Commencement Announcement

The following is a message from Mr. Hume about Commencement  for our 2021 Grads:


The following message contains information about our Commencement plans and how to best recognize the graduating class of 2021 given the circumstances. 

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Contact ECI Administration


Ryan Hume                                 519-743-8265 ext. 8-5510        email:

Vice Principals: 

Shawn Weatherdon  (A-F)        519-743-8265 ext. 8-5511         email:

Sue Martin (G-M)                       519-743-8265 ext. 8-5512         email:

Candace Bamber (N-Z)              519-743-8265 ext. 8-5513        email:


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Student Information Change Request

Welcome back ECI families.  If you have moved within the last year and have not informed the school yet, please do so now by completing this form.

Thanks for your help with this matter. Take care and stay safe.

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Future Grade Nines: What You Need to Know

Every year, thousands of students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) make the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9, entering the next stage of their learning journey. From choosing courses to understanding graduation requirements, there is a lot involved in making this next step. To help you with this transition, we’ve collected […]

Flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

To mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, December 6, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast. Every year, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December […]

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students Over the Winter Break

In an effort to promote a safer return to the classroom after the winter break, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Waterloo Region District School Board will be providing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every student attending in-person learning at our board. The rapid antigen screening kits are intended for use by […]

Educator Recognized for Dedication to Advocacy and Supporting Multilingual Students

When Kimiko Shibata heard she had been selected as a winner of the 2021 Leading Women, Leading Girls – Building Communities Recognition Award, she didn’t believe it at first. Shibata is a multilingual learner (MLL) resource teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). “Oh no, that’s for other people,” said Shibata as she […]

Support WEFI and Support Our Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

Integrated Arts Program Virtual Information Night

Join us on-line for information about the Eastwood Collegiate Integrated Arts Program. Parents of grade 8 students from all over the WRDSB (and beyond!) are encouraged to attend to learn what the program offers, how to apply, and what you will need to do to audition. Integrated Arts Program Virtual Information Night Date: Thursday December […]

December 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 on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

The UN General Assembly officially designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). The UNiTE by 2030 to […]

Vaccine Approval for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Return to Normal Model for Semester 2 in Secondary and Rapid Testing Over Winter Holidays

Three important announcements have been made recently that have a direct impact on students and families at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB): Vaccine Approval for Children Aged 5-11 On November 19, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5-11. Parents and caregivers who wish to […]

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