Week at a Glance: February 17-21, 2020 – All Schools Closed February 21

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 17 Family Day – no school Tuesday, February 18 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open […]

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and […]

Students Build Interest in Engineering at Centennial

Students were teaching students at Centennial Public School in Waterloo on Friday, November 22, as University of Waterloo (UW) engineering students led a series of workshops designed to introduce grade 7 and 8 students to concepts in engineering, math and science. Stefan Winkelhage teaches science at Centennial and helped to coordinate the opportunity at the […]

Important Update Regarding Community Use of Schools

As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations. In the WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers including school secretaries and custodial and maintenance staff that work in both our elementary and secondary schools, and at […]

All schools to close February 21 for a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our […]

Re-Introducing WRDSB Parent Posts – written by parents, for parents

By Cindy Mitchell – Cindy is the Blog Coordinator for the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). Cindy is the proud mom of two boys, one of who attends Westheights Public School and the other who attends Forest Heights Collegiate Institute (FHCI). Cindy is also the Chair of the PIC Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools sub-committee and […]

Week at a Glance: February 10-14, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 10 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All Before and After School programs open Licenced […]

Night School for Semester 2 – Cancelled

Due to insufficient registration, our Night School program for Semester 2 has been cancelled at both locations, Cameron Heights CI and Galt CI. If you were pre-registered in a night school course, please contact your guidance department.

Collaboration is Key for Math Class at Waterloo Collegiate Institute

At 8:15 am the bell rings, and students begin to file into class, signalling the beginning of another typical day at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI), but this certainly isn’t a typical math class. One look around the room is enough to know that, as the whiteboard topped desks are arranged in groups, rather than rows, […]

Waterloo students can be city councillors for a day

Mayor Dave Jaworsky is inviting Grade 5 students in Waterloo to share one big idea to make Waterloo an even better place to live. Students can submit their idea as a video, letter, song or poem, and Mayor Jaworsky will select eight entrants to take over city council for a day. Winners will have a […]

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