SMILE for Picture Day – December 13 and 14, 2021

Hello Parents! Picture Day is coming on December 13 and 14. More information will be coming out closer to the date. Make it simple by ordering your portraits online at Lifetouch Canada, using your Picture Day ID (QX551030Q0) and child’s first name to get started. https://my.lifetouch.ca/mylifetouch/#/

Grade 8 Parent Transition Night – December 7th

We are hosting a virtual parent information night on December 7th, 2021 from 630-8:00pm. Topics include our magnet programs, athletics, pathways,  guidance support and others! This event is for incoming grade 8 students as well as existing parents of students who would like to get further information about Grand River Collegiate. Please complete the sign up form attached […]

New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected at Inaugural Board Meeting

Scott Piatkowski elected Chair and Kathleen Woodcock elected Vice-Chair At the Inaugural Board Meeting of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), trustees elected Scott Piatkowski as Chair and Kathleen Woodcock as Vice-Chair. Trustee Piatkowski and Trustee Woodcock, are in their first and fifth terms, respectively, as trustees. Trustee Piatkowski served as Vice-Chair for the […]

Future Grade Nines: What You Need to Know

Every year, thousands of students across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) make the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9, entering the next stage of their learning journey. From choosing courses to understanding graduation requirements, there is a lot involved in making this next step. To help you with this transition, we’ve collected […]

Flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

To mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, December 6, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be flown at half-mast. Every year, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December […]

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students Over the Winter Break

In an effort to promote a safer return to the classroom after the winter break, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Waterloo Region District School Board will be providing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every student attending in-person learning at our board. The rapid antigen screening kits are intended for use by […]

Educator Recognized for Dedication to Advocacy and Supporting Multilingual Students

When Kimiko Shibata heard she had been selected as a winner of the 2021 Leading Women, Leading Girls – Building Communities Recognition Award, she didn’t believe it at first. Shibata is a multilingual learner (MLL) resource teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). “Oh no, that’s for other people,” said Shibata as she […]

Support WEFI and Support Our Students

WEFI helps, and you can too. The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) helps to make a wide variety of programs in our schools possible. From school nutrition programs, to helping ensure all students are able to engage in extracurricular activities, your contributions will directly help our students. Give the Gift of WEFI Multiply the impact […]

Grand River Cafeteria Opens Monday!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday students will be able to access the Grand River Cafeteria and other shared spaces during lunch. Classrooms will be closed at lunch and students will have the option of being in the cafeteria or other common areas. Students are also able to continue to leave the […]

December 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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