Updated Covid-19 Screening Direction for WRDSB Staff, Students and Families

Effective February 22, 2021, under the direction of the Ministry of Education, staff and students are required to stay home from school or child care if anyone in their household develops a single symptom of COVID-19. Return to School If the symptomatic individual tests negative for COVID-19 or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health […]

School Closure: Linwood Public School

Region of Waterloo Public Health has decided to close Linwood Public School as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. This decision has been made in response to community transmission, not spread within the school. Public Health has directed the closure as a result of student absenteeism rates trending upwards. We know from our […]

Outbreak Declared at William G Davis PS

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at William G Davis Public School. Public Health has identified an additional positive case, a student, who was dismissed and asked to isolate as a result of a confirmed positive case at the school last week. Public health will be contacting the classroom cohort that […]

Outbreak Declared at Centennial Public School (Waterloo)

Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Centennial Public School in Waterloo. Public Health has identified two additional positive cases, both students, who were asked to isolate as a result of a confirmed positive case at the school last week. The identity of the individuals are protected by privacy legislation and […]

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Communicating with WRDSB families, students and staff is a guiding principle of our Return to School plans, and this includes keeping you informed about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, this page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases […]

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 […]

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