Elmira District Secondary School Mourns the loss of Liana Damaren

Elmira District Secondary School Mourns the loss of Liana Damaren. It is with a very heavy heart that the Elmira District Secondary School community mourns the loss of Liana Damaren on Friday, November 3th.  Liana Damaren joined Elmira District Secondary School in September of this year as an Educational Assistant. Liana made a positive impact […]

WRDSB Remembers and Reflects on Remembrance Day

As we approach Remembrance Day, a day of solemn reflection and gratitude, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will honour those who have served during times of war, conflict, and peace on Friday, November 10, 2023. We honour all Canadians who have served and are serving to protect our country. This includes ​​those identifying […]

Holocaust Education Week

Holocaust Education Week (HEW) is recognised the first week of November, this year running from November 1 to 9. In 2023, HEW falls at an incredibly difficult moment for the Jewish community. The content shared during this week may be triggering for some staff and students. However, acknowledging HEW aligns with the Waterloo Region District […]

OSSLT for Secondary Students in 2023-24

To get their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), students in Grades 10 to 12 must meet the literacy graduation requirement. Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) In Ontario, the OSSLT is the standard method used to test students’ literacy skills. Its purpose is to support students to meet the provincial literacy requirement to graduate. Students […]

WRDSB shares 2022-23 Board Improvement and Equity Plan outcomes

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to transforming the education system so that identity and social location no longer predict outcomes for students. The 2022-2023 school year was the first year of implementation of the Board Improvement and Equity Plan (BIEP). The BIEP is what supports the implementation and achievement of the […]

Monday, November 13 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Monday, November 13, 2023, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed About Professional Development (PD) Days PD days are held throughout the school year to provide learning opportunities for school-based […]

Don’t Miss It: Assistive Technology – Support for Families in Fall 2023

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Español Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) SEA Assistive […]

Ensuring Safe and Welcoming Spaces for All Students, Families and Staff

In light of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the ongoing challenges faced by students and their families, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) wants to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to making our schools safe and welcoming spaces for all. WRDSB’s primary focus remains on creating inclusive environments where students feel safe, […]

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