Announcing the New Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer of the Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Landry as the new Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer of the Board, effective January 17, 2023. Nick is no stranger to the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), having served in the role of Controller of Financial Services since 2017, and previously as Business Services […]

January 17 is Raoul Wallenberg Day

January 17 is Raoul Wallenberg Day in Canada. Working as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest during the Second World War, Raoul Wallenberg risked his own life to save the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jewish people from the Holocaust. In 1985, the Government of Canada named Mr. Wallenberg its first honourary citizen, and […]

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Starting January 16, parents and caregivers can register their child(ren) for the dynamic and exciting journey of kindergarten in the Waterloo Region District School Board! At the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we want to assure families that their children will receive an education that will support them in reaching their full potential from […]

Assistive Technology – Support for Families in Early 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 (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

January Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Meaning of Home Writing Contest for Grade 4, 5 and 6 Students

The Meaning of Home writing contest is back for its 16th year and we want to invite all Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to participate. Meaning of Home Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining […]

January is Tamil Heritage Month

The month of January is Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. Approximately 200,000 Tamil people call Canada home. The theme of this year’s Tamil Heritage Month is “Tamils in Trade and Commerce.” Celebrated in Canada each year since 2016, this month is an opportunity to recognize the major contributions Tamil people have made to the growth […]

Friday, December 23: All schools closed and transportation cancelled

Student, staff and family safety continues to be our priority and we continue to monitor weather conditions. Due to the anticipated severe weather for Friday, December 23, 2022, all school buses, taxis and special education routes will be cancelled and all schools will be closed tomorrow. Extended Day Programs, Child Care Centres located in our […]

Friday, January 20 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, January 20, 2023, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. Unfortunately, all board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will also be closed. This is due to staff shortages that would impact our ability to meet staffing ratios, which are required under […]

Announcing the Retirement of Superintendent Ron DeBoer

Congratulations to Superintendent Ron DeBoer on the announcement of his retirement effective January 31, 2023. Ron has served the WRDSB and public education with great dedication, skill and a commitment to equity and social justice for 33 years. Ron joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in 1990 as a secondary school English and […]

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