Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians & supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, […]

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Provide us your email address! The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to be compliant with Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which prohibits the sending of unsolicited email messages without consent. We would like to have the option of communicating with you through email, so please sign up at secure.wrdsb.ca/subscribe. You will need to know your […]

2015 Health & Physical Education Curriculum

On February 23, 2015 the Ministry of Education released its revised curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8. Parents/guardians are encouraged to review this document on the Ministry of Education website. The revised Health and Physical Education curriculum supports Ontario’s goal of achieving excellence, ensuring equity, promoting well-being and enhancing public confidence in the […]

Labour Relations Update – August 25, 2015

Secondary School Update The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) regarding central items. No details of the agreement can be provided at this point in time. The new two-tiered structure […]

Mark Summary for Elementary Students to be Mailed this Week

We are pleased to let you know that Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 will begin to receive their mark summary documents starting July 29. The mark summary will be mailed to the address the school has on file. If you do not receive a mark summary at […]

Update: Mark Summary to be Provided for Elementary Students

On June 16th, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) communicated to families that, as a result of Elementary Teachers’ Federation Ontario (ETFO) strike action, the WRDSB would be unable to provide report cards to students. Teachers have submitted marks to school principals in a variety of paper formats. As such, we notified families that […]

Information for Parents: Elementary Report Cards

Dear Parent/Guardian: We are writing with an important update on the final report card. At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s report card. We know how important the report card is to parents and to students. It is a reflection of the work done throughout the year, and the marks, […]

Update: Information Regarding Grades 3 & 6 EQAO Assessments

We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) would begin strike action on Monday, May 11, 2015. The strike action taken by ETFO across the province, and including here in the WRDSB, involves the withdrawal of administrative duties, including the administration […]

Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until […]

Update: Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Earlier this week we advised you that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) were in a legal strike position effective Monday May 11, 2015. This afternoon Sam Hammond, president of ETFO Ontario, formally confirmed that public Elementary Teachers in Ontario will begin phase one of job action on Monday.  Mr. Hammond indicated that extracurricular activities […]

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