Announcing the My Canada Project

Are you proud to live in Canada? We want to know what you love about Canada, what inspires you about our country, and what we could do better. We are announcing the My Canada Project, a contest open to all Grade 8 students in our schools. In 300-500 words, share your thoughts on Canada, and you […]

#BellLetsTalk Day – Wednesday, January 29

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 29. This is a day to raise awareness and continue the conversation around mental health. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A big hurdle for anyone living with mental illness is overcoming the stigma and a major reason why […]

Still time to register for French Immesion

There’s still time for families of children entering Grade 1 in the fall of 2020 to register for French Immersion. Registration for the program closes on January 31. Visit our French Immersion website to learn more about our program or to register your child.  

Schools reopen January 28

All WRDSB elementary schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, January 28 following the one-day rotating Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) strike. Before and after school programs will reopen and student transportation will operate as normal. We want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Important Information About Coronavirus

We would like to update you on the coronavirus that has originated in China and has been receiving significant media attention in recent days. The Ontario Medical Office, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, has been in contact with all school boards and advised in a letter that: “Students, parents and school […]

Update on elementary report cards

Dear Parents/Caregivers: We are writing with an important update on the term one report card.   At this point in the year, you would normally receive your child’s term one report card. We know how important these reports are to parents, caregivers and students. They are a reflection of the work done thus far in the […]

All elementary schools closed January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 27, all ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a one-day withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO). In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators. All secondary schools are OPEN to students and exams will continue as […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 24

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Friday, January 24, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. As a reminder, Friday, January 24, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 23

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Thursday, January 23, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Thursday, January 23, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

Friday, January 24 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, January 24, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. […]

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