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January Student of the Month

January 19, 2022

The Student of the Month for January is Zoe Stevenson, a Grade 11 student at Kingsville District High School. Zoe is an inspirational role model for this month's theme of "perseverance".

Zoe has had a tracheostomy since May of 2019 due to a life-threatening accident she was involved in...


January 05, 2022
A Statement from WECSSAA: Due to the recently announced provincial shift to online learning and in conjunction with the provincial decision to close community recreation centres until at least January 26th, WECSSAA, with the support of the school boards, will pause all school athletics until the first full week of Semester...
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Grade 8 to 9 Out of District Applications

January 03, 2022
Application period : January 3 ‚Äď 14th, 2022 For any current GECDSB Grade 8 students wishing to attend a GECDSB Secondary School other than their designated Secondary School: Students and parents/guardians will need to obtain a Grade 8 to Grade 9 Out of District information postcard from their elementary school...
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I.B. Applications

December 08, 2021
‚ÄčThe deadline to apply for the International Baccalaureate Programme at Leamington District Secondary School and Riverside Secondary School for the 2022-23 school year is Friday Dec. 10th.
For more information and application forms visit our I.B. Web page.
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I.B. Information Nights

November 29, 2021
‚ÄčLeamington District Secondary School and Riverside Secondary School will be hosting on-line information presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 30th starting at 6:00 p.m. 
This is for Grade 8 students and their families with an interest in pursuing the International Baccalaureate Programme in secondary school.
Visit the schools' websites: Riverside SS
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November 2021 Student Senate - Student of the Month

November 18, 2021
The Student of the Month for November is Soteara Kong, a Grade 11 student at Vincent Massey Secondary School who exemplifies the theme of "kindness". Soteara is consistently considerate, generous and caring towards others within the Massey community. She is quick to say a kind word, pleasant to be around and...
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Enriched Classes for Out of District Students

November 11, 2021
‚Äč Out of District students may now apply for Enriched Courses at Vincent Massey Secondary School.  The deadline is December 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 
Link to Application form and more information

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WCCA Auditions

October 26, 2021
‚Äč Auditions for the 2021-22 school year programs at the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts will be held the week of Dec. 3, 2021.
For information and specific details for each discipline visit: 
WCCA Audition Packages

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Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 26, 2021
Greater Essex County District School Board students can participate in the Take Our Kids to Work initiative virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and for the safety of our cohorts, we will not be supporting any in-person shadowing. However, the Learning Partnership has created an amazing virtual agenda for...
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A look into the new school.

September 24, 2021
‚Äč Construction of the new high school on Simcoe Street is progressing with completion expected for the 2022-23 school year.
Have a look at the design of the building in this video.
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Children's Cancer Awareness Month

September 23, 2021
‚Äč September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
For more information visit the Children's Cancer Research Fund website.


Backpacks for Success

August 25, 2021
‚Äč The United Way will be distributing backpacks to families in the West Gate, Dougall and F.W. Begley public schools communities on Thursday, August 26th beginning at 11:00 a.m.
They will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis. No registration or ID will be required.
To serve as many families...

"Change Your Future" Program Renamed

August 24, 2021
The GECDSB has conducted a survey in the region's Black Community to rename the program formally entitled "Change Your Future."   They have chosen to rename the program "Create Your Future". The CYF Program (as it can still be known) supports racialized students with course selection, timetable planning, study skills, time management, tutoring, and conflict resolution...
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2021-2022 Special Education Advisory Committee

August 23, 2021
The GECDSB is looking for local associations that represent exceptional children or adults to be part of our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the upcoming school year.  SEAC is an advisory body to the school board regarding the establishment, development and delivery of special education services for exceptional students within the...
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Federal and Provincial Investment in GECDSB Infrastructure

June 25, 2021
‚Äč The GECDSB has received funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related program from the provincial and federal governments to perform upgrades in its buildings to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting health and safety.
For detailed information click this link
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Graduation Messages from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2021
‚Äč Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce is pleased to offer some words of congratulations to students graduating this year.

Grade 8 Graduates
Grade 12 Graduate
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Climate Action Investment Fund

June 09, 2021
‚Äč The schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board received energy efficiency upgrades funded in part by the Government of Canada.
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2021 Grade 8 & 12 Graduation

June 08, 2021
The GECDSB has concluded that in-person graduation ceremonies are not possible at this time. We will follow the plan developed by the graduation committee to stage on-line ceremonies for Grade 8 and Grade 12 students. 
It is also recommended that schools offer some type of personal contact with graduations, possibly an...
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Employment Assessment Centre

May 28, 2021
‚ÄčThe GECDSB E.A.C. is ready to help students and staff.

