April 8th, 2021
Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is launching its first-ever Student Census on Monday, April 19, 2021. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the students we support and help us to identify differences and gaps in our students’ experiences and outcomes based on their diverse needs.
The census is a confidential and voluntary survey for all parents/guardians of students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 and for all students in Grades 4 to 12.
It includes questions about students’ cultural, social, and sociodemographic identity. It specifically asks about Indigenous status, ethnic/cultural background, racial identity, first language, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, health/disability status, socioeconomic circumstances, age, and grade.
Every question on the Student Census is optional. Every student and parent/guardian can choose which (if any) questions they wish to answer. However, parents/guardians of children under 18 years of age can request that their child not participate in the census by going through the Student Opt-Out Process by Friday, April 9, 2021.
To learn more about our census, visit our website at www.wrdsb.ca/studentcensus or take a few minutes to watch our video.