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 […]

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 […]

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 6, 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 no high-risk school contacts. They have determined that there […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 15 to 21, 2020. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Let’s Connect: Tell Us How You Are Doing

Dear Families and Students, As we begin Quadmester 2 in our secondary schools and elementary schools prepare progress reports, we are taking this opportunity to hear from you. This year, we will be connecting with you at different points during the school year. The purpose of these check-ins is to understand how you and your […]

Upcoming EDSS School Council Meeting

The EDSS School Council meetings will all be virtual for the 2020-21 school year until further notice.  Our next meeting will be Monday, November 16th at 6:30 pm.  We would ask that you complete the following form, Contact Information, with your name and email address so a Google Meet invite, with an embedded Agenda, can be […]

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