News & Announcements

Free Family Event on April 7

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) are excited to host their 7th annual free family event on Saturday, April 7. This is a fun opportunity for WRDSB families to learn and connect. Register Online Now The theme for this year’s event is Parent Engagement for Innovative Education and […]

Participate in our annual budget survey

Calling all students, parents, staff and community members. We want to hear from you on which funding priorities we should consider for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Annual Budget Survey Complete this short online budget survey to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. The survey closes on Friday, March […]

Grade 5 Waterloo students can be city councillors for the day

Mayor Dave Jaworsky is inviting Grade 5 students in Waterloo to share one big idea to make Waterloo an even better place to live. Students can submit their idea in writing or as a video, and Mayor Jaworsky will select eight entrants to take over city council for a day. Winners will have a chance […]

School Council Meeting – Wednesday February 7th – 7 pm in the Library

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 talking about many of the upcoming spring events that are supported or run by school […]

Fit Fest is this Thursday at Empire! 6-8 pm

FIT FEST PROMO FLYER 2018 (2)   We encourage all our parents, guardians, caregivers and students to come to Empire’s fun fit fest this Thursday, January 25th.  Doors open at 6pm.  See the flyer for details!  

Friday, January 26 is a P.D. Day for Elementary school staff

January 26, 2018 is a professional development day for Elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the P.D. Day will be teacher directed assessments, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating in […]

Help us improve communication: focus group registration

At Waterloo Region District School Board we know that success for our students depends on effective communication between schools, students and their parents. To help us understand how we can continue to improve communication with you, we are running a series of focus groups to hear from parents across Waterloo region about your experience with […]

EA and CYW Appreciation Day

We are a public school district for everyone – no matter their background or ability. To help every child in our district achieve their potential, we rely on the support of parents and caregivers and, of course, the hard work of every member of staff. Today we recognize some of the staff who support some […]

Join us on January 25 for a Public Meeting Open House

Waterloo Region District School Board is developing a Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) that will show how well used our schools are now and are expected to be over the next ten years. It also reveals how well kept our schools are in terms of school condition. Your feedback on the proposed solutions is important to us. We invite […]

Trustees form a committee to consider full-year schooling

On Monday evening, trustees voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into the option of full-year schooling. Full-year schooling means students would get the same number of days in school but with more frequent, shorter breaks in the year. The committee will review research, look at examples of boards currently running full-year programs […]

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