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, […]

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 […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – Friday, September 30

On Friday, September 30, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  All WRDSB schools and offices will remain open for students and staff.  What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? On June 2021, the Government of Canada created the National Day for […]

Empire School Council Meeting Tonight

Hello Empire Community, Tonight is our first School Council meeting.  It will be online at 6:30. Here is the link to join  Empire School Council Here is the agenda for the meeting: Welcome and Introductions Role of School Council Election of New Council  (Chair, Members, Secretary, Treasurer, WRAPSC rep) Approval of Last Meeting Minutes Principal/Vice […]

Saying Thanks on IT Professionals Day

Today is IT Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their organization […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update about school buses. Due to a driver shortage and the impact on service this will have, some routes will be cancelled using the same approach as the last school year. More than 90% of scheduled trips are operating normally. However, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged […]

Empire Terry Fox Run/Walk September 23

Hello Families, Empire will be having our Terry Fox Walk/Run on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. If you are interested in donating to this cause or learning more about this event, please click the link below for more information. Empire Terry Fox Run/Walk Thank you!

Empire School Council

WELCOME BACK FROM YOUR EMPIRE SCHOOL COUNCIL First Meeting: Wed, Sept 21 from 6:30-7:30pm  (Click this Initial Empire School Council Meeting to join) Welcome back Empire families! If you are a new parent this year, or a seasoned parent to the Empire community, we would love to have you join us on the Empire School […]

Our Strategic Plan – Hear from Director chanicka

As we set out on the journey of creating our plan for the future of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we grounded our focus in our role of educating and preparing students to excel on their chosen path in learning and life. The Strategic Planning Process has been, by far, the most broad […]

Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. It serves as an important reminder that suicide and mental health challenges touch many in our schools and in our community. As part of our ongoing work to reduce the risk of suicide for those in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we strive to make our […]

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