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Update: Information Regarding Grades 3 & 6 EQAO Assessments

We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) would begin strike action on Monday, May 11, 2015. The strike action taken by ETFO across the province, and including here in the WRDSB, involves the withdrawal of administrative duties, including the administration [...]

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Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until [...]

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Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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Update: Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Earlier this week we advised you that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) were in a legal strike position effective Monday May 11, 2015. This afternoon Sam Hammond, president of ETFO Ontario, formally confirmed that public Elementary Teachers in Ontario will begin phase one of job action on Monday.  Mr. Hammond indicated that extracurricular activities [...]

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The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Job action announced by Waterloo Region District School Board elementary teachers. We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will be in a legal strike position on Monday May 11, 2015. We can now inform you that ETFO will begin strike [...]

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Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please [...]

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School Climate Surveys Are Here!

School climate surveys are important tools which help schools assess the current culture within a school. The survey captures perceptions from students, parents and staff relating to issues such as character development, equity and inclusion, safe schools, and variables that contribute to a healthy school environment. Please take the opportunity to complete the Safe Caring [...]

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UPDATE: Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

Potential job action by elementary teachers province-wide The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with elementary teachers. At the provincial/central bargaining table, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) filed for conciliation and made the request for a No-Board Report. On April 24, [...]

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Important Notice for Elementary Students & Families

/ Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board Secondary teachers. You may have heard about the possibility of labour disruption at the Waterloo District School Board (WRDSB). We would like to assure you that this is currently an issue affecting secondary schools, not elementary schools. The collective agreements for all unionized school board [...]

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