As we prepare to start the school year, we are providing an update on the status of school sports.
To align with recent announcements by the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) and Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA), and the direction of the Ministry of Education and Public Health to minimize student-to-student and student-to-teacher contact and to minimize community spread of Covid-19, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has decided to cancel the 2020-2021 Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) fall sports season.
We acknowledge how disappointing this news will be for students and families. We recognize the important role that inter-school athletics play in the life of our students’ educational and social experience at school. Our goal is to have students safely participate in sports as soon as we are safely able to do so. The safety, health, and well-being of our students, dedicated staff and volunteers is our top priority. Future decisions about the return of school sports and the status of the WCSSAA winter season will be announced at the direction of the Ministry of Education and Public Health.