November 16 is Louis Riel Day

Today, November 16, is Louis Riel Day in Ontario. Louis Riel Day recognizes the anniversary of Riel’s execution in 1885. This day is an opportunity to learn more about the life and importance of Louis Riel, leader of the Métis. Riel led Métis People in the Northwest Resistance to protect Métis rights and ways-of-life. The […]

Masking in Schools Strongly Recommended

Today, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore strongly recommended masking in all indoor public settings, including schools and childcare settings. This is due to the increased spread of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 among children across Ontario. While masking is not mandatory, wearing a mask helps to reduce the spread of viruses in […]

Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is recognized around the world as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. In preparation, the preceding week is acknowledged as Transgender Awareness Week. Transgender Awareness Week This week provides an opportunity to: Celebrate and honour transgender people in our community Highlight the contributions of transgender people to our society Advance advocacy towards eliminating […]

Grade 8 Information Nights at WRDSB Secondary Schools

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Grade 8 students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) are beginning to look towards the next step […]

University of Waterloo – Research Volunteer Opportunity

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2022-23 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and winter will soon be upon us, we want to take this opportunity to share with you the WRDSB’s severe weather plans for the 2022-23 school year. If buses are cancelled due to severe weather, schools will remain open unless it is considered unsafe. This decision […]

Friday, November 18 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, November 18, 2022, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on School Learning and Improvement Planning, and/or […]

WRDSB Remembers and Reflects on Remembrance Day

Across our board, we will mark Remembrance Day. On November 11, Waterloo Region District School Board joins fellow Canadians in honouring our country’s many brave war heroes, both past and present, whose sacrifices have ensured the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today. We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving […]

November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day. This is an opportunity to recognize the military service and sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. This day of acknowledgement was established in 1994. More than 12,000 Indigenous Peoples served in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. This […]

November 7 is Inuit Day

Today, November 7, is International Inuit Day. International Inuit Day is an opportunity to celebrate, listen to, and learn from Inuit from across the North. It is a day to honour the rich contributions and vibrant ways of knowing and being of Inuit across the globe. In 2006, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) declared that […]

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