Secondary Students: Requesting a Mode of Learning Change for Quadmester 3 and 4

We are asking families of secondary students who want to change their child’s mode of learning (in-person to distance learning or vice versa), to do so by Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Only those who wish to change the mode of learning should fill out this form. If you complete this form and then change your […]

Quadmester 2 Learn From Home Reminders

Dear Southwood Families, We have had a smooth transition to Quadmester Two, and we appreciate all your efforts to keep Southwood students safe and learning. Please note the following reminders for Southwood Students during Quadmester Two: When students are LEARNING FROM HOME, they are expected to participate in their school work during the regular school […]

Quad 2 Start Up Information and Cohort Calendar

Get ready for Quad 2! Cohort information for Quad 2 will be communicated via School Day. Most cohorts have remained the same, with a few exceptions who will receive a call from the school. You may check your courses on MyWay. Your Quad 2, Course 1 teacher will be in touch with you by Friday, […]

Remote Learning Extended Until February 10, 2021

WRDSB schools will continue remote-learning until at least February 10th, 2021. This decision is based on current directions from the Ministry of Education and the advice of public health experts with the intention of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Any further extension to the period of remote learning will be determined by the Ministry of […]

Province Extends Distance Learning in the WRDSB

Today, Stephen Lecce, the Minister of Education, announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and select other school boards across the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. What we know Students in the WRDSB will continue distance learning until further direction […]

Responding to the Events of Inauguration Day: Resources for Families and Students

Today with the peaceful inauguration of President Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris taking the oath of office as the first Black and South Asian woman Vice President of the United States, we witnessed both history and the transition of executive power in the United States. This process has been difficult and sometimes violent. The news […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) marks Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day. Educational Assistants (EAs) help to deliver educational programs and provide support to students in our schools, while Child & Youth Workers (CYWs) work with children who face a variety of social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Our EAs […]

Parenting Essentials Video Series with Parents for Children’s Mental Health

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health are proud to announce the Parenting Essentials video series, featuring recordings of webinars that took place in the fall of 2020. The first video in this series offers an overview for any parents, and caregivers, interested in learning more about the complexities […]

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