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TVA E-STEAM Program

November 26, 2020
‚Äč 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
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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...
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WCCA Applications

November 16, 2020
‚Äč 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‚Äč is posted on the WCCA website. Applications close on Friday, December 4th.

Elementary Progress Reports

November 13, 2020
‚Äč 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...

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:  https://publicboard.ca/Community/Community-Partnerships/Pages/Facility-Partnerships.aspx ‚Äč  Additional information...
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International Languages Program

October 23, 2020
‚Äč 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
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Oct. 19 -25 is Waste Reducation Week

October 19, 2020
‚ÄčInformation from the GECDSB EcoSchools Committee
 
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Busing Information for GECDSB Families Requesting Change of Learning Models

October 19, 2020
Families of students who have requested a change in learning model from  remote (virtual / paper packages) to in-person wishing to utilize student transportation must apply for busing through their school office. This should be done as soon as possible. Windsor-Essex School Transportation System (WESTS) previously removed all remote learning students...
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Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19

October 15, 2020
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has revised the Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19 (Oct 10, 2020). The screening tool helps to define what the symptoms and self-assessments look like as you engage with the tool for your own health and the health of your family members. ‚Äč‚Äč
‚Äč Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19‚Äč
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Request for Change

October 06, 2020
‚Äč To allow for planning and preparation, the deadline to request a change in learning model for students will be Monday, October 19th. A form will be available on-line through the GECDSB website beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, closing at 4:00 p.m. on October 19th. For more information, click here: Request for...
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Student Well-being Survey

October 02, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB wants to know how students are feeling. It is open until Friday, October 9th.  Answer 4 simple questions by visiting this link: GECDSB Student Well-Being Survey 2020 ‚Äč
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New (Update Oct. 1) Screening Tool

October 01, 2020
‚Äč The Province of Ontario has designed a revised COVID-19 School Screening tool as of October 1, 2020 that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage with the tool for your own health, and the health of your family members.  The tool is available on line through...
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Students! Be Ready to Prevent Hazard?

August 28, 2020
‚Äč The award winning Media Arts Department at Kennedy Collegiate Institute have produced a video for students returning to school to help them prepare for the coming  year. It's all about staying safe by avoiding Hazard at school. https://youtu.be/_oJVU9cVyN0
  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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Refunds for Students and Families

May 29, 2020
The ordered closure of schools and the subsequent cancellations and alterations to field trips, activities and events obliges the GECDSB to repay or refund money that has already been paid by students and families. This includes any money pre-paid for meal days, field trips and graduation fees with either cash or...
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2020-21 GECPIC Application

May 26, 2020
The Greater Essex County District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (GECPIC) is accepting applications for parent/guardian members for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the GECPIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent involvement at the Board level to support improved student achievement and well-being.  The Greater Essex County Parent...
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Build a Dream Home Edition

April 28, 2020
‚ÄčGirls, grades 7-12 are invited to participate, with their parents/guardians in a special digital conference Career Expo - Wednesday, May 27. 
 
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2020 Digital Photography Exhibition

April 28, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the 14th annual GECDSB Student Digital Photography Exhibition will take place this year! Students are invited to submit entries in three categories: 1. Black and White 2. Colour 3. Digitally Enhanced or Altered Using Computer Software Due to COVID-19 emergency, entries cannot be displayed at...
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E-Learning Information

April 20, 2020

  ‚ÄčOn-line learning can be challenging. To support students to use this virtual learning environment, videos have been developed providing instruction and advice. The link (below) will direct you to the location within our website: E-learning Support
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Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education

March 22, 2020
‚Äč Minister of Education, the Honourable Stephen Lecce has prepared a letter for parents / guardians in regard to the COVID-19 emergency. Letter from the Minister (Eng.) - March 22.pdf Letter from the Minister (Fr.) - March 22.pdf
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 28, 2020
‚ÄčMarch 2020 Installment 
 
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Immunization Deadline

February 28, 2020
‚Äč 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...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
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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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Grade 8-9 Out of District Applications

January 06, 2020
‚Äč 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...
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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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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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November 12, 2019
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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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International Languages Program

