Category: Broadcast

News and other messages broadcast to all school websites.

Flying the Pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

May 4 is a P.D. Day

Please note that there is no school on Friday, May 4, 2018 for students so that our staff are able to participate in important learning and training opportunities. All Extended Day Programs will operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The professional development for elementary teachers is being planned by the elementary Teachers’ Federation of […]

Flags lowered to half-mast following tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

A message from the school board: We are all shocked and saddened by the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. In response to this tragic event, flags at schools and facilities across Waterloo Region District School Board have been lowered to half-mast during this time of mourning. Staff and students at some of our […]

Important message on the recent threats in our school communities

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, As many students, parents and guardians are aware, over these last few weeks, many threats have been made against a number of schools within the Waterloo Region District School Board and across the province. These threats have been issued by persons leaving behind inappropriate messages in a variety of school […]

April 13 is a P.D. Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff

The focus for the April 13, 2018, PD Day will be will be School Improvement Planning for the full day. Elementary and Secondary teachers will participate in a school activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being, and school improvement planning with a focus on mathematics. All paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) and elementary occasional teachers […]

Free Family Event on April 7

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) are excited to host their 7th annual free family event on Saturday, April 7. This is a fun opportunity for WRDSB families to learn and connect. Register Online Now The theme for this year’s event is Parent Engagement for Innovative Education and […]

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

UPDATE: Cambridge Shelter in Place – Monday, November 20

UPDATE As of 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20 the Shelter in Place was lifted by the Cambridge Fire Department. UPDATE: 4:49 p.m. Due to the Shelter in Place, we are also cancelling evening rentals at the below schools, including Jacob Hespeler Secondary School. We apologize for the inconvenience. Dear families, Please be advised that […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 19-25

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 19 to 25, 2017. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

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