Category: Broadcast-Secondary

Night School begins February 12

Night School is held on Monday and Thursday evenings at Cameron Heights C.I. and Galt C.I. There are over 20 course options to choose from. Registration is now open. All current high school students should register with their school guidance. Please see your guidance office and make an appointment. For more details please visit the Night School […]

French Immersion registration begins January 10, 2018

Families of children entering Grade 1 in the fall of 2018 can register for French Immersion beginning January 10. Visit our French Immersion website to learn more or register your child.

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Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

WRDSB joins University of Waterloo HeForShe gender equity initiative

WRDSB schools and youth are joining the University of Waterloo in supporting the UN Women’s HeForShe movement. Starting this fall, WRDSB and the University are inviting all students in Grades 9 to 12 to enter the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe Writing Contest. This contest is in its second year. HeForShe is a global effort to […]

Tips for parents and caregivers for back to school

The thought of back to school can be a big adjustment for students, parents and caregivers. In order to help with the transition, our schools and staff prepare to ensure all students are welcomed back to a new school year and set-up for a successful year of learning.

To help you prepare for the first day of school, Waterloo Region District School Board is providing the following tips to help ease the transition back to school.

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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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Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017

Kindergarten Students

Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit www.stswr.ca to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.

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Parent resources for summer reading

The Ontario Library Association has put together a fun summer reading toolkit for all ages to help students combat academic “summer slide.” The toolkit provides lists of reading programs and engaging reading lists to inspire student summer reading. There is also a quiz for parents to help them determine which summer reading program is most […]

Pride flag to fly at all WRDSB locations during June

During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, parents/caregivers and community members identify as members of the Rainbow (or LGBTQ+) community.

We’re joined by more than 200 #WRDSB staff and students at this year’s #GSAconference at @bingemans. It’s been an incredible honour to partner with @kwcounselling for 7 years for a day of learning, growth and acceptance. #OK2BME2017 #lgbtq #OK2BME #prideineducation

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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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