Flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

To mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, December 6, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast. Every year, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December […]

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students Over the Winter Break

In an effort to promote a safer return to the classroom after the winter break, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Waterloo Region District School Board will be providing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every student attending in-person learning at our board. The rapid antigen screening kits are intended for use by […]

Educator Recognized for Dedication to Advocacy and Supporting Multilingual Students

When Kimiko Shibata heard she had been selected as a winner of the 2021 Leading Women, Leading Girls – Building Communities Recognition Award, she didn’t believe it at first. Shibata is a multilingual learner (MLL) resource teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). “Oh no, that’s for other people,” said Shibata as she […]

Support WEFI and Support Our Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

School Vaccine Clinics in Waterloo Region

The Region of Waterloo is hosting school vaccine clinics between December 2 – 23, 2021 across Waterloo Region to make it easier for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated. School vaccine clinics Children aged 5-11 and their family members who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at […]

Message from Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health on Vaccines

The following is a message from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians of children aged five to 11 in Ontario: Re: Ontario Children Aged Five to 11 Now Eligible to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine I am pleased to be writing to you following Health Canada’s approval of the […]

Join Public Health for Vaccine Info Session

Join Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services for an information session on the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth. This information session is intended for parents and guardians of children ages 5 to 11. Do you have questions about vaccines for youth? Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Associate Professor at the […]

December Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

The UN General Assembly officially designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). The UNiTE by 2030 to […]

Vaccine Approval for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Return to Normal Model for Semester 2 in Secondary and Rapid Testing Over Winter Holidays

Three important announcements have been made recently that have a direct impact on students and families at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB): Vaccine Approval for Children Aged 5-11 On November 19, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5-11. Parents and caregivers who wish to […]

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