2022-2023 Startup Communication to Students and Families

WELCOME BACK RENEGADES!!!!!!!! 2022-23 Startup Communication to Students and Families   Welcome back Renegades! We hope your summer has provided you with new experiences and opportunities. We are looking forward to having you back at school to learn, play, practice and participate in all of the incredible events and activities that will make this year […]

Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

COVID-19 Update for the 2022/23 School Year

With the return to school well underway, we want to provide an update to families and caregivers on our current COVID-19 measures. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education and public health, to balance the […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – Friday, September 30

On Friday, September 30, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  All WRDSB schools and offices will remain open for students and staff.  What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? On June 2021, the Government of Canada created the National Day for […]

Saying Thanks on IT Professionals Day

Today is IT Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their organization […]

Cancellation Notice: September 21 Blended Learning Day for Secondary Students

Secondary students and families, please be aware that due to issues with the distribution of Chromebooks to students and new staff, we will be cancelling the Blended Learning Day planned on Wednesday, September 21. As a result, Wednesday, September 21 will be treated as a regular in-person school day. We apologize for any inconvenience this […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update about school buses. Due to a driver shortage and the impact on service this will have, some routes will be cancelled using the same approach as the last school year. More than 90% of scheduled trips are operating normally. However, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged […]

2022-23 Grand River School Council Information

Dear Parents/Guardians Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, principals, school boards, government, and the community. Grand River is currently recruiting members for the School Council. The purpose of a school council is, through the active participation of parents, to improve student achievement and increase accountability of the education system to parents. Through your involvement in the […]

Grade 9 Night – Grade 9 Parent/Guardian Boot Camp – Sept. 15 – 6:30pm – 8pm

Thursday Sept. 15 is grade 9 night. This is a fun night of activities open to all Grand River grade 9 students. Since you are likely dropping off and picking up your students anyway, why not stay? Parents and guardians are invited into the school to hear about the various facets of high school life […]

Our Strategic Plan – Hear from Director chanicka

As we set out on the journey of creating our plan for the future of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we grounded our focus in our role of educating and preparing students to excel on their chosen path in learning and life. The Strategic Planning Process has been, by far, the most broad […]

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