Distance Learning Continues: Week Four (April 27 – May 1)

As we near the end of April, we want to say thank you to our students and their families for helping to make our distance learning efforts so far a success. We know this looks, feels, and sounds very different from what you are used to and that questions remain. Thank you for your patience […]

Our thoughts are with Nova Scotia

All of us are shocked and saddened by the events that unfolded in Portapique, Nova Scotia yesterday. Our thoughts are with all those affected, and we are grateful for the bravery of the emergency personnel who acted quickly to protect the community. Although we cannot be together in person, it is essential that when we […]

Update for Families: Distance Learning Continues

Today marks eight days (two short weeks) of distance learning in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and four weeks since our students were scheduled to return to school after March break. Our focus on “Supporting Mind, Heart, Body” continues, as we provide learning opportunities that address the whole child – not just their […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to mark Earth Day, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bird Count for all WRDSB students and families. Counting birds can be done easily from a backyard, balcony […]

Mask and Glove Donation Delivered to Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Early in the morning on Wednesday, April 15, a donation of 35,000 medical gloves and roughly 150 N95 masks was delivered to Cambridge Memorial Hospital on behalf of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). This is the second donation made by the WRDSB in support of local healthcare workers. Although schools are closed, over […]

Update on year-end events

Dear WRDSB families, I want to start by thanking you for your partnership as we work together to support student learning and well-being through distance learning. These are extraordinarily difficult times for many as we cooperate with the public measures of staying home except where necessary, maintaining physical distancing, supporting our frontline workers and doing […]

WEFI Donates $50,000 to Nutrition for Learning

At the virtual annual general meeting for the Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) on Wednesday, April 8, the WEFI Board of Directors passed a motion to provide $50,000 to Nutrition for Learning. Each year, Nutrition for Learning provides universal access to nutrition programs in 99 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools. The service they […]

School Playgrounds Are Closed

We want to remind our community that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards are available for families only if they practice physical distancing. Large gatherings […]

Update for Families: Continued Implementation of Distance Learning

Thanks to all parents and caregivers for your feedback as we implement a distance learning program that is responsive to the needs of our students and our families. We have done our best to contact all of you and are committed to helping each and every student through this unprecedented time. This past week has […]

Communicating with our families

Relationships with your child’s educators are essential to their achievement and well-being in school. With distance learning, it is more important than ever that we continue to nurture these relationships through open and ongoing communication between home and school. We want our families to know that lines of communication between families and educators continue to […]

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