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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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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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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...
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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:
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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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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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...

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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Schedule for the week of Nov. 2

October 30, 2020
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End of Quadmester 1/Beginning of Quadmester 2.

October 26, 2020
‚ÄčSee the appropriate file (by cohort) for the schedule for the end of Quad 1 and beginning of Quad 2.

Schedule for the week of Oct. 26

October 23, 2020
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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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Schedule for the week of Oct. 19

October 16, 2020
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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

Schedule for the week of October 12

October 09, 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

Schedule for the week of Oct. 5

October 02, 2020
‚ÄčTime Mon. Oct. 5 Tues. Oct. 6 Wed. Oct. 7 Thurs. Oct. 8 Fri. Oct. 9 8:10 ‚Äď 11:55 Cohort A   Period 2
In school Cohort B Period 2
In school Cohort B Period 2
In school Cohort A   Period 2
In school Cohort B   Period 2
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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...

Schedule for the week of Sept. 28

September 24, 2020
‚Äč   Time Mon. S‚Äčept. 28 Tue‚Äčs. Sept. 29 Wed. Sept. 30 Thurs. Oct. 1 Fri. Oct. 2 8:10 ‚Äď 11:55 Cohort A Period 1 In school Cohort B Period 1 In school Cohort B Period 1 In school Cohort A Period 1 In school Cohort B Period 1 In school...
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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

Schedule for the week of September 21st

September 17, 2020
‚Äč Time Mon. Sept. 21 Tues. Sept. 22 Wed. Sept. 23 Thurs. Sept. 24 Fri. Sept. 25 8:10 ‚Äď 11:55 Cohort A Period 2 In school Cohort B Period 2 In school Cohort A Period 2 In school Cohort A Period 2 In school Cohort B Period 2 In school ‚Äč12:55...

School COVID-19 Procedures

September 13, 2020
‚ÄčThe School Schedule 7:50 am:  Doors open to students 7:50 ‚Äď 8:05 am:  Students proceed directly to classrooms 8:05 am:  Anthem & announcements 8:10 am -‚ÄĮ11:55 am:  Cohort‚ÄĮA or B (depending on day):‚ÄĮ In class‚ÄĮlearning, with scheduled nutrition breaks and washroom breaks‚ÄĮ 11:55 am ‚Äď 12:55 am:  Students...

Student Timetable and Cohort Information

September 11, 2020
‚ÄčStudent timetables and student cohort information will be available on Edsby at 8 am on Sunday, September 13 for students attending the in-class model at KDHS .  It is imperative that students know their cohort (A or B) as they are required to attend school on ly on their scheduled day . ...
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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.
  French Version Arabic Version Low German Version‚Äč

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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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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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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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Cavalier Drafted by the Guelph Storm

April 04, 2020
The Guelph Storm selected Kingsville Cavalier, Koen Taves, with the 132nd pick in the 7th round of the 2020 OHL Priority Draft.  This season, Koen played 43 games for the Sun County Panthers Minor Midget AAA and tallied 12 goals and 35 points and added another 11 points in 13 playoff games.  Koen played for the Kingsville...
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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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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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New Site For Amalgamated School Announced

December 18, 2019
‚ÄčThe GECSDB has purchased a 25.1-acre parcel of land for the new K - 12 school in Kingsville.  The province has granted $2.7 million in funding to acquire a new site for the future school.  The new location will support over 1,700 students with a state of the art learning environment....


December 17, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to Sascha Batke, who was recently  nominated by the WECSSAA referees for their MVP Award of the A, AA, and AAA Junior Girls' Basketball divisions.  According to the referee convener, "Sascha should be very proud.  She came in a close second behind a St Anne's player.  Sascha is a terrific...
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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...

myBlueprint for Parents

September 17, 2019
We are now excited to announce that effective September 17 th , 2019, all GECDSB students, staff and parents/guardians will have access to the web-based program, myBlueprint , to support students in Grades 7 to 12 with their Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) and course selection. myBlueprint is replacing Career Cruising and...

