DEADLINE EXTENSION: Confirmation of Attendance Form Now Due August 13

Earlier this week, Waterloo Region District School Board families were asked to complete a Confirmation of Attendance Form and indicate whether or not their child (or children) would be attending in-person learning on the first day of school, September 8th, The initial deadline was August 11, 2020, but due to the wishes of parents/guardians for […]

Questions and Answers about Returning to School

We know that as parents and caregivers, you have questions about your child returning to school. To provide you with answers, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions page. We are providing answers to your questions relating to transportation, health and safety, our COVID protocols, Extended Day programs and what learning will look like when […]

School Reopening Fall 2020

WRDSB staff are so excited to welcome our students back in September and with the announcement from the Minister of Education we now have a better idea of what school will look like.   Despite this announcement just being made last week, we want our students and families to know that we have been hard […]

Province Announces Return to School in September

Today, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced that elementary students will return to schools full-time and secondary students will return in a hybrid model this September, with enhanced health and safety protocols in place. We know that as parents and caregivers, you will have questions about your children returning to school. We […]

WRDSB Trustees receive preliminary school reopening models

At the Monday, July 20 board meeting, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) senior staff presented three preliminary school reopening models to the Board of Trustees, in response to the June 19 announcement made by the Ontario Minister of Education instructing all school boards in Ontario to prepare for each of the following scenarios: A […]

Return to School and Work: Preliminary Plans for September 2020

As we near the halfway point of the summer break, we are pleased to be able to share some of our preliminary plans for what student learning may look like in September 2020. Since May, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) staff have been hard at work, developing plans for the upcoming year, with the […]

Choosing to opt-out of busing for WRDSB families

Dear parents and guardians of transported students, Student Transportation Services Waterloo Region (STSWR) is busy preparing for the upcoming school year and is asking families in bus zones to communicate their transportation needs. As you may know, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards across the province to prepare for three possible return to […]

Reopening our school playgrounds

Following the guidelines of Phase 3 of reopening the province, our schoolyards and playgrounds will be open and available for families to use starting Friday, July 17. Our staff will be removing signs from our playgrounds over the next few days. Families and community members should use our playgrounds safely and continue to follow public […]

Social Work support for students & families during the summer

The 2019-20 school year has had many changes and challenges for students, parents and caregivers. In recognition of the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education has made it possible to provide short term Social Work support for July and August 2020. These services are available to any students and their parents/ […]

Improving child care for families in Ontario survey

The Ministry of Education invites families to participate in its early years and child care act review. In August 2015, the Ministry introduced Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 which was created to strengthen compliance, health and safety in child care settings across the province. As part of the Act, the Ministry is […]

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