News & Announcements

Participate in our annual budget survey

Calling all students, parents, staff and community members. We want to hear from you on which funding priorities we should consider for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Annual Budget Survey Complete this short online budget survey to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. The survey closes on Friday, March […]

After School Programs at Sheppard Public School

We are pleased to offer a number of programs at Sheppard Public School – after school. Please welcome our newest program:  Little Medical School.  It is a STEM based program bringing science, medicine, safety and the importance of health to your children in an entertaining way.  Tuesdays – February 20th to April 3rd ($100 + HST)  To register, […]

Sara Westbrook – Motivational Speaker – Wed. March 28th

We are pleased to welcome Sara Westbrook who is coming to speak to our Sheppard Community on Wednesday, March 28th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm about 3 Habits of Resilient Families.  Sara is a motivational speaker, author & singer who specializes in Resilience, Confidence and Mental Well-Being.  She will discuss the importance of teaching children how […]

Friday, January 26 is a P.D. Day for Elementary school staff

January 26, 2018 is a professional development day for Elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the P.D. Day will be teacher directed assessments, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating in […]

Help us improve communication: focus group registration

At Waterloo Region District School Board we know that success for our students depends on effective communication between schools, students and their parents. To help us understand how we can continue to improve communication with you, we are running a series of focus groups to hear from parents across Waterloo region about your experience with […]

EA and CYW Appreciation Day

We are a public school district for everyone – no matter their background or ability. To help every child in our district achieve their potential, we rely on the support of parents and caregivers and, of course, the hard work of every member of staff. Today we recognize some of the staff who support some […]

Join us on January 25 for a Public Meeting Open House

Waterloo Region District School Board is developing a Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) that will show how well used our schools are now and are expected to be over the next ten years. It also reveals how well kept our schools are in terms of school condition. Your feedback on the proposed solutions is important to us. We invite […]

Trustees form a committee to consider full-year schooling

On Monday evening, trustees voted in favour of establishing a committee to look into the option of full-year schooling. Full-year schooling means students would get the same number of days in school but with more frequent, shorter breaks in the year. The committee will review research, look at examples of boards currently running full-year programs […]

It’s time to register for Kindergarten

Online registration is now open for Fall 2018. For most children and parents, the transition into kindergarten can be an exciting milestone. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to ensure parents that their children will receive the best education in the region, throughout their Kindergarten to Grade 12 journey. When students begin school […]

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!   Parents of children born in 2014 (Junior Kindergarten) or 2013 (Senior Kindergarten & not currently at Sheppard) are invited to register their child(ren) for the 2018-2019 school year. Registrations are done on-line at, beginning January 15th.  Please make an appointment to provide proof of birth and proof of address. Registration is […]

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