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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
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Student Handbook 2020-2021

October 13, 2020
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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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Schedule for the week of Sept. 14th - 16th

September 09, 2020
FYI ‚Äď Schedule for next week. Sept. 14 th 8:25 ‚Äď 12:10 Grade 9 & 10 Period 1 Cohort A only in class, If you are a grade 11 or 12 student in a grade 9/10 class then you come to your class  8:25- 12:10 Gr. 11 and 12 Cohort A...
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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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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. https://youtu.be/_oJVU9cVyN0
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Reopening Schools Video

August 17, 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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Virtual Graduation Information

June 11, 2020
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Textbook drop off and locker content pickup

June 10, 2020
The following dates are available for students to drop off and pick up their locker contents.  If you are just dropping off textbooks, please come in the times allocated.  Any textbooks that were left in lockers, have already been returned.   If you wish to pick up your locker contents, you must...
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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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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.

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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Exams January 2020

January 23, 2020
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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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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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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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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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Student Handbook 2019-2020

September 01, 2019
Please find attached the student handbook for 2019-2020.  ‚Äč Student handbook 2019-2020.docx‚Äč
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Grade 9 Registration

August 22, 2019
Grade 9 Registration starts at 8:30 in the main gym.  Please bring your student fees, verification sheet and plan to have a great morni ng. ‚Äč
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Registration for Grades 10-12

August 22, 2019
‚Äč Registration info for students in Grades 10-11-12:
Times: Mon, Aug 26th & 27th from 8:30am-11am, 11:30am-2pm.
Students MUST have their signed verification and student fees must be paid for your timetable to be released. ‚Äč
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Exams June 2019

June 12, 2019
‚Äč‚Äč Period 1 - June 21st - 8:30 am Period 2 - June 24th - 8:30 am Period 3 - June 25th - 8:30 am Period 4 - June 26th - 8:30 am Conflict Day - June 27th 
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Wizard of Oz Play

June 04, 2019
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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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Cade W. wins Gold!

May 30, 2019
‚Äč Cade W. wins Gold in Precision Machining at the Skills Canada National Competition!
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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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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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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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YLC Trip

May 01, 2019
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GECPIC PLUS

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: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
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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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Public Secondary School Transfers

February 04, 2019
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 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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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.
 
 
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 14, 2019
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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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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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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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September 18, 2018
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Student Accident Insurance 2018-2019

September 18, 2018
To:                   Student, Parent or Guardian From:               Principal Date:               September 2018 Subject:           STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE 2018-2019 The Greater Essex County District School Board does not cover accident insurance for students however, our school board is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus‚ĄĘ Accident Insurance program,...
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Self Care Workshops September 21st

September 18, 2018
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Lead Exceedance

July 05, 2018
Under Ontario Regulation 243/07 entitled "Schools, Private Schools and Child Care Centres" enacted under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 , all school boards are required to test each school's water annually to monitor lead levels.  Approximately 760 drinking water fountains and taps throughout the school board are being tested in...
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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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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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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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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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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 - http://www.buskids.ca/sentinel.asp On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage www.publicboard.ca and...
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Drinking Water Tests

November 22, 2017
‚Äč Under Ontario Regulation 243/07 entitled "Schools, Private Schools and Child Care Centres" enacted under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 , all school boards are required to test each school's water annually to monitor lead levels.  Approximately 800 drinking water fountain and taps throughout the school board were tested in...
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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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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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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: webuildadream.com  
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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: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/news/national/2017/september/childhood-cancer-month/?region=on

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 www.firstgroupcareers.com ...
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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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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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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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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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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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OYAP Precision Metal Trades

February 14, 2017
Learn a trade & earn money while working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program in Precision Metal Trades at General Amherst High School.    
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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: https://www.publicboard.ca/News/ourstories/2017SchoolClimateSurveys/Pages/default.aspx
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 18, 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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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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New Schools for the GECDSB

November 07, 2016
A magnificent autumn afternoon was made more glorius 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...