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2017 School Climate Surveys
​ The 2017 GECDSB School Climate Surveys are now being conducted. We encourage all parents/guardians and individuals in our school communities to provide their ideas and opinions. To participate,...
2019 School Climate Surveys
​   The results of the 2019 GECDSB School Climate Surveys have been posted. Click on this link to view a review of the dats: 2019 School Climate Surveys...
A Day in the Life
​ A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
Adding Math Capacity
​ Based on the theorem that increasing the mathematical expertise of all educators in our system will have a proportional impact on student success, the GECDSB Math Strategy Team...
Amherstburg High School Survey
​ A survey has been created to collect ideas, opinions and suggestions about the new high school to be built in Amherstburg. A location has not yet been selected,...
Build a Dream
​Young women in Grades 9, 10 & 11 will learn about career opportunities in the skilled trades and meet employers in the area at the 5th annual Build a...
Build a Dream 2018
 Girls in Grades 9-12: register now for this exciting opportunity. ​
Bus Drivers Wanted
​ NOW HIRING Are you looking for a few hours work each day? Love driving, like children, no evening or weekend work?   Consider being a Bus Driver!  ...
Cereal Box Challenge
​ Pantries at school breakfast programs are well-stocked with at least one staple for the next little while. More than 2.7 million grams of cereal was collected and donated in...
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
​ September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Canada - for more information visit:  the Canadian Cancer Society website
Community Kitchen Lake to Plate
​ In October a group of Specialist High Skills Major students from the Community Kitchen at the Unemployed Help Centre spent a day learning where food comes from and...
Community Planning & Partnership Meeting
In support of the Ontario Ministry of Education's Community Planning and Partnerships initiative, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) will explore opportunities to share facilities with community...
Community Planning and Partnerships
The Greater Essex County District School Board is inviting community organizations and any interested individuals to attend a public meeting to explore opportunities for sharing facitlities. The meeting will...
Concert to Benefit Jumpstart Nutrition Program
​​The band White Noise will pay tribute to the New Wave sounds of the '80s. Thursday, Feb. 9th at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.
Consultation on Education Reform
Phase 2 of the provincial consultation on education reform will allow parents / guardians and interested individuals to particpate in discussions during Telephone Town Hall sessions. In Southwestern Ontario...
December Student of the Month
The Student Senate's Student of the Month for December, 2018 is Sandwich Secondary School Grade 9 student, Cullen Roy. To read about Cullen's accomplishments visit  the Student Senate's website....
EcoSchools training Day
​ The annual training day for GECDSB EcoSchools teams will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Ciociaro Club. The special feature will...
Elementary I.B. Programs Survey
​This survey is now closed The GECDSB is interested in seeking input from our community about implementing an International Baccalaureate Programme (I.B.) Primary Years Programme and / or Middle...
Employment Opportunities
The Greater Essex County District School Board is seeking applicants for a variety of temporary positions. Click on the links posted below for detailed information. Temporary Support Staff Casual...
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EQAO - OSSLT
​The Education Quality and Accountability Office cancelled the online literacy assessment scheduled for today due to widespread technical issues with the online Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test network. Eligible...
ESL Open House @ Kennedy Collegiate Institute
​An English as a Second Language program will begin at Kennedy C.I. in September, 2019. Learn more about it at an Open House on April 17th.
 
E-Steam Information Night
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy. ​
Executive Compensation
​ School boards are required by provincial legislation to develop executive compensation packages and offer members of the public the opportunity to provide feedback. To review the proposed Executive...
February Student of the Month
​ Congratulations to Taya Jackson from Sandwich Secondary School, the Student Senate Student of the Month for February, 2020. Student of the Month Citation

 
Financing Post Secondary Education
​ The University of Windsor is offering an information session to help prospective students and their families plan for financing their university education. Prospective students and their families are...
Focus on Youth Summer Camps
​ This year the GECDSB is pleased, once again, to be partners with the YMCA in summer camps for kids in Grades 1-8. Click here for more information and...
Focus on Youth Summer Camps
  The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program is back. Camps July 9th - August 17. See the flyer for more information.   FOY_Registration_Form_2018.pdf          ...
Focus on Youth Summer Program
​The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program will offer camps from July 8 - August 16 (2019) for children in Grades 1-8. There is a one-time fee of $20...
French Immersion in Leamington
​ The Greater Essex County District School Board will offer French Immersion for students in the Leamington area at Gore Hill Public School starting in September, 2017. To begin, there...
Frozen Over Moon
​November Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.  
GECDSB Schools Fly Pride Flag
​ All schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board, as well as the Administrative Offices, will fly the Pride Flag during the week of June 3 -...
GECDSB Special Olympics
​Friday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.  
GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions
​ The annual dinner and celebration of the GECDSB Special Olympics will be held on Friday, May 5th at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $25...
GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions
​Join us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB ​​track & field events.
 
