Online Safety and Digital Citizenship in Distance Learning

As we continue to support distance learning for all our students, we wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the supports and resources in place to ensure the safety and security of all of those working and learning online in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Digital Citizenship Students in the WRDSB are expected […]

Ontario Announces Move to Remote Learning in 2022

Today the Premier of Ontario announced the temporary closure of schools and move to remote learning, starting January 5 until at least January 17, to help control the spread of COVID-19. We understand this is a stressful and uncertain time, and we thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we move to remote […]

Return to Learning: January 2022

As we prepare to welcome our students back on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, we want to share how schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be impacted by public health measures announced this week. Before and After School Programs and Child Care WRDSB-operated Before and After School programs WRDSB-operated Before and After […]

Ontario Announces School Reopening Delayed until January 5, 2022

Today, the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore announced the reopening of schools will be delayed until Wednesday, January 5, to provide schools with more time to prepare for the public health measures announced today. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is looking forward to welcoming students back to in-person learning […]

Junior Journalists and jeewan

Country Hills Public School’s Newspaper Club members Sona and Kayna used their opportunity to interview Director of Education jeewan chanicka on Monday, December 6 to grill him about his goals for education within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Writing for their online publication, The Cardinal Collaboration, the two students were guided by Dana […]

COVID Case Notification

Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the St. Andrew’s Public School building on December 13, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all close contacts of the confirmed case and […]

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Winter Break Wellbeing Passport

To help support families during the Winter Break, the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council has created a Winter Break Wellbeing Passport. This digital booklet takes families on an adventure within their own homes and communities to learn about and practice different mental wellbeing and mental health activities. Follow the wellbeing map in any order you […]

Award-Winning Innovation in Physics Education at WCI

A passion for innovation and providing real-world learning opportunities in a gradeless classroom has made a Waterloo educator an award winner, and will likely take her to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Europe. Ashley McCarl Palmer, a physics teacher at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) has won the 2021 CAP Award for Excellence […]

Instructions for Rapid Antigen Tests Now Available in Multiple Languages

The following is a message from the Hon. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education and Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians in Ontario: Dear Ontario Parents, Nothing is more important than the safety of Ontario’s children. Thanks to the combined efforts of students, school and public health staff and […]

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