News & Announcements

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 […]

Semester Two Start Up Information

Semester Two Starts February 5, 2018

On February 5th, alphabetical lists will be posted in the main foyer and cafeteria hall. Please look at these lists to find your homeroom location. You will receive a copy of your Semester Two timetable in this Semester Two homeroom.
Any students only at W-O for semester one, please clean out your locker and return all textbooks/library books by January 31st.
All students who attended W-O Semester One have the same locker for Semester Two.

We look forward to seeing you in Semester Two!

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Severe Weather During Exam Week

• Check the school board website at for any announced cancellations.  Click on the link for:  Bus Delays and Cancellations.
• Should any WRDSB buses be cancelled or secondary school closed, ALL exams in secondary schools will be ‘shifted’ one day. (example-if a closure of a school or cancellation of buses occur on Monday, January 29, those exams would be shifted to Tuesday, January 30 and January 30th exams would be shifted to Wednesday, January 31st etc.)
• Please note – the PA Day scheduled for February 2nd will NOT be moved due to inclement weather cancellations.

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Exam Information for Students

Bus Transportation

Buses will run at the regular times during exams.

Exam Information

Students are required to be present on the assigned date for all their examinations and summative evaluations, unless a medical certificate is provided or the student has received administration approval in advance of the evaluation.  Vacations, trips abroad, jobs etc. are not acceptable reasons for missing exams or final evaluations.

Be Prepared for your Exams

It is the student’s responsibility to know the DATE, TIME, ROOM and SECTION of all their examinations.

The exam schedule is posted on the WO Website –

Please be in the exam room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the examination.

  • Textbooks should be handed to the supervisor of your exam.
  • Cell phones and all electronic devices must be left in your locker.
  • Leave all other study materials in your locker.
  • Absolutely no talking will be permitted during the period of the examination. Violation of this policy could result in the surrender of the paper.
  • Bring your own pens/pencils.
  • Water is permitted in exams.
  • The corridors are out of bounds during examination times.

Please be considerate of your fellow students who are writing a longer examination.

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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 […]

Tips for Writing Exams

Are you feeling stressed about upcoming exams? Worried you will walk into the room and your mind will go blank, or that you won’t finish on time or know how to answer one of the questions? Guess what? That is totally normal, but we are also here to help.

Please join Brian Douglas, Social Worker, and Tim Schleich, Child and Youth Worker on January 24 in the Library Seminar Room for a Lunch and Learn all about test anxiety and how to best prepare yourself for your exams. Bring your own lunch or enjoy the pizza that will be provided.

Space is limited, so sign up in Guidance today!

Due date for signing up is Monday, January 22.

Check out some Tips for Writing Exams.

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School Council Meeting – January 22, 2018

All parents/guardians are invited to attend Waterloo-Oxford’s School Council Meeting on Monday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Come out to hear a presentation about the Music program at W-O!

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Some Grade 9 students prepare to take the EQAO math assessment

Our Grade 9 students who took math in their first semester will be writing the EQAO math assessment in the coming days. The Grade 9 assessment of mathematics tests the skills students will have learned by the end of their Grade 9 math journey. Different versions of the test are administered in the academic and […]

Talking to your child about opioids

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Once again, we are sending families important information about opioid-related drug overdoses and urging you to speak with your children about staying safe. On December 2, 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that 65 people in our region died as a result of a suspected overdose. This is a 71 per […]

W-O Art Students Create Mural for Wilmot Family Resource Centre

Waterloo-Oxford’s Art students are proud to showcase a collaborative community effort with local partners in creating a beautiful mural at the Wilmot Family Resource Center. The Rotary Club donated the paint, W-O student volunteers did the painting and our Art Department donated the brushes and trays. The Wilmot Family Resource Centre is so happy for their wall make-over! Thank you to our Art students, staff and community partners for their contributions to this collaborative project.

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