November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, Friday November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was first designated by the UN General Assembly in 1981. November 25 was chosen to honour the lives of three political activists from the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were murdered under the order of the country’s ruler in […]

November 20-26 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

In the WRDSB, we are committed to fostering a school culture that is safe, respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students. To help us in our work to promote safe schools and positive learning environments, Ontario has designated the […]

Message from Ontario Chief Medical Officer on Fall Respiratory Season

The following is a message from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians of children in Ontario: Re: Fall Respiratory Season I am reaching out to you to share some important information and reminders to help protect ourselves, our families, and our children against the spread of respiratory infections. […]

Build a Dream Career Discovery Expo

Build a Dream will be hosting its Career Discovery Expo on November 30, 2022 at Bingemans in Kitchener. This event is geared towards women and girls in Grades 7 to 12, and admission is free for students and their parents or caregivers. Attendees can learn more about careers in STEM, skilled trades, emergency response, entrepreneurship […]

Labour Update: WRDSB schools will remain open

The Waterloo Region District School Board continues to monitor the provincial labour negotiations closely. Yesterday, November 16, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Monday, November 21, 2022, should an agreement not be reached. It is important to note that there […]

November 16 is Louis Riel Day

Today, November 16, is Louis Riel Day in Ontario. Louis Riel Day recognizes the anniversary of Riel’s execution in 1885. This day is an opportunity to learn more about the life and importance of Louis Riel, leader of the Métis. Riel led Métis People in the Northwest Resistance to protect Métis rights and ways-of-life. The […]

Masking in Schools Strongly Recommended

Today, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore strongly recommended masking in all indoor public settings, including schools and childcare settings. This is due to the increased spread of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 among children across Ontario. While masking is not mandatory, wearing a mask helps to reduce the spread of viruses in […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. Transgender Awareness Week This week provides an opportunity to: Celebrate and honour transgender people in our community Highlight the contributions of transgender people to our society Advance advocacy towards eliminating […]

Grade 8 Information Nights at WRDSB Secondary Schools

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 Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Grade 8 students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are beginning to look towards the next step […]

2022-23 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and winter will soon be upon us, we want to take this opportunity to share with you the WRDSB’s severe weather plans for the 2022-23 school year. If buses are cancelled due to severe weather, schools will remain open unless it is considered unsafe. This decision […]

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