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Design Preview - New North Shore School

May 27, 2021
‚Äč Residents of the north shore area (Tecumseh / Lakeshore) may view plans for the new K-8 school to be built in Tecumseh.
A video presentation will be posted from 5:00 p.m on Thursday, May 27th until Friday, June 18th. 
To ask questions or to make comments and suggestions e-mail: [email protected]
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GEC Parent Involvement Committee Applications

May 10, 2021
Each of our 13 GECDSB Families of Schools requires a member on our district Parent Involvement Committee. Our goal is to select a committee that represents all regions of the board, has an elementary/secondary balance, and is reflective of the diversity of our population. Our parent members will join system, trustee and...
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Student Well-being Survey

May 10, 2021
‚Äč A brief survey has been created to get an idea how students are feeling.
It's a follow-up to the survey conducted in October, 2020.
The deadline to participate is May 21, 2021.
Click here to access the survey
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Graduation 2021

April 29, 2021
Due to restrictions that limit gatherings under the current Stay at Home order issued by the Government of Ontario, the GECDSB is once again planning virtual graduation ceremonies at all schools in 2021. While students and staff continue to work remotely, there is uncertainty about the duration of the mandated restrictions which...
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2021-22 Budget Consultations

April 15, 2021
The Greater Essex County District School Board is preparing its budget for the 2021-22 school year.  Public consultation is an important component of the budget planning process. Public input on the budget will be received at the Public Board Meeting scheduled for  Tuesday,   April 20 th , 2021 at 7:00...
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School Naming Survey

April 09, 2021
The Greater Essex County District School Board will soon begin construction of a new school in Windsor which will replace Eastwood and Parkview public schools. To initiate the process of selecting a name for this building, the GECDSB community is being invited to participate in a brief survey. The information collected...
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School Naming Committee

April 09, 2021
‚Äč With approval granted by the GECDSB Board of Trustees of the budget and design for the new school in Windsor, which will replace Eastwood and Parkview public schools, we begin the process of developing a name for this new building (as per: P-PL-01 / R-PL-01 Naming and Renaming of Board...
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2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

March 22, 2021
GECDSB secondary schools will provide an opportunity for students in the In-person / Adapted learning model to write the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year.
Successfully completing this exam is not a requirement for students scheduled to graduate in 2021. However, it remains a requisite part of an Ontario Secondary...
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GECDSB 2021-22 Budget Consultation

March 16, 2021
I‚Äčn preparation for the 2021-2022 Budget, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process.
A brief survey has been prepared to gather ideas. It will remain open until Wednesday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m.
Click on...
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School Naming Committee Application

March 02, 2021
‚ÄčThe GECDSB is seeking creative and open-minded individuals to participate as community members of the School Naming Committee for the new high school in Amherstburg.
Two applicants will be selected to serve on the committee, which will hold at least 2 on-line meetings to suggest a minimum of 2 names to...
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Revised International Languages Program Calendar

February 18, 2021
‚ÄčThe schedule for International Language Program classes has been revised as of Feb. 17, 2021.
(the yellow squares are ILP class days)

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Coping Together - an On-line Seminar Series

February 11, 2021
‚ÄčThe GECDSB is hosting an on-line seminar series for parents and guardians to discuss practical strategies for managing the current difficulties faced by many.
There will be 6 events on consecutive Wednesdays beginning February 24th.
Click this link for the registration form

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Secondary School Transfer Application

February 10, 2021

ATTENTION Current Grade 9 ‚Äď Grade 12 Secondary School Students Application procedures for Public Secondary School Transfers The Greater Essex County District School Board announces out of district procedures for all current secondary school students of the board who wish to attend a public secondary school outside their designated residential...

Boundary Changes

January 29, 2021
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex County District School Board Senior Administration will be adjusting a southern portion of the Sandwich West Public School French Immersion boundary effective September 2021.
A virtual community information session will be hosted on the Board website,, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m . to explain the...
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Kingsville K-12 Public Preview

January 22, 2021
‚ÄčResidents of the Kingsville / Harrow are may view the plans for the new K-12 school which will be built in Kingsville.
A video has been posted with details of the layout and structure of the new building.
Questions, comments and suggestions may be sent via e-mail to: [email protected]
Click on...
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Mental Health Support Services

January 20, 2021
‚Äč We consider student mental health and well-being to be a crucial part of student success. This is a priority at the GECDSB.
We are pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive list of agencies and support services that are available to students and their families. Click on this...
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GECDSB Audit Committee

January 14, 2021
‚Äč The Greater Essex County District School Board is seeking one (1) community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its Audit Committee for a three-year term effective January 1, 2021. 
Click on this link for detailed information
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Kingsville K-12 Design Viewing

January 13, 2021
‚Äč The design for the new K-12 school in Kingsville has been completed and is awaiting approval from the GECDSB Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education.
Kingsville and Harrow area residents will have a chance to see and comment on the design on Thursday, January 21st.
For more information: click...
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SHSM Speaker Series - Thurs. Jan. 7

January 06, 2021
‚Äč Speaker Nick Foley will help students discover: How do you want to be remembered? in the latest episode of the Special High Skills Major Speakers Series. Join us for this engaging, interactive event that underscores the message that if  "Your 'why' for doing something is big enough, then the how you...

