K-12 Cyber Awareness Month

K-12 Cyber Awareness Month is an opportunity for students, families and staff to learn more about the importance of cyber security. Running from October 26 to November 20 and organized by the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO), this year’s campaign theme is “Work, Teach, Learn Remote, Secure and Safe” with a goal of helping […]

Secondary School Quadmester 2 Calendar and Daily Schedule

We would like to update secondary school students and families on the details of Quadmester 2, which starts on Monday, November 16, 2020. Quadmestering In the adaptive/hybrid model, the traditional semester is split into two quadmesters, with two credits being offered in each quadmester. From there, students will be divided into two cohorts that will […]

Cancellation of WCSSAA Winter Sports Season

As we draw closer to the start of what traditionally would be the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) winter sports season, we are providing an update on the status of school sports. To align with announcements by Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA), and […]

Elementary Change in Mode of Learning Complete

Today was the final step in transitioning more than 3000 new students to Distance Learning. This was a huge undertaking and we would like to thank all of the staff who helped to make this reorganization as smooth as possible. We also want to thank all of the parents and students for their patience as […]

2019-20 Commencement Registration Information

To our graduating class of 2020 and families, We want to provide you with an update on our Commencement celebrations following last week’s announcement. Graduation Package Pick-Up In addition to the Board-wide “Grad Night” on Friday, November 27 at 7pm, our high schools will also be arranging a Graduation Package Pick-Up opportunity the week of […]

WRDSB Outdoor Education Department presents Pond Live

Pond study programs are one of the outdoor education department’s most-loved field trips. From wriggly tadpoles to stealthy water scorpions, students love to discover the diversity of aquatic ecosystems. This Friday, our outdoor education staff will go live from the pond at Camp Heidelberg Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre, providing a venue for students across […]

End of Quadmester One: Exams and Final Evaluations

As our students and staff near the finishing line for quadmester 1, we wanted to connect and offer some information on what the upcoming days will look like. Term Marks and Removal of Exam Days The WRDSB, in line with Ministry of Education guidance, has decided to remove a 70% term and 30% final evaluation […]

Celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, Thursday, October 22, we mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day – a day for us to take a moment and recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Every day, these educators support the learning and care of thousands of students in the Waterloo […]

Prioritizing Student Health and Safety During Halloween

As we near the end of October, and with leaves already falling from trees, our minds turn to the festivities and celebrations of the season. Public Health recommendations are an important consideration especially this year, as schools, students and their families contemplate specific activities within classrooms, schools and the community. Putting Health and Safety First […]

Teaching, Learning and Feeding the Community in Blair

On a brisk October morning near the end of the harvesting season, Dave Skene and Sarina Perchak gathered at the Indigenous Food Garden, located at the Blair Outdoor Education Centre in Cambridge. Skene and Perchak are both with the White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA) – Skene an Executive Director and Perchak a Land Based […]

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