Returning to School: A Guide for Families

As we embark upon a school year unlike any other, I want to express my deep gratitude for our students, staff, families, and communities who have persevered in an extraordinarily challenging time.  We have experienced unprecedented change since our school year was interrupted last March and I know this process has been difficult for everyone […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Setting the Stage for Return to School

As part of our ongoing work to assist families and students during the transition back to school this September, we are proud to announce the launch of the Caregivers’ Guide to Setting the Stage for Return to School. This guide, compiled by WRDSB Psychological Services, is designed to help caregivers support and communicate with their […]

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 […]

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