Secondary Out of District Applications

December 16, 2020
‚Äč Any current GECDSB Grade 8 student wishing to attend a secondary school other than their designated secondary school must obtain a post card from their elementary school office. The parent / guardian will then complete the on-line Grade 8 - 9 application form between January 4 - 15. A student may...
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Massey Enriched Program

December 05, 2020
Massey is now accepting Enriched applications for students that do not attend a Massey Feeder School.  These applications can be found at   ‚Äčin the top banner or under the For Parents Information tab.  All applications are due on Friday December 11th.  Information for future grade 8 students can...
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November 26, 2020
‚Äč Tecumseh Vista Academy will be accepting applications for their E-STEAM program for the 2021-22 school year. An information night for interested parents and students will he hosted on the school's YouTube site on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. For more information read this story - TVA E-STEAM Night
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International Baccalaureate Programmes

November 25, 2020
‚Äč The I.B. World School programs at Riverside Secondary School and Leamington District Secondary School are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Both schools offer the Preparatory Program for Grade 9 and 10 students as well as the Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12. For more information, click this...
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WCCA Applications

November 16, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčApplication Deadline Extended ‚Äč
Grade 8 students now have the opportunity to apply for the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts for the 2021-22 school year. The Application Package‚Äč is posted on the WCCA website. Applications close on Friday, December 11th. ...

Elementary Progress Reports

November 13, 2020
‚Äč As part of the Board and school COVID-19 safety planning we are restricting access to our schools to visitors, including parents. For this reason we have not scheduled traditional Parent-Teacher interviews this November. As always, we encourage and support ongoing communication about student progress between parents / guardians and teachers...

Community Planning and Partnership

November 11, 2020
‚Äč The GECDSB will hold its annual Community Planning and Partnership Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd, on-line, via Microsoft Teams beginning at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential facility partnership opportunities and exchange ideas with community partners.  To see available sites, visit: ‚Äč  Additional information...
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International Languages Program

October 23, 2020
‚Äč The GECDSB is once again offering our International Languages program for students in Grades 1-8. Click on this link for information and registration -
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Oct. 19 -25 is Waste Reducation Week

October 19, 2020
‚ÄčInformation from the GECDSB EcoSchools Committee
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Busing Information for GECDSB Families Requesting Change of Learning Models

October 19, 2020
Families of students who have requested a change in learning model from  remote (virtual / paper packages) to in-person wishing to utilize student transportation must apply for busing through their school office. This should be done as soon as possible. Windsor-Essex School Transportation System (WESTS) previously removed all remote learning students...
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Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19

October 13, 2020
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has revised the Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19 (Oct 10, 2020). The screening tool helps to define what the symptoms and self-assessments look like as you engage with the tool for your own health and the health of your family members. ‚Äč‚Äč
‚Äč Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19‚Äč
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Request for Change

October 06, 2020
‚Äč To allow for planning and preparation, the deadline to request a change in learning model for students will be Monday, October 19th. A form will be available on-line through the GECDSB website beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, closing at 4:00 p.m. on October 19th. For more information, click here: Request for...
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Student Well-being Survey

October 02, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB wants to know how students are feeling. It is open until Friday, October 9th.  Answer 4 simple questions by visiting this link: GECDSB Student Well-Being Survey 2020 ‚Äč
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New (Update Oct. 1) Screening Tool

October 01, 2020
‚Äč The Province of Ontario has designed a revised COVID-19 School Screening tool as of October 1, 2020 that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage with the tool for your own health, and the health of your family members.  The tool is available on line through...
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Kevin Rempel - The Hero Mindset

September 22, 2020
‚Äč A special on-line event for GECDSB secondary students with Olympic medalist Kevin Rempel.  Click on this link for more information and for the link to the live presentation, Wednesday, Sept. 23 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Hero Mindset
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Grade 9 Orientation

September 08, 2020
‚Äč Grade 9 Orientation will take place this week at all GECDSB secondary schools. Students will attend one of 2 schooled days in groups #1 students whose last name begins in the letters A - L #2 students whose last name begins in the letters M - Z (please note these...
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GECDBS Virtual Schools - Websites

September 08, 2020
‚Äč For all the latest information about the GECDSB Virtual Schools visit their websites: GECDSB Virtual Secondary School GECDSB Virtual Elementary School
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Students! Be Ready to Prevent Hazard?

