Student’s Book Supports Anti-Bullying for Pink Shirt Day

For Shreya Gupta, being creative comes naturally. When she’s not sketching, painting or reading, she explained there is one place you’ll find her. “On the laptop, just writing some stories for fun.” With a desire to help make a difference for other children, in Canada and around the world, she put her love for writing […]

Pink Shirt Day is February 24

On Wednesday, February 24, join us in recognizing Pink Shirt Day. This is a day to stand up against bullying of all kinds. Since March 2020, we have shifted to being online more than ever before. Whether it has been to learn, work, keep in touch with family and friends, or pass the time, our […]

Changing How History is Taught – All Year Long

A passion for history is what brought Chris Ashley to teaching, and it’s what keeps him at it 23 years after he first joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). The educator from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI) isn’t shy about the fact that part of his motivation came as a result of […]

February 22 – All Schools Closed & Transportation Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all transportation is cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs,  Child Care centres co-located in schools and the Education Centre are also closed. All students will participate in Weather Impacted Distance Learning. Teachers in both the in-person and distance learning programs will provide learning resources from home […]

Weather Impacted Learning Day, All Buses Cancelled, All Schools Closed

February 22 – All Schools Closed & Transportation Cancelled February 22nd, 2021 Due to the current weather conditions, all transportation is cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs,  Child Care centres co-located in schools and the Education Centre are also closed. All students will participate in Weather Impacted Distance Learning. Teachers in both […]

Updated Covid-19 Screening Direction for WRDSB Staff, Students and Families

Effective February 22, 2021, under the direction of the Ministry of Education, staff and students are required to stay home from school or child care if anyone in their household develops a single symptom of COVID-19. Return to School If the symptomatic individual tests negative for COVID-19 or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health […]

Free Community Resource Program Workshops from Carizon

You’re invited to take part in a series of free workshops from the Community Resource Program at Carizon. These workshops, taking place throughout February and March, aim to help you feel confident and hopeful in your parenting. There are three options to attend each workshop, so please click on the date and time that works […]

Mathematics is now one mark with the NEW curriculum

In September 2020, the Ministry of Education implemented the new elementary 2020 Mathematics Curriculum. One of the changes that came with the revised curriculum is how mathematics marks are reported on the report card. Previously, students were assigned grades based on individual math strands; with the new curriculum, students are now assigned one overall mark […]

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Bookstores

Looking to learn more about the Black community in Waterloo Region and make a difference? One way to do this is by supporting Black-owned businesses in our community and throughout Canada. Whether you’re looking to order something for dinner, or looking to buy a book to expand your own consciousness and understanding, there is a […]

February 16 – All Schools Closed & Transportation Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all transportation is cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs and the Education Centre are also closed. All students will participate in Weather Impacted Distance Learning. Teachers in both the in-person and distance learning programs will provide learning resources from home and will be available to students during […]

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