Updates to Secondary Community Involvement Hours

The Ontario Ministry of Education has made revisions to the community involvement requirements for the 2020-21 school year so that[…]

Secondary School Quadmester 2 Calendar and Daily Schedule

We would like to update secondary school students and families on the details of Quadmester 2, which starts on Monday,[…]

Cancellation of WCSSAA Winter Sports Season

As we draw closer to the start of what traditionally would be the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA)[…]

New Deadline for Secondary Students and Families to Change Mode of Learning

We are asking families of secondary students who want to make a change in their child’s mode of learning, to[…]

UPDATE: Secondary School Quadmester Calendar and Daily Schedule

On July 30, 2020, the Ministry of Education released a list of designated school boards that would begin the 2020-21[…]

Friday, January 31 is a PD Day for secondary students

Friday, January 31 is a professional development (PD) day for secondary school staff. Secondary students will not attend school. The[…]

Secondary school summer office hours for 2018

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2018 Secondary School Summer Office[…]

Secondary school 2017 summer office hours

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2017 Secondary School Summer Office[…]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions – 13 Reasons Why, provided by School Mental Health ASSIST – May 4, 2017

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:

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PD Day – Friday, February 3, 2017 (Secondary)

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day tomorrow – Friday, February 3, 2017. There will be[…]

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