WRDSB revises staggered start of the school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will delay the start of the school year to allow students and staff time to transition back into the learning environment, both online and in-person.  The later start will give staff time to prepare to safely welcome their students back into the classroom and transition to their new […]

Distance Learning in the WRDSB: Fall 2020

This following describes the WRDSB Plan for our Distance Learning Program, Fall 2020 As a parent or caregiver, you have either chosen in-person or Distance Learning for September for your child(ren). We have a higher than anticipated number of students who have opted for Distance Learning: over 8,500 elementary students and 2000 secondary students. These […]

Confirming your child’s attendance for the 2020-21 school year

Families who still need to confirm whether or not their child(ren) will be attending in-person learning on their first day of school or choosing Distance Learning are asked to call or email their child(ren)’s school office by Friday, August 28, 2020 by 4:00 pm. For families who have already indicated their preference but would like […]

Day in the Life: Elementary Students

The upcoming school year will be different from what we are used to. To help ease the worry and anxiety of both students and their families, we have put together this guide for families, to help them visualize and practice what a typical school day will be like in the 2020-21 school year. The guide […]

A message from the Minister of Education on school safety and outbreak management

August 26, 2020 Dear Parents, We are committed to ensuring the return to school is safe for students, teachers and staff. Our comprehensive plan for reopening schools leads the country in robust public health protocols and per-pupil funding. Money will be going towards personal protective equipment (PPE), enhanced cleaning of our schools and buses, improving […]

Registering for School

Looking to register your child with the Waterloo Region District School Board? We have adapted our registration process to align with health and safety measures during COVID-19. Currently, we cannot accommodate walk-in registration appointments. Please refer to the information below on how to register for school. Please note: To ensure students are placed in a […]

Staggered Start for Elementary Schools for the 2020-21 School Year

As we prepare to welcome our students and staff back to our schools, their health, safety and well-being are our primary focus. In support of this, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be using a Staggered Start to the school year for all our elementary students over the first two weeks of the […]

Student Confirmation of Attendance Form Reopened

This week, we are offering families an opportunity to revisit their responses to the Confirmation of Attendance form and offering those who missed the deadline a chance to make their selection. Please note: for those families who have already responded and submitted the form, the most recently submitted form will be used to confirm your […]

Trustee Motion Requires All Students Wear Masks

During the Virtual Special Board Meeting on Monday, August 17, Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) voted unanimously to require students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 to wear masks during the upcoming school year. This enhanced health and safety measure builds on the Provincial requirement for students in Grades 4 to 12 […]

Returning to School: A Guide for Families

As we embark upon a school year unlike any other, I want to express my deep gratitude for our students, staff, families, and communities who have persevered in an extraordinarily challenging time.  We have experienced unprecedented change since our school year was interrupted last March and I know this process has been difficult for everyone […]

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