EDSS Resource Collection – June 2021

Dear Students and Families,    We are pleased to share our year end plan for the return of loaned items (textbooks, musical instruments, art supplies, etc.) and Chromebooks for those students not returning to EDSS or a school within the WRDSB in September.     All grade 12 students who have booked an appointment time for […]

Student’s Hair On The Line for Rainbow Railroad

Anna Wienburg, a Grade 12 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Waterloo, is putting her hair on the line to raise funds for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI people seek safe haven from violence and persecution. Wienburg pledged to shave off all her hair if she hit the initial goal of $1,000. […]

School Vaccine Clinics In Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between June 22 – 26, 2021 for youth and their families. These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed. School vaccine clinics Youth aged 12-17 and family members they live with can book appointments at these vaccine clinics to […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

On Monday, June 21st, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is offering a full day of programming available for educators to enjoy alongside their students, featuring Indigenous authors, artists, dancers, Knowledge Keepers, and other special guests who will share their stories, cultures, and insights throughout the day. This will be an exceptional opportunity to […]

Let’s Connect: Tell Us How You Are Doing

All Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students and families are invited to take part in the third installment of our Let’s Connect Survey series. What is the purpose of the Let’s Connect 3 Survey? We would like to hear from students and families about: their experiences this year student/staff well-being feedback about planning for […]

Juneteenth and Emancipation Day

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved Black communities in Texas, USA learned they’d be free – two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth marks the tragedy of enslavement and recognizes the challenges that those who fight injustice continue to face. Juneteenth also […]

Parent & Youth Vaccine Information Session from Public Health

Join Region of Waterloo Public Health for a presentation on the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer vaccine for youth. Dr. Kelly Grindrod who is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy will provide a brief presentation and answer questions. Parents, caregivers and youth are encouraged to join. Do you have […]

Get to Know the Equity and Inclusion Branch

Earlier this month, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the second of three branches within the department: the Equity and Inclusion Branch. Equity and Inclusion Branch Equity & Inclusion Team The Equity & Inclusion Team strives to increase educational equity by working alongside staff to identify […]

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