November 29, 2021
Leamington 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
October 26, 2021
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
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...
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...
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...
June 25, 2021
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
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...
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...
May 10, 2021
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
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...
March 16, 2021
In 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...
February 18, 2021
The schedule for International Language Program classes has been revised as of Feb. 17, 2021.
(the yellow squares are ILP class days)
February 11, 2021
The 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
January 20, 2021
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...
December 16, 2020
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...
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#/=
in 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...
November 26, 2020
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
November 25, 2020
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
November 16, 2020
Application Deadline Extended
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
is posted on the WCCA website. Applications close on Friday, December 11th. ...
November 13, 2020
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...
November 11, 2020
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
October 23, 2020
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
October 19, 2020
Information from the GECDSB EcoSchools Committee
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...
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.
Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19
October 06, 2020
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
October 02, 2020
The 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
October 01, 2020
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...
August 17, 2020
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...
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...
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...
April 28, 2020
Girls, grades 7-12 are invited to participate, with their parents/guardians in a special digital conference Career Expo - Wednesday, May 27.
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...
April 20, 2020
On-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
February 28, 2020
March 2020 Installment
February 28, 2020
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...
February 11, 2020
The GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
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...
January 17, 2020
The GECDSB presents The Storytelling Series - Friday, Jan. 24th at John Campbell Public School.
January 07, 2020
Free seminar series returns - Anxiety in Children and Youth
January 06, 2020
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...
December 20, 2019
The final International Language classes of 2019 will be Saturday, December 21st. Classes will resumes on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
November 21, 2019
An update has been posted to the GECDSB Labour Negotiations Page. Click on this link: GECDSB Labour Update
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...
October 22, 2019
"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance
October 08, 2019
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 – 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German,
Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood – 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
September 27, 2019
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...
September 09, 2019
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....
September 03, 2019
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 ’rithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
June 03, 2019
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
May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex
May 16, 2019
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
May 15, 2019
The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program will offer camps from July 8 - August 16 (2019) for children in Grades 1-8. There is a one-time fee of $20 per child due at registration. 2019 FOY Registration Form.pdf
May 08, 2019
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.
May 06, 2019
Join us on May 31st, 11:30am, for the annual Talent Show in the Elementary Gym.
May 06, 2019
May 10th is Track Day for Gr 3-8 Location: Herman Secondary Track
March 25, 2019
Join us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians. (Use the QR code - below the poster to access registration forms on line)
March 20, 2019
Join us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB track & field events.
March 13, 2019
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
March 07, 2019
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...
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
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
January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.
January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome.
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...
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
November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy.
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...
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,...
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: - Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday, November 1st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30...
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
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...
May 23, 2018
and regional police forces are important and respected partners of the GECDSB
in our combined effort to keep everyone safe at school. We
act on their advice when there are incidents in the community which could
possibly impact the safety and well-being of students and staff. This could be
May 23, 2018
Just to inform you that a water sample taken from a fountain in H1 has resulted in a slight lead exceedance on the standing water sample of 14.4 ug/L and the flushed sample was well below the 10 ug/L limit. As corrective action and resolution to the exceedance and in consultation...
May 10, 2018
This survey is now closed The GECDSB is interested in seeking input from our community about implementing an International Baccalaureate Programme (I.B.) Primary Years Programme and / or Middle Years Programme. We offer parents / guardians the opportunity to complete a brief, anonymous survey on this page: Elementary I.B. Programs Survey
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
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
March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale.
March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.
February 02, 2018
February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.
January 29, 2018
As parents / guardians and educators one of our foremost concerns is the safety and well-being of our children. Periodically it is important to remind young people how they can keep themselves safe while in the community. Please reinforce with your children the importance of the following safety precautions: Always walk...
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.
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...
December 11, 2017
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
November 10, 2017
Grade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program
November 01, 2017
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
October 26, 2017
November Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.
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...
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...
September 20, 2017
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...
September 07, 2017
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...
July 14, 2017
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May 04, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
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 @...
April 24, 2017
Friday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.
April 21, 2017
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.
April 18, 2017
This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.
March 27, 2017
A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
March 24, 2017
The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.
March 13, 2017
Saturday, April 8th.
January 18, 2017
The GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County. ...
December 09, 2016
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...
November 15, 2016
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) ...
November 08, 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...