Announcing a New Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-being

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Vida Collis as a new Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-Being, effective February 6, 2023. Vida began her career with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in 2001, serving the students and communities as a teacher at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Glenview […]

January 24 is the International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education. In 2018, the United Nations proclaimed this day to celebrate the role of education in peace and development, and to demonstrate support for inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. To recognize this important day, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Director of Education jeewan chanicka shares […]

January 21 is Lincoln Alexander Day

“It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow.” – Lincoln Alexander Since 2015, January 21 has been recognised across Canada as Lincoln Alexander Day. The Honourable Lincoln Alexander was a pioneer in the fight for racial equity in Canada. Alexander’s legacy is […]

An Open Letter in Response to WRDSB Parent Concerns

To the students, families and communities we serve in Waterloo Region, The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to a quality public education system and to continuing our work of building a school district that centres student voice, well-being and academic success in partnership with students and their parents, caregivers and families. There […]

Celebrating Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day

January 19 is Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Today, we show our appreciation to all of these incredible staff members who support the students we serve every day. Educational Assistants (EA) and Child and Youth Workers (CYW) in the WRDSB The impressive work […]

Announcing the New Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer of the Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Landry as the new Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer of the Board, effective January 17, 2023. Nick is no stranger to the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), having served in the role of Controller of Financial Services since 2017, and previously as Business Services […]

January 17 is Raoul Wallenberg Day

January 17 is Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada. Working as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest during the Second World War, Raoul Wallenberg risked his own life to save the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jewish people from the Holocaust. In 1985, the Government of Canada named Mr. Wallenberg its first honourary citizen, and […]

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Starting January 16, parents and caregivers can register their child(ren) for the dynamic and exciting journey of kindergarten in the Waterloo Region District School Board! At the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we want to assure families that their children will receive an education that will support them in reaching their full potential from […]

Assistive Technology – Support for Families in Early 2023

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

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 […]

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