COVID-19: Case notification

Dear families, Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Jean Steckle PS building on December 11 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 no high-risk contacts of the confirmed case. […]

Update for WRDSB Families on Return to Learning in 2021

Yesterday the Premier of Ontario, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced that starting January 4th both our elementary and our secondary students will begin the new year learning virtually from home and our schools will be closed to students during this time. The Premier and Minister of Education have made clear […]

Supporting Student Learning, One Device at a Time | WRDSB 2020 Champions

In March of 2020, the entire Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) shifted to remote teaching, learning and working. This would not have been possible without the work of Dawn Marshall, ITS Assistant Supervisor of Operational Support, who was repeatedly recognized by those who nominated her as a WRDSB 2020 Champion. Speaking with each of […]

A Message from the Ministry of Education

The following message is shared on behalf of the Ministry of Education   Dear parent/guardian, Thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. The holidays are going […]

Office update – December 18, 2020

Dear Jean Steckle families, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff and parents of Jean Steckle Public School for providing me with the opportunity to work with an amazing community. Each day it is a pleasure to come to school and serve this great school. The children continue to be […]

Holiday greetings from the Director

Dear WRDSB community, As we near the last few days of 2020, let’s reflect on the year we shared together. It was a year unlike any other in public education, or indeed our lifetimes. In the face of an unprecedented global pandemic, the closure of schools, and social uprising in response to anti-Black racism, our […]

It’s Almost Time to Register for Grade 1 French Immersion

French language programs at the WRDSB begin in Grade 1. To find out more about the French program pathways and learning opportunities for students, visit our website: and watch our presentation. Core French – no application required Core French is taught to all students in our elementary and secondary schools as part of the […]

Being an Equity Champion at Elgin Street PS | WRDSB 2020 Champions

During a time when our administrators have the added responsibility of keeping our students and staff safe during a pandemic, Amanpreet Dhaul, Vice-Principal at Elgin Street Public School in Cambridge, has continued to make her school a welcoming place for all. Her kind demeanour, professional leadership and personal connection caught the attention of newly welcomed […]

Preparing for All Learning Scenarios in the New Year

The Waterloo Region District School Board has taken a proactive approach in preparing for any possibly learning scenario for the 2020-21 school year. On December 16, the Ministry of Education provided school boards across the province with notice to encourage staff and students to take home anything they may need for distance learning before the […]

Elementary Students: Requesting a Mode of Learning Change

Families of elementary students who wish to change their child’s mode of learning (in-person to distance learning or from distance learning to in-person), will have the opportunity to do so from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 15, 2021. To request a change in your child’s mode of learning, please contact your child’s school. Please […]