Addressing Anxiety in Children with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials webinar, open to any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about supporting kids in coping with their intense emotions. About the Webinar Need more tips on how to support your worried child? This webinar […]

WRDSB remembers and reflects on Remembrance Day

Across our board today, we will mark Remembrance Day. We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving to protect our country. This includes the recognition and significant contributions of those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, French, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities who served for Canada, who too often go unacknowledged […]

Parenting Essentials Event with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials webinar, open to any parents, and caregivers interested in learning more about the complexities of parenting. About the Webinar Confused by different diagnoses and conflicting advice? Feeling overwhelmed by all the complexities of parenting? This […]

Community Use of Schools Update

As we continue to reopen board facilities, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has adopted a five-phase approach, within the province’s reopening framework, to evaluate the feasibility of reopening our schools for community use. As of today, we are evaluating Phase 5 as the board continues to focus on supporting our day time school […]

K-12 Cyber Awareness Month

K-12 Cyber Awareness Month is an opportunity for students, families and staff to learn more about the importance of cyber security. Running from October 26 to November 20 and organized by the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO), this year’s campaign theme is “Work, Teach, Learn Remote, Secure and Safe” with a goal of helping […]

Elementary Change in Mode of Learning Complete

Today was the final step in transitioning more than 3000 new students to Distance Learning. This was a huge undertaking and we would like to thank all of the staff who helped to make this reorganization as smooth as possible. We also want to thank all of the parents and students for their patience as […]

Halloween -Black / orange / crazy hair / crazy masks

On Friday, October 30th, class 8-4 has invited everyone at Laurelwood to a Halloween Spirit day. They are asking staff and students to wear orange and black, create crazy hair styles and to decorate their face masks.  (School appropriate, please) From the beginning of the year, the Health & Safety of our school communities has […]

WRDSB Outdoor Education Department presents Pond Live

Pond study programs are one of the outdoor education department’s most-loved field trips. From wriggly tadpoles to stealthy water scorpions, students love to discover the diversity of aquatic ecosystems. This Friday, our outdoor education staff will go live from the pond at Camp Heidelberg Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre, providing a venue for students across […]

Celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, Thursday, October 22, we mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day – a day for us to take a moment and recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Every day, these educators support the learning and care of thousands of students in the Waterloo […]

Prioritizing Student Health and Safety During Halloween

As we near the end of October, and with leaves already falling from trees, our minds turn to the festivities and celebrations of the season. Public Health recommendations are an important consideration especially this year, as schools, students and their families contemplate specific activities within classrooms, schools and the community. Putting Health and Safety First […]

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