Ministry of Education launches Learn at Home

Today, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the first phase of Learn at Home (Apprendre à la maison), a new online portal that will provide resources for families, so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The at-home activities offered by Learn at Home […]

You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to work closely with Region of Waterloo Public Health, as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We have compiled a number of resources, obtained from ROW Public Health and Public Health Ontario, intended to provide information to WRDSB families as you make decisions about your […]

Update on Student Learning During School Closure

Dear WRDSB Families, The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. We continue to receive advice from our Public Health agencies and direction from the Ministry of Education related to COVID-19. OSSLT and EQAO Provincial Assessments Effective today, March 17, 2020, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is […]

All Child Care Centres, EarlyON and Before and After School Programs in WRDSB Schools Closed March 14 through April 5

As we learned yesterday, the Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. We can now say that this closure will include ALL child care centres, EarlyON and Before and After School […]

WRDSB schools closed March 14 through April 5

Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the COVID-19 Command Table, the Minister of Education has issued a Ministerial Order to close all publicly funded schools in Ontario for two weeks following March break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. This order […]

March Break Message from the Director

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Caregivers, As next week is the March Break, and I know many of our families and staff will be using this time for a well-deserved break, I felt it important to reach out with some important messaging given recent announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our local and Provincial health officials continue […]

Considerations Regarding March Break and COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the upcoming March Break, considering some of our families and staff may be embarking on international trips. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively […]

Update on Immunization of School Pupil’s Act

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services is postponing the annual enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (RSO 1990) and its activities for the current school year. The suspensions for elementary students set to start on March 25, 2020, and on April 29, 2020, for secondary students will not take place. Public […]

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help Shape the WRDSB’s Online Presence

There’s less than one week left to make your voice heard! The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is redesigning our websites. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our families, students and staff are able to effectively find the information they need and access the services the WRDSB offers, we are asking for […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Parents

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this will be managed in schools. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively involved in communication with Region of Waterloo Public Health and […]

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