GECPIC Parent Applications
Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee Applications are now available. Attached, below is the English version. Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish versions are available as a fillable / printable...
GECPIC Parent Workshops
​The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.    
GECPIC PLUS
​Join us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians.  (Use the QR code - below the poster to...
GECPIC Workshop for Parents
​This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  
Get Skilled
​​ Thirty-eight (38) GECDSB students will be taking part in the Get Skilled competition, Saturday, March 24th at St. Clair College. This competition tests students' skills in Architectural CAD,...
Go Back to the 80s at Western SS
Western Secondary School presents Return to the 80s, a theatrical and musical revue of 32 movies from the 1980s. For information visit call 519-726-6138. Return to the 80s ​...
Grade 8 Transition Nights
​ GECDSB high schools host information nights for Grade 8 students in Windsor and Essex County to begin their transition to Grade 9. (a number of schools have already...
Grade 8-9 Out of District Applications
​ For any current GECDSB Grade 8 students wishing to attend a GECDSB secondary school other than their designated secondary school: student and parent / guardian will need to...
Hairspray at the WCCA
The Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts and Walkerville Collegiate Institute present Hairspray, a Tony Award-winning musical: April 27, 28, May 3, 4, & 5 @ 7:00 p.m. and...
Herman Helping Hands Registration
​A second registration session for the Herman Helping Hands Summer Band Camp will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at W.F. Herman Academy.  
High School Grade 8 Information Nights
Grade 8 students and their families have an opportunity to prepare for high school by visiting an Information Night at their area public high school. Tour the building, meet...
High School Grade 8 Nights (Updated)
​ GECDSB high schools each host an evening for Grade 8 students and their families to visit and learn about their high school and to start preparing for Grade...
Honouring our Students Powwow
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex​  
I.B. Prep Program Application Deadline
​ The deadline for Grade 8 students to submit applications for the Grade 9 I.B. Preparatory Program at Riverside SS or Leamington DSS is Friday, December 1st. For information...
IB Preparatory Program Information Nights
​Grade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program  
Immunization Deadline for Secondary Students
 *Special in school immunization clinics have been scheduled: Monday, Feb. 6th - Vincent Massey SS Friday, Feb. 10th - Leamington DSS Wednesday, Feb. 22nd - Kennedy CI (tentative) The...
Immunization Notice
​ On behalf of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the GECDSB is obliged to notify all students born in 2000 & 2001 that complete immunization records must be submitted...
Immunization Notice
On behalf of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the GECDSB is obliged to notify families of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 that complete immunization records must be...
Immunization Records
​ According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit there are still a number of students born in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with incomplete immunization records. Families should have received...
Indigenous Education Action Committee - Community Meeting
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome. ​
International Baccalaureate Applications
The application deadline to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at either Leamington DSS or Riverside SS in the 2019-20 school year is December 7, 2018. To dowload...
International Language Classes
​ The final International Language classes of 2019 will be Saturday, December 21st. Classes will resumes on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
 
International Languages Program
​ Once again this year the GECDSB is offering free International Language classes for students in Grades 1-8. 14 languages are being offered this year. To register print the...
International Languages Program
​ You can still register for the GECDSB International Languages Program. It begins Saturday, Oct. 12 and you can sign up at one of the following schools: Forest Glade...
January Student of the Month
Essex District High School Garde 11 student Kaidyn Blair is the Student Senate's Student of the Month for January.
 
 
  ​ January Student of the Month Citation...
Kidstart Grant Applications
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.​
Kindergarten Registration
​February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.      
Labour Negotiations Update
​ An update has been posted to the GECDSB Labour Negotiations Page. Click on this link:  GECDSB Labour Update for details.
 
 
Labour Negotiations Updates
​ Collective agreements with education workers in Ontario expired August 31, 2019. During the negotiations process the GECDSB will keep families and the community up to date with the...
LaSalle PS Supports Drouillard Place
During December the 5/6M class at LaSalle Public School conducted a school-wide drive to collect food and winter accessories for Drouillard Place . Approximately 1,800 items were collected and...
LDSS Celebration of Completion
​The community is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Leamington District Secondary School and tour our new building.  
Leamington PARC - Final Steps
​ Administrations recommendations for the Leamington Program and Accommodation Review will be presented to the GECDSB Board of Trustees at a special public meeting on Wednesday, May 24th at the...
Massey Chess Success
​ On the weekend of April 7th-9th, nine players from the Vincent Massey Chess Club participated in the 2017 Ontario High School Chess Championships in Toronto. The team consisting of...
Massey Social & Community Workshop
​ Vincent Massey SS School Council invites families to an evening of good company and information on Tuesday, June 11th.
 
