Making a Commitment for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Today, students, staff and families across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. Crissa Hill, Superintendent of Student Achievement & Well-Being, took a few minutes to share her thoughts and hopes for this important day, and the commitment and work […]

Student Vaccination Information

As the 2021-22 school year begins, we remain committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. Keeping our schools open this year is our collective priority. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect everyone from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread so we can […]

WRDSB flags remain at half-mast

To recognize the importance of Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day, flags at all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and worksites will be flown at half-mast until the end of day on Monday, October 4, which is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

On September 30, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and participate in Orange Shirt Day. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In June, the Government of Canada created the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federally-recognized day, as a response to the Truth […]

COVID-19 Notification

Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Forest Hill Public School building on September 9, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified no close contacts of the confirmed case. Public […]

COVID-19 Case Notification

Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Forest Hill Public School building on September 8, is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the confirmed case and […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day and serves as an important reminder that suicide and mental health touches many in our schools and in our community.  We know that as part of our ongoing work to reduce the risk of suicide for those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we strive to […]

Supporting Student Well-being for the Return to School

As part of our ongoing work to assist students and families during the transition back to school, we wanted to remind families of the many resources available to support student mental health and well-being. Even at the best of times, some children experience more challenges than others when it comes to going to school. These […]

A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Parents and Families

Dear Ontario Parents, We hope your summer is going very well. With the return to in-person learning this September, we are excited to see students heading back to class for a more normal learning experience – alongside their friends and teachers. We know that in-person learning is essential for the mental and physical health, academic […]

Ventilation in WRDSB Schools

As announced on August 4, the Ministry of Education has asked school boards to provide their communities with a standardized ventilation report. This will enhance transparency for school communities, including students, parents and staff, and provide consistent communication across the province. In response to the Ministry of Education requirement, the Waterloo Region District School Board […]

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