August 28, 2020
‚Äč The award winning Media Arts Department at Kennedy Collegiate Institute have produced a video for students returning to school to help them prepare for the coming  year. It's all about staying safe by avoiding Hazard at school.
  French Version Arabic Version Low German Version‚Äč

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Reopening Schools Video

August 16, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč P rior to the start of the school y e ar, a ccess to schools has been limited to authorized personnel and work continues to prepare the buildings with all the necessary safety precautions. We have produced a short video to provide families and students with an opportunity to see...
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It's Easy Being Green Weekly Calendar

June 17, 2020
‚ÄčTips on how to be environmentally conscious at home.
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Sundowners Survey

June 16, 2020
‚Äč Families who use Sundowners child care services in the GECDSB are asked to fill out a brief survey:
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Kingsville K-12 Community Input

June 03, 2020
‚Äč With the selection of a site for the new K-12 school in Kingsville‚Äč and building design underway, the Greater Essex County District School Board is requesting input from area residents. A brief questionnaire is seeking ideas, suggestions and comments about what specific facilities and program areas should be included in...
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Retrieving Personal Items from Schools

June 01, 2020
‚Äč Each school will post information on its website and share with families the way in which students or parents/guardians can claim personal items which may have been left at school before the ordered closure in March. For more information contact school administration.
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Refunds for Students and Families

May 29, 2020
The ordered closure of schools and the subsequent cancellations and alterations to field trips, activities and events obliges the GECDSB to repay or refund money that has already been paid by students and families. This includes any money pre-paid for meal days, field trips and graduation fees with either cash or...
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2020-21 GECPIC Application

May 26, 2020
The Greater Essex County District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (GECPIC) is accepting applications for parent/guardian members for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the GECPIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent involvement at the Board level to support improved student achievement and well-being.  The Greater Essex County Parent...
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Build a Dream Home Edition

April 28, 2020
‚ÄčGirls, grades 7-12 are invited to participate, with their parents/guardians in a special digital conference Career Expo - Wednesday, May 27. 
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2020 Digital Photography Exhibition

April 28, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the 14th annual GECDSB Student Digital Photography Exhibition will take place this year! Students are invited to submit entries in three categories: 1. Black and White 2. Colour 3. Digitally Enhanced or Altered Using Computer Software Due to COVID-19 emergency, entries cannot be displayed at...
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E-Learning Information

April 20, 2020

  ‚ÄčOn-line learning can be challenging. To support students to use this virtual learning environment, videos have been developed providing instruction and advice. The link (below) will direct you to the location within our website: E-learning Support
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Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education

March 22, 2020
‚Äč Minister of Education, the Honourable Stephen Lecce has prepared a letter for parents / guardians in regard to the COVID-19 emergency. Letter from the Minister (Eng.) - March 22.pdf Letter from the Minister (Fr.) - March 22.pdf
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 28, 2020
‚ÄčMarch 2020 Installment 
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Immunization Deadline

February 28, 2020
‚Äč The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit mailed out suspension notices in February to students born 2009-2014 who were not up to date with their immunization records. Parents/guardians have until the end of the day, March 10, 2020 to provide the required information to the Health Unit. The W.E.C.H.U. has scheduled a...
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February Student of the Month

February 18, 2020
‚Äč Congratulations to Taya Jackson from Sandwich Secondary School, the Student Senate Student of the Month for February, 2020. Student of the Month Citation

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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
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School Naming Survey

February 10, 2020
‚Äč 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 - New School Naming Survey

Secondary Student Transfers

February 10, 2020
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 the school year beginning September 2020. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 14th. 2020 Secondary Transfers.pdf
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Public Health Advisory

January 27, 2020
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 has information, prevention strategies and pertinent websites for families who wish to monitor the situation.    We appreciate our partnership with our...
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Storytelling Series

January 17, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB presents The Storytelling Series - Friday, Jan. 24th at John Campbell Public School.
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 07, 2020
‚ÄčFree seminar series returns - Anxiety in Children and Youth 
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Grade 8-9 Out of District Applications

January 06, 2020
‚Äč 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 obtain a grade 8 - grade 9 Out of District information postcard from their elementary school office parent/guardian will complete the on-line...
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International Language Classes

