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Blue Dot Movement: Request for a Municipal Declaration

Let’s show our support for our very own Raine Knudsen who will be speaking at Kitchener City Hall, 5:30, Monday May 25 to support this grass roots movement to become the next municipality to pass this declaration. If you want to learn more about the Blue Dot movement http://bluedot.ca/ AND WHEREAS the City believes that [...]

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Ryan’s Law (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools)

On April 30, 2015, Ryan’s Law, 2015 was passed by the Ontario Legislature.  The legislation requires school boards to establish and maintain an asthma policy, which must include strategies to reduce risk of exposure to asthma triggers and a communication plan for the dissemination of information on asthma. Please view the attached letter that has [...]

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Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until [...]

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Eastwood Music students bring home gold!

Eastwood Music Students participated in the Musicfest Nationals competition on May 12, 2015  in Toronto, a week-long festival that features over 500 groups from across Canada, including Bands, Choirs, and Strings.   These students could not have represented our great school any better! Congratulations Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Junior Band for earning Gold standing with their performances! Go Rebels!

Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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Update: Secondary Schools Open May 11

The OSSTF teachers’ union is obliged to serve five days notice of their intention to take strike action. At this point in time, the WRDSB has not received this notice. Therefore secondary schools will be open as usual on May 11.

Categories: Broadcast-SecondaryLabour

Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please [...]

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School Climate Surveys Are Here!

School climate surveys are important tools which help schools assess the current culture within a school. The survey captures perceptions from students, parents and staff relating to issues such as character development, equity and inclusion, safe schools, and variables that contribute to a healthy school environment. Please take the opportunity to complete the Safe Caring [...]

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Update: Secondary Schools Open May 4

The OSSTF teachers’ union is obliged to serve five days notice of their intention to take strike action. At this point in time, the WRDSB has not received this notice. Therefore secondary schools will be open as usual on May 4.

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