Reflections on a Year of Perseverance from Director Bryant

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, I am offered the opportunity to reflect on the challenges encountered, and more importantly, the challenges overcome this past school year. As we began our year together in September, I don’t think any of us could have predicted the path this school year would take, but […]

Video message to graduating students from the Minister of Education

A message from the Minister of Education received on June 24, 2020. Dear students and families, For the last few months, students have taken extraordinary steps and shown great flexibility to continue their learning journey. Their accomplishments, especially in these unprecedented circumstances, are a testament to the importance of education and its impact on their […]

WRDSB hosts Monarch Madness

Are you interested in making an impact on the environment and the species that live around us, all while physical distancing and connecting with nature? Over the summer, our outdoor education department is hosting Monarch Madness for all WRDSB students and families. We want our community to help us find monarch butterflies and the milkweed […]

Returning to School: We want to hear from you

Last month we asked you for feedback on how we could support you and your child through distance learning. Now, we are continuing with our commitment to listening to our families with our next installment of Exchanging Ideas. Over the coming weeks, we will be working hard to develop our plan for returning to school. […]

Congratulations To Our 2020 Graduates

With only days left in the 2019-2020 school year, our minds turn to celebrating the achievements of our graduating students – from those who are making the transition from Kindergarten to Grade 1, to those transitioning from Grade 8 to 9, all the way to the Grade 12 graduates who are preparing to set out […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents #HoneyHiveLive

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a beekeeper or been curious about what the inside of a beehive looks like? Well, we have a unique opportunity for you! We invite all our students, staff and families to join our outdoor education department staff TODAY as we open up the honey hives from […]

June 22, 2020 Board Meeting goes online

Public school trustees play a critical role in linking families with school boards. While our schools are closed and we are not holding our regular public Board Meetings, our trustees are continuing to meet online. Our next online meeting is tonight, June 22, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm. Trustees and members of our senior team […]

Week 12 Wrap-Up: Year-End Celebrations and Reopening Planning

It’s hard to believe that this week marks the twelfth week of distance learning in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). As we prepare for the final days of the school year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the efforts of all of our students, their families and our staff, as you have all […]

Reopening Our Child Care Centres

On June 9, the Minister of Education announced that Child Care Centres may reopen as part of the Framework for Re-Opening Our Province: Stage 2. The WRDSB is committed to this phased approach and ensuring our facilities are safe and ready for reentry. We recognize that supporting child care and the early years sector is […]

Week 11 Wrap-Up: Preparing for the End of the School Year

It’s hard to believe that there are only two weeks left in the school year! As we reflect on these last months, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the efforts of all of our students, their families and our staff, as you have all navigated the past ten weeks. As we enter these final weeks, […]