News & Announcements

Black and Orange Day at ARK

October 24, 2018 Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, Halloween is coming up and this event is a good reminder for us to continue to promote safe, caring and inclusive school communities. Like many annual traditions, this day can be filled with excitement; however it is important for us to reflect on the inclusivity of activities […]

Fire Alarm Today

October 22, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians, This is to let you know that the school fire alarm went off at approximately 2:15 PM. All procedures as outlined in our Emergency Response Plan were followed. The Fire Department attended immediately, and students, staff and visitors safely returned back to the building once cleared by the […]

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 26, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and Extended Day Programs will operate at satellite locations. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement […]

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

Safe Schools – Hold and Secure Yesterday

Dear Parents and Guardians, This is to let you know that we initiated a hold and secure for approximately half an hour yesterday morning as a proactive measure to ensure everyone’s safety and security. We worked closely with the board security and Waterloo region Police Service until the hold and secure was called off. The […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

Terry Fox Run – September 25th

AR Kaufman’s annual ‘Terry Fox Run’ will take place on Tuesday September 25, 2018.  There will be an assembly first at 11:50 pm, and then the students will go outside to walk or run around the field in support of cancer research.  Our fund raising goal this year is $400.00 (which works out to $1.00 […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

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