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 […]

WRDSB schools closed and distance learning to continue through May 4

As you likely know, based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario‚Äôs 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 […]

Supporting our Community Beyond Learning

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed our community coming together as our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remains committed to ensuring that our students, staff, families and community members have access to the resources and supplies they need during this time. Staff are taking inventory of […]

A message from the Minister of Education

A message to families, from the Minister of Education. Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on […]

School playgrounds closed until further notice

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all schoolyard play structures are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards continue to be available for families to enjoy while practicing social distancing. […]

For Parents and Caregivers

Mental Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers In one way or another, we have all been affected by the news of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day seems to bring something that changes the landscape, and creates heightened anxiety. At the same time, it is important to notice how the world has come together in collective […]

You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to work closely with Region of Waterloo Public Health, as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled a number of resources, obtained from ROW Public Health and Public Health Ontario, intended to provide information to WRDSB families as you make decisions about your […]

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to work closely with Region of Waterloo Public Health, as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources, obtained from ROW Public Health and Public Health Ontario, is intended to provide information to WRDSB families as you make decisions about your health. ALL returning […]

Update on Student Learning During School Closure

Dear WRDSB Families, The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. We continue to receive advice from our Public Health agencies and direction from the Ministry of Education related to COVID-19. OSSLT and EQAO Provincial Assessments Effective today, March 17, 2020, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is […]

All Child Care Centres, EarlyON and Before and After School Programs in WRDSB Schools Closed March 14 through April 5

As we learned yesterday, the Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. We can now say that this closure will include ALL child care centres, EarlyON and Before and After School […]

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