Accessing Edsby Notifications

September 11, 2019
Ebsby is a great tool used by teachers, the school and the school board to send information to those in the school community. Please find attached the instructions for parents/staff to be able to set up notifications from Edsby ‚Äč. Edsby - Parent Notifications.pdf
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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....

Student Accident Insurance for 2019 - 2020

September 04, 2019
With all the activities that take place at school, in the playground, in the gym and in sports, accidents can and do happen.   Fewer than 20% of parents take advantage of the opportunity to purchase student accident insurance for their children.  Many parents mistakenly believe, that the Greater Essex County District...
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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...

Pre-Registration Dates and Times

July 10, 2019
Students are encouraged to pre-register before the first day of classes.‚Äč  The dates and times are as follows.  More information about this process will be mailed to families in mid-August.‚Äč Please note that new grade 9 students are encouraged to register on Thursday morning. Students who do not pre-register will be required...

Summer Office Hours

July 10, 2019
The KDHS Main Office will be open from 7 am - 2:30 pm‚Äč throughout most of July and August.  ‚ÄčThe office will be CLOSED on August 2, 6 - 9 and 16.
Phone messages can be left at 519 8733 2347.
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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  

2019 School Climate Survey

May 22, 2019
‚ÄčThis year's school climate survey was conducted according to the GECDSB guidelines and the highlights can be found here: Report Form Infographic.docx

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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

Parent Rep Wanted for GECPIC

May 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe GECPIC Policy and Regulation (R-AD-41) requires the school board to select a parent representative from each of our 13 GECDSB Families of Schools to be a member of our district Parent Involvement Committee. Our goal is to select a committee that represents all regions of the board, has an elementary/secondary balance,...
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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.

B-RAD Bullying Assembly

March 18, 2019
‚ÄčGrade 9 Students participated in an assembly organized by the OPP B-RAD program on Monday, March 18th.  Parents of those students are invited to complete a feedback survey by clicking the link below: Beyond Bullying Survey‚Äč
For more information, see the PDF file below: Beyond Bullying Presentation March- 2019.pdf
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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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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

Meet Dragula 2.0

February 05, 2019
‚Äč It all started as a childhood dream of Gord Osborne, KDHS's TechZone Autoshop teacher. He loved cars and he loved the T.V. show "The Munsters," particularly the car that Grandpa Munster drove. When he grew up, he built many cars from scratch and he thought to himself that he could...
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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...

Cavs' Chronicle Winter 2019

January 31, 2019
‚ÄčCheck out the latest edition of the Cavs' Chronicle at the link below.  

Exams Postponed One Day

January 28, 2019
All final exams scheduled to be written on Monday, January 28 are postponed. Final exams scheduled for Monday, January 28 will be written‚Äč on Tuesday, January 29.  Final exams scheduled for Tuesday will be written on Wednesday, January 30. 

Semester One Final Exams

January 21, 2019
See the attached document outlining school expectations in the event of a inclement weather day or a school closure during final exa Inclement Weather School Closure Announcement.pdfms.‚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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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

Lady Cavs Win 2!

November 06, 2018
The Junior and Senior Lady Cavs have advanced to the semi-finals of the WECSSAA championship.  The junior squad defeated Belle River in a tight game by a score of 55 - 44.  The senior team beat Herman Academy 63 - 27.  The semi-final games will be played at KDHS on Thursday....
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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

Parents Understand Teen Driving

October 16, 2018
‚ÄčThe Healthy Schools Department at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is happy to help support two upcoming events aimed at educating parents/guardians on teens safety while driving (or as passengers).  The events will be held next week at the Safety Village and are open to everyone, as part of the Parchute's...
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Build a Dream 2018

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

First Meeting of KDHS School Advisory Council

September 18, 2018
‚Äč On behalf of the School Advisory Council of Kingsville District High School, all parents/guardians of students enrolled at Kingsville District High School are invited to attend the first School Council meeting of the year.   The KDHS School Council meets at 6:30 pm in the school library during selected months...

