News & Announcements

Director’s Year-End Message

The 2018-2019 school year was one of growth and learning for our entire system. We accomplished a great deal this year, and we should all be proud of how far we have progressed towards achieving our operational goals and implementing our strategic plan. We remain committed to reaching our ultimate goals and will remain laser-focused […]

Flags lowered for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) office locations and school buildings will be joining other Government of Canada establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, which takes place annually on June 23. This day marks the anniversary of the Air India flight […]

A New Home for the Mavericks

The official opening of Janet Metcalfe PS brought together students, staff, families and special guests to celebrate the 121st school in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Janet Metcalfe PS opened its doors to students and staff for the first time in September 2018. The school is home to 550 students from Junior Kindergarten to […]

Female Student Leaders Empower Their Peers at Jean Steckle Public School

The energy was palpable at Jean Steckle Public School in Kitchener on the evening of Wednesday, May 15 as 50 female students from grades five through eight from Jean Steckle and Janet Metcalfe Public Schools gathered to take part in a Girls’ Night In. As soon as the doors opened, attendees flowed in, eager to […]

EXTENDED: Looking for #WeSingOCanada performers

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Thursday, June 27, 2019. Warm up those vocal cords (or fingers) and show off your Canadian spirit. We are in search of incredible WRDSB talent to help us kick-off a variety of events on the “right note” – and we want you to be the star. […]

Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, May 31, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

Budget & Staffing: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In order to communicate our current budget outlook for 2019-2020, we are providing the following Frequently Asked Questions to create an understanding of current timelines, resources, and priorities. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on student and staff well-being, work to minimize the impact of budget shortfalls in the classroom, and will […]

Grand Opening – Tuesday June 11, 2019

Please join us Tuesday June 11th at 6:30 pm to celebrate our official Grand Opening We look forward to seeing you!

Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019. The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and […]

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