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Early pick-up required: Clemens Mill Public School – February 7, 2018

We are asking parents of students at Clemens Mill Public School to collect their child from the school as soon as possible today. We have detected what we believe may be an underground gas leak. All students and staff are safe. Students in some classrooms are moving to rooms on the other side of the school […]

Help us improve communication: focus group registration

At Waterloo Region District School Board we know that success for our students depends on effective communication between schools, students and their parents. To help us understand how we can continue to improve communication with you, we are running a series of focus groups to hear from parents across Waterloo region about your experience with […]

EA and CYW Appreciation Day

We are a public school district for everyone – no matter their background or ability. To help every child in our district achieve their potential, we rely on the support of parents and caregivers and, of course, the hard work of every member of staff. Today we recognize some of the staff who support some […]

Trustees form a committee to consider full-year schooling

On Monday evening, trustees voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into the option of full-year schooling. Full-year schooling means students would get the same number of days in school but with more frequent, shorter breaks in the year. The committee will review research, look at examples of boards currently running full-year programs […]

Executive compensation consultation

We are currently inviting our community to give us their views on our proposed plan for compensation for executives in Waterloo Region District School Board. For us to innovate tomorrow by educating today, we need to be able to attract and retain quality leadership so we have developed, in consultation with the Government of Ontario, […]

New school named after Canadian kindergarten pioneer from Kitchener

Kitchener’s newest elementary school will be named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, Janet Metcalfe, who taught in Waterloo region for more than thirty years. Janet Metcalfe Public School, located in Southwest Kitchener at the corner of Seabrook Drive and Amand Drive is scheduled to open in September 2018 for students in Junior Kindergarten to […]

Doon Public School Closed

Doon Public School is closed Friday, November 10. There was a downed live wire across the school’s driveway, and in waiting for response from hydro and to ensure the safety of students, families and staff, the school was closed. The wire has since been removed and hydro is working to restore power. This closure only […]

Congratulations Jeff Gerber

At the recent Canadian Student Leadership Conference, Mr. Gerber was awarded the 2017 Leader of Distinction for his outstanding contributions to student leadership. From all of us at WRDSB and WODSS, we want to congratulate Mr. Gerber on earning this national distinction. Our students are truly fortunate to learn from such an outstanding teacher and […]

Happy Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that early childhood learning sets children up for success. “Research shows that early learning has long-term benefits for a child’s academic and social skills. It can also improve your child’s reading, writing and math skills—in school and in life,” said Elaine Ranney, superintendent for student achievement and […]

Did a white school bus make you do a double take?

Yellow school buses are a common sight in most neighbourhoods across the Region, but have you seen our white school buses? We have used these unique buses for a few years as wheelchair school buses. Our white buses are recognizable by their distinct colour and black lettering across the back that reads School Purpose Vehicle. […]

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