October 08, 2019
‚Äč 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 ‚Äď 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German, Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood ‚Äď 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
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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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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 09, 2019
‚Äč September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Canada - for more information visit: the Canadian Cancer Society website
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Special Education Advisory Committee Vacancies

September 09, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB is seeking to fill vacancies on its Special Education Advisory Committee (S.E.A.C.) commencing September, 2019.  Local Associations that support children with special needs are invited to apply by completing the application (below). Completed application packages must be forwarded to: Mike Wilcox, Superintendent of Special Education, GECDSB, 451 Park St....
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Welcome Back

September 03, 2019
‚Äč A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jessica Sartori -  I hope that everyone in the GECDSB community has enjoyed a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation, and maybe even a little casual reading, writing, and ‚Äôrithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
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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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School Climate Survey results

May 29, 2019
Here are the results of the 2019 surveys. M. D. Bennie School Climate Survey.pdf‚Äč
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Honouring our Students Powwow

May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex‚Äč  
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Parent Applications for GECPIC

May 16, 2019
‚Äč Parent applications are now being accepted for GECPIC (GECDSB Parent Involvement Committee). The deadline is May 31st. For more information visit the GECPIC page through this link:  GEC Parent Engagement Page
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Focus on Youth Summer Program

May 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe 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
 
 
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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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GECPIC PLUS

March 25, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians.  (Use the QR code - below the poster to access registration forms on line)  
 
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

March 20, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB ‚Äč‚Äčtrack & field events.
 
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Public Meeting on Educational Development Charges

March 13, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB invites public input on the topic of Educational Development Charges on Tuesday, April 2nd.   For detailed information visit the EDC page on this website: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
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Math Task Force 2.0 Survey

March 07, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB Math Task Force has reconvened for another year. It has been almost 3 years since the original report was issued. Part of the work of the MTF is to gather and look at data and in an effort to capture parent / guardian perspective, we invite you to...
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MusicFest 2019

February 25, 2019
MusicFest Windsor will be held at Windsor's Capitol Theatre March 4-6. Thirteen GECDSB school bands and choirs will be taking part. Click the link: Windsor MusicFest for more information‚Äč
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Schedule for International Languages Classes

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‚Äč
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Kidstart Grant Applications

January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.‚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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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 14, 2019
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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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High School Grade 8 Information Nights

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...
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E-Steam Information Night

November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy. ‚Äč
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Community Planning and Partnerships

November 02, 2018
The Greater Essex County District School Board is inviting community organizations and any interested individuals to attend a public meeting to explore opportunities for sharing facitlities. The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the board room at the GECDSB administration building (451 Park St.W., Windsor). The...
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International Baccalaureate Applications

October 25, 2018
The application deadline to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at either Leamington DSS or Riverside SS in the 2019-20 school year is December 7, 2018. To dowload the application form visit the I.B. page on the GECDSB website. Riverside (for General Amherst, Belle River, Massey, Herman, Tecumseh Vista Academy,...
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Consultation on Education Reform

October 22, 2018
Phase 2 of the provincial consultation on education reform will allow parents / guardians and interested individuals to particpate in discussions during Telephone Town Hall sessions. In Southwestern Ontario the sessions will be held: ‚Äč- Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday, November 1st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30...
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Special Education Advisory Committee Applications

October 17, 2018
The GECDSB's Special Education Advisory Committee is soliciting applications from local associations to fill positions for the upcoming term. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 2nd. SEAC Ad 2018.pdf‚Äč‚Äč
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Immunization Notice

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...
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Elementary I.B. Programs Survey

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčThis 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‚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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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

April 26, 2018
  The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program is back. Camps July 9th - August 17. See the flyer for more information.   FOY_Registration_Form_2018.pdf               FOY_flyer_2018_Full.pdf‚Äč ‚Äč
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Proposed 2018-19 School Year Calendar

March 28, 2018
The GECDSB is inviting comments, input or suggestions on a proposed School Year Calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. To review: click here‚Äč
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Night of Champions

March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale. ‚Äč
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Mental Health Seminar Series

