Weekend Rentals and International Schools

The current forecast for Saturday, January 18, 2020, is calling for winter weather conditions that may impact travel in our region and across the province. In light of this forecast, if your organization is considering cancelling your Saturday permit, please inform WRDSB Rentals and know that our weather cancellation guidelines apply.  For those travelling tomorrow, […]

November 11: Committee of the Whole Meeting cancelled

In anticipation of weather conditions deteriorating into the evening, Waterloo Region District School Board and trustees have cancelled tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Feb 25: Buses cancelled, schools are open

All school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled today due to weather. All schools are open and Extended Day Programs are operating. All transportation for WCSSAA sports games is also cancelled today. As always, parents may choose to keep their children home if they feel it is unsafe to travel to school. If […]

February 7: All buses cancelled, all schools open

Due to current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes for WRDSB are cancelled. All schools are open and Extended Day Programs are open and the Education Centre is open. As always, families may choose to keep their children home if they feel it is unsafe to get to school.

Inclement weather decisions during exams

Inclement weather can happen at any time, including during exams. We want students and families to know what to expect if weather disrupts the January 25-31 exam schedule. If any WRDSB school bus is cancelled due to weather in any area of the region, ALL exams will move forward by one day. If a severe […]

April 16: All schools closed due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, all WRDSB schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day programs are cancelled. Our Education Centre remains OPEN for those who can safely arrive at work. All night school classes have been cancelled tonight (April 16). Night school classes will continue as scheduled on Thursday. All evening rental permits have also been […]

April 14 & 15: JamHacks event has been postponed

Due to inclement weather, the JamHacks event scheduled for April 14 & 15 at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School has been postponed.  Please stay tuned to SJAM’s website ​for updated information on a new date for this event.

April 14: All international language programs cancelled

Due to the inclement weather forecast over the weekend and special weather statement in effect for Waterloo region, all international language programs on Saturday, April 14 have been cancelled.  

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Become Familiar with our Severe Weather Procedure

As the cold weather arrives, it’s important for everyone to be familiar with our Severe Weather Conditions procedure. There are some changes to the procedure for the 2015-16 school year: Frigid Temperatures: Schools will NOT automatically be closed when temperatures reach -35C or colder with wind-chill. While buses will not operate, the decision to close schools […]