December 20, 2019
‚Äč The final International Language classes of 2019 will be Saturday, December 21st. Classes will resumes on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
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Student Success Upcoming Events

December 03, 2019
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Labour Negotiations Update

November 21, 2019
‚Äč An update has been posted to the GECDSB Labour Negotiations Page. Click on this link: GECDSB Labour Update for details.
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School Design Review

November 13, 2019
‚Äč 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 the architects and an opportunity to ask questions to key individuals involved in the process.
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Community Planning & Partnership Meeting

November 05, 2019
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 partners. The goal is to optimize the use of public assets owned by the GECDSB to benefit the Board, its students and...
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Round Dance

October 22, 2019
‚Äč"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance 
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Student Success Calendar

October 18, 2019
‚Äč Here's an updated calendar of upcoming events from our Student Success department.
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Student of the Month - October

October 15, 2019
The Student of the Month for October is Selia Neudorf, a Grade 12 student at Kingsville District High School. Selia is an outstanding student and is invested in both the school and greater Kingsville community. She has achieved an above 90% average every year she has been in high school.  She...
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International Languages Program

October 08, 2019
‚Äč 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 ‚Äď 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German, Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood ‚Äď 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
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Labour Negotiations Updates

September 27, 2019
‚Äč 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 most recent confirmed news and information on the Labour Negotiations 2019 section of this website.
  October 6, 2019 A tentative...
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Student of the Month for September

September 17, 2019
The Student of the Month for September is Kayla Kuharski-Baker, a Grade 12 student at Belle River District High School. Over the past few years, Kayla has volunteered for an organization that provides     assistance to residents in impoverished countries. She helped with a building project in Costa Rica during the summer...
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 09, 2019
‚Äč September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Canada - for more information visit: the Canadian Cancer Society website
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Special Education Advisory Committee Vacancies

September 09, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB is seeking to fill vacancies on its Special Education Advisory Committee (S.E.A.C.) commencing September, 2019.  Local Associations that support children with special needs are invited to apply by completing the application (below). Completed application packages must be forwarded to: Mike Wilcox, Superintendent of Special Education, GECDSB, 451 Park St....
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Welcome Back

September 03, 2019
‚Äč A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jessica Sartori -  I hope that everyone in the GECDSB community has enjoyed a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation, and maybe even a little casual reading, writing, and ‚Äôrithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
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Massey Social & Community Workshop

June 04, 2019
‚Äč Vincent Massey SS School Council invites families to an evening of good company and information on Tuesday, June 11th.
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GECDSB Schools Fly Pride Flag

June 03, 2019
‚Äč 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 - 7. For insight into the purpose of this action, please read this information pamphlet that has been distributed to all schools: Pride...
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Honouring our Students Powwow

May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex‚Äč  
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2019 School Climate Surveys

May 22, 2019
‚Äč   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
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Parent Applications for GECPIC

May 16, 2019
‚Äč 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 Parent Engagement Page
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Focus on Youth Summer Program

May 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe 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 per child due at registration. 2019 FOY Registration Form.pdf
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Revised 2019-20 School Year Calendar

May 08, 2019
‚Äč 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 remove any versions of that calendar and replace with this one.
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March 25, 2019
‚ÄčJoin 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 access registration forms on line)  
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

March 20, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB ‚Äč‚Äčtrack & field events.
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Public Meeting on Educational Development Charges

March 13, 2019
‚Äč 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:
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ESL Open House @ Kennedy Collegiate Institute

March 13, 2019
‚ÄčAn 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.
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Math Task Force 2.0 Survey

March 07, 2019
‚Äč 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 MTF is to gather and look at data and in an effort to capture parent / guardian perspective, we invite you to...
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MusicFest 2019

February 25, 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‚Äč
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West Gate PS / Dougall PS Boundary Change

February 08, 2019
The boundaries for the 2 schools will be altered for the 2019-20 school year. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at Dougall Public School (811 Dougall Ave.) at 6:00 p.m. to explain the changes and why they are happening. West Gate - Dougall Boundary Change Initial Notice...
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Public Secondary School Transfers

February 04, 2019
Current Grade 9 ‚Äď Grade 12 Secondary School Students
Application procedures for
Public Secondary School Transfers The Greater Essex County District School Board announces the secondary school student transfer process for all current grade 9 to grade 12 secondary school students of the board who wish to...
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Schedule for International Languages Classes

January 29, 2019
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 classes on March 23rd‚Äč
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Storytelling Series Event Postponed

January 28, 2019
The Stoytelling Series event scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28th at W.F. Herman Academy has been postponed due to the weather.  A rescheduled date will be determined.‚Äč
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WCCA Presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

