ETFO announces Phase 5 of work-to-rule

On February 3, Phase 5 of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) work-to-rule came into effect. For this next phase, elementary teachers and education workers who are members of ETFO will not: Participate in extracurricular activities at any time If no agreement is reached centrally with the province, ETFO local groups will continue in […]

Schools reopen February 5

All WRDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen for students on Wednesday, February 5 following the one-day rotating OSSTF strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Week at a Glance: February 3-7, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 3 All schools open All rental permits cancelled Tuesday, February 4 All schools (JK-Grade […]

Office update – January 31, 2020

Dear Families of Jean Steckle Public School, Thank you to all of our former Steckle Sting Students for volunteering this week in our classrooms. They were working on completing their 40 hours of community service. If your high school child is looking for volunteer hours, please email Sincerely, Andrea Michelutti, Principal Parking lot reminders […]

All WRDSB schools to close February 4 in the event of one-day OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in selected boards where OSSTF is represented across the province unless an agreement is reached at the central bargaining table. Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has been […]

Announcing the My Canada Project

Are you proud to live in Canada? We want to know what you love about Canada, what inspires you about our country, and what we could do better. We are announcing the My Canada Project, a contest open to all Grade 8 students in our schools. In 300-500 words, share your thoughts on Canada, and you […]

#BellLetsTalk Day – Wednesday, January 29

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 29. This is a day to raise awareness and continue the conversation around mental health. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A big hurdle for anyone living with mental illness is overcoming the stigma and a major reason why […]

Still time to register for French Immersion

There’s still time for families of children entering Grade 1 in the fall of 2020 to register for French Immersion. Registration for the program closes on January 31. Visit our French Immersion website to learn more about our program or to register your child.  

Schools reopen January 28

All WRDSB elementary schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, January 28 following the one-day rotating Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Important Information About Coronavirus

We would like to update you on the coronavirus that has originated in China and has been receiving significant media attention in recent days. The Ontario Medical Office, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, has been in contact with all school boards and advised in a letter that: “Students, parents and school […]

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