On Monday, January 27, all ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a one-day withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO).

In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators.

All secondary schools are OPEN to students and exams will continue as scheduled.

EarlyON and licensed child care centres located in WRDSB schools will be OPEN. Before and after school programs (extended day and youth development programs) operated by licensed child care providers will operate in designated locations only. 

WRDSB operated before and after school programs (extended day and youth development programs) will be CLOSED.

The following programs will be OPEN.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
Baden PS

Creative Beginnings Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Brigadoon PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Cedar Creek PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs) / EarlyON

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Clemens Mill PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Driftwood Park PS

Conestoga College Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Edna Staebler PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Elgin Street PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Franklin PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Groh PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Janet Metcalfe PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire
JW Gerth PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Jean Steckle PS

YWCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Lackner Woods PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire
Laurelwood PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Lester B Pearson PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Lexington PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Mary Johnston PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Millen Woods PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire
Moffat Creek PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Northlake Woods PS Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)
Riverside PS

Elmira Children’s Centre (0-4 yrs) /

EarlyON

Ryerson PS

YWCA Ryerson Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Saginaw PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire
Silverheights PS

Conestoga College Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Sir Adam Beck PS

Creative Beginnings Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

WT Townshend PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Westvale PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire
Williamsburg PS

YMCA Child Care (0-4 yrs)

Extended Day (JK-Grade 2) /

Youth Development (Grades 3 – 6)

Woodland Park PS Contact Jacob Hespeler Child Care at 519-658-2620 or jhcc@bellnet.ca to inquire

 

All elementary schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and resume their regular routines.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed of any future changes. Stay tuned in to our WRDSB website and social media channels and to local media. For information updates please:

We understand that job action is frustrating for families, students and staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

 

Extended Day Notice January Invoicing and Pre-Authorized Debit to be delayed

On January 10, 2020, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (E.T.F.O.) announced plans for Phase 3 and Phase 4 strike action. Further to this, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (O.S.S.T.F.) is continuing with its strike action, which includes rotating strikes across the province.

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) does not charge fees for days in which WRDSB operated Before & After School programs are closed due to strike action. In order to ensure that fees for January 2020 accurately reflect any closure dates that may occur, invoicing and pre-authorized withdrawals will be delayed until the week of January 27-31.

Further communication regarding pre-authorized withdrawals will be sent with your January 2020 invoice. Please continue to monitor our website for labour updates. 

 

We offer two fee-based Before and After School Programs for our students: Extended Day for children in JK – Grade 2 and Youth Development for children in Grades 3 – 6. These programs are led by Early Childhood Educators out of our classrooms and other spaces in our schools. All programs offer flexible registration and nutritional snacks.

Programs are offered from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, PD Days, March Break and the non-statutory week at Christmas.

For the 2019 – 2020 School Year WRDSB Extended Day and Youth Development Programs will be closed on:

September 20, 2019 – Professional Development Day

October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving
December 25-31, 2019 – Winter Break Closure
January 1, 2020 – New Years Day
February 17, 2020 – Family Day
April 3, 2020 – Professional Development Day
April 10 and 13, 2020 – Good Friday & Easter Monday
May 18, 2020 – Victoria Day

June 26, 2020 – Professional Development Day

All of July and August

School closure announcements including before and after school program closures due to severe weather conditions, will be announced on the WRDSB website and/or to the following radio stations:

KOOL-FM FM 105.3 CKWR Kitchener FM 98.5
MAGIC FM FM 106.1 CHYM Kitchener FM 96.7
570 News AM 570 Dave FM FM 107.5
Oldies 1090 AM 1090 Kicx FM 106.7
Faith FM FM 94.3 The Beat FM 91.5
CTV Kitchener is also contacted CBC Radio FM 89.1

Before and after care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.