Laurel Heights Spirit Wear Now Open Until September 24th!

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Big news – the 2023 Laurel Heights Spirit Wear Store is now open!  6 different designs and plenty of styles and colour options – tshirts, crew neck sweats, hoodies and zips!  Check it out – open until September 24th and orders will be ready 2-4 weeks after the store closes!

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Friday, October 6 is a PD Day for all WRDSB students

Friday, October 6, 2023, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed About Professional Development (PD) Days PD days are held throughout the school year to provide learning opportunities for school-based […]

Laurel Heights School Council

The first LHSS School Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th from 7 pm to 8 pm.  School council is open to parents and caregivers of current LHSS students.  If you are interested in being a part of the LHSS school council, please send us a message using our school general email address –

Wednesdays @ 7:00pm 

Semester 1
September 27th
November 29th

Semester 2
February 28th
May 1st

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2023-24 Severe Weather Day Information

Dear Families and Students, As we prepare for cooler temperatures, we want to take this opportunity to share with you the WRDSB’s severe weather plans for the 2023-24 school year. Additionally, in the event of temporary school closures due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a power outage, the WRDSB will support the continuity of students’ […]

School-Day Currently Unavailable

School-Day is currently unavailable. The vendor is actively working to resolve the issue and we will provide an update when School-Day is available. Communicating with Your School In the meantime, schools will be making use of their websites to continue communicating with the families and community they serve. Our apologies for the inconvenience and thank […]

Anticipated September 20 Protests

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to upholding the human rights of all those we serve. We are aware of the planned protests on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. We are concerned about the harm it may cause members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ and Muslim communities. Unfortunately, underlying some of the motivations behind these […]

Saying Thanks on Information Technology Professionals Day

Today is Information Technology Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their […]

Blended Learning Days for 2023-2024 School Year

We are excited to announce the continuation of Blended Learning days for the upcoming school year. Feedback from educators has been positive and we are deeply appreciative of the common goals and collaborative approach that is taking place to make the blended learning days a meaningful learning experience.

Blended learning days allow students to engage in synchronous and asynchronous work from home while staff engage in professional learning during the asynchronous portion of the day. We look forward to engaging staff in professional learning opportunities around instructional and assessment strategies that centre students in secondary schools.

Blended Learning Days (Wednesdays):  Sept. 27th, Dec. 6th, Feb. 28th, May 8th

  • Morning is dedicated to educator professional development, educators connect with students in the afternoon.
  • Student attendance at school is optional.  Students work on their own in the morning and can connect with a teacher virtually or in-person in the afternoon.
  • Teachers will assign work to students and take attendance for each class based on evidence of participation or check-ins during the day.  Daily schedule posted here.

Important reminders: 

  • During the morning, secondary teachers will engage in Professional Development to support the capacity of teachers to be responsive to student learning needs. 
  • Students will have remote asynchronous learning in the morning and short remote synchronous virtual meets for each class in the afternoon. The school schedule for these days is outlined below. 
  • Blended Learning Days are instructional days. Students will learn asynchronously and synchronously and attendance will be taken by the teacher for each class. Teachers will take attendance once for the day based on student engagement at any point in the day.
  • A supervised study space will be available in the morning for students who chose an in person environment at school.
  • In the morning, students will participate in asynchronous learning by logging into their class VLE (Virtual Learning Environment = Brightspace or Google Classroom), and complete the work provided by their teachers for all their courses and in the afternoon they will be provided a synchronous session for each course to support the work that was assigned in the morning.
  • ACE students will attend school with regular programming and following regular attendance procedures, optional OT coverage for ACE teachers will be considered at each site.
  • Transportation will run at regular times.

For further details regarding the WRDSB Blended Learning Days, please review our summary document here.


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