Parent and Caregiver Engagement

As we reopen schools to in-person learning, your child may be nervous about the return to school. There will be changes and the more they have a chance to talk about those changes, the better they will feel. What has not changed are the caring educators that will look after your child’s safety and learning with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

Your engagement with school staff and Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) communications will be integral in being informed and engaged in order to ensure your child is feeling confident, secure, and ready to re-enter an in-person learning environment.

As a parent or caregiver, we invite you to prepare your child for their return to school as much as possible. We have prepared a Caregiver’s Guide to Setting the Stage for Return to School.

Your Role in Keeping Schools Safe

Screen for symptoms every morning before school

Use the Ontario School Screener to screen your child, or yourself, for COVID-19. If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions, your child must stay home from school.

If the screener indicates that the student should not go to school or child care, you must contact the school to let them know of this result and follow the instructions provided by the Ontario School Screener.

View the Health & Safety page for more information on completing the Ontario School Screener daily.

For more information please visit the information page from the Region of Waterloo Public Health.

Keep a safe distance

Maintain physical distance between you and others when possible:

  • During drop off and pick up
  • When interacting with others outside of your immediate family

Pick up students promptly if you are notified that your child is showing symptoms at school:

  • Please ensure that the school has up-to-date contact information. Alternative contacts should not be in at-risk or vulnerable populations.