Resources for Multilingual Language Learners (MLL) and Families

We are pleased to announce the launch of new Multilingual Language Learner (MLL) resources on our website. These resources are designed to support MLL students, families and caregivers. Multilingual Language Learner (MLL) Online Resources You will find information to support: Families who are moving to Canada Recent newcomers to the region Current MLL students, families […]

2024 Building Community: Advancing Anti-Ableism in Education Symposium

You’re invited! Join the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) as we host our first-ever accessibility symposium. When: Thursday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Where: Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus – Bricker Building (22 Bricker Avenue, Waterloo, ON N2L 3B4) Parking: For those who register, information about parking will be sent […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day The Waterloo Region District School Board is grateful for the leadership our Principals and Vice-Principals provide each and every day. National Principal’s Day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and the extended community. The impact of Principals and Vice-Principals extends beyond […]

May is Jewish Heritage Month

May is Jewish Heritage Month in Canada. The Jewish-Canadian community has existed for more than 250 years. The Jewish-identifying population in Canada is estimated at 400,000. There is prominent representation in Ontario, and in Waterloo Region there is a small, well-represented local community. Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate […]

WRDSB Celebrates Asian Heritage Month 2024

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. For nearly 250 years, people of Asian heritage have contributed to Canadian history, society, and identity. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites students, staff and families to learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Asian Canadians and the Asian […]

A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario Parents

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, has prepared messages to Ontario families and caregivers about the Provincial Code of Conduct and School Board Codes of Conduct to restrict cellphones and vapes in schools. View this letter as a PDF: English Letter French Letter Letter from the Minister of Education Dear parents, For the first time in […]

Week of April 28th – Reminders and Updates

Good morning Franklin Families. Here are your reminders and updates as we enter May in a few days.Reminders: 1. Next PD Day is Friday May 31st. On this day, there is no school for students. 2. Next, and last Council meeting of the year is on the third Thursday in May, May 16th. See School-Day […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

April 28 is the annual National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. We remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. Flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will be […]

May Lunch and Learn Sessions for Families and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB families and caregivers, our psychology staff are offering a number of Lunch and Learn sessions. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip families and caregivers with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting their children.  Lunch and Learn Sessions […]

Director chanicka Joins SpeakUp! International Inc. as a Podcast Guest

Director jeewan chanicka was recently featured as a special guest on the SpeakUP! International Inc. podcast. jeewan chanicka’s Blueprint for Inclusive Academic Excellence and Community Empowerment In the podcast, Director chanicka shares his insights about: Complexities of promoting culturally responsive leadership Moving beyond resiliency to creating conditions for students to thrive Importance of prioritizing marginalized […]

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