News & Announcements

#WeSingOCanada together

It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video that will showcase the amazing talents of our students, teachers and parents. We want to give […]

Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and everyday.

Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]

School Council Meeting: Wednesday October 11th, 7:00 p.m.

All parents and guardians are invited to attend the school council’s monthly meetings. We encourage all long-time, and brand new Empire families to attend these useful meetings. The meetings are typically 1-2 hours. In this week’s meeting, we will be determining the focus for this year’s school council and planning activities for 2017/2018. Come out […]

Student Safety and Supervision

A reminder that students are not to be dropped off prior to 9:05 a.m. Although you may see students outside playing, they are part of the supervised Extended Day Program. We provide supervision of all students beginning at 9:05 a.m. We appreciate your understanding.  

School bus driver availability

School bus operators are currently experiencing a school bus driver shortage. This shortage is being experienced across the province, and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) has until this year been able to provide consistent service to all schools. For the region’s public and Catholic schools, 426 bus routes have been contracted to provide […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29

WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

Community Member Needed!

Calling all parents and community members, Empire needs your help with the lunch program. We are looking to pay one adult who can be available  has 1 hour a day for 4  days a week during school hours . This is a paid position. If you are interested, please email,

Friday, September 22, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, September 22, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day across all our schools will be School Improvement Planning in the morning and the completion of Mandatory […]

Allergy Update

This is just a friendly reminder that several students have anaphylactic and/or severe allergic reactions to nuts and/or nut products.  In order to keep these students safe at school, we ask for your co-operation in NOT sending any food products that contain or may contain nuts or nut products. If your child has a life-threatening […]

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