2021-22 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As the days get colder and the snow starts to fall, we want to take this opportunity to share with you our severe weather plans for the 2021-22 school year. Although severe weather is rare, we want you to know what would happen in the event of severe weather. During severe […]

Laurentian VP Answers the Call of Duty as a Reservist

As we sit in November 2021, March 2020 and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic feels so far away. Lockdowns loomed, toilet paper was scarce and no one was really sure where this crisis would take us. In this time of extraordinary uncertainty, Stephen Coe, vice-principal at Laurentian Public School, responded to the call of […]

Reviewing Our Library Collections

We are committed to preparing our students for success in the world in which they will live and work. With this in mind, we must ensure that the learning and development of our students are guided and supported by up-to-date and relevant resources and supports. This includes the books that are available to them at […]

In Conversation with Students: An Interview with the Director of Education

For Amelia and Vivian, two Grade 6 students from Empire Public School in Waterloo, it was an opportunity to ask the Director of Education their burning questions. For the Director of Education jeewan chanicka, it was an opportunity to hear directly from Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, about what matters to them. This […]

An Attitude of Gratitude | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can all feel grateful by focusing on the positives in our lives, no matter how small they may seem. Research shows us that feeling grateful and expressing gratitude makes us happier, healthier, and more able to tolerate stress and tough situations. In other words, it increases […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for the Late Honourable William G. Davis

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will join other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast on Thursday, November 4, 2021 for the memorial service of the Late Honourable William G. Davis, 18th Premier of Ontario, 1971 – 1985. William G. Davis passed away on August […]

Holocaust Education Week

The first week of November is Holocaust Education Week (HEW), as recognized by Jewish Community organisations across Canada. Recognizing Holocaust Education Week is part of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) ongoing commitment to raising our collective consciousness and knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of systematically persecuted communities. From 1933-1945, the Nazi […]

Hold and Secure: KCI and King Edward PS

UPDATE: The hold and secures at both schools have now been lifted. Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School and King Edward Public School have been placed into a hold and secure due to an ongoing police investigation in the area. All students and staff are safe. We will update this web post, Twitter and Facebook as […]

KCI Instructional Support Days Schedule (Nov 11 &12)

As a follow up to the WRDSB Instructional Support Days web post (Oct 25), KCI students will be learning from home as they participate in the Instructional Support Days on November 11 and 12. Students will work asynchronously or synchronously from home, depending on their needs. Teachers will be available to the students in the course blocks on the schedule outlined […]

November 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 […]

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