Announcing WRDSB@Home

As you know, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education recently 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. WRDSB@Home In the Waterloo Region […]

A message from the Minister of Education

A message to families, from the Minister of Education. Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on […]

School playgrounds closed until further notice

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all schoolyard play structures are closed until further notice. We are asking families and community members to avoid playing on equipment for their health and the health of others. Schoolyards continue to be available for families to enjoy while practicing social distancing. […]

A Letter of Support to WRDSB Families

Dear WRDSB Families, We are writing to you at the end of what has been a very different March break, one that we could never have imagined only a few weeks ago. We would like to share with you some of the work the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is doing, and will be […]

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 […]

Office update – March 13, 2020

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Thank you to our families for adjusting to the new school expectations regarding the parking lot. I have received positive feedback from students and their families regarding the changes. If you have concerns, please contact me as I will be sharing them with our school council in April. […]

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 […]

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