New area support group for students with ASD

A new support group for students with ASD is hosting a fun event this weekend.  The star attraction, a comedian named Michael McCreary, has ASD himself and will talk to the group about his life with Asperger’s. Book your seat at the event through this link: http://atp-kw.com/index.html   And check out Michael McCreary at this […]

Update on Administration of Grades 3, 6 & 9 EQAO Assessments

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) notified the WRDSB that they will not be sending the Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessment materials to any boards currently affected by labour action. As a result, no WRDSB students in Grades 3 and 6 will participate in the EQAO assessment this year, until […]

The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please […]

Leadership Course at PHS 2015-2016

Due Friday May 1, 2015:  Any students interested in taking a Leadership Course next year must fill out the PHS Leadership Questionnaire below. Once you have completed this questionnaire you will be contacted by your guidance counsellor to make the necessary course selection changes. Click here:   http://goo.gl/xc1Sta    

Important Notice for Secondary Students & Families

Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board secondary teachers. The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with its secondary teachers. We know that, as parents, it’s important for you to know how this situation may affect your daughter and/or […]

Parent Survey – Please help us plan for next year

Hey Panther Parent … Help us plan for next year by completing the online survey https://docs.google.com/a/googleapps.wrdsb.ca/forms/d/16it_YKpU3Cb5PeeccmSbzM0gqQcKUiEyiquYOwgBiKg/edit?usp=sharing

Tax Benefits for Parents of Students with IEPs

Did you know that you may be eligible for tax benefits if you have a child with a learning disability? According to TurboTax, (http://turbotax.intuit.ca/tax-resources/disability-tax-credit.jsp) persons with disabilities and their care givers may be eligible to receive help with the added expenses. Your first step is to check with Canada Revenue Agency, (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html) for information about […]

New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, […]

Looking for information about contests, scholarships or summer opportunities?

Check out http://www.theyouthlink.com/location-specific/ontario/provincial/ This site, created by teens for teens, will tell you about different opportunities for fun summer placements, contests and post-secondary scholarships. You can find out about Shad Valley, MEI Institute, Physics and Math contests, year-long programs, Outward Bound, YMCA Summer programs and more!

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