Update for Families: Continued Implementation of Distance Learning

Thanks to all parents and caregivers for your feedback as we implement a distance learning program that is responsive to the needs of our students and our families. We have done our best to contact all of you and are committed to helping each and every student through this unprecedented time. This past week has […]

Communicating with our families

Relationships with your child’s educators are essential to their achievement and well-being in school. With distance learning, it is more important than ever that we continue to nurture these relationships through open and ongoing communication between home and school. We want our families to know that lines of communication between families and educators continue to […]

Waterloo Region District School Board On Track For Phase 2 of Distance Learning

We would like to remind you about the lesson plan that will be delivered to your children starting Monday, April 6th. In response to the Minister of Education’s announcement on March 31 that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, the WRDSB ended the week in lockstep with Provincial requirements and committed to […]

Update for Families: Supporting Student Learning

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, families and students will be provided with a weekly communication from the WRDSB that provides an update on the past week’s activities and an overview of the goals for the upcoming week. Our hope is that regular communication will reduce the understandable anxiety students and families may […]

A message to our students and families

Dear WRDSB students and families, A great deal has taken place since our letter of March 22nd, and we wanted to provide you with an update, along with additional resources to support you through these unprecedented times. On Tuesday, March 31st, Ontario’s Education Minister announced that students would not be returning to the classroom before […]

School Playgrounds Remain Closed

This is a reminder that school playground equipment, including basketball and tennis courts, remains closed until further notice. Organized sports on playfields are also not permitted. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on and using equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards continue to be available for families […]

An update from the Minister of Education

A message from the Minister of Education received on March 31, 2020. Dear Parents, I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak […]

WRDSB schools closed and distance learning to continue through May 4

As you likely know, based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education have announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for all Ontario elementary and secondary schools through May 4 to help […]

WRDSB Board Meetings Move 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 will continue to meet online. Our first online meeting is March 30, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  Trustees and members of our senior team will hold […]

Supporting our Community Beyond Learning

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed our community coming together as our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) remains committed to ensuring that our students, staff, families and community members have access to the resources and supplies they need during this time. Staff are taking inventory of […]

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