May 6th, 2020 – Update
Dear Students and Families of Waterloo Oxford,

Thank you for reaching out with your condolences and kind words about Mr. Stein.  Many of you are looking for a way to share your memories of him with his family.

We now have a few ways for you to share your memories and condolences

  1. Current students and staff are invited to share a memory virtually through a Google Form
  2. Memories can be shared on the Facebook Memorial Page or on Twitter.
  3. We will have a memory box set up outside the main entrance of Waterloo Oxford.  You are welcome to drop off your cards and notes anytime between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, May 7th, Friday, May 8th, or Saturday, May 9th
  4. Mr. Stein’s obituary 

Due to COVID-19 there cannot be any sort of gathering of people at the school.  If you are dropping off a note, please respect the current social distancing restrictions.  Remain in your vehicle if there is a car(s) ahead of you until it is your turn to drop off your note.

Thank you
The Waterloo Oxford Administration Team

May 3rd, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that the Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School community mourns the loss of Mr. Fred Stein, as the result of a heart attack on May 3rd, 2020. Mr. Stein joined WODSS on September 1, 2011, where he taught in our Technical Education department. He was one of the founding staff members of the Waterloo- Oxford Electric Vehicle Club and was also a coach of the Junior Football during his time at W-O. Mr. Stein supported his colleagues in many ways, including in his role as the OSSTF W-O Staff President.

Mr. Stein was a compassionate and caring teacher who was dedicated to supporting all of his students. In his classroom and extracurriculars, he created inclusive environments where all students felt welcomed and valued. Mr. Stein was always upbeat and positive. He truly left W-O a better place than he found it. Mr. Stein will be sadly missed by the students and staff of Waterloo-Oxford DSS.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Barb and two sons Brett and Matthias.

Along with our Guidance Counsellors and Administrators, members of the Board’s Critical Events Response Team have been consulted to support our students and staff.

Please check in with your child in the days to come. If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via email to discuss support.


Carolyn Salonen