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School Council Meeting – Monday January 21st, 2019

Please find attached a copy of the Agenda for the School Council Meeting on Monday, January 21st, 2019. School Council January 2019 Agenda2

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today marks the second annual Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day at the Waterloo Region District School Board. Educational Assistants (EA) help to deliver educational programs in our schools, while Child Youth Workers (CYW) are mental health professionals who work with troubled children who face a variety of emotional, behavioural or physical […]

“Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety” Discussion During School Council Meeting – January 21st, 2019

Attention Parents and Caregivers, Please see the topic of discussion for the upcoming School Council Meeting below: Barb Shannon our EDSS Social Worker will be talking about the Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety. With Exams coming up this is a pertinent topic for many parents. For students, anxiety can range from nervousness […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety

For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]

Smart Waterloo Region Youth Forum

An exciting youth-focused event is coming up, and Smart Waterloo Region needs your help to make it a success. On January 12th the Smart Waterloo Region team will host a Youth Forum at RIM Park. Co-created with the Smart Cities Innovation Council: Youth Unite Here (SCIC YUH) – a group of local youth representatives, the forum will be […]

Holiday greetings from the WRDSB

As we look back at the incredible year we have shared, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the remarkable contributions of every staff member, the accomplishments of our 64,000 students, their families and our community of Waterloo region. I hope that 2019 will be a year filled with energy and enthusiasm as […]

EDSS Drinking Water Update

December 18, 2018 Dear Elmira District Secondary School families, Schools in our district follow the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) laws on drinking water. In 2017, the MOECC amended the process for how we test drinking water fixtures and report lead exceedances. When levels of lead that are higher than provincial standards are […]

Day 8: Angel tree at EDSS supports Woolwich Community Services

Elmira District Secondary School students (EDSS) gave back to their community this holiday season by supporting Woolwich Community Services Christmas Goodwill program. Leadership students helped organize an Angel Tree as well as a toonie drive to support local families. Paper angels that listed wanted items covered a hand-made tree in the school. “When students saw […]

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