Student Sign Out Procedures

A reminder that when a student has permission to sign out of school by their parent / guardian, the expectation is that they must leave the school campus, which includes all school buildings and the EDSS sports field.  This applies to signing out due to an appointment, illness, family commitment and all extra-curricular school clubs […]

Cancellation of Field Hockey Games and Cross Country Meet – October 21

Due to lightning in the forecast, all field hockey games scheduled at Woodside Park and the cross country meet scheduled for Bechtel Park are cancelled for today (Thursday, October 21). The facilities these events are scheduled at do not have a shelter option guaranteeing the safety of students in the event of a lightning storm. […]

School Immunization Program Restarting for Grade 7, 8, and 9 Students

Since the Spring of 2020, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) school vaccination program has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health will be restarting the program on November 1, 2021 for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. Vaccination Clinics Clinics will be offered at Public Health offices at […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

WCSSAA Protocol for Indoor Spectators

To students, staff, families and community: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) and WRDSB will not be allowing any non-essential spectators into indoor sporting events. This includes non-coaching school staff, students, family members, media, sports enthusiasts, and community members. Access to our schools is currently only provided […]

OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2021-2022

As a reminder, over the past two years, our Grade 10 students have not been able to write the literacy test due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Education is restarting the literacy test again this year, for Grade 10, 11 and non-graduating Grade 12 students. Literacy Graduation Requirement in the 2021-2022 School Year Graduating […]

EDSS Class of 2021 – Follow-Up Survey

Dear EDSS 2021 Graduates, In the Spring, we had hoped that Covid-19 gathering protocols would have allowed us to organize larger, in-person gatherings to continue to celebrate the Class of 2021. As restrictions are still not at a point where we can do this, we are looking for your feedback from your experience with the […]

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is inviting you to Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2021 marked the start of the 4th annual Dyslexia national awareness-raising campaign. This year’s theme, Empowering Voices, intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to […]

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