Distance Learning Program

Dear families, We are providing you with an important update regarding our Elementary Distance Learning Program. Our students will now begin Elementary Distance Learning on September 18, 2020. This is later than our original date of September 14, 2020. Please note that our Secondary Distance Learning Program will begin as planned on Friday, September 11, […]

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