January 22, 2019
The students and staff of Walkerville Collegiate and the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts present their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the WCI auditorium beginning Friday, February 22nd. It's the story of a widowed inventor, Caractacus Potts, his 2 children and candy heiress Truly Scruptious as they travel...
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Kidstart Grant Applications

January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.‚Äč
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Indigenous Education Action Committee - Community Meeting

January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome. ‚Äč
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January Student of the Month

January 15, 2019
Essex District High School Garde 11 student Kaidyn Blair is the Student Senate's Student of the Month for January.
  ‚ÄčJanuary Student of the Month Citation‚Äč ...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 14, 2019
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LaSalle PS Supports Drouillard Place

December 21, 2018
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 delivered just before the holiday break.‚Äč
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December Student of the Month

December 11, 2018
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. ‚Äč
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The Facts on Influenza

December 07, 2018
The GECDSB is sharing this important information on behalf of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit :
  The Windsor Essex County Health Unit would like to inform you that there has been a higher number of infants and young children reported with influenza (the flu) this year. If your...
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High School Grade 8 Information Nights

December 04, 2018
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 the staff and learn about the great programs available in Grades 9-12. Click here to see the times and dates of upcoming...
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November Student of the Month

November 22, 2018
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 visit the Student Senate website.‚Äč
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The Learned Ladies

November 19, 2018
Passion, pique and pageantry will be on display as the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts presents Moliere's classic 17 th century comedy, The Learned Ladies November 23 rd ‚Äď December 1 st at Walkerville Collegiate Institute. A talentless poet has duped all the women in the Paris home of wealthy...
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STEPS in Motion Craft Show

November 15, 2018
Support the Riverside Secondary School STEPS Program. ‚Äč
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E-Steam Information Night

November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy. ‚Äč
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Community Planning and Partnerships

November 02, 2018
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 be held Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the board room at the GECDSB administration building (451 Park St.W., Windsor). The...
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International Baccalaureate Applications

October 25, 2018
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 the application form visit the I.B. page on the GECDSB website. Riverside (for General Amherst, Belle River, Massey, Herman, Tecumseh Vista Academy,...
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Consultation on Education Reform

October 22, 2018
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 the sessions will be held: ‚Äč- Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday, November 1st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30...
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Special Education Advisory Committee Applications

October 17, 2018
The GECDSB's Special Education Advisory Committee is soliciting applications from local associations to fill positions for the upcoming term. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 2nd. SEAC Ad 2018.pdf‚Äč‚Äč
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Build a Dream 2018

October 10, 2018
 Girls in Grades 9-12: register now for this exciting opportunity. ‚Äč
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Immunization Notice

September 05, 2018
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 submitted to the Health Unit by the end of the day, September 18th, 2018. Families should have received notices advising them of...
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Employment Opportunities

August 02, 2018
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 Custodian Casual Information Technology Technician
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Seeking Applicants for Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

June 27, 2018
The GECDSB is looking for qualified applicants for a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee. Please visit this page on our website for detailed information.‚Äč
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Elementary I.B. Programs Survey

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčThis 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 Years Programme. We offer parents / guardians the opportunity to complete a brief, anonymous survey on this page: Elementary I.B. Programs Survey‚Äč...
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GECPIC Parent Applications

May 08, 2018
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 document @ the GECPIC page on the Board website The submission deadline in May 25, 2018. GECPIC Parent Application 2018 2019.pdf‚Äč
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Ontario Elections

May 02, 2018
As a service to our communities, the GECDSB has posted information on the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. Visit our page: Elections Information ‚Äč
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William Davis PS Turns 50

April 27, 2018
Join staff, students, alumni and former staff members to celebrate the 50th anniversary of William Davis Public School. ‚Äč
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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

April 26, 2018
  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               FOY_flyer_2018_Full.pdf‚Äč ‚Äč
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Go Back to the 80s at Western SS

April 24, 2018
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‚Äč
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Windsor Area Boundary Adjustments

April 12, 2018
A series of boundary adjustments will take place in September, 2018 affecting the Central, Bellewood, Giles Campus, and Marlborough public school communities. For more information, boundary maps and Q & A reports visit our page: Windsor Area Boundary Adjustments     ‚Äč
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Hairspray at the WCCA

April 03, 2018
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 April 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the WCI auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be available...
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Proposed 2018-19 School Year Calendar

March 28, 2018
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 here‚Äč
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Night of Champions

March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale. ‚Äč
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Get Skilled

March 22, 2018
‚Äč‚Äč 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, Precision Metal Cutting, Auto Service, Team Carpentry, Culinary, Mechanical CAD, Photography and Welding. Our highest placing students will represent the GECDSB at...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.  
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Immunization Notice