March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.  
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Kindergarten Registration

February 02, 2018
‚ÄčFebruary 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.      
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 17, 2018
The first sessions of this year's Mental Health Seminar Series have been scheduled - January 17th in Windsor and January 24th in Leamington.‚Äč
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Secondary Out of District Applications

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...
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Winter Weather Transportation Notifications

December 11, 2017
‚Äč With the arrival of winter weather student transportation could be delayed or cancelled depending on road and travelling conditions. For immediate information each morning or for details on the process for cancellations check the Buskids Storm Sentinel page on line - http://www.buskids.ca/sentinel.asp On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage www.publicboard.ca and...
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IB Preparatory Program Information Nights

November 10, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program  
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High School Grade 8 Nights (Updated)

November 01, 2017
‚Äč 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...
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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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LDSS Celebration of Completion

October 13, 2017
‚ÄčThe community is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Leamington District Secondary School and tour our new building.  
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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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OTs Acknowledge Support in Schools

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...
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Immunization Records

September 20, 2017
‚Äč 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...
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International Languages Program

September 07, 2017
‚Äč 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...
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 06, 2017
‚Äč The Greater Essex County District School Board recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September. For more information visit: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/news/national/2017/september/childhood-cancer-month/?region=on

Bus Drivers Wanted

July 14, 2017
‚Äč NOW HIRING Are you looking for a few hours work each day? Love driving, like children, no evening or weekend work?   Consider being a Bus Driver!         Contact the following bus companies for information on hiring Bus Company Contact Information First Student 519-969-0184 www.firstgroupcareers.com ...
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French Immersion in Leamington

June 15, 2017
‚Äč The Greater Essex County District School Board will offer French Immersion for students in the Leamington area at Gore Hill Public School starting in September, 2017. To begin, there will be a Kindergarten class only, with a grade level added each subsequent school year. To register, contact Gore Hill PS @...
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Amherstburg High School Survey

May 24, 2017
‚Äč A survey has been created to collect ideas, opinions and suggestions about the new high school to be built in Amherstburg. A location has not yet been selected, but input from the community will assist the Board with the design process. This new high school will serve the Amherstburg area...
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Leamington PARC - Final Steps

May 17, 2017
‚Äč Administrations recommendations for the Leamington Program and Accommodation Review will be presented to the GECDSB Board of Trustees at a special public meeting on Wednesday, May 24th at the Board auditorium, 451 Park St. W. in Windsor, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Public input will also be received at this time. For...
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PARC Final Staff Report Posted

May 05, 2017
‚Äč‚Äč A comprehenisive summary of the Leamington Program and Accommodation Review Committee process has been posted on the Board website. This link: Final Staff Report directs you to the 109 page document. Community members and other interested parties have an opportunity to address the report and its recommendations at the...
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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

May 04, 2017
‚Äč 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.
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

April 26, 2017
‚Äč The annual dinner and celebration of the GECDSB Special Olympics will be held on Friday, May 5th at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 10. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $225. For tickets contact Stephen Silvaggio @...
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GECDSB Special Olympics

April 24, 2017
‚ÄčFriday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.  
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Stars of the GECDSB Concert

April 21, 2017
‚Äč        An evening of music and dance performed by some of the best student artists from throughout the GECDSB. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance.
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GECPIC Workshop for Parents

April 18, 2017
‚ÄčThis free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  
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A Day in the Life

March 27, 2017
‚Äč A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
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GECPIC Parent Workshops

March 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.    
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Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
‚ÄčSaturday, April 8th.    
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2017 School Climate Surveys

February 06, 2017
‚Äč The 2017 GECDSB School Climate Surveys are now being conducted. We encourage all parents/guardians and individuals in our school communities to provide their ideas and opinions. To participate, access the survey by clicking this link: https://www.publicboard.ca/News/ourstories/2017SchoolClimateSurveys/Pages/default.aspx
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 18, 2017
‚ÄčThe GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County.  ...
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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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Grade 8 Transition Nights

November 15, 2016
‚Äč 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) ‚Äč...
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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...