Last week, several of the local school boards agreed to follow the recommendations of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, and will enact procedures to limit participation in extracurricular activities for only those students, staff, officials and volunteers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Once the policies/procedures have been formalized, the Boards will work together with the Windsor Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WECSSAA) on determining which sports may be able to proceed based on the amount of time in the season, on the number of students who would be eligible to participate, and the number of coaches who will be available. A timeline for return to play will vary depending on all of these factors.To further support a safe return to extracurricular activities, WECSSAA and its member boards have decided to play regionally among schools in Windsor and Essex County with the primary focus on re-engaging our students in athletics. High schools will not participate in SWOSSAA and OFSAA competitions, but will follow return to play protocols of each organization, including those of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association.
the above is an excerpt from a joint statement from Windsor-Essex Catholic District SchoolBoard, the Greater Essex County District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence,Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the Windsor Essex County Secondary Schools AthleticAssociation.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------As more information is provided we will send an update. If you are interested in extracurricular activities and are interested in more information on how to get the vaccine, please visithttp://www.wevax.ca/ (see link below). Please visit https://www.wechu.org/cv/vaccine-information-youth-parents for more information.
We would like to encourage and invite all parents to become active members of the School Council. Parents are now invited to submit their names for election to the School Council. Please see below for the available positions. The term for each position is 1 year so that members can determine (each year) if their circumstances will allow them to commit to the School Council. It is important to note that there is no restriction on the number of times that a member can be re-elected.
At the virtual election, each attending nominator, nominee and parent/guardian shall be entitled to participate in the election process.
The available elected positions are as follows:
Chair/Co-Chair: A parent or parents who are not employed by the school board;The chair/co-chairs are voting members who, in addition to performing the same duties as other council members, might: chair council meetings; facilitate the resolution of conflict; communicate with the school principal on behalf of the council, etc.
An employee of the board that established a school council cannot serve as the chair or a co-chair of the council. School board trustees are not eligible to be members of councils of schools within their boards.
Secretary: Will keep quality school council and committee meeting records that include meeting minutes, policies, bylaws, and annual reports; Maintain copies of the school council agendas, school council annual reports, school profiles, principal profiles, etc.
Treasurer: Maintains financial transactions/records
The following position(s) may be appointed:
Community member(s): one or more community representatives appointed by the elected council
Staff Representative (Teching and Non-Teaching)
Association Member: One person appointed by an association that is a member of the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations, the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education, or Parents Partenaires en Éducation, if the association is represented at the school.
SCHOOL COUNCIL PARENT SELF-NOMINATION FORM
October 25th, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. via TEAMS
Please see the attached flyer (above) from the University of Windsor. Students should let their Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Browning-Morgan, or an Administrator know that they are interested in logging into the symposium on October 29, 2021, from 9 a.m. - noon.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from (4:00 pm to 7:00 pm).
Interviews will be held through Microsoft Teams (or, alternatively, may be held by phone).
To book an appointment for an interview , please login to Edsby and follow the instructions below. Parents may also choose to contact the school to set up the interview.
The application deadline to audition for the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts (for the 2022-23 school year) is November 5, 2021.
For more information visit the WCCA website or contact Program Director Jeff Marontate at email@example.com
Auditions will be held the week of December 3, 2021
Residential schools were church-run schools where approximately 150,000 Métis, Inuit and First Nations children were sent between the 1860s and the 1990s. The schools harmed Indigenous children by removing them from their families, forcing them to speak English or French instead of their ancestral languages, disconnecting them from their culture and traditions and forcing them to adopt Christianity in order to assimilate into Canadian society. The government has since acknowledged that this approach was wrong, cruel and ineffective, and offered an official apology to the Indigenous people of Canada in 2008. (https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/what-is-orange-shirt-day)
Thursday is Orange Shirt Day Wear an orange shirt on Thursday, September 30th. The Orange shirt is a reminder that “Every Child Matters”. Orange Shirt Day was started by Phyllis Webstad to educate people about residential schools and to fight racism and bullying.
