Category: Alerts

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

Update: Hold and Secure at Preston High School, Grand View Public School and Preston Public School has been lifted






Update: At 10:25 a.m. the Hold and Secure had been lifted at all three schools. The Hold and Secure was put in place due to an incident in the community. This was a safety precaution to keep children secure while the police managed the incident.   At around 9:10 a.m., Waterloo Region Police Service issued […]

A new school year begins September 5—Information you need to know






Get ready to start learning, discovering and making memories.

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay.

Find out more about transportation, registration and newcomer assessment information.






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Email interruptions as WRDSB transitions email systems, Aug. 10 to 16






As we approach G-Day on August 21, 2017—the day that Waterloo Region District School Board moves its email platform to Google—we are making changes to email addresses for all staff and students.

All WRDSB email addresses will switch to end with @wrdsb.ca—just like our website. During the switchover period, staff and students may experience interruptions accessing their email accounts and intranet. This process will take place from August 10 to 16—which may delay response time.

Students—If you’re having trouble logging in with your @googleapps.wrdsb.ca and receive a “Couldn’t find your Google account” message, please try logging with @wrdsb.ca. If that doesn’t work, please wait 24 to 48 hours, before trying again.






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Summer hours for WRDSB Education Centre






Beginning the week of July 4 until August 25, 2017, the Waterloo Region District School Board Education Centre (51 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener) will be closed to the public on Fridays. Regular hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM will be maintained Monday to Thursday during this time. Friday hours will resume the week of August […]

Provincial funding to provide renewal, program improvements






Our vision to innovate tomorrow by educating today received a boost this month. As part of the 2017-18 Pupil Accommodation Grant – School Renewal Allocation, provided by the Ministry of Education, to address the cost of repairing and renovating schools and infrastructure, Waterloo Region District School Board will receive approximately $9.8 million.






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Reminder: Ottawa Street Reconstruction






A reminder to staff and visitors that road closures are expected surrounding the Education Centre in the near future. It is expected around Thursday, May 25th that Homer Watson Boulevard and Alpine Road will both be closed on the south side of Ottawa Street. They will remain closed for about 14 weeks. This is in addition […]

Public transport strike – information for students






The Region of Waterloo is advising that labour action will cause disruption to local Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS operators starting Monday, April 3, 2017. The strike action may cause disruption for some of our students and their families who use public transport to get to and from school.  School Bus services are not affected and […]

WRDSB Online Registration Interruptions






Online Registration Unavailable July 14 – August 10 Between July 14 and August 10, 2016, our online registration system will be unavailable to the public as we install upgrades to improve the online registration experience. Online registration for the 2016-17 school year will reopen August 11, 2016. Online Registration Processing over the Summer Any online […]

Summer hours for WRDSB Education Centre






Between July 8 and August 26, 2016, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre (51 Ardelt Avenue) will be closed to the public on Fridays. The Education Centre will be open to the public Monday to Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Regular hours resume the week of August 29, 2016.

EDSS open on Tuesday, February 2, 2016






The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work closely with the Waterloo Regional Police Service regarding the ongoing investigation related to Elmira District Secondary School. The decision was made to close the school on February 1, out of the concern and well-being of an unidentified individual who contacted school administrators over the weekend. The […]

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