International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

The UN General Assembly officially designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). The UNiTE by 2030 to […]

Vaccine Approval for 5 to 11 Year Olds, Return to Normal Model for Semester 2 in Secondary and Rapid Testing Over Winter Holidays

Three important announcements have been made recently that have a direct impact on students and families at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB): Vaccine Approval for Children Aged 5-11 On November 19, Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5-11. Parents and caregivers who wish to […]

Betty Townshend – A Legacy of Roots and Wings at W.T. Townshend PS

Betty Townshend was known well by many of the students and staff who have called W.T. Townshend Public School in Kitchener home since it opened in 2003. Betty’s late husband was the namesake of the school, William Townshend, who passed away in 2002. From volunteering for the Strong Start program to supporting family math nights […]

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 […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 21-27

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to fostering and supporting a school culture that is respectful and prioritizes the inclusion of all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of all of our students. As part of our year-round work to promote safe, caring and inclusive schools and […]

A message regarding the BC floods and mudslides

Since November 17, British Columbia has been under a provincial state of emergency due to the devastating floods and mudslides that are destroying communities and infrastructure. The overwhelming loss the people of BC are experiencing impacts our students, staff and families right here in the Waterloo region community. Our hearts and minds are with the […]

Director chanicka Addresses Serious Allegations Impacting Racialized Students

In recent weeks, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has been made aware of serious allegations regarding incidents that impact racialized students. Director of Education jeewan chanicka addresses WRDSB students, families and community members in a recent video. “What could I possibly say that would give you comfort. We promise to keep listening to […]

Volunteers Dig In at Two Cambridge Schools for Microforesting Effort

On the brisk morning of Saturday, November 6, undeterred by the cold temperatures, volunteers came together to plant 170 trees at two Cambridge schools: Avenue Road Public School and Manchester Public School. Their work is part of a pilot program led by Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) that aims to plant microforests across the region. For […]

COVID-19 Screening Checklist Now Available in Multiple Languages

The Ministry of Education is now offering its COVID-19 school screening checklist for students in multiple languages. In addition to English and French, the screening form is now available for download in 19 different languages. Translated School Screening Checklists To access the screening checklists, please visit the Ministry of Education website or download any of […]

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