Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

COVID-19 Update for the 2022/23 School Year

With the return to school well underway, we want to provide an update to families and caregivers on our current COVID-19 measures. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education and public health, to balance the […]

Error in Attendance Calls

Our School Messenger system sent out calls to all absences on Thursday, September 22nd, even if they were parent-approved. If you have called or emailed to validate your student’s absence please disregard the voicemail you received yesterday evening. We are turning off the program this evening to hopefully prevent further miscommunication. We are sorry for […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – Friday, September 30

On Friday, September 30, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  All WRDSB schools and offices will remain open for students and staff.  What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? On June 2021, the Government of Canada created the National Day for […]

EDSS Grad Parent Night – Tuesday October 4th

EDSS will host a Grad Parent Night – Tuesday October 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be a formal presentation starting at 6:30 with a time for Q&A after the presentation. All parents/guardians of our graduating class are welcome to attend. Generally speaking students have not attended this information session but they […]

Saying Thanks on IT Professionals Day

Today is IT Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their organization […]

EDSS Wi-fi Disturbance Update

Dear parents/guardians, We have recently been experiencing a Wi-fi disturbance that has been affecting a select number of student devices. We are aware of this issue and have been working to resolve it as quickly as possible. The WRDSB Network infrastructure department is actively working with the Wi-fi Vendor to resolve this issue as soon […]

Cancellation Notice: September 21 Blended Learning Day for Secondary Students

Secondary students and families, please be aware that due to issues with the distribution of Chromebooks to students and new staff, we will be cancelling the Blended Learning Day planned on Wednesday, September 21. As a result, Wednesday, September 21 will be treated as a regular in-person school day. We apologize for any inconvenience this […]

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