Youth Development Program

YDP Fall 2015

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, […]

March Break

There is no school for students for the week of March 16- 20, 2015. The staff of John Darling wish our students and their families a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!  

School Council Minutes- March 2015

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School council Minutes- February 2015

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Communication Options: Find out how to subscribe

The introduction of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) created a number of challenges for us to be able to communicate with you electronically. We have been working diligently to solve these challenges, and we are pleased to inform you that we now have a solution in place.   There are a number of ways you […]

Parent Involvement Family Event: April 18, 2015

The WRDSB Parent Involvement committee (PIC) is excited to announce the 4th annual parent symposium, Building Skills to Navigate the School Years on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Bluevale Collegiate.  This is a free event.  Free Childcare will be provided for the day. PIC Event Flyer 2015

Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Recently the Ministry of Education released the newly revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum:  Grades 1 to 8, 2015. health1to8* “In drafting this curriculum, the government consulted with experts, parents, students, teachers, faculties of education, universities, colleges and numerous stake holder groups including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Ontario Public Health Association […]

February 23 – All schools open & buses are running

Transportation is running and schools are open today.

Why were our schools closed Friday?

The WRDSB has put in place a frigid temperature threshold in our severe weather procedure primarily for three reasons related to the safety of our students:

1. According to Environment Canada, at -35C exposed skin can freeze within 10 minutes. Environment Canada indicates that in temperatures between -28 to -39 there is a high risk of exposed skin freezing (frostnip or frostbite). This temperature is very unusual for our region and some students may not have the appropriate clothing to protect themselves.

2. Most students will take longer than 10 minutes to walk to school and the bused students may wait for an extended period of time should any bus be delayed.

3. We are unable to guarantee crossing guard service to our students as individual crossing guards have a right to maintain their safety given that they are exposed for extended periods of time in frigid temperatures.

The Education Centre remains open and is fully operational.

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