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PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 20

Friday, September 20, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. In the morning, all our educators and elementary paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) will participate in activities reflecting our […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

We want our schools to be safe, inclusive and supportive learning environments that enhance and promote mental health and well-being for our students – each and every one. Suicide touches everyone in our school communities. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and our educators and staff are committed to reducing the risk of suicide […]

Night School registration begins September 10

Night School is held on Monday and Thursday evenings at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and Galt Collegiate Institute Registration begins on September 10 and closes on September 20. For more details, please visit the Night School website. Classes will run from Monday, September 23, 2019 to Monday, January 13, 2020 (subject to sufficient enrolment). Registration […]

Public Consultation Meeting #2 – Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study

We are hosting a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, located at 255 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener, to gather feedback on the preferred scenario for the Southwest Kitchener Secondary Boundary Study. A preferred scenario has now been identified (see interactive map) by the […]

WRDSB flags flown at half-mast for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

To mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day on Sunday, September 8, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast this weekend. Where buildings are closed for the weekend, our flags will be lowered at the end of the day today until business resumes on […]

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. The beginning of a new school year always carries a special feeling of anticipation, hope and opportunity as each student embarks on another year of growing and learning in our schools. To our newest students starting […]

School-Day Elementary Class Lists Error This Morning

This morning, system maintenance to test traffic capacity carried out by School-Day inadvertently caused elementary class lists to be viewable before they have been finalized. This was corrected at 8:20 am this morning. If you were able to access class list information on School-Day during this period, we want to inform you that this information […]

Getting our schools ready for back to school

Classrooms and hallways were empty of students during the summer, but our schools were full of dedicated facilities services staff who were hard at work getting ready for back to school. Summer is a busy time as projects are started and finished, halls get painted, and classrooms cleaned. Construction on a new 11 classroom addition […]

Take our #FirstDayPhotoChallenge

As we get ready for back-to-school, we are doing a flashback campaign to get our community excited for the upcoming school year – and we would love your help. We are challenging our community to dig through old photos, relive your school days, and – of course – share your first day of school style. […]

Tips to prepare your child for their first day of kindergarten

For most children and parents, the first day of school can be an exciting milestone. When students begin school in Kindergarten, all students will learn through play. Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s development and combines all areas of learning. Through play, children learn skills to help them negotiate social relationships and use […]

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