Math Task Force 2.0 Survey
​ The GECDSB Math Task Force has reconvened for another year. It has been almost 3 years since the original report was issued. Part of the work of the...
Mental Health Seminar Series
​The GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced...
Mental Health Seminar Series
The first sessions of this year's Mental Health Seminar Series have been scheduled - January 17th in Windsor and January 24th in Leamington.​
Mental Health Seminar Series
​A series of free seminars to provide information and support to families about mental health issues. ​
Mental Health Seminar Series
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.  
Mental Health Seminar Series
Mental Health Seminar Series
​Free seminar series returns - Anxiety in Children and Youth 
 
Mental Health Seminar Series
​The GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
Mindforce 2017
​Saturday, April 8th.    
MusicFest 2019
MusicFest Windsor will be held at Windsor's Capitol Theatre March 4-6. Thirteen GECDSB school bands and choirs will be taking part. Click the link: Windsor MusicFest for more information​...
New Schools for the GECDSB
A magnificent autumn afternoon was made more glorious with a special announcement in front of the century-old General Amherst High School in Amherstburg. "A new school is exciting and can revitalize...
Night of Champions
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale. ​
November Student of the Month
Caitlyn Humber, a Grade 10 student at Belle River District High School is the GECDSB Student Senate Student of the Month for November, 2018. To read about Caitlyn's accomplishments...
Ontario Elections
As a service to our communities, the GECDSB has posted information on the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. Visit our page: Elections Information ​
OSSLT Update
​ Some Grade 10 students who wrote the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) in October before the on-line network was disrupted will receive scores for the exam. The...
OTs Acknowledge Support in Schools
An Elementary occasional teacher goes to different schools, often on a daily basis, teaching in classrooms they have never visited before. It helps to have someone who goes out...
Parent Applications for GECPIC
​ Parent applications are now being accepted for GECPIC (GECDSB Parent Involvement Committee). The deadline is May 31st. For more information visit the GECPIC page through this link:  GEC...
Promoting Well-Being
​ The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a shared vision of how we can best support the well-being of all students, in collaboration with parents, students,...
Proposed 2018-19 School Year Calendar
The GECDSB is inviting comments, input or suggestions on a proposed School Year Calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. To review: click...
Public Health Advisory
The Minister of Health has provided school boards across Ontario with important information on the Wuhan novel coronavirus.  Please take a moment to read the attached letter (below) which...
Public Meeting on Educational Development Charges
​ The GECDSB invites public input on the topic of Educational Development Charges on Tuesday, April 2nd.   For detailed information visit the EDC page on this website: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
Public Secondary School Transfers
ATTENTION
Current Grade 9 – Grade 12 Secondary School Students
Application procedures for
Public Secondary School Transfers The Greater Essex County District School Board announces the...
Rebels Most Spirited @ OSLC
​ Speaker Nick Foley, who bicycled across Canada to promote inclusion for special needs students, said that little things done consistently lead to change.  Our Rebels said thank you,...
Register for HHH Summer Band Camp
​Students in Grades 5-9 can improve their skills and increase their musical appreciation at Herman Helping Hands Summer Band Camp. The camp will be held at David Maxwell Public School August...
Revised 2019-20 School Year Calendar
​ Please note that the calendar posted on May 6, 2019 incorrectly listed that November 11 was a holiday on the School Year Calendar. That was an error. Please...
Round Dance
​"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance 
 
Schedule for International Languages Classes
Please note that there has been an alteration to the schedule for International Languages in March 2019:  There will be no classes on March 9th - there will be...
School Design Review
​ See the plans for the new K-8 school in Forest Glade (consolidated Eastwood/Parkview school):
  Thursday, November 21st Parkview PS Gymnasium 3:45 p.m. This includes a presentation by...
School Naming Survey
​ A survey has been created to assist in the naming of the new school that will replace Eastwood and Parkview public schools. Click on this link to participate...
Secondary Out of District Applications
Any current Grade 8 students who wish to attend a public secondary school outside their designated residential attendance area for the school year beginning in September 2018 must apply...
Secondary Student Transfers
The Transfer procedure is for any current grade 9 to 12 secondary  student who wishes to attend a public secondary school outside of their designated residential attendance area for...
Seeking Applicants for Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee
The GECDSB is looking for qualified applicants for a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee. Please visit this page on our website for detailed information.​

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