Schools reopen December 5

All WRDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen for students on December 5 following the one-day OSSTF strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

All schools will be closed on December 4, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, ALL SCHOOLS, both elementary and secondary, will be closed to students.  This includes ALL before and after school childcare programs, extended day childcare programs, Early ON Centres and third-party operated childcare centres.   Bus Transportation will not be in operation and ALL extracurricular activities and evening rental permits are cancelled. This is […]

Statement from the Chairperson regarding December 4 job action

Our teachers and educational support staff provide critical support to 64,000 students in our system, across 121 schools and in our education centre, every day. They are committed to providing our students with an education that promotes a love of learning, exploring areas of interest, and preparing them for their pathway after graduation. As our […]

All schools to close on December 4 in the event of one-day OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in public schools where OSSTF is represented across the province unless an agreement is reached at the central bargaining table. In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), […]

Happy Support Staff Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that all of our staff play an important role in supporting students’ confidence and success. May 9th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. This is a day in which we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our educational support staff in helping create bright futures for our students. […]

Weekend Rental Permits Return December 5, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) reached a tentative agreement at the Support Staff central bargaining table on Friday, November 27, with the Government of Ontario and the Council of Trustee’s Associations, representing Ontario school boards. This tentative agreement impacts the Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation […]

Update on Secondary Report Cards

Our secondary schools are experiencing OSSTF Support Staff labour sanctions, which are having an impact on regular school administrative operations. The OSSTF Support staff group includes secretaries, custodians, social workers, school monitors and in-school technicians. Generation and distribution of mid term report cards may be impacted at some schools. Be assured that a fully completed […]

Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]

Important Information Regarding Rentals & Community Use of Schools

Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. […]

Important Notice for Secondary Students & Families

Dear Parents/Guardians of Secondary Students: We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (OSSTF) Support Staff, which includes secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff. Currently, OSSTF Support Staff are in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with […]

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