News & Announcements

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

Meet and Greet

Back to School Meet and Greet (Sneak Peek) Back by popular demand……. We are excited to invite you and your child to a What to bring with you:   “Meet and Greet” on   Thurs. Aug. 31st from   1:00-7:00pm and   Fri. Sept. 1st from   8:00am-12:00pm   In The Gym     JK/SK […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (2 Positions)

Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for up to two community members to join the Board Audit Committee, which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. Candidates must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly […]

A new school year begins September 5—Information you need to know

Get ready to start learning, discovering and making memories.

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay.

Find out more about transportation, registration and newcomer assessment information.






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Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017

Kindergarten Students

Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit www.stswr.ca to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.






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Apply for a position on the board’s Parent Involvement Committee

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is seeking parents/caregivers of students currently enrolled in a WRDSB school and community members to fill avaliable committee positions. WRDSB parents/caregivers and community members interested in this volunteer opportunity can apply using the online form. All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, […]

Thank you for a wonderful school year

It is hard to believe that another academic school year has come and gone. As our students prepare to move on to their next chapter, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past school year. This year we asked you to help us define what public education in Waterloo region means, by […]

Important information for families regarding opioid-related drug overdoses and deaths

This information is shared in cooperation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Dear Parents and Caregivers, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Parenting your child/children is the most important job you will ever experience. As parents and caregivers, it is […]

John Mahood’s Canada 150 photo

Thanks to Mrs. McBay and members of the Woolwich Fire Department for helping us take an aerial photo of our staff and students making the number “150” on our playground.  Happy birthday, Canada, from John Mahood!  Watch the Woolwich Observer for more pictures.

WRDSB email addresses to change August 21

We are excited to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board is moving its email and calendar platform to Google. Many staff and students are already using G Suite tools on a daily basis. In fact, WRDSB has more than 40,000 users of G Suite in our district today.

As part of this change on Aug. 21, 2017, we will also make our email addresses a lot easier and more intuitive for people. When the switch to Gmail happens, all WRDSB email addresses will switch to end with @wrdsb.ca, just like our website.






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