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Back at KDHS

September 10, 2018
From the WECHU. "The Windsor-Essex County ‚ÄčHealth Unit provides a number of health services to school children in Windsor and Essex County.  Many of these services are provided according to provincial law.  If for any reason you do NOT wish you child to be involved in health education or health services,...

IEP Information Night

September 10, 2018
‚ÄčT he Windsor-Essex Family Network hosts an evening for parents in our community to come out and learn more about IEPs and Special Education in general.  This event is co-presented with the WECDSB. This year the IEP and More event is taking place on Monday, October 1 st in Essex.  Please...

Bring Your Own Device

September 07, 2018
‚ÄčStaples has been selected to partner with the GECDSB.  See the attachment for more information selected netbooks and chromebooks available at most Staples locations.

Student Accident Insurance for 2018-2019 School Year

September 07, 2018
With all the activities that take place at school, in the playground, in the gym and in sports, accidents can and do happen.  Fewer than 20% of parents take advantage of the opportunity to purchase student accident insurance for their children.  Many parents believe, mistakenly that the Greater Essex County District School...


June 14, 2018
‚ÄčFinal exams will be written from June 22nd to June 28th according to the attached PDF schedule.  Should busses be cancelled for any reason the exam schedule will proceed in the same order on the following exam day.  


Lead Exceedance In Drinking Water

May 30, 2018
Updated June 25, 2018. See the attached documents that provide information on an exceedance of lead in drinking water as determined in recent testing.‚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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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

Cavs' Chronicle Spring 2018 Edition

March 21, 2018
‚ÄčCheck out the latest and greatest Cavalier news here in the Spring edition of the Cavs' Chronicle.   CavsChronicleSpring2018.pdf
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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....

Skilled Trades Field Trip

February 16, 2018
The KDHS Technology Department is inviting parents / guardians to learn more about opportunities available in the skilled trades for students currently in Grade 8. On Wednesday, February 21st there will be a field trip to highlight the educational programs and the future job possibilities in the trades. The bus leaves...

KDHS Valentine Semi Formal News

February 08, 2018
The Valentine Semi Formal scheduled for Friday, February 9 is still a 'go'.  Given the weather forecast for later today, the dance will end at 10 pm.‚Äč
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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.      

Semester 1 Exams

January 23, 2018
‚ÄčThe exam schedule for January 2018 is available here in PDF format using the link below.  Students are reminded if busses are not running or schools are closed for any reason, the exam schedule continues the next exam day in the same sequence as scheduled.   Sem 1 Exam Schedule.pdf
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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

Grade 8 Information Night

January 17, 2018
Please join us at KDHS on Wednesday, January 17 at 6 pm for our Grade 8 Information Night.  We will begin with a presentation in Migration Hall followed by a tour of the school to learn more about our academic and extracurricular program. 
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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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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:  
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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 ...

KDHS Breakfast Program Fundraiser

June 22, 2017
‚Äč In support of the Breakfast for Learning program at KDHS (Kingsville District High School) and the Kingsville Community Food Bank Pyjama/pajama, it's a party; lots of prizes. Sorry guys, females only. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Tony's Mediterranean (restaurant), 16 Main St, Kingsville.
Reserve your spot early:...

Cavs' Chronicle

June 19, 2017
‚Äč   Click the link below to access the 3rd Edition of the Cavs' Chronicle.   Third Edition Cavs Chronicle.pdf

Final Exam Schedule

June 12, 2017

If any students have a religious accommodation request, during the exam period, please speak with administration ‚Äč.

KDHS Car Show

May 19, 2017
On Friday May 19th, the KDHS Tech Zone hosted its annual car show.  Staff and students were treated to over 100 classic and custom vehicles in the school parking lot, all while raising money for the local food bank.  ‚Äč

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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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Free Community Forum-Opiods and Adolescents

May 04, 2017
‚ÄčParents and Guardians are invited to attend a free information session on opiod abuse among adolescents in our community on Wednesday May 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Kingsville Community Centre.  

