School Immunization Program Restarting for Grade 7, 8, and 9 Students

Since the Spring of 2020, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) school vaccination program has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health will be restarting the program on November 1, 2021 for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. Vaccination Clinics Clinics will be offered at Public Health offices at […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is inviting you to Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2021 marked the start of the 4th annual Dyslexia national awareness-raising campaign. This year’s theme, Empowering Voices, intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to […]

World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and marks more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While in some ways, life has returned to a version of what we remember, there are other regular reminders that our lives, and our mental health, are still being impacted by the pandemic. The World […]

Holiday Long Weekend: Supporting Health and Safety

As we prepare to set out on a well-deserved holiday long weekend, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some advice from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. Although this is a time to rest and relax, we must continue our efforts to keep students, families, and staff safe and […]

Thriving and Surviving | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on coping in a challenging time. During a pandemic, the balance of stress is stacked against us, but with the right strategies and supports, we can help restore a sense of balance. Don’t miss the selection of helpful resources curated to help you not just survive, but thrive. View […]

WRDSB Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. The theme for World Teachers Day 2021, as selected by UNESCO, is: “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. This year, we celebrate the teachers who have demonstrated incredible adaptability and commitment to supporting student learning as they have worked through the shifting realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, […]

October 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 […]

Preparing to Welcome Volunteers Back to Schools

We appreciate and celebrate volunteers in our schools. We know the value they add to a student’s experience and that volunteer contributions are meaningful and impactful. We also know that students, staff and community members are eager to get back to the activities they enjoy. COVID-19 has presented many challenges to typical school operations and […]

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 […]

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