News & Announcements

PD Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff on September 21

Friday, September 21, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, and all Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) operated before and after school programs will be closed. The focus for the day across all our schools will be School Improvement Planning in the morning and the […]

Welcome to School Advisory Council (SAC)

Mark your calendars … All parents are invited to attend our 1st ARK School Advisory Council Meeting for the 2018/19 School Year Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30 in the Library If you have small children at home, you are welcome to bring them to the meeting. It will be your responsibility to supervise your children. Purpose of […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. Firefighters’ National Memorial Day was instated by the federal government last year and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of […]

International Languages course registration opens tomorrow

Waterloo Region District School Board’s International Language Programs are offered every Saturday from September 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019. The programs run at a variety of locations throughout the region, and each class lasts either 3.25 hours for high school credit courses or 2.5 hours for elementary courses. All levels of language ability are welcome. […]

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Dear ARK Families, Welcome back! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer with many opportunities to rest, relax and enjoy family life. We want to begin by welcoming everyone – our returning families as well as the new ones who have moved into the community this year. We would also like to extend […]

First Day of School Procedure FOR Grades 1-8 STUDENTS

Students in grades 1 to 6 will go directly to the gym when the entry bell rings at 8:50 am on the first day of school. Students in grades 7 and 8 will gather in the Library.  The teachers will meet their new classes at that time and proceed to their classroom. There will be […]

Welcome to the new school year

I want to welcome students, families and staff with sincere enthusiasm and express my excitement for all the developments and successes that the upcoming school year will bring.  

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Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

Information about an automated message

At approximately 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, the Waterloo Region District School Board became aware that a list of subscribers to the School Messenger information system received a pre-recorded voice, email or text message inviting them to a school meeting. The message, which reached parents across our community, was distributed as a result of an internal […]

2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

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