Commencement 2022 – Important Information

Commencement Ceremony We are looking forward to welcoming our graduates back to Southwood on Friday, October 14 for our Commencement Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. We ask grads to arrive by 6:15 p.m. on that day to prepare for the ceremony. More information will be sent the week before Commencement. Gowns Grads who have ordered gowns […]

Bell Time Adjustment Starts Monday

Beginning Monday, September 19, the school day will now end at 2:20 p.m. Period 3 will begin immediately after lunch at 11:45 pm. Please see Daily Schedule and Bell Times for the complete schedule.

Picture Day is Tomorrow – Thursday, September 8

Picture Day will take place on Thursday, September 8 throughout the day. Please see the attached flyer for online ordering information. Picture Day at Southwood

Grad Gown Deadline Extended – LAST CALL

Any graduating students who wish to order a grad gown package but have not yet done so may go on School Day to make their order. Please complete your order by Friday, September 9 at noon. Commencement Ceremonies take place on Friday, October 14th at 7 pm

First Day Schedule

The first day of the 2022-2023 school year will be on Tuesday, September 6. The morning will be dedicated to Grade 9 orientation, but Grades 10-12 students are welcome to go to the Library, Cafeteria or Courtyard. See the full schedule here. School Locks and Timetables Locks will be available for purchase in the front hall […]

Transportation Update

Transportation Delays While the majority of WRDSB students will be able to ride the bus to school on Tuesday, September 6, some bus routes will not be available until Monday, September 12.  Please see the list of delayed bus routes here. Please note: Students who have registered in the past 3 months may be delayed […]

Attention, Graduates! Commencement Gown Update

If you did not order a gown before the summer shut down of School Day at the end of June, you will still be able to order a gown for the October Commencement starting August 29th. Final deadline is September 1st. If you have an problems with the site on or after August 29th, please call the […]

Registrations for 2022-2023

Registrations for the coming school year are being accepted online here after August 8th (scroll down to the Secondary School section). If you have problems with the system, you may leave a message at the school by emailing or by calling 519-621-5920 and dialing “3”. Please include the student’s name, previous school and your contact information […]

Commencement 2022 – Gowns now available to order

Save the date! The Commencement Ceremony for 2022 will take place on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. at the school. A souvenir gown package is now available for purchase on School Day at a cost of $20 and includes a gown, cap and tassel. Please go to School Day for all the details. Gowns will be […]

Celebrating Custodial Appreciation Day

Today is Custodial Appreciation Day. We want to express our gratitude to the custodians and maintenance staff who work tirelessly to make sure Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools and offices are clean, safe and well-maintained. During the pandemic, these hard-working individuals played a critical role. No matter the time of day, they made […]

Waterloo Region District School Board Confirms Some Student Information Involved in Cyber Incident

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) confirms that some information in the student grade database was impacted by the July 10 cyber incident. The data involved included information for some students enrolled in the 2006-07 through 2012-13 academic years. Given the years involved, the vast majority of individuals are former students. Social insurance numbers, […]

$58,000 in Bursaries Awarded to 50+ Co-Op Students

58 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Co-operative Education students are about to receive $1,000 each. These awards are thanks to the Learn and Work and Skilled Trade Bursary Programs. That works out to $58,000 in bursaries to support students as they explore the career options available to them. Co-operative Education students from across the […]

Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

COVID-19 Update for the 2022/23 School Year

With the return to school well underway, we want to provide an update to families and caregivers on our current COVID-19 measures. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education and public health, to balance the […]

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