Frequently Asked Questions & Responses

The following a responses to frequently asked questions parents have regarding the Policy statement and new procedure. 1. Why is the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) implementing a new procedure (Admin Procedure 1660) about AER Grades 7 – 12? Research tells us that students learn best when instruction, resources and the learning environment are […]

About Report Cards Grades 7-12

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recently created a procedure regarding Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting (AER) Grades 7 – 12. The procedure and accompanying board policy 2010 – Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Policy align with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Policy Document: Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools. The new procedure will take […]

New Dawn and Z by the Y

About the Administrative Changes to New Dawn – Background and Current Status Background: The program at New Dawn (Kitchener), and the program at Z by the Y (Cambridge) are not closing. These programs will now be offered through a different funding relationship, as Section 23 programs. Section 23 programs are partnerships with agencies who are […]

Status of Schools for Weekend

Power is restored to all WRDSB schools and are available to permit holders. Thank you for your patience.  

Update – Apr 12 Cancellations

UPDATE – 11:13AM Westvale is now closed due to power outtage. UPDATE – 11:06AM Mary Johnston PS and Sir John A Macdonald SS are now closed due to power outtages.   UPDATE – 10:20AM Both Edna Staebler and Abraham Erb public schools are experiencing power outtages and will close for the day.   UPDATE – […]

Free Workshop for WRDSB Families

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is offering a free workshop, “Healthy Students, Engaged Students” for any interested WRDSB family. When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Time: 9:00am to 2:45pm Where: Galt Collegiate Institute, 200 Water St. N., Cambridge More details of the event are available Healthy-Students-Engaged-Learners-PIC-Family-Event  Please RSVP by registering here: About PIC: The function of Parent […]

Chalmers PS Gives Their Pennies

Congratulations to students at Chalmers Street PS in Cambridge for raising just over $400 to help people in developing countries access clean water. “A group of our students attended We Day in November and wanted to get involved in a school initiative,” states Brian Wiechers, vice-principal. “The students decided to collect pennies and in a […]

Bus/School Cancellations – Feb 27

Due to inclement weather conditions today, February 27, the following buses and schools are cancelled: Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich Townships Bus / School Cancellations SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES in Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich Townships are cancelled for the Waterloo Region District School Board. The schools listed below are closed for the day […]

Message from Premier Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Statement on the Return of Extracurricular Activities in Schools February 22, 2013 3:50 pm Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement: “I’m happy to hear the results of today’s vote by OSSTF members, and I’m so glad that teachers, support staff and students across the province will once […]


This message is from OSSTF: TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 22, 2013 : The Provincial Council of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) has voted to recommend to members to suspend their political action related to extra-curricular and voluntary activities. Provincial Council is the legislative body of OSSTF/FEESO between annual meetings and is responsible for […]

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