PA Days

For Kids JK to 12 years at Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) Locations

Families currently in a Before and/or After School Program are asked to confirm their plans by the deadline for PA Days. Regardless of your plans to attend, ALL families must fill out the online request form.

The link to the PA Day registration form will be available approximately one month prior to the PA Day, as well as an opportunity in September to opt in or out for the entire school year.

What does a typical day look like?
We have a balance of indoor and outdoor play, special guests, field trips and cooking experiences.

Spending as much time as possible outdoors, your child has the opportunity for rich learning experiences and fresh air. This is a time for group games and other activities. Children experience social interaction and creative learning together.

Inside the classroom, RisingOaks' learners do creative activities focused on their interests.

Hours of operation for PA Days are typically 6:30 am to 6:00 pm (except for St. Nicholas which is 7:00 am - 6:00 pm). RisingOaks reserves the right to cancel PA Day care or to reduce program hours (e.g., 8:30 am to 5:30 pm) should it be necessary due to low enrolment and/or staff requirements during this province-wide child care staffing crisis. Registrants will be notified in advance of any such changes.

A Bag Lunch Policy is in effect for PA Days. Please send a morning snack and lunch, along with a water bottle. Our in-house cook will provide a nutritious afternoon snack on PA Days.

PA Day Forms

Click on the date below to access the PA Day forms. Forms are typically available here 1-month before the PA Day.

2022-23 School Closure Date Form Due
PA Day: October 24 October 10
PA Day: November 18  
PA Day: January 20  
PA Day: March 31  
Easter Monday: April 10  
PA Day: April 21  
PA Day: June 2