News & Announcements

School Council Meeting Wednesday Nov. 8th

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 further planning the year to come and determining how fundraising money will be spent. Come […]

Public Health wants to hear from you on Supervised Injection Services

Region of Waterloo Public Health and community partners have started having conversations about supervised injection services. They are asking those who live, work and go to school in Waterloo region for their opinion on these services. You can have your say on Supervised Injection Services through the region’s online survey. To participate in the survey […]

Empire Lunch Program

Parent letter – EMPIRE LUNCH PROGRAM Are you tired of making lunches? Empire is excited to be offering an online ordering lunch program this year. Check out the link, http://www.esns.ca. We are working with Pita Pit, Boston Pizza, Menchies, and SubWay. See the attached letter for detailed instruction. Please note: if your child is absent and […]

Happy Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that early childhood learning sets children up for success. “Research shows that early learning has long-term benefits for a child’s academic and social skills. It can also improve your child’s reading, writing and math skills—in school and in life,” said Elaine Ranney, superintendent for student achievement and […]

EXTENDED: #WeSingOCanada together

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Friday, November 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. 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 […]

#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 […]

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