Photo Retakes will be on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021.
We would like to encourage and invite all parents to become active members of the School Council
Each parent/guardian of a student enrolled at the school for the current year is eligible both to vote and to run as a parent/guardian representative. The purpose of school councils is, through the active participation of parents, to improve pupil achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents.
The first School Council meeting of the 2021-22 school year will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The meeting will be virtual and a TEAMS invite will be sent to parent/guardians who request an invite. Please send an Edsby message with your email address or please me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be approximately 1 hour and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Elections for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be held in October.
We hope to see you all soon (virtually)!
Desreen Burnett, Principal
Many of our students have their own device and we did not collect devices from our students. Students are allowed and encouraged to bring their own device to school daily to allow access to digital learning tools. Students can bring their own personal device or one that was loaned to them by the GECDSB for distance learning. The GECDSB has set up a link on the website for parents/guardians to purchases devices through board approved vendors. (Student Device Purchase Options).
If a student would like to request a device, please contact the school or send an Edsby message to our Attendance Secretary (Tiffany Hodgins). Please note that requests are fulfilled once devices become available.
Thank you Griffins!
Please see the attached flyer
Photo Day is scheduled for Tuesday September 21st.
Photos will be taken during Periods 1 and 2.
Classes will be called down individually.
Covid 19 Protocols
To ensure the safety of our educators and students, LifeTouch photographers will follow Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. Based on current recommendations from Public Health Agency of Canada, LifeTouch employees are required to complete self-checks and wear a mask indoors at all times.
Welcome back Green Griffins!
We are so excited to welcome you back into our building on Tuesday.
Weather permitting, students entering Grade 9 will be directed to their homeroom teacher on the football field.
For all students in Grades 10-12, your homeroom class is now posted on Edsby. Please report there on Tuesday morning.
Once in your homeroom, you will receive a hard copy of your timetable, locker number, and locker combination. Because this hard copy contains your locker combination, please keep it private and in a safe place.
Have a wonderful long weekend Green Griffins!
Good afternoon,Registration fees have been waived for the 2021-2022 school year. All students will have access to their timetable via Edsby. This is controlled by the IT department and hopefully will be released at some point after Friday. All students will receive a hardcopy of their timetable on the first day of school, in their first class. Students who have not returned textbooks and/or other school equipment are asked to do so on the first day of school. We will be sharing the Bell schedule and the Board calendar soon. In the meantime, please review and return the paperwork that was mailed to you in July (with the report card). For example, the Photo Consent form and the Verification of Registration and Health Information form needs to be completed/updated and signed. Please note: Students entering grade 9 will receive the paperwork mentioned above on the first day of school. Please ensure the information is accurate, including your email address, etc. and then have your child return the forms to school. We will invite you to join our Board/School Edsby group. Currently, we rely heavily on Edsby as a means of communicating Board and school information. Please email (mail to: mailto:email@example.com) or fax all completed forms back to us; or they can be returned on the first day of School. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.We are eager to see our returning students/parents and we look forward to meeting all new students/parents! If you have any questions, please call the school at (519) 944-4700. Take care,D. Burnett
In accordance with our GECDSB COVID-19 Safety Plan, each student must complete a DAILY COVID Self-Assessment. The link to this assessment is here for your daily reference.
Completion of this daily self-assessment is a requirement before entering our school and will be confirmed by staff each day.
Thank you Green Griffins!
Please refer to our updated bell schedule below that will be used for the 2021-2022 school year:
8:20 – 8:25 am
In-Class Instruction (Period 1)
8:25 – 10:55 am
10:55 am – 11:05 am
11:05 am – 11:50 am
In-Class Instruction (Period 2)
11:50 am – 2:20 pm
Please be advised that cafeteria services will not be available during the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to school or purchase lunch off-premises if possible.
Good afternoon everyone! Please see the attached letter (Edsby only). We will be updating this page and the "School Talk" page when there is new/important information to share. We are finalizing a few details and will be sharing information re: new grade nine students, school start-up, diploma pick-up, device returns, etc.