Week at a Glance: February 17-21, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 17 Family Day – no school Tuesday, February 18 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open […]

Important Update Regarding Community Use of Schools

As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations. In the WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers including school secretaries and custodial and maintenance staff that work in both our elementary and secondary schools, and at […]

All schools to close February 21 in the event of a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our […]

Week at a Glance: February 10-14, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 10 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All Before and After School programs open Licenced […]

WRDSB secondary schools remain open on February 13

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members (teachers and education workers) will participate in another one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province on Thursday, February 13, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to […]

Important Update Regarding Community Use of Schools

As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations. In the WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers including school secretaries and custodial and maintenance staff that work in both our elementary and secondary schools, and at […]

Important Information Regarding Secondary Report Cards

Dear WRDSB families, We are writing with an important update on your child’s Semester One Report Card. We know how important these reports are to parents, caregivers and students. They are a reflection of the work done thus far in the year, and the marks, learning skills and teacher comments are valuable in determining your […]

All elementary schools to close February 11 & 12 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

ETFO announces Phase 5 of work-to-rule

On February 3, Phase 5 of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) work-to-rule came into effect. For this next phase, elementary teachers and education workers who are members of ETFO will not: Participate in extracurricular activities at any time If no agreement is reached centrally with the province, ETFO local groups will continue in […]

Schools reopen February 5

All WRDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen for students on Wednesday, February 5 following the one-day rotating 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.

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