Kitchener Trustee Natalie Waddell to Vacate Position

Waterloo Region District School Board Trustee Natalie Waddell will vacate her position as of June 2020. This is a result of her planned move with her family outside of the Region and the decision was not an easy one. “It has been a passion of mine to work with families and help make changes for […]

Waterloo Region District School Board On Track For Phase 2 of Distance Learning

We would like to remind you about the lesson plan that will be delivered to your children starting Monday, April 6th. In response to the Minister of Education’s announcement on March 31 that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, the WRDSB ended the week in lockstep with Provincial requirements and committed to […]

Update for Families: Supporting Student Learning

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, families and students will be provided with a weekly communication from the WRDSB that provides an update on the past week’s activities and an overview of the goals for the upcoming week. Our hope is that regular communication will reduce the understandable anxiety students and families may […]

School Playgrounds Remain Closed

This is a reminder that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, remains closed until further notice. Organized sports on playfields are also not permitted. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards continue to be available for families […]

An update from the Minister of Education

A message from the Minister of Education received on March 31, 2020. Dear Parents, I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak […]

WCSSAA spring season cancelled

To our players, coaches, families and high school sports fans, On March 12, on the advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Minister of Education issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario. Today, the Ministry of Education […]

WRDSB schools closed and distance learning to continue through May 4

As you likely know, based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education have announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for all Ontario elementary and secondary schools through May 4 to help […]

New Content for Students Added to WRDSB@Home

We are proud to announce that content is now available for students on the WRDSB@Home portal. Please click through, select the subject you want to learn about, then select your child’s grade. You will find age-appropriate, high-quality learning materials and support for your family’s consideration to allow you to supplement the Ministry Learn at Home […]

Continuing the Learning: A Message to Families

Dear WRDSB Families,   As a school board, we believe that the success and well-being of each and every one of our students happens best when there is a nurturing, caring relationship between our educators, students and families. Whether your child is in kindergarten and learning to read, in grade 8 and looking forward to high […]

Announcing WRDSB@Home

As you know, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education recently announced the first phase of Learn at Home (Apprendre à la Maison), a new online portal that will provide resources for families, so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. WRDSB@Home In the Waterloo Region […]

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