Mental Health Week – Day 2: Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health Literacy

As we continue our Mental Health Week campaign in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and our students’ mental health, we want to remind our students, families and community to #GetReal about your feelings. Be truthful. Be honest. Be vulnerable. It is okay to not feel okay and to seek help. Today’s mental […]

Moving Forward: 2022 Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 2-6) provides us with an opportunity to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and highlight all that public education offers our students. For 2022, Ontario’s Education Week theme is Moving Forward. It recognizes our collective efforts to support student achievement as part […]

Mental Health Week – Day 1: Pandemic

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) holds its Mental Health Week during the first week of May as an opportunity to talk, educate and increase awareness about mental illness and well-being. It can be difficult to discuss the topic of mental health and healing. To help, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be […]

WRDSB participates in Mental Health Week, May 2 to 6, 2022

Since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week during the first week in May, making 2022 the 71st year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This year, the theme is empathy. The campaign calls for us […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day Principals and vice-principals lead Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools each and every day. This day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and community members. The impact of principals and vice-principals extend beyond a single classroom. They set the tone […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

Today, April 28 is the annual National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. To remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will […]

Masking in Schools: Help Us Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

As we have throughout the pandemic, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) follows the advice of Region of Waterloo Public Health. Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community at the moment, public health is recommending we use all the tools at our disposal to maximize our layers of protection to reduce […]

Today is the International Day of Pink

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 is the International Day of Pink. The International Day of Pink is an opportunity to represent: Inclusion Diversity Courage Solidarity Kindness Acceptance About the International Day of Pink The International Day of Pink started in 2007 by David Shepherd and Travis Price at a high school in Nova Scotia. They witnessed […]

Keeping You Informed: COVID-19 in Schools

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is providing an update to keep you informed. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. COVID-19 Reporting Starting next week, families will receive a daily report. This will come from their school principal through School-Day. The […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We have an important update about school bus service for Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students. Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) is having more driver absences because of COVID-19 isolation. As a result, they will need to cancel some bus routes when driver absences cannot be covered. Students and bus drivers are […]

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