August 19, 2020
Updated Sept. 4/20
August 17, 2020
P rior to the start of the school y e ar, a ccess to schools has been limited to authorized personnel and work continues to prepare the buildings with all the necessary safety precautions. We have produced a short video to provide families and students with an opportunity to see...
May 29, 2020
The ordered closure of schools and the subsequent
cancellations and alterations to field trips, activities and events obliges the
GECDSB to repay or refund money that has already been paid by students and
families. This includes any money pre-paid for meal days, field trips
and graduation fees with either cash or...
May 26, 2020
The Greater Essex County District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (GECPIC) is accepting applications for parent/guardian members for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the GECPIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent involvement at the Board level to support improved student achievement and well-being. The Greater Essex County Parent...
April 28, 2020
Girls, grades 7-12 are invited to participate, with their parents/guardians in a special digital conference Career Expo - Wednesday, May 27.
April 28, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the 14th annual GECDSB Student
Digital Photography Exhibition will take place this year! Students are invited to submit
entries in three categories: 1. Black and White 2. Colour 3. Digitally Enhanced or
Altered Using Computer Software Due to COVID-19 emergency,
entries cannot be displayed at...
April 20, 2020
On-line learning can be challenging. To support students to use this virtual learning environment, videos have been developed providing instruction and advice. The link (below) will direct you to the location within our website: E-learning Support
February 28, 2020
March 2020 Installment
February 28, 2020
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit mailed out suspension notices in February to students born 2009-2014 who were not up to date with their immunization records. Parents/guardians have until the end of the day, March 10, 2020 to provide the required information to the Health Unit. The W.E.C.H.U. has scheduled a...
February 11, 2020
The GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
January 27, 2020
The Minister of Health has provided school boards across
Ontario with important information on the Wuhan novel coronavirus. Please take a moment to read the attached letter (below) which has
information, prevention strategies and pertinent websites for families who wish
to monitor the situation. We appreciate our partnership with our...
January 17, 2020
The GECDSB presents The Storytelling Series - Friday, Jan. 24th at John Campbell Public School.
January 07, 2020
Free seminar series returns - Anxiety in Children and Youth
January 06, 2020
For any current GECDSB Grade 8 students wishing to attend a GECDSB secondary school other than their designated secondary school: student and parent / guardian will need to obtain a grade 8 - grade 9 Out of District information postcard from their elementary school office parent/guardian will complete the on-line...
December 20, 2019
The final International Language classes of 2019 will be Saturday, December 21st. Classes will resumes on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
November 21, 2019
An update has been posted to the GECDSB Labour Negotiations Page. Click on this link: GECDSB Labour Update
November 05, 2019
In support of the Ontario Ministry of Education's Community Planning and Partnerships initiative, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) will explore opportunities to share facilities with community partners. The goal is to optimize the use of public assets owned by the GECDSB to benefit the Board, its students and...
October 22, 2019
"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance
October 08, 2019
You can still register for the GECDSB International Languages Program. It begins Saturday, Oct. 12 and you can sign up at one of the following schools: Forest Glade – 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German,
Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood – 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
September 27, 2019
Collective agreements with education workers in Ontario expired August 31, 2019. During the negotiations process the GECDSB will keep families and the community up to date with the most recent confirmed news and information on the Labour Negotiations 2019
section of this website.
October 6, 2019 A tentative...
September 09, 2019
The GECDSB is seeking to fill vacancies on its Special Education Advisory Committee
(S.E.A.C.) commencing September, 2019. Local Associations that support children with special needs are invited to apply by completing the application (below). Completed application packages must be forwarded to: Mike Wilcox, Superintendent of Special Education, GECDSB, 451 Park St....
September 03, 2019
A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jessica Sartori - I hope that everyone in the GECDSB community has enjoyed a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation, and maybe even a little casual reading, writing, and ’rithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
June 03, 2019
All schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board, as well as the Administrative Offices, will fly the Pride Flag during the week of June 3 - 7. For insight into the purpose of this action, please read this information pamphlet that has been distributed to all schools: Pride
May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex
May 16, 2019
Parent applications are now being accepted for GECPIC (GECDSB Parent Involvement Committee). The deadline is May 31st. For more information visit the GECPIC page through this link: GEC Parent Engagement Page
May 15, 2019
The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program will offer camps from July 8 - August 16 (2019) for children in Grades 1-8. There is a one-time fee of $20 per child due at registration. 2019 FOY Registration Form.pdf
May 08, 2019
note that the calendar posted on May 6, 2019 incorrectly listed that November
11 was a holiday on the School Year Calendar. That was an error. Please remove
any versions of that calendar and replace with this one.
March 25, 2019
Join us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians. (Use the QR code - below the poster to access registration forms on line)
March 20, 2019
Join us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB track & field events.
March 13, 2019
The GECDSB invites public input on the topic of Educational Development Charges on Tuesday, April 2nd. For detailed information visit the EDC page on this website: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
March 07, 2019
The GECDSB Math Task Force has reconvened for another year. It has been almost 3 years since the original report was issued. Part of the work of the MTF is to gather and look at data and in an effort to capture parent / guardian perspective, we invite you to...
