IMPORTANT! Vaccine Clinics for Students Aged 12-17: All Schools Welcome!!

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is hosting school vaccine clinics across Waterloo Region between June 22 – 26, 2021 for youth and their families.

School vaccine clinics

Youth aged 12-17 — and family members they live with — can book appointments at these vaccine clinics to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Daytime, evening, and weekend appointments are available between June 22 – 26, 2021. Free parking is available on-site at all the clinics.

Grand River Collegiate

175 Indian Rd, Kitchener, ON N2B 2S7

Southwood Secondary School

30 Southwood Dr, Cambridge, ON N1S 4K3

Huron Heights Secondary School

1825 Strasburg Rd, Kitchener, ON N2R 1S3

How to book an appointment?

To book an appointment please email youthclinics@regionofwaterloo.ca with your name, contact information, and preferred clinic location. Someone will call you back to complete the booking process (within 48 hours).

You can also book an appointment by calling the YMCA settlement services at 226-339-4964.

These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed.

Who can get the vaccine now?

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Youth must be 12 years old at the time of their appointment.

Youth will be able to get their second dose quicker than other people so they will have both their shots before the 2021/2022 school year.

What vaccine will be given?

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. See the resources below for more information.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

June 21st, 2021|

Call for Applicants to Fill 2 WCDSB Trustee Vacancies

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is seeking applicants to fill two Trustee vacancies representing Kitchener and Wilmot. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Trustees Greg Reitzel and Kevin Dupuis.

Under the Education Act, when a trustee vacancy occurs, the Board of Trustees must undertake a process to identify a qualified person to serve the remainder of the former Trustee’s current term of office. The Board of Trustees has traditionally used a candidate application / interview process to fill vacant seats, and that process will be employed again. The candidate interviews will be held in public.

At the conclusion of the public interview process, the sitting Trustees will vote to select the successful applicants.

Provincial legislation stipulates any applicants to fill the vacant seats must be:

  • A Canadian citizen at least 18 years of age — and a resident of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo;
  • A baptized Roman Catholic, who is shown as an English-language Roman Catholic school board supporter on the municipal assessment list;
  • Not an employee of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board or any other district school board or school authority in Ontario.

Any person meeting the above requirements may apply for the positions.

A description of the roles and responsibilities of school board trustees is available by clicking HERE

WCDSB will follow Public Health restrictions, and whether virtually or in person, interviews / presentations to the Board will be held on Monday August 30th, 2021.

Applicants must provide a signed resume and confirmation of their qualifications (suggested length: 3-5 pages) by Monday August 23rd, to: Waterloo Catholic District School Board, 35 Weber St. W., Unit A, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Z1 (Attention Alice Figueiredo). Email: alice.figueiredo@wcdsb.ca

Questions may be sent to the same email address above.

All correspondence is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

WCDSB School

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 185-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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June 21st, 2021|

LAST CALL — Links fore Learning Golf Classic … The Tradition Continues!

The 19th Annual Links fore Learning Golf Classic the tradition continues on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Conestoga Golf & Country Club.

The event is sponsored by Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools and the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region (formerly the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation).

The programing will align with Region of Waterloo COVID-19 protocols but, be assured, this will be another exceptional, unique, experience.

The cost is still $150/golfer and registration is easy and convenient … just visit www.ccfowr.ca/news-&-updates.

For information, contact Ms. Jody Fritz, tel: 519.578.3660 ext.2373 or email: jody.fritz@wcdsb.ca.

June 18th, 2021|

Huron Brigadoon — Notice of Decision

Dear Parents & Guardians:

On Monday, June 14, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved recommendations to change the boundaries for Blessed Sacrament, John Sweeney, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary Schools (CES). The purpose was to establish a boundary for the new Huron Brigadoon CES in advance of its opening, which is anticipated September 2022.

The Board’s decision came after consultation with school communities through the Boundary Review Committee process and public meetings.

The boundary changes in accordance with Staff Recommended Option 1 (described below and map on reverse) will take effect on September 1, 2022:

  • move sub-areas K, M, N, and P from Blessed Sacrament to Huron Brigadoon;
  • move sub-area E from John Sweeney to Huron Brigadoon;
  • move sub-area T from Our Lady of Grace to Huron Brigadoon; and,
  • move sub-areas V, W, Y, and Z from St. Kateri Tekakwitha to Huron Brigadoon.

Grade 7 students enrolled at Blessed Sacrament, John Sweeney, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in the 2021/22 school year (or the school year prior to the new Huron Brigadoon CES opening) may remain in their current school. Transportation will be provided if they qualify.

All other students living in areas impacted by the boundary review will attend the new Huron Brigadoon CES as of September 2022. Transition plans will be prepared to support all students through these changes. Further information will follow from each school; parents will be involved in this process through their Catholic School Advisory Councils.

The Board would like to thank all of those who were involved throughout the review. To each of the Boundary Review Committee representatives, parents/guardians and school community members who participated in the review with passion and commitment to ensuring the best outcome for all students – your advocacy is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten , Director of Education

Melanie Van Alphen, Chair of the Board

June 16th, 2021|