Welcome to Quadmester 3 and 4 in the SDLP

Dear Quadmester 3 and 4 Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) Students, For our new distance learning students; welcome to the program! We can’t wait to have you connected to your quadmester 3 teachers soon. For our returning students, we are looking forward to working with you again in our secondary distance learning classrooms in quadmesters […]

Update for Families of Special Education Students in Specific Secondary and Elementary Congregated Classes

Further to our announcement yesterday regarding the extension of remote learning, we wanted to provide more information to students and families in our Secondary and Elementary Congregated Classes. Today, we received an update from the Ministry of Education in which they have mandated that school boards will provide in-person learning opportunities for their most complex […]

Secondary School Quadmesters 3 and 4 Calendar and Daily Schedule

We would like to update secondary school students and families on the details of Quadmesters 3 and 4. About Quadmestering In the adaptive/hybrid model, the traditional semester is split into two Quadmesters, with two credits being offered in each Quadmester. From there, students will be divided into two cohorts that will attend in-person learning for […]

Province Announces Extension of Remote Learning

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that school closures and distance learning will continue for elementary schools through Friday, January 22 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. No changes for secondary students have been announced.  All elementary and secondary students are now scheduled to return to in-person learning on […]

Responding to Events in the US at Capitol Hill: Resources for Families and Students

All of us are disturbed by the events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. yesterday with many distressing images that raise legitimate questions about democracy, the rule of law, white privilege, and anti-Black racism. Educators have been provided with resources to engage students in these conversations, in an age appropriate manner. Staff are available to provide […]

Deadline to Request a Mode of Learning Change for Quadmester 3 and 4 is Jan 6th, 2021

We are asking families of secondary students who want to change their child’s mode of learning (in-person to distance learning or vice versa), to do so by Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Only those who wish to change the mode of learning should fill out this form.

If you complete this form and then change your mind between now and January 6, 2021, please complete the form again. We will use your last response as the final decision.

Please note that this change will be for the remainder of the school year, both Quadmesters 3 and 4.

Secondary students will transition to their new learning environment, in-person or distance learning, at the start of Quadmester 3 on February 4. In the meantime, we encourage our families to have their child continue to attend their in-person or distance learning program.

If you have any questions about the different modes of learning, please contact your school on December 16 or 17, 2020 or January 4 to 5, 2021. Schools will be closed during the winter break.

Questions about the survey should be directed to our Research Department at research@wrdsb.ca.

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A Message from the Minister of Education for Ontario Families

This message is also available in PDF format in English and French. Dear Ontario Parents, It has been a trying year for all Ontarians. Yet, through the greatest challenges we faced, our province – most especially inspired by our students, parents and education staff – came together. Unified in our effort to stop the spread […]

Enhanced Program Application Deadline – Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Hey Future Panthers, A reminder that the deadline to apply to Preston High School’s Enhanced Program is Tuesday, January 12th, 2021.  Any student who will be attending Grade nine in the fall and lives within Preston High School’s boundary is eligible.  Applications can be made electronically. To check if Preston is your geographical high school, […]

Return to school January 4, 2021

On Monday morning, Course 3 teachers will be posting to their Google classroom accounts letting students in both Cohort A and B know what they can expect for a schedule for the rest of the week.  Students are encouraged to check their google classroom account for this information.  Please respond to these emails so that […]

Welcome to 2021 in the WRDSB

Welcome 2021! As we can all attest to, 2020 was exceptionally challenging and we are looking forward with hope and optimism for all 2021 will bring! This new calendar year starts with some adjustments as students return to learning on January 4th. As a reminder, on December 21, 2020, the Ontario Provincial Government announced that […]

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