When Feeling Stressed, Good News Is Best | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can better understand stress, and how it affects us. Stress is a part of life, but we can control what we do when we feel stressed. View the latest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting You’ll also find a selection of community events and resources selected to help support […]

Assistive Technology – Training for Families

Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) SEA Assistive Technology Training Team is here to help you. This month they are offering a variety of training presentations and drop-in sessions. Training Presentations Join the Google Meet for a presentation on how […]

Mental Health Week – Day 5: Seeking Help

Today is the final day of Mental Health Week, and although it marks the end of the week, we hope that this focus on mental health will help continue the conversation. Mental health does not have a beginning and an end. In order for each student within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) to […]

Mental Health Week – Day 4: Supports for Supports for BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and 2SLGBTQIA+ youths

As we continue to celebrate Mental Health Week, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes the need to be mindful and intentional in creating space to highlight the disparity of resources for our most vulnerable students and families to access mental health services. The pandemic has played a dominant role in our mental well-being. […]

Mental Health Week – Day 3: Self-Compassion

For Day 3 of Mental Health Week, we thought it would be important to share some information, reminders and resources about self-compassion. Many may not know what self-compassion is, so we wanted to take this opportunity to help educate you! Theme: Self-Compassion Self-compassion is an area we often overlook for ourselves as we carry on […]

Mental Health Week – Day 2: Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health Literacy

As we continue our Mental Health Week campaign in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and our students’ mental health, we want to remind our students, families and community to #GetReal about your feelings. Be truthful. Be honest. Be vulnerable. It is okay to not feel okay and to seek help. Today’s mental […]

Moving Forward: 2022 Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 2-6) provides us with an opportunity to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and highlight all that public education offers our students. For 2022, Ontario’s Education Week theme is Moving Forward. It recognizes our collective efforts to support student achievement as part […]

Mental Health Week – Day 1: Pandemic

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) holds its Mental Health Week during the first week of May as an opportunity to talk, educate and increase awareness about mental illness and well-being. It can be difficult to discuss the topic of mental health and healing. To help, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be […]

WRDSB participates in Mental Health Week, May 2 to 6, 2022

Since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week during the first week in May, making 2022 the 71st year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This year, the theme is empathy. The campaign calls for us […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day Principals and vice-principals lead Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools each and every day. This day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and community members. The impact of principals and vice-principals extend beyond a single classroom. They set the tone […]

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