WRDSB schools closed March 14 through April 5

Based on 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 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. This order […]

March Break Message from the Director

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Caregivers, As next week is the March Break, and I know many of our families and staff will be using this time for a well-deserved break, I felt it important to reach out with some important messaging given recent announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our local and Provincial health officials continue […]

Considerations Regarding March Break and COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the upcoming March Break, considering some of our families and staff may be embarking on international trips. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Parents

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this will be managed in schools. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively involved in communication with Region of Waterloo Public Health and […]

Coronavirus Update

Dear Families and Caregivers, As you may know, today there was confirmation of the region’s first case of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus in Waterloo region. We know that many families continue to feel some anxiety about this illness. It is important to note that Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services indicates that […]

Update regarding international school trips to Europe in March

Dear WRDSB families,  Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) believes in the educational value of international travel while keeping the safety of students and staff our top priority. The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues around the world, with a rising number of confirmed cases, leading to heightened concerns regarding international travel. With the current travel […]

WRDSB Continues to Monitor 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We want to provide you with an update regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that we remain in close contact with the Region of Waterloo Public Health and are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Updated information sheets about Coronavirus for the general public are available in multiple languages at: ontario.ca/coronavirus As always, […]

Important Information About COVID-19

We would like to update you on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has originated in China and has been receiving significant media attention in recent days. The Ontario Medical Office, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, has been in contact with all school boards and advised in a letter that: “Students, parents […]

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