Some of these items come home with each student in paper form. Please complete, sign and return any paper forms to your child’s school office when you receive them. You can also request these documents from your child’s school office, or print them where provided and send them in.
This form verifies your child’s personal information, as well as your contact and emergency contact preferences.
We want to ensure that every precaution has been taken for your child. If your child has medical concerns, you will need to provide details of those concerns, including medications which your child will carry.
The form allows the school/teachers to take photographs and recordings of your child. It is available for translation using Google Translator: Release of Student Information – IS-09-L-E
All WRDSB schools now use School-Day, an online cashless system to minimize cash-handling, reduce paper usage, and streamline office efficiencies. Learn how to sign up for School-Day!
This form must be completed annually by parents of children who qualify for busing but will not ride because the parent has made alternative arrangements.
For JK/SK students, and any students new to the Region from outside of the province of Ontario. You are encouraged to submit this information using the online form.
Go to your school's calendar. At the bottom right of the calendar, choose Subscribe and follow the prompts to add the calendar feed to your Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, Apple Calendar, or almost any other calendar. As events are added, deleted or changed, they will now show up in your personal calendar.
If you'd like to only see some categories, choose the categories you'd like to subscribe to by choosing each one from the drop down on the top left called "Categories". Then subscribe to the filtered calendar as above.
You can download the School Year Calendar and the list of PD Days and Holidays separately as well (PDFs):
The Board Chairperson, and the Director of Education welcome you and your child(ren) to the new school year.
These standards ensure all members of our school communities are treated with dignity and respect, and follow the Ontario Ministry of Educations’ Code of Conduct. This document also outlines the process for resolving parent/guardian concerns.
Character Development connects caring to knowing, feeling and doing. The eight (8) defined character attributes help guide character development in the WRDSB.
The code of digital conduct teaches students how to safely use online technology in the classroom.
Digital citizenship connects the eight character attributes of character development to online tools used in the classroom.
Some injuries may incur medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. The WRDSB encourages you to consider Insurekids® Protection Plan for students through Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada.
Parents requesting a paper pamphlet to subscribe should contact Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada at 1-800-463-5437.
From Region of Waterloo: Public Health and Emergency Services to raise awareness of the new mandatory vaccination requirements.
This handout explains the changes as a result of legislation (Bill 157), and Board Policy that requires all board employees to report behaviours that typically lead to suspension or expulsion.
These behaviours include inappropriate jokes/comments, acts of vandalism and acts of violence.
Information on the Safe Arrival Program, why it is in place and how it works, as well as what happens when there is an emergency school closure.
It also includes a list of radio stations which provide inclement weather information.
All members of the school community have the right to be safe and feel safe in their school community. Under certain conditions, students may undergo a "Threat Risk Assessment". This assessment determines the level of risk to others and themselves.
This document outlines the process of a Threat Risk Assessment.
“Parents play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools. They are the most important influence in a child’s life outside of school. Long after direct learning from parents in a child’s early years gives way to formal education, parents continue to play a key role in student success through the attitudes they help to share and the direct supports they provide.”
Ontario Ministry of Education
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of school councils! To learn about the school council at your child’s school, please contact the school Principal.
PIC supports, encourages and enhances the engagement of parents/guardians of the WRDSB in their children’s education, to improve student achievement and well-being.
The Assembly assists all School Councils of the WRDSB to further their support of student achievement through parent engagement.
The voluntary First Nation, Métis and Inuit self-identification process allows us to work toward the goal of improving Aboriginal student achievement through specific programming, targeted initiatives, resource support and increased family and community involvement with the Board.
If your child(ren) are of First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry, we encourage you to consider participating in the voluntary self-identification information collection process, when registering for school or updating student information.
The International Languages program provides opportunities for students to learn a language at the elementary or secondary school (high school credit) level, at a variety of sites around the Region.
Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) provides transportation. This information sheet provides contact information, as well as how to find out your child’s bus route and transportation eligibility.
This document outlines student safety while riding school buses, including getting on and off the vehicle, bus patrols and what to do at the bus stop.