School Vaccine Clinics in Waterloo Region

The Region of Waterloo is hosting school vaccine clinics between December 2 – 23, 2021 across Waterloo Region to make it easier for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated. School vaccine clinics Children aged 5-11 and their family members who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at […]

Message from Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health on Vaccines

The following is a message from Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, for all parents and guardians of children aged five to 11 in Ontario: Re: Ontario Children Aged Five to 11 Now Eligible to Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine I am pleased to be writing to you following Health Canada’s approval of the […]

Join Public Health for Vaccine Info Session

Join Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services for an information session on the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth. This information session is intended for parents and guardians of children ages 5 to 11. Do you have questions about vaccines for youth? Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Associate Professor at 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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