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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year






Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

Tips for parents and caregivers for back to school






The thought of back to school can be a big adjustment for students, parents and caregivers. In order to help with the transition, our schools and staff prepare to ensure all students are welcomed back to a new school year and set-up for a successful year of learning.

To help you prepare for the first day of school, Waterloo Region District School Board is providing the following tips to help ease the transition back to school.






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Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017






Kindergarten Students

Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit www.stswr.ca to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.






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#WRDSBFirstDay 2016






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A New Year Begins September 6!






Get ready to start learning, discovering, and making memories. We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay Don’t miss the bus! Schedules will be available on August 22. For bus information, visit Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR), or call […]

Back to School is just around the corner!






Get ready to start an amazing new year of learning, discovering, and creating memories. We are very excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Don’t miss the bus! Schedules will be available at the end of August. For bus information, visit Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR), or call 519-650-4934. […]

School Year Calendar






Calendars and Important Dates

Learning at the WRDSB






In 2016, trustees of Waterloo Region District School Board led the development of a new Strategic Plan with input from a broad range of staff, students, families, caregivers and our many stakeholders. The plan consists of three priorities, each with associated outcomes that guide the work of this board in delivering first class public education […]

First Day of School






Date:  Tuesday, September 6, 2011 (All day) Today is the first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year.