Category: Alerts

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

UPDATE: Hold and Secure at Cameron Heights CI – September 20

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m. – WRPS has taken CHCI off of hold and secure. Please be advised that a hold and secure has been issued by the Waterloo Regional Police Service for Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) while the police deal with a serious matter in the area. Students will not be released from the school […]

Sir John A Macdonald SS reopens Thursday, September 6

Yesterday evening an electrical malfunction occurred in the electrical room at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School (SJAM). Several circuit breakers were damaged due to a main distribution problem, which has now been repaired. The system has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Safety Authority and service has been fully restored. The school will […]

Information about an automated message

At approximately 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, the Waterloo Region District School Board became aware that a list of subscribers to the School Messenger information system received a pre-recorded voice, email or text message inviting them to a school meeting. The message, which reached parents across our community, was distributed as a result of an internal […]

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 […]

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