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Update on Implementation of the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum

On Monday, June 15, staff presented trustees with an update regarding implementation of the new Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Since 2010, the Ministry has engaged in extensive consultation regarding the revised curriculum for Health & Physical Education, Grades 1-8 and Health & Physical Education, Grades 9-12. On February 23, 2015, the Ministry released both [...]

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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Today we have lowered our flags at the Education Centre, and our schools, in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world.

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Update: Mark Summary to be Provided for Elementary Students

On June 16th, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) communicated to families that, as a result of Elementary Teachers’ Federation Ontario (ETFO) strike action, the WRDSB would be unable to provide report cards to students. Teachers have submitted marks to school principals in a variety of paper formats. As such, we notified families that [...]

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Information for Parents: Elementary Report Cards

Dear Parent/Guardian: We are writing with an important update on the final report card. At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s report card. We know how important the report card is to parents and to students. It is a reflection of the work done throughout the year, and the marks, [...]

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Parent Involvement Committee Looking for New Members

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools to apply for positions on the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee. The mandate for the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent engagement to the Waterloo [...]

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Parent Volunteers Needed

Next Friday, June 19, WGD students are heading over to Bingeman Park for the day. At this time, we still have some availability for parent volunteers. If you are interested in this opportunity, please call Mrs. Murovec directly.

Weather Warnings for Waterloo Region

Update 9:30pm: All weather watches and warnings for Waterloo Region have been lifted.   All schools have been notified of the weather watches and warnings currently in place for Waterloo Region. Our priority is always the safety of our students and staff. Administrators are directed to follow the procedure for tornado conditions. We will keep [...]

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Grade 8 Graduation

Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Students are expected to arrive at 6:00 pm sharp. At this time guests will also enter the building.  The ceremony will continue to approximately 8:00 pm. A dance for the graduates will be held from 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. Parents/Guardians are asked to collect [...]

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Riverside Park Celebration

On June 24, 2015, all grade 7 students will be walking over to Riverside Park on King Street for a year end celebration. A variety of team building and collaborative activities will reinforce the end to a successful year. Students will select 3 activities from a list that they wish to participate. Students are asked [...]

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Have your say in the 2015-16 Budget Process!

How can you give input? Appear as a delegation at the June 10, 2015 Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Thursday, June 4 2015. More information on delegation procedures and how to register is [...]

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Update: Information Regarding Grades 3 & 6 EQAO Assessments

We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) would begin strike action on Monday, May 11, 2015. The strike action taken by ETFO across the province, and including here in the WRDSB, involves the withdrawal of administrative duties, including the administration [...]

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Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until [...]

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Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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Update: Job Action for Elementary Teachers on Monday, May 11

Earlier this week we advised you that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) were in a legal strike position effective Monday May 11, 2015. This afternoon Sam Hammond, president of ETFO Ontario, formally confirmed that public Elementary Teachers in Ontario will begin phase one of job action on Monday.  Mr. Hammond indicated that extracurricular activities [...]

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The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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