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 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...
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 25, 2021
The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO
) Program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the OPS. To be eligible to participate in the program, students must be currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution, be at least 15...
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
February 10, 2021
ATTENTION Current Grade 9 – 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...
January 25, 2021
Textbook Collection Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27th and running until Monday, Feb 1st (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday) from 8AM - 4PM we will be collecting student textbooks. Students are asked to clearly label each book being returned by either... Writing your name, the name of your teacher and class on...
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...
January 07, 2021
Consider what type of student you fall into:
CURRENT PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS (not a feeder school of Kennedy) If you want to apply to Kennedy through the out of district process, you must ask for an OUT OF DISTRICT postcard from your grade school and you must fill out the on-line application by:...
November 30, 2020
Our Kennedy Booster Club is an organization of teachers that help run bingos to raise money for athletics and various other clubs. Of course, during COVID, we are not allowed to step foot in a bingo hall. However, the bingo hall is conducting various types of electronic bingo during this time. ...
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 25, 2020
This is where information will be posted for our Grade 8 Virtual Open House. Thursday, January 7, 2021
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 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...
September 22, 2020
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
September 08, 2020
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...
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 18, 2020
Congratulations to Taya Jackson from Sandwich Secondary School, the Student Senate Student of the Month for February, 2020. Student of the Month Citation
February 11, 2020
The GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
February 10, 2020
The Transfer procedure is for any current grade 9 to 12
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
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
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 18, 2019
Here's an updated calendar of upcoming events from our Student Success department.
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...
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 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
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 27, 2019
Get "math ready" for September! Come in and review basic concepts before the start of school
August 28, 2019
11:00 Gianna Smith
June 27, 2019
GRADUATES: you may pick up your diploma on these dates July 22 through August 2 between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
August 12 through August 22 between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. OFFICE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS ALL DIPLOMAS MUST BE PICKED UP BY AUGUST 22
June 07, 2019
Kennedy is very proud of our clippers! Congratulations to the following award winners: W. L. Clark Scholarship: Hannah Pare Robert Little and Debra Deane-Little Windsor – Essex Scholarship:
Zahraa Chami, Zeynab Abdalla, and Elizabeth Bondy
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 28, 2019
Congratulations to LUULA ALI-OSMAN-MAHOUB. She is the recipient of the Dr. Clare R. MacLeod Secondary School Volunteer Award . Congratulations Luula!
May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex
May 22, 2019
The following is a summary of the results from this year's climate survey.
May 22, 2019
Attention all Grade 9 students and Guardians:
All Grade 9 (applied and academic) math students will be writing their EQAO math assessment at Kennedy on: June 13th during Periods 3 and 4 June 14th during Periods 1 and 2 Please note that attendance is mandatory. Students should be reviewing notes...
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 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 07, 2019
We are super excited to announce that Hon W.C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute students entered the Ministry of Labour video contest beginning of March and we recently found out that we won first place. Our video called ‘Training Works’ was first place in Ontario. It then got moved to the nationals: The...
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
February 20, 2019
See Ms. Pernal for details!
February 13, 2019
For more information call 519-254-6475 and ask for Mr. Yaworsky or Ms. Nawalany.
February 13, 2019
Join us for Multi-Cultural Night. Celebrate our diversity at Kennedy April 17, 2019!
Stay tuned for more details!
February 11, 2019
Kennedy performers performing: " You're a Good Man Charlie Brown " When: May 7, 8, and 9th @ 7;00 Where: Kennedy Cafeteria Cost: $5.00
February 04, 2019
Current Grade 9 – 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...
January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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...
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.
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
October 11, 2018
Kennedy will be hosting its annual Grade 8 Open House on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. We invite all parents and students interested in attending Kennedy to come out and see what our school has to offer. 5:15 pm - BBQ for all 6:00 pm - PRESENTATION in our cafeteria ~6:45 pm...
October 10, 2018
Girls in Grades 9-12: register now for this exciting opportunity.
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 21, 2018
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....
February 02, 2018
February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.
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 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
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...
September 18, 2017
Young 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
July 14, 2017
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
May 11, 2017
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...
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.
April 10, 2017
The Great Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is presenting a workshop on ADHD on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Kennedy Collegiate. All are welcome to attend.
April 06, 2017
The Kennedy Robotics Team competed at the Windsor Essex District Robotics Event over the first weekend of April. They finished with an impressive 10th place. They made the playoffs and lost to the second seeded team. The team is already planning and excited about next year.
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.
February 07, 2017
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...
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. ...
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...
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 17, 2016
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...
November 16, 2016
Grade 11 and 12 students were delighted by a presentation called "Game Brain" on November 16, 2016. The show was sponsored by the Responsible Gambling Council and taught the students the risks of gambling. This interactive game show style presentation had the crowd in stitches.
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...