WRDSB Trustees receive preliminary school reopening models

At the Monday, July 20 board meeting, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) senior staff presented three preliminary school reopening models to the Board of Trustees, in response to the June 19 announcement made by the Ontario Minister of Education instructing all school boards in Ontario to prepare for each of the following scenarios: A […]

Reopening our school playgrounds

Following the guidelines of Phase 3 of reopening the province, our schoolyards and playgrounds will be open and available for families to use starting Friday, July 17. Our staff will be removing signs from our playgrounds over the next few days. Families and community members should use our playgrounds safely and continue to follow public […]

Using our schoolyards safely

We are providing an update to families regarding acceptable use of schoolyards for recreational use, to align with our local municipalities and direction from the Province of Ontario. Outdoor tennis and basketball courts: These facilities are now open for use while following physical distancing protocols. Due to physical distancing requirements, traditional basketball games are not […]

An update from the Chair and Director

Dear WRDSB Family, We hope this communication finds you in good health. Clearly we still find ourselves in unfamiliar circumstances and we continue to look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to school. Thank you for all you are doing to limit the spread of COVID-19 and sincere thanks to all […]

A message to our students and families

Dear WRDSB students and families, A great deal has taken place since our letter of March 22nd, and we wanted to provide you with an update, along with additional resources to support you through these unprecedented times. On Tuesday, March 31st, Ontario’s Education Minister announced that students would not be returning to the classroom before […]

Mental Health Resources

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 response, and how leaders are stepping forward, […]

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

As we prepare to return to our schools, it’s important that we remain focused on supporting our health and well-being and for us all to take time for self-care, and supporting our physical and mental health. We recognize that these are stressful times for our students and families. We are inviting you to review the […]

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 […]

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