Friday, April 21, 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.

Elementary teachers will participate in a full day of professional development planned by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), while professional development for secondary teachers is being planned by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO). Teachers will attend off-site sessions offered by ETFO and OSSTF.

All EAs and CYWs will participate in the union provided PD hosted by the Educational Assistants Association (EAA).

DECEs have signed up to participate in a full day of learning sessions facilitated by school board staff. DECEs will attend these learning opportunities off-site.

Elementary occasional teachers in LTOs will be participating in a half day of professional development off site, the other half of the day is for self directed planning time at their school site.

WRDSB-operated before and after-school programs will be closed so that our staff are able to participate in these important learning and training opportunities. For community-operated before and after-school programs, please verify closure dates with your provider.