Updated Covid-19 Screening Direction for WRDSB Staff, Students and Families

Effective February 22, 2021, under the direction of the Ministry of Education, staff and students are required to stay home from school or child care if anyone in their household develops a single symptom of COVID-19. Return to School If the symptomatic individual tests negative for COVID-19 or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health […]

Free Community Resource Program Workshops from Carizon

You’re invited to take part in a series of free workshops from the Community Resource Program at Carizon. These workshops, taking place throughout February and March, aim to help you feel confident and hopeful in your parenting. There are three options to attend each workshop, so please click on the date and time that works […]

Mathematics is now one mark with the NEW curriculum

In September 2020, the Ministry of Education implemented the new elementary 2020 Mathematics Curriculum. One of the changes that came with the revised curriculum is how mathematics marks are reported on the report card. Previously, students were assigned grades based on individual math strands; with the new curriculum, students are now assigned one overall mark […]

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Bookstores

Looking to learn more about the Black community in Waterloo Region and make a difference? One way to do this is by supporting Black-owned businesses in our community and throughout Canada. Whether you’re looking to order something for dinner, or looking to buy a book to expand your own consciousness and understanding, there is a […]

February 16 – All Schools Closed & Transportation Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all transportation is cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs and the Education Centre are also closed. All students will participate in Weather Impacted Distance Learning. Teachers in both the in-person and distance learning programs will provide learning resources from home and will be available to students during […]

March Break 2021 postponed until April 12-16

Today, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that this year’s normally scheduled March Break would be delayed based on the advice of Public Health officials in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. We recognise the substantial impact this will have on students, staff, and families. The one week break normally scheduled for March […]

Black Brilliance: Embracing History and Ourselves

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. This event brings together Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and celebrate together. This year’s theme […]

Students Share What Black History Month Means To Them

How do you spend Black History Month? Two students, Imani van Gaalen and Rahaf Abdelrahman both from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI), shared their thoughts about how they see this month as an important opportunity for meaningful learning, and commitment to action year-round. Abdelrahman, a Grade 10 student, and van Gaalen, a Grade 11 […]

Learning Opportunities for Psychology Month in the WRDSB

February is Psychology Month and this year, our psychology staff are celebrating by offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members throughout the month. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour every Wednesday, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting their […]

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