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 […]

March Break Message from the Director

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Caregivers, As next week is the March Break, and I know many of our families and staff will be using this time for a well-deserved break, I felt it important to reach out with some important messaging given recent announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our local and Provincial health officials continue […]

Considerations Regarding March Break and COVID-19

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the upcoming March Break, considering some of our families and staff may be embarking on international trips. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively […]

Update on Immunization of School Pupil’s Act

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services is postponing the annual enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (RSO 1990) and its activities for the current school year. The suspensions for elementary students set to start on March 25, 2020, and on April 29, 2020, for secondary students will not take place. Public […]

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help Shape the WRDSB’s Online Presence

There’s less than one week left to make your voice heard! The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is redesigning our websites. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our families, students and staff are able to effectively find the information they need and access the services the WRDSB offers, we are asking for […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Parents

The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate that parents and caregivers may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how this will be managed in schools. The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is actively involved in communication with Region of Waterloo Public Health and […]

Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 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, March 9 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All rental permits cancelled No elementary extracurricular activities […]

Coronavirus Update

Dear Families and Caregivers, As you may know, today there was confirmation of the region’s first case of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus in Waterloo region. We know that many families continue to feel some anxiety about this illness. It is important to note that Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services indicates that […]

Help Shape the WRDSB’s Online Presence

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is redesigning our websites! As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our families, students and staff are able to effectively find the information they need and access the services the WRDSB offers, we are asking for your help to help us update our websites to better meet […]

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