ETFO announces work-to-rule will begin November 26

This morning, the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that it will begin work-to-rule strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. At this time, we do not have any details on what the work-to-rule will look like in the Waterloo Region District School Board. ETFO announced that its actions will target school board administrative […]

November 11: All evening rental permits are cancelled

Due to the current weather information and anticipated forecast, all evening rental permits have been cancelled. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

November 11: Committee of the Whole Meeting cancelled

In anticipation of weather conditions deteriorating into the evening, Waterloo Region District School Board and trustees have cancelled tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

November 11: WCSSAA games cancelled

Due to the latest and forecasted weather conditions for this afternoon and evening in the Waterloo region, all Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) competitions scheduled for today are cancelled. This includes playoff and championship events. Information regarding rescheduling will be provided as soon as possible. Please contact your coach if you have any […]

WATCH: Remembrance Day ceremony from Eastwood CI

Across our board yesterday, our schools are marked Remembrance Day. Thousands of our students and staff honoured the people who fought for our freedom, sacrificed their lives, and continue to serve our great nation. On behalf of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we thank all our Canadian heroes for their bravery and commitment […]

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 15, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for staff on the PD Day will be on School Improvement […]

Results of the WRDSB Workforce Census

In April 2019, the WRDSB launched the Workforce Census in order to gain detailed insight as to the cultural, social and demographic makeup of our workforce. The Workforce Census is part of our ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion and the results have allowed us to hear and learn a great deal. We have identified […]

Educating the Educators: Indigenizing Music Education

The eyes of educators and community members alike were glued to Niki Kazemzadeh, an elementary music teacher at Millen Woods Public School, as she presented her learnings on Indigenizing Music Education at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre. Her findings, the result of her work towards a Masters of Arts degree in […]

Groh PS cancer survivor reflects on importance of Terry Fox run

This year’s Terry Fox Run kick-off assembly at Groh Public School was more than just about getting their students excited to raise money for cancer research. It was about making a difference in someone’s life closer to home. In May, life changed for Kim Graham. The proud vice-principal was going through life like everyone else […]

The WRDSB Marks Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

On Thursday, October 24, we mark Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, a day for us to take a moment and recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Every morning, more than 550 educators work to support the learning and care of 8,400 students in […]

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