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 […]

Our Digital Story: Listening and Learning

Throughout Black History Month, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is taking time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while recognizing the responsibility each of us has to become anti-racists and combat systemic anti-Black racism. We recognize that African, Caribbean […]

Supporting Your Anxious Child | Parenting Essentials Video Series

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials video series, featuring recordings of webinars that took place in the fall of 2020. The second video in this series focuses on information for parents and caregivers, interested in learning more about supporting kids in […]

WRDSB re-opens to in-person learning Monday February 8th, 2021

Today Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that some Ontario School Boards will re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 8th, 2021. The WRDSB will welcome students enrolled in the in-person mode of learning back to school on Monday February 8th 2021. The Ministry of Education in consultation with Public Health officials is responsible […]

WRDSB recognizes Black History Month

In February, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Black History Month. While the conversations of Black history and heritage must go beyond the 28 days of February, this month-long acknowledgement is a time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while […]

Introducing Caring/Coping/Connecting

We are excited to announce Caring/Coping/Connecting, a new monthly newsletter created by WRDSB social workers and psychology consultants. The newsletter will share resources and community supports with families. “The idea came about because we recognized that there was a need to get information to all caregivers within the WRDSB,” said Heather Faulkner, a WRDSB social […]

Reminder: Elementary Mode of Learning Change Deadline

Due to the declaration of a provincial emergency and the extension of remote learning, we provided families with an extension to make changes to their child’s mode of learning. Last week, the provincial government announced that distance learning for students in Waterloo Region District School Board would continue until at least February 10, 2021. We […]

WRDSB to remain closed to in-person learning

Today the Ministry of Education announced that some Ontario School Boards would re-open to in-person instruction on Monday, February 1st, 2021. The Ministry of Education, in consultation with local Public Health has informed the WRDSB that we will remain closed until at least February 10th pending further information. For clarity, the earliest the WRDSB will […]

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