News & Announcements

Consumption and Treatment Services Public Consultation

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services is hosting public consultations on the proposed Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) sites. CTS sites are one service within a continuum of evidence-based services that support people living with problematic substance use. They provide a hygienic environment to prevent fatal overdose and other harms from substance use, while […]

Friday, January 25, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, January 25, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Update: January 21 – Bluevale CI will open tomorrow

Updated at 3:40pm: Heating is restored and the school will be open tomorrow. Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) is closed for the day due to a heating issue at the school. We will share information and updates on our website as they are available.

Hold and Secure – Riverside Public School

Please be advised that a hold and secure was issued and lifted by the Waterloo Regional Police Service for Riverside Public School in Elmira due to an investigation in the area. At the time, no one was allowed to enter or exit the building while the school was in a hold and secure. All students and […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today marks the second annual Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day at the Waterloo Region District School Board. Educational Assistants (EA) help to deliver educational programs in our schools, while Child Youth Workers (CYW) are mental health professionals who work with troubled children who face a variety of emotional, behavioural or physical […]

Welcome to Kindergarten

It’s time to register for Kindergarten

Online registration is now open for Fall 2019 Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and families. For many, it’s the first school experience in their learning journey. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to assure families that their children will receive the best education for their child’s needs from kindergarten to […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety

For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]

Smart Waterloo Region Youth Forum

An exciting youth-focused event is coming up, and Smart Waterloo Region needs your help to make it a success. On January 12th the Smart Waterloo Region team will host a Youth Forum at RIM Park. Co-created with the Smart Cities Innovation Council: Youth Unite Here (SCIC YUH) – a group of local youth representatives, the forum will be […]

French Immersion registration begins January 7, 2019

Families of children entering Grade 1 in the fall of 2019 can register for French Immersion beginning January 7. Visit our French Immersion website to learn more about our program or to register your child.  

Holiday greetings from the WRDSB

As we look back at the incredible year we have shared, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the remarkable contributions of every staff member, the accomplishments of our 64,000 students, their families and our community of Waterloo region. I hope that 2019 will be a year filled with energy and enthusiasm as […]

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