Update on elementary report cards

Dear Parents/Caregivers: We are writing with an important update on the term one report card.   At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s term one report card. We know how important these reports are to parents, caregivers and students. They are a reflection of the work done thus far in the […]

All elementary schools closed January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 27, all ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a one-day withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO). In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators. All secondary schools are OPEN to students and exams will continue as […]

Occasional Teacher Information Session

Are you looking to become an occasional teacher in the WRDSB? We are hosting an information night on Wednesday, January 29. We will discuss: Opportunities to teach within our board How to apply to the occasional teacher list The hiring process for the occasional teacher list How to prepare for the interview process Current and […]

Planning for Grand River Transit Strike – Information for Students

The Region of Waterloo is advising that labour action may cause disruption to local Grand River Transit, Bus Plus and MobilityPLUS operators starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, if an agreement is not reached today. This strike action is not linked to the negotiations between the Ministry of Education and education sector workers. However, it […]

Victorian Classroom Takes Students on a Trip Through Time

Grade 6 students from Bridgeport Public School took a trip, more than 100 years back in time, to the Victorian Classroom at Suddaby Public School in Kitchener in December. Complete with the Union Jack on the wall and antique slates for writing, the historic space, housed in one of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 24

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Friday, January 24, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. As a reminder, Friday, January 24, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 23

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Thursday, January 23, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Thursday, January 23, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

Friday, January 24 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, January 24, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. […]

Weekend Rentals and International Schools

The current forecast for Saturday, January 18, 2020, is calling for winter weather conditions that may impact travel in our region and across the province. In light of this forecast, if your organization is considering cancelling your Saturday permit, please inform WRDSB Rentals and know that our weather cancellation guidelines apply.  For those travelling tomorrow, […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 22

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

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