Prom 2017

May 03, 2017
‚ÄčThis year's prom was held at the Portuguese Club in Leamington on April 26, with pictures taken at the Leamington Marina. 
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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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Drive One for Your School Event

April 24, 2017
‚Äč The KDHS Parent Council in partnership with Renaud Ford in Harrow hosted a successful fundraiser Saturday April 22.  Parents and Guardians showed up at the dealership to test drive a new Ford of their choice.  Ford donated $20 to KDHS for each test drive and approximately $1800 was raised for our...
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Earth Day

April 24, 2017
‚Äč Our KDHS Eco Team went to Windsor Sunday April 23rd  to celebrate Earth Day.  They participated in planting over 2000 trees.  This event was organized by the Essex Region Conservation Authority.
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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.

Earth Week at KDHS

April 21, 2017
‚Äč It's been a busy Earth week at KDHS! Our Eco Team started off the week on Tuesday with some savvy Eco Tips created by Jocelyn Bretzlaff as well as a gift of vegetable seeds to our KDHS staff.  Teachers were also encouraged to use half lighting.  On Wednesday we promoted a waste-free...
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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.    

GECPIC Workshops

March 22, 2017
The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is offering information sessions on ADHD and Eating disorders at Kennedy Collegiate in Windsor.  Click the links below for more information.  

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Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
‚ÄčSaturday, April 8th.    

2nd Edition of the Cavs' Chronicle

March 08, 2017
‚ÄčThe second edition of our school newspaper is now available here by clicking the file below.   Second Edition Cavs Chronicle.pdf

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Compass Survey

March 06, 2017
‚Äč Our school will be participating in the 2016-2017 COMPASS Survey. Researchers from the University of Waterloo will ask students to complete a 35-minute questionnaire about healthy eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol and marijuana-use, and bullying. The survey is confidential and no names are written on the surveys. This...
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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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Schoool Climate Survey

February 05, 2017
Please take a moment to provide some feedback on KDHS by clicking on the link below and completing the survey.   Student Survey
Parent Survey
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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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January 11, 2017
‚Äč Exams start on January 26th, 2017.  Click the link below to access a digital copy of the schedule.   EXAM SCHEDULE - SEMESTER 1, 2017.pdf

Semi-Formal 2016

December 19, 2016
‚Äč On Saturday December 17th, KDHS transformed the school gym into a winter wonderland to host the semi-formal.  Students danced the night away after enjoying a catered meal.  Special thanks to Ms. Leili and her group of staff and student volunteers for their hard work and organization which led to such...

KDHS Gives Back!

December 12, 2016
‚Äč KDHS Gives Back! KDHS students raised $9700 in pledges through their annual Reindeer Run.  These funds went to support 25 families working with WIndsor-Essex County Children's Aid Society.  Shown here are the are some KDHS students who helped raise the funds to purchase items for the families.
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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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National Day of Remembrance

December 06, 2016
‚Äč The GSA commemorated December 6th, The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with white roses and ribbons as well as the wearing of white to mark 28 years since the gender-based massacre of 14 women in Montreal at the Polytechnique. ‚Äč

KDHS' Annual Reindeer Run

December 05, 2016
‚ÄčKDHS' annual Reindeer Run was held on Friday, December 2 and raised over $9700.00 in support of the Children's Aid Society.  Students and staff ran/walked 7km and all monies raised will be used to purchase Christmas presents for 25 families in our community.  Everyone enjoyed the hot chocolate along the route,...

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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Academic Awards Night

November 17, 2016
‚Äč On Wednesday November 16th, staff, students and families gathered in Migration Hall to honour our academic award winners.  


KDHS Remembers

November 11, 2016
‚Äč The students of KDHS took the opportunity to honour Canada's veterans with a Rembrance Day  Assembly.  The assembly included skits from the drama department, poems, songs by the choir, performances by the school band and guest appearance from the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Guard.  

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New Schools for the GECDSB

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...