News & Announcements

""

International Languages course registration opens tomorrow

Waterloo Region District School Board’s International Language Programs are offered every Saturday from September 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019. The programs run at a variety of locations throughout the region, and each class lasts either 3.25 hours for high school credit courses or 2.5 hours for elementary courses. All levels of language ability are welcome. […]

Full-time volunteer football coach needed at Huron Heights SS

Huron Heights Secondary School (HHSS) is looking for a full-time volunteer coach for their senior boys’ football team, until the conclusion of the season, which could be until November 30, 2018. Coaching a sports team can be a very rewarding experience, not only for the coaching staff but for the players, their families, friends and […]

Sir John A Macdonald SS reopens Thursday, September 6

Yesterday evening an electrical malfunction occurred in the electrical room at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School (SJAM). Several circuit breakers were damaged due to a main distribution problem, which has now been repaired. The system has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Safety Authority and service has been fully restored. The school will […]

Sir John A Macdonald SS Closed September 5, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, September 4, 2018, an electrical malfunction occurred at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School which resulted in significant damage to the electrical systems. As a result, classes have been cancelled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, and the school is closed to all staff and students. There was no impact to […]

First day of school at Janet Metcalfe PS

This morning at 9:00 a.m. Kitchener’s newest and largest elementary school opened its doors for the first time. Janet Metcalfe Public School welcomed more than 550 students and 52 staff into our brand new facility. The school is named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, who taught in Waterloo Region for more than thirty years. […]

Welcome to the new school year

I want to welcome students, families and staff with sincere enthusiasm and express my excitement for all the developments and successes that the upcoming school year will bring.  

Read more about Welcome to the new school year »

Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

Information about an automated message

At approximately 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, the Waterloo Region District School Board became aware that a list of subscribers to the School Messenger information system received a pre-recorded voice, email or text message inviting them to a school meeting. The message, which reached parents across our community, was distributed as a result of an internal […]

2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

Parent Posts

Transitioning kids back to school

By Wanda Kampijan – As a parent with children in the school system, going back to school is a time to celebrate. As much as I enjoy the laissez-faire attitude summer time offers, I love the idea of getting back into a routine after a couple of months of “flying by the seats of our pants”.

Read more about Transitioning kids back to school »

1 2 3 117