Supporting the Right to Read in the WRDSB

Reading is a fundamental skill for all students as they strive to achieve their full potential. In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), supporting students in learning to read is a core focus, and for those students who may face challenges, we are committed to supporting their individual learning needs. This year, in anticipation […]

EarlyON support children, parents and caregivers in learning, growing and connecting – together.

Parents, caregivers and family members play an important role in the ongoing development of a child. Providing a safe and caring environment for your child and engaging with them through talking, reading and playtime has a great influence on their early development. Community and learning environments can also play a key role in supporting optimal […]

A message regarding Ukraine

As the world watches the devastating situation unfolding in Eastern Europe, we cannot imagine the fear the people of Ukraine are experiencing right now. Ukraine has been under attack from Russia, with bombings destroying homes, villages and cities. The overwhelming loss the people of Ukraine are experiencing impacts students, staff and families right here in […]

March Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (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 […]

Listening Forums

Background Information As we continue to work to ensure our system and learning environments are inclusive, we are aware of the harm experienced by some Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families because of racism, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination. While we continue to address issues as they arise, we want to […]

Black Artist-In-Residence Antonio Michael Downing

Celebrating Black Brilliance continues all year long Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is excited to welcome Antonio Michael Downing, musician, author and public speaker, as the WRDSB’s first Black Artist-In-Residence. The residency will commence April 2022. Black Artist-In-Residence Antonio Michael Downing The Black Artist-in-Residence program will start with a series of workshops. African, Caribbean, […]

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is observed every year on February 21 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. At WRDSB, we want every student to feel like they belong, and we strive to create a language-friendly environment in every school. In recognition of International Mother Language Day, WRDSB multilingual students have been creating artwork […]

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 23

Wednesday, February 23 is Pink Shirt Day and we encourage the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to participate with us by taking a stand against bullying of all kinds.  For almost two years, much of our everyday interactions have shifted to being online. Whether it has been to learn, work, keep in touch […]

February 18 – All schools closed and transportation cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs, Child Care Centres located in our schools, and our Education Centre are closed. All WRDSB students will participate in a Weather Impacted Remote Learning day. Educators in both the in-person and […]

Update on Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

This is an important update from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) which continues to experience bus driver shortages. STSWR and their service providers continue to work hard to address staffing pressures and service shortfalls, through enhanced recruiting efforts and we are beginning to see the results. The additional staffing pressure of the latest […]