February 21, 2018
‚Äč 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 by March 19th. Those who have not yet done so will receive school suspension notices from the Health Unit in the mail....
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 06, 2018
‚ÄčA series of free seminars to provide information and support to families about mental health issues. ‚Äč
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The Trojan Women

February 05, 2018
‚ÄčThe Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts presents The Trojan Women , based on the original play, written by Euripides. It's a beautiful and moving presentation depicting the struggle of the survivors of the Trojan War. Shows are Feb. 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb....
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Kindergarten Registration

February 02, 2018
‚ÄčFebruary 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.      
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 17, 2018
The first sessions of this year's Mental Health Seminar Series have been scheduled - January 17th in Windsor and January 24th in Leamington.‚Äč
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Secondary Out of District Applications

December 22, 2017
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 between Monday January 8 th and Friday January 19 th . Applications made after the closing date will not be accepted. For...
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Executive Compensation

December 13, 2017
‚Äč 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 Compensation Plan for the Greater Essex County District School Board click through this link: Executive Compensation.pdf To comment or offer input e-mail:...
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Winter Weather Transportation Notifications

December 11, 2017
‚Äč With the arrival of winter weather student transportation could be delayed or cancelled depending on road and travelling conditions. For immediate information each morning or for details on the process for cancellations check the Buskids Storm Sentinel page on line - On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage and...
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I.B. Prep Program Application Deadline

November 30, 2017
‚Äč 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 on the Riverside program, click this link: For information on registration for the I.B. Preparatory Program at Leamington District Secondary School...
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IB Preparatory Program Information Nights

November 10, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program  
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High School Grade 8 Nights (Updated)

November 01, 2017
‚Äč 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 9. To find the date and time for the high school in your area, click on the link, below. GECDSB Grade 8...
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Frozen Over Moon

October 26, 2017
‚ÄčNovember Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.  
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LDSS Celebration of Completion

October 13, 2017
‚ÄčThe community is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Leamington District Secondary School and tour our new building.  
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Water Quality Testing

October 11, 2017
The  Ontario Safe Water Drinking Act( Reg. 243/07) has, since 2007, required school boards to flush the cold water plumbing on a daily or weekly basis, maintain flushing logs, take annual water samples, and report drinking water test results to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).   On July 1 st...
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OTs Acknowledge Support in Schools

October 02, 2017
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 of their way to make each day successful. To publicly recognize this type of support the Greater Essex County Occasional teachers branch of ETFO presents...
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Immunization Records

September 20, 2017
‚Äč 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 notices, by mail, in June. To provide an update or to make an appointment at the immunization clinic call the Health Unit...
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Build a Dream

September 18, 2017
‚ÄčYoung 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 Dream event on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information visit:  
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International Languages Program

September 07, 2017
‚Äč 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 Int Languages Registration Form 2017-2018.docx and submit it to your home school by September 21st. Classes will be offered this year at Forest...
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 06, 2017
‚Äč The Greater Essex County District School Board recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September. For more information visit:

Bus Drivers Wanted

July 14, 2017
‚Äč 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!         Contact the following bus companies for information on hiring Bus Company Contact Information First Student 519-969-0184 ...
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French Immersion in Leamington

June 15, 2017
‚Äč 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 will be a Kindergarten class only, with a grade level added each subsequent school year. To register, contact Gore Hill PS @...
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Herman Helping Hands Registration

June 13, 2017
‚ÄčA second registration session for the Herman Helping Hands Summer Band Camp will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at W.F. Herman Academy.  
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TVA Tennis Title

June 13, 2017
‚Äč Tecumseh Vista's Girls Doubles team of Seija Huhtala (grade 10) and Camilla Marangelli (grade 12) (pictured, right) earned a gold medal  at the 2017 OFSSAA Tennis tournament in Toronto. They won the final match 8 games to 2 with aggressive serves and point-ending net play.  "The title capped a perfect 18-0 season for the 16-year-old...
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Register for HHH Summer Band Camp

June 01, 2017
‚ÄčStudents 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 14th - 25th. Registration is Wednesday, June 6th from 4-7:00 p.m. at Maxwell (1648 Francois, Windsor). For more information contact Amiee Poirier...
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Amherstburg High School Survey

May 24, 2017
‚Äč 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, but input from the community will assist the Board with the design process. This new high school will serve the Amherstburg area...
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Leamington PARC - Final Steps

May 17, 2017
‚Äč 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 Board auditorium, 451 Park St. W. in Windsor, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Public input will also be received at this time. For...
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Student Job Fair

