Winter Break Wellbeing Passport

To help support families during the Winter Break, the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council has created a Winter Break Wellbeing Passport. This digital booklet takes families on an adventure within their own homes and communities to learn about and practice different mental wellbeing and mental health activities. Follow the wellbeing map in any order you […]

Award-Winning Innovation in Physics Education at WCI

A passion for innovation and providing real-world learning opportunities in a gradeless classroom has made a Waterloo educator an award winner, and will likely take her to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Europe. Ashley McCarl Palmer, a physics teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) has won the 2021 CAP Award for Excellence […]

Instructions for Rapid Antigen Tests Now Available in Multiple Languages

The following is a message from the Hon. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education and Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians in Ontario: Dear Ontario Parents, Nothing is more important than the safety of Ontario’s children. Thanks to the combined efforts of students, school and public health staff and […]

Preparing for Possible Move to Distance Learning in the New Year

Given the rise in cases and our concerns for the health of staff, students and their families, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proactively preparing for the possibility of a move to a remote learning scenario in the New Year. The decision to close schools and move from in-person to distance learning is […]

We All Need Somebody To Lean On

What started as a talk about music education, ended with a jam session. Earlier this school year, Kirk Kiernander and a number of Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) staff came together to share their passion for music, and to talk about the future of music education in the WRDSB. Through that conversation, they talked […]

Elementary: Students Daily Confirmation of Screening

As part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning after the Winter Break, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to verify the daily screening of all students, staff and essential visitors, for the first two weeks of school in January 2022 (January 3 to 14). While we have always had […]

January Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

December 10 is Human Rights Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day This important day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Learn more Educators in the WRDSB have been provided with […]

Public Health Hosting Vaccine Clinic at Cedarbrae PS

As part of its “Every Dose Counts” event this weekend, Region of Waterloo Public Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11 year olds and family members in need of a first or second dose at the Cambridge Pinebush vaccination clinic and three community mobile clinics. Parents/guardians can book appointments at these mobile vaccination clinics […]

New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected at Inaugural Board Meeting

Scott Piatkowski elected Chair and Kathleen Woodcock elected Vice-Chair At the Inaugural Board Meeting of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), trustees elected Scott Piatkowski as Chair and Kathleen Woodcock as Vice-Chair. Trustee Piatkowski and Trustee Woodcock, are in their first and fifth terms, respectively, as trustees. Trustee Piatkowski served as Vice-Chair for the […]

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