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Summertime sun safety






Warm weather has finally arrived in Waterloo region and with it comes a reminder on sun safety. We believe in promoting sun safety through education and working with our community partners, such as Public Health. Creating shaded spaces in our school yards and play areas is a key component of our Sun Safety and Shading […]

Board appoints new Cambridge trustee






At a special meeting of the board tonight, Waterloo Region District School Board trustees chose Courtney Waterfall, a Cambridge resident, as its newest member.

Trustees voted Waterfall to office as trustee for Cambridge and North Dumfries after Trustee Andrea Mitchell retired in March. Trustee Waterfall will serve on the board until the end of the current board term in 2018.






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Provincial funding to provide renewal, program improvements






Our vision to innovate tomorrow by educating today received a boost this month. As part of the 2017-18 Pupil Accommodation Grant – School Renewal Allocation, provided by the Ministry of Education, to address the cost of repairing and renovating schools and infrastructure, Waterloo Region District School Board will receive approximately $9.8 million.






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WRDSB flags at half-mast April 28th for National Day of Mourning






Today schools throughout Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as at the Education Centre, have been flying flags at half-mast in dedication to the memory of thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. The National Day of Mourning also honours the family and friends […]

Supporting our transgender students






We believe that our students, staff, parents and caregivers and community members have the right to experience a learning environment that is safe, caring and inclusive. To support this belief statement, we released Administrative Procedure 1235 – Accommodation of Persons Identifying as Transgender this spring. This procedure is our commitment to the values of freedom […]

Alternate Routes to Education Centre during Ottawa St Reconstruction






Access to the Education Centre by road is set for a temporary shake up as construction on an Ottawa/Homer Watson roundabout gets underway this spring. Ed Centre employees and visitors should plan on using alternative routes to the building during the construction. The Region of Waterloo is advising that regular road access to the Education […]

Board accepts Cambridge Trustee Mitchell resignation






Waterloo Region District School Board Trustees accepted the resignation of the representative for Cambridge/North Dumfries, Trustee Andrea Mitchell, today. “I would like to thank Trustee Mitchell for her tireless and dedicated service to the students, parents, staff and community members of the Waterloo Region District School Board,” said Chairperson Scott McMillan. “My fellow trustees and I are extremely grateful for […]

Special Weather Statement – March 13, 2017






Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Waterloo Region for Monday and Tuesday. High winds, precipitation and cold temperatures may result in WRDSB school closures and require us to cancel extended day programs. We encourage parents and staff to monitor the WRDSB website, social media accounts and local radio stations. 15:54 EnvCanada issued […]

International travel update






The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. This priority extends beyond the classroom when our students travel both within Canada and internationally. It is our responsibility to ensure that every possible precaution is taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff when they travel. Considering the recent events […]

Doon PS principal receives “Canada’s Outstanding Principals” award






Helmut Tinnes, the principal of Doon Public School in south Kitchener, was named one of Canada’s top 40 principals by The Learning Partnership this week. Tinnes joins administrators from across Canada at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto in February to receive one of 40 “Canada’s Outstanding Principals” awards that recognize innovation, leadership and creative problem-solving.






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