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 all the relevant information in one location. Click the button below to find out what you need to know.

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If you still have questions after reading through the page linked above, please reach out to the EDSS guidance department for more information.

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December 1 – All Schools Closed & Transportation Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all transportation is cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs and the Education Centre are also closed. All students will participate in Weather Impacted Distance Learning. Teachers in both the in-person and distance learning programs will provide learning resources from home and will be available to students […]

Confirmed COVID-19 Case: Student at Elmira District SS

Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed that a student at Elmira District Secondary School, last in the building on November 26, has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the positive case and will […]

Celebrating Our Graduates in the Time of COVID-19

Graduating from secondary school has always represented a milestone achievement. The culmination of more than a decade of learning, growing and hard work in pursuit of personal growth and accomplishment. In the time of a global pandemic, taking time to recognize and celebrate graduates in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is more important […]

Give the Gift of WEFI

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our daily lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined and we have all faced new, greater challenges. This includes those in our community who are in need – the barriers they faced before the pandemic, have grown exponentially. More than ever before, they need […]

2019-2020 Lancer Graduate Pick up Info

2019-2020 Lancer Graduates   Virtual Commencement will be Friday, November 27th at 7 p.m.  An email with the link to the video will be sent to you, using the email address you provided in the online survey, as soon as we receive it. Graduates are invited on the following dates to come to the school […]

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a PD Day – no school for students

Monday, November 23, 2020 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs are closed. All staff will engage in a full day of professional learning focused on Student Achievement and Well-being in addition […]

New Approach to Severe Weather Days

During severe weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. In past years, the cancellation of buses has not automatically resulted in school closures, however, this year that is changing with the launch of Weather Impacted Distance Learning Days. On days when buses are […]

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