Tag: secondary schools

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 Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 4 – indeterminate (renovations) Cameron Heights C.I. July 21 – August 18 (inclusive) Eastwood C.I. July 14 – August 21 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 17 – August […]

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 no school for secondary students. Secondary Teachers Secondary teachers and administrators will be working on school improvement planning on various topics, including mathematics, student well-being, digital learning, and subject-based topics. They will also have time […]

A laptop for every high school student






Featured in Perspective Waterloo Region 2016, issued in The Globe and Mail (Thursday, October 27, 2016). In a classroom at Southwood Secondary School in Cambridge, Ontario, Jane Gingerich delivered her lesson on the theory of the dominant seventh chord to a class of one. The laptop’s blinking green eye stared unerringly back at her. Uploading […]

Secondary School Information Nights are Coming!






We invite you to attend an information evening designed to answer your questions and inform you about our various programs to meet your child’s needs and interests. If you are unable to attend, feel free to call the school for more information. School Date Time Bluevale C.I. Wednesday, December 2 7:00pm Cameron Heights C.I. Wednesday, January 13 7:00pm Eastwood […]

OYAP celebrates Focus on Manufacturing month






The month of October was “Focus on Manufacturing” month, and this theme gave Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students a chance to explore various manufacturing jobs in our own region. Several high school classes, including technology, career studies, and science, had the opportunity to tour 23 local manufacturing facilities as part of the WRDSB […]

New Process for Ordering Transcripts






We are pleased to announce that former students who are applying to Ontario post-secondary institutions will now be able to order their transcripts at the same time they are applying to college or university! Looking for more information on how to order a transcript? Please read the student transcript information available on our website.