Anti-Human Trafficking FAQ

Cannabis and Vaping

Looking for more information on cannabis, vaping or tobacco? Please refer to our list of resources for more information. Resources Waterloo Region Public Health – Cannabis, Vaping and Tobacco CAMH – What Educators Need to Know About Cannabis CAMH – E-cigarette use on the rise CAMH – What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know about […]

Anti-Human Trafficking

Past Events Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Event – January 19, 2021 As part of our ongoing Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy, we invited parents and caregivers to attend a webinar in partnership with Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Program from St. Mary’s Hospital, the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) as well as the Waterloo Region Police Service. […]

2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2020-21 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: Winter holiday – December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021 March break – March 15 to March 19, 2021 Last day of school for secondary students – Friday, June 25, 2021 Last day of school for elementary students – Monday, June 28, 2021 […]

A New Home for the Mavericks

The official opening of Janet Metcalfe PS brought together students, staff, families and special guests to celebrate the 121st school in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Janet Metcalfe PS opened its doors to students and staff for the first time in September 2018. The school is home to 550 students from Junior Kindergarten to […]

WRDSB donates $1 million to The Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation has awarded Waterloo Region District School Board with a $1,000,000 milestone plaque. For the past 28 years, rain or shine, our schools have organized many Terry Fox School Run events, shown their dedication and generosity, and vowed to help put an end to cancer. The plaque is just a small gesture […]

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 […]

Every School. Every Day. Period.

Waterloo Region District School Board is taking on period poverty in every school. Period poverty exists in 88 percent of secondary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Over 80 percent of schools reported providing menstrual products to students weekly. Period poverty refers to having a lack of access to period products due […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

Galt CI Outdoor Amphitheatre Public Consultation

The Waterloo Region District School Board is hosting a public consultation meeting about the future of the outdoor amphitheatre at Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) in Cambridge. Students, parents/guardians, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend the in-person session for a conversation around the past, present, and future of the site. WHEN: Wednesday, […]

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