Category: Alerts

Alerts around transportation, snow-days, strikes and other emergency communications.

UPDATE: Lockdown at Tait Street Public School – June 14

Update – At approximately 2:35 p.m, the lockdown was lifted at Tait Street Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a lockdown has been issued for Tait Street Public School, while the police deal with an incident on school property. Students will not be released from their classrooms until Waterloo Regional […]

Update: Hold and Secure at Alpine Public School – May 30

Update – At approximately 3:50 p.m, the hold and secure was lifted at Alpine Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a hold and secure has been issued by the Waterloo Regional Police Service for Alpine Public School while the police deal with a situation at Block Line and Strasburg Road. Students […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

As you may have heard in the news, Netflix released the second season of 13 Reasons Why on May 18, 2018. This is a popular series and we anticipate that many young people may watch the show. Some of the content could be potentially triggering for some teens who are more vulnerable at this time. […]

April 16: All schools closed due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, all WRDSB schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day programs are cancelled. Our Education Centre remains OPEN for those who can safely arrive at work. All night school classes have been cancelled tonight (April 16). Night school classes will continue as scheduled on Thursday. All evening rental permits have also been […]

April 14 & 15: JamHacks event has been postponed

Due to inclement weather, the JamHacks event scheduled for April 14 & 15 at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School has been postponed.  Please stay tuned to SJAM’s website ​for updated information on a new date for this event.

April 14: All international language programs cancelled

Due to the inclement weather forecast over the weekend and special weather statement in effect for Waterloo region, all international language programs on Saturday, April 14 have been cancelled.  

Update: Hold and Secure at Queen Elizabeth PS

Update – At approximately 12:40 p.m, the hold and secure was lifted at Queen Elizabeth Public School. All students and staff are safe and the school day will continue as normal.  At around 11:15 a.m., a hold and secure was issued at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Waterloo Regional Police Services have been called and are […]

Suspect arrested in the threat against KCI

We would like to thank our partners at Waterloo Regional Police Service for their swift action and apprehension of the suspect in the case of a threat made against the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School community. We can confirm that the suspect in this case is a current Waterloo Region District School Board student. As […]

Suspect arrested in the threat against Jacob Hespeler SS

We would like to thank our partners at Waterloo Regional Police Service for their swift action and apprehension of the suspect in the case of a threat made against the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School community.  We can confirm that the suspect in this case is a current Waterloo Region District School Board student. Our staff, […]

Update on threatening messages found in some WRDSB schools over the last month

As you may have heard in the media, some of our schools have reported messages found on school property and over social media that are threatening in nature and made reference to an act of violence. While Waterloo Regional Police Services have determined that these threats are not credible, together we continue to take these […]

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