Online Safety and Digital Citizenship in Distance Learning

As we continue to support distance learning for all our students, we wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the supports and resources in place to ensure the safety and security of all of those working and learning online in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Digital Citizenship Students in the WRDSB are expected […]

Caring for Self and Caring for Others

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on caring for ourselves as well as for others. Find out how you and others feel appreciated by learning about the five different love languages and take a quiz to discover what your love language is. Sleep is foundational to our overall health and well-being. We have included sleeping […]

Reminder: Supporting our Staff, Students and Families

Dear WRDSB Families, A reminder that tomorrow is your last day to give us feedback on how families and students are doing and if you feel supported as students learn both in-person and online. We are using ThoughtExchange to gather your feedback. You’ll be asked to answer one open-ended question with as many responses as […]

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 every Wednesday, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Workshop Opportunity: Supporting Children and Teens Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Supporting Children and Teens Through the Impacts of the Changing Landscape of the COVID and post-COVID World Presented by the Waterloo Region Family Network in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) Hosted by Lisa Robinson, a registered social worker with Andrea Warnick Consulting, this […]

Student return to School After Illness Without A COVID-19 Test

Recent updates to the Ontario School Screening Tool has created some confusion regarding the return to school process for families who choose not to have their child tested for COVID-19. We hope that this information clarifies the return to school process where the screening tool has indicated that your child should not attend school and […]

REMINDER: WRDSB hosts 3rd annual Black History Month Event

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. We invite the WRDSB community, including Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community to join us for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and […]

Supporting our Staff, Students and Families

Dear WRDSB Families, We are taking this opportunity to connect with you once more to see how families and students are doing and if you feel supported as students learn both in-person and online. As we mentioned last November, we will be checking in with you a few times throughout the year. To connect with […]

Announcing Voluntary Student COVID-19 Testing 

On February 16, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced that school boards will undertake asymptomatic targeted testing in at least 5% of the elementary and secondary schools within their jurisdiction each week and are asked to provide this testing opportunity to at least 2% of their student population per week. In WRDSB, testing will be […]

Announcing the Code of Conduct for Parents and Caregivers of Students Learning from a Distance

To support our students and staff as they continue distance learning this school year, we are proud to announce the Code of Conduct for Parents and Caregivers of Students Learning from a Distance. These guidelines are designed to ensure a positive experience for all involved in learning from a distance, whether they be members of […]

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