May 11, 2017
‚Äč The Kennedy Collegiate Institute student success team is hosting a job fair, Wednesday, May 17th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the KCI gymnasium. The fair is geared toward students who do not plan to attend post-secondary schools after graduation and would like to go directly to the workplace. More...
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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

May 04, 2017
‚Äč 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 to access the Camp Registration Form.
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

April 26, 2017
‚Äč 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 for adults & $20 for children under 10. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $225. For tickets contact Stephen Silvaggio @...
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GECDSB Special Olympics

April 24, 2017
‚ÄčFriday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.  
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Massey Chess Success

April 24, 2017
‚Äč 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 Ellen Tao, Lily Zhou, Zhehai Zhang, Joshua Mathews, Jeffrey Zhu, Stefano Lee, You Zhou,Jeremy Mathews, and Rachel Tao, finished first in both the Intermediate...
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Stars of the GECDSB Concert

April 21, 2017
‚Äč        An evening of music and dance performed by some of the best student artists from throughout the GECDSB. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance.
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GECPIC Workshop for Parents

April 18, 2017
‚ÄčThis free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  
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A Day in the Life

March 27, 2017
‚Äč A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
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GECPIC Parent Workshops

March 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.    
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Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
‚ÄčSaturday, April 8th.    
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Student Trustee Applications

February 21, 2017
‚ÄčDeadline to apply is March 10th. Click on this link for application instructions.
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Financing Post Secondary Education

February 07, 2017
‚Äč 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 invited to attend the Financing Your University Education information session at the University of Windsor.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7...
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2017 School Climate Surveys

February 06, 2017
‚Äč 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, access the survey by clicking this link:
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Concert to Benefit Jumpstart Nutrition Program

February 06, 2017
‚Äč‚ÄčThe band White Noise will pay tribute to the New Wave sounds of the '80s. Thursday, Feb. 9th at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 17, 2017
‚ÄčThe 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 by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County.  ...
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Immunization Deadline for Secondary Students

January 17, 2017
 *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 Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has made an important announcement regarding immunization records for students born in 1999 and 2000. Students have up...
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Promoting Well-Being

December 09, 2016
‚Äč 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, educators and administrators, counsellors, social workers, and community partners across the province. The Ministry wants to learn from, and build on the...
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WFA Mural Partnership

December 02, 2016
‚Äč There's a vibrant, new addition to the visual ambience along California Avenue. Students, staff and community partners of Westview Freedom Academy recently unveiled a mural on the front of the school. Designed and created by Mrs. Carruthers' Media and Visual arts students, the mural is meant to show that the school...
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Cereal Box Challenge

November 28, 2016
‚Äč 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 this year's Cereal Box Challenge. Six schools and the Board Administration building staff took part. Twenty-eight school breakfast programs and a number...
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Rebels Most Spirited @ OSLC

November 22, 2016
‚Äč 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, engaged positively with the presenters, held open doors, helped clean up, looked for ways to help others and were always polite and well...

OSSLT Update

November 17, 2016
‚Äč 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 Education Quality Assessment Office (EQAO), which oversees the provincial testing, has completed a review of the recent test administration and released its...
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Grade 8 Transition Nights

November 10, 2016
‚Äč 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 held their Grade 8 Information Nights - for information on any GECDSB high schools not listed below please contact the school) ‚Äč...
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New Schools for the GECDSB

November 07, 2016
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 a community. It can create a host of possibilities for everyone." Trustee Ron LeClair told the gathering of students, staff and municipal...
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Community Kitchen Lake to Plate

November 04, 2016
‚Äč 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 the importance of buying locally and sustainability of food sources. As learning cooks, it is important for the students to understand the...
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EcoSchools training Day

November 04, 2016
‚Äč 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 be a performance by the Jelly Fish Project, a band which travels the country with a message about the ecology of our...

Website Upgrade

October 26, 2016
‚Äč The GECDSB's public website - - and all our individual school web sites are undergoing upgrades.
We want to provide the best possible service and information for our students, their families, staff and our communities but there is a small cost for this improvement.
From October 23rd to November 8th our sites will...

Adding Math Capacity

October 26, 2016
‚Äč 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 has started delivering a series of workshops. The first order of business was to work with all the teaching consultants, followed by...

SOTM - October Maria Jose

October 26, 2016
‚Äč The Student of the Month for October 2016 is Maria Jose, a Grade 12 student at Walkervillke Collegiate Institute. Maria is a well-rounded student who excels in academics, the arts, and engages in a number of extracurricular activities. She is a dedicated member of Walkerville's Model United Nations, Social Justice...
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October 26, 2016
‚ÄčThe 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 students were to write the literacy test online today at secondary schools across the province, including all 14 of the GECDSB‚Äôs secondary...