February 24, 2020 update:

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

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 February 2020 accurately reflect any closure dates that may occur, invoicing and pre-authorized withdrawals will be delayed until the week of February 24-28.

Further communication regarding pre-authorized withdrawals will be sent with your February 2020 invoice. 

Feburayr 13 2020 Update:

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 school secretaries, custodial maintenance staff that work in all of our schools, and our Education Centre staff. OSSTF represents the following groups: Secondary Teachers and Occasional Teachers (TBU), Custodial and Maintenance (CAMA), Educational Support Staff (ESS), Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP), and Supervision Monitors and Cafeteria Assistants (SMACA).

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

On February 21, 2020:

All schools will reopen and resume their regular routines on Monday, February 24, 2020.

February 5, 2020 Update:

On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.

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

All secondary schools are OPEN to students.    

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.  For an up to date listing of programs that are open and closed please visit the Before and After School Programs website.

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

All schools will reopen and resume their regular routines on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the labour situation and will provide updates as they become available. We remain hopeful that an agreement is reached and that our schools will be open on February 11 and 12.

As changes to job action can happen at any time, it is important to stay tuned and stay informed in the event that the one-day full withdrawal of service is cancelled.  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.

The following programs are 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)
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)

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)

January 27, 2020 Update:

On Thursday February 6 and Friday February 7, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table. 

 

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

All secondary schools are OPEN to students.    

 

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 are 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)
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)

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)

All schools will reopen and resume their regular routines on Monday, February 10, 2020.  At this time, no other job action has been announced by OSSTF or the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). We will continue to monitor the labour situation and will provide updates as they become available. We remain hopeful that an agreement is reached and that our schools will be open on February 6 and 7.

As changes to job action can happen at any time, it is important to stay tuned and stay informed in the event that the one-day full withdrawal of service is cancelled.  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.

 

January 22, 2020 Update:

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.