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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  https://www.publicboard.ca/school/Massey/Pages/default.aspx#/=   ‚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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TVA E-STEAM Program

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:  https://publicboard.ca/Community/Community-Partnerships/Pages/Facility-Partnerships.aspx ‚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 - https://bit.ly/3koyMkN
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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 15, 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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Terry Fox Update

September 30, 2020
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex Virtual School is participating in the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. Students will be completing sets of 40 activities on the 40 minute mark of each hour on Friday, beginning at 9:40. Thank you to Ms. Robillard's Grade 2s and Ms. Kozma's Grade 8s for...
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Family Phone Calls Start Thursday!

September 09, 2020
Greetings from the Greater Essex Virtual School! We have been busy preparing to provide the best educational experience we can for the first term. Beginning on Thursday, September 10 th , 2019 , teachers will be calling families to introduce themselves and get to know your child. You should receive a call...
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Students! Be Ready to Prevent Hazard?

September 08, 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. https://youtu.be/_oJVU9cVyN0
  French Version Arabic Version Low German Version‚Äč

 
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Virtual School Prepares For First Week

September 04, 2020
‚ÄčHello, Virtual School families!  We are busy creating classes and setting up all of our virtual classrooms. We can't wait to welcome you to our virtual space. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions document attached to find more information. Teachers will phoning all families next week to go through an orientation and...