Students Share What Canada Means to Them

Lorna Hundt, chief executive officer of Great Canadian Holidays Inc., was determined to let this year’s winners of the My Canada Project writing contest know just how proud she was. As public health guidelines would not allow for the usual gathering to celebrate the Grade 8 students’ achievements, she brought the ceremony to them. “We […]

Get to Know the Human Rights Branch

Earlier this month, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the third of three branches within the department: the Human Rights Branch. Human Rights Branch Students, staff, Trustees, parents/caregivers and other Board community members have the right to inclusive and respectful learning and working environments free from […]

Farewell from Director John Bryant

Video: Farewell from Director John Bryant Dear WRDSB Families, As we near the finish of another school year unlike any other, I am again reminded of the immense gratitude I feel for the efforts of our students, staff, families and community partners. Since September, together we have adapted and shifted the entire Waterloo Region District […]

Remains found at Saskatchewan Residential School

Today, Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan. This comes less than a month after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. We recognize that this discovery has re-traumatized Indigenous community […]

2021-22 School Year Calendar is now available

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2021-22 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates First day of school – Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Winter holiday – December 20 to December 31, 2021 March break – March 14 to March 18, 2022 Last day of […]

Year-end reflection from our 2020-21 Student Trustees

To our fellow Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students: You did it! You made it through a year of constant change and uncertainty. You displayed strength, courage, perseverance, kindness and resilience. As your 2020-21 Student Trustees, we want to congratulate and thank you for staying strong throughout these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

Vaccines available for anyone 12 years of age and older

Due to additional capacity, Region of Waterloo Public Health is inviting anyone 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated. As of June 23, anyone 12 years of age and older can use the self-serve option to book their own first-dose appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, residents who are eligible for their second […]

Thinking Out Loud survey results

On February 10, our 2020-21 student trustees, Tristan and Rowan, launched Thinking Out Loud, a ThoughtExchange survey to help them better understand and represent their peers. It was created exclusively for WRDSB students in Grades 7 to 12 to collect open and honest feedback. In addition, it provided all students with a safe, confidential space […]

Summer School Update

This message is for families who have already registered their child for our Summer School program. Registration for Summer School has closed. Please speak to your school administrator if you have any questions. Dear Summer School Families, We would like to thank you for registering your child for Summer School this year. We are currently […]

Student’s Hair On The Line for Rainbow Railroad

Anna Wienburg, a Grade 12 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Waterloo, is putting her hair on the line to raise funds for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI people seek safe haven from violence and persecution. Wienburg pledged to shave off all her hair if she hit the initial goal of $1,000. […]

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