Over the last several months we have been working closely with Waterloo Region Public Health, the Ministry of Education, subject matter experts from throughout the Waterloo Region District School Board, Labour Groups, Community members, and our Board of Trustees to develop plans that honour human rights and equity, promote health and safety, and encourage the well-being of our students, staff and the broader community. We are committed to supporting our most vulnerable students and staff while providing high-quality learning. We know that clear communication is important to our families as we harness the feedback from the 18,000 families, 5,100 students, and 3,000 staff who completed our Exchanging Ideas survey in June.

The following Guiding Principles have been developed to direct our efforts toward Return to School/Work. Importantly, Human Rights and Equity have been at the forefront of our decisions.