Commencement 2023 – Save the Date!

Commencement 2023 Date and Time Commencement for the graduating class of 2023 will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm at the school.  ____________________________________________________________________________________ **IMPORTANT** Grade 12 Information Form A Grade 12 Information Google Form will be distributed via school email to students on Monday, March 20th. A link to the form will […]

Blended Learning Day Special Schedule – Wednesday, March 1

This Wednesday, March 1st is a Blended Learning Day. See the schedule below (click to enlarge). Most students will work from home on this day. Students will learn “asynchronously” in the morning (students will work independently on course work available in their Virtual Learning Environment for each class). In the afternoon, students will participate in […]

Important Course Selection Information

Course Selection for the 2023-2024 school year will close at the end of the school day this Wednesday March 1st. Please have your student log into myBlueprint and select their courses.  They will be prompted to send their parent/guardian an email for verification. If you know your student has submitted their selections but you have […]

Southwood’s “Starry Night” Semi Formal is tonight at 7:00 pm

Semi Formal is tonight! Students who have purchased tickets are reminded to bring your student card as you will need to show it when you check in on arrival. We are looking forward to a night of dancing and music, featuring the lights and sounds of the acclaimed Pynx Productions! Coat check and refreshments will […]

School Council Meeting – Monday, March 6 at 7:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome Naeem Awan as chair of our School Council. We will hold our next meeting Monday, March 6, 2023 in person at Southwood in our guidance office at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join us as we review our Leadership class’ plans for the year, share the work and Professional Development Southwood […]

Mandatory Online Learning Graduation Requirement and Opt-Out Information

Online learning graduation requirement and opt-out process The Ontario Ministry of Education has introduced a new graduation requirement for secondary students to complete two online credits as part of the 30 credits required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The new graduation requirement begins with students who entered grade 9 in the 2020-2021 school […]

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today, March 21, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day is observed on March 21 each year to mark the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, killed 69 Black men, women and children, and injured 180 more, at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. This day serves […]

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day

Tomorrow, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day. We encourage the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to celebrate this day with us. This year, the theme “With Us, Not For Us” is a reminder that people with Down syndrome need to be part of the work being done to secure them the same […]

March 20 is French Language Day

Today is French Language Day. Established by the United Nations in 2010, French Language Day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the history, culture and use of the French language worldwide. French Language in the WRDSB In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we are proud […]

Co-creating Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools

Student success is a priority at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are successful when they know they have safe, caring and inclusive spaces to learn and grow. Just like school boards across the province, the WRDSB seeks feedback from students about their experiences in school. In fact, the Ministry of Education requires […]

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