Category: Community

All the news and sponsored events within our school communities.

Dress Purple Day on October 24th






#IBREAKthesilence On Tuesday, October 24th staff and students across Ontario will dress in purple to raise awareness and show support for every child’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge the important role everybody in our community plays in keeping children safe. Child abuse and neglect is a sad reality that […]

#WeSingOCanada together






It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video that will showcase the amazing talents of our students, teachers and parents. We want to give […]

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Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and everyday.






Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]

School bus driver availability






School bus operators are currently experiencing a school bus driver shortage. This shortage is being experienced across the province, and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) has until this year been able to provide consistent service to all schools. For the region’s public and Catholic schools, 426 bus routes have been contracted to provide […]

Help us name our new school






As we work towards naming the new Kitchener elementary school, scheduled to open in September 2018, we invite all members of our community help us name this school. To help fire your creative juices, we looked at a little bit of the history of and vision for the Rosenberg community in Kitchener. Named in recognition […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29






WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

CSLC 2017 billet families needed






Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to host the 33rd annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC). From September 26-30, Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) is welcoming more than 1,000 student leaders, from all over Canada, to their school. Over the course of the week, CSLC participants will engage in activities and […]

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year






Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (2 Positions)






Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for up to two community members to join the Board Audit Committee, which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. Candidates must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly […]

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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