February 25, 2019
MusicFest Windsor will be held at Windsor's Capitol Theatre March 4-6. Thirteen GECDSB school bands and choirs will be taking part. Click the link: Windsor MusicFest
for more information
January 29, 2019
Please note that there has been an alteration to the schedule for International Languages in March 2019: There will be no classes on March 9th - there will be classes on March 23rd
January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.
January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome.
January 09, 2019
We have big plans for your little one! Kindergarten Registration Feb. 19 to March 1st, 2019 Kindergarten Open House Feb. 20, 2019: 5pm-7pm
December 17, 2018
On Sunday night (December 16th) there was a fire on
the school property that damaged a portable classroom. Facility services was
at the school on Monday to assess the damage.
Despite the unfortunate incident, the students handled the situation
with a positive attitude. The class has been relocated to the library...
December 16, 2018
Have a safe and enjoyable break. Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 4 School resumes on Monday, Jan. 7
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 21, 2018
Save the Date Northwood's annual Math-a-thon will take place on Friday, Dec. 7. Pledge forms and letters go home on Friday, Nov. 23rd. Raise money for Northwood and be eligible for fantastic prizes!
November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy.
November 02, 2018
The Greater Essex County District School Board is inviting community organizations and any interested individuals to attend a public meeting to explore opportunities for sharing facitlities. The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the board room at the GECDSB administration building (451 Park St.W., Windsor). The...
October 25, 2018
The application deadline to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at either Leamington DSS or Riverside SS in the 2019-20 school year is December 7, 2018. To dowload the application form visit the I.B. page on the GECDSB website.
Riverside (for General Amherst, Belle River, Massey, Herman, Tecumseh Vista Academy,...
October 24, 2018
Richard Shaw, husband and father of two, has been a teacher at Northwood Public School for 13 years. On Friday, October 19th, Richard was inducted into the Windsor/Essex Sports Hall of Fame. A native of LaSalle, he graduated from Sandwich Secondary High School, Shaw's talents ultimately led him to star in two sports-most...
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 08, 2018
The General Store is open for business every day both nutrition breaks. Oven baked chips and frozen yogurt are available. In an effort to be more eco-friendly, we are not supplying plastic spoons with the frozen yogurt. A wooden spoon is available for $0.25. Better yet, send your child in with their...
October 08, 2018
Cheese pizza is available on Tuesday's for purchase. The cost is $2. There are no order forms, simply send your child in with money.
September 23, 2018
Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a result of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad discussing her experience when she arrived at a residential school. Webstad shared her story at a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake
, British Columbia
September 17, 2018
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 4:00-5:30 You are invited to meet the amazing staff at Northwood school. Thank you for your commitment to your child's education.
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...
August 30, 2018
Welcome to a new school year! The staff and administration at Northwood are excited to begin another year of teaching and learning. We are looking forward to meeting you and your children. Tuesday, September 4th: First day of school for grades 1-8 Monday, September 10th: First day of school for JK/SK Wednesday,...
May 10, 2018
This survey is now closed The GECDSB is interested in seeking input from our community about implementing an International Baccalaureate Programme (I.B.) Primary Years Programme and / or Middle Years Programme. We offer parents / guardians the opportunity to complete a brief, anonymous survey on this page: Elementary I.B. Programs Survey
May 02, 2018
As a service to our communities, the GECDSB has posted information on the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. Visit our page: Elections Information
March 28, 2018
The GECDSB is inviting comments, input or suggestions on a proposed School Year Calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. To review: click here
March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale.
March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.
February 02, 2018
February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.
January 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.
January 12, 2018
The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the Northwood Library Learning Commons February 13th through the 15th. The Book Fair will be open for business during school hours each day as well as from 4:00 to 5:45 the evening of parent-teacher interviews (the 15th). Proceeds from the Book Fair...
December 22, 2017
Any current Grade 8 students who wish to attend a public secondary school outside their designated residential attendance area for the school year beginning in September 2018 must apply between Monday January 8 th and Friday January 19 th . Applications made after the closing date will not be accepted. For...
December 11, 2017
With the arrival of winter weather student transportation could be delayed or cancelled depending on road and travelling conditions. For immediate information each morning or for details on the process for cancellations check the Buskids Storm Sentinel page on line - http://www.buskids.ca/sentinel.asp
On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage www.publicboard.ca
November 10, 2017
Grade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program
November 01, 2017
GECDSB high schools each host an evening for Grade 8 students and their families to visit and learn about their high school and to start preparing for Grade 9. To find the date and time for the high school in your area, click on the link, below. GECDSB Grade 8
October 26, 2017
November Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.
October 11, 2017
The Ontario Safe Water Drinking Act( Reg. 243/07) has, since 2007, required school boards to flush the cold water plumbing on a daily or weekly basis, maintain flushing logs, take annual water samples, and report drinking water test results to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). On July 1 st...
October 02, 2017
An Elementary occasional teacher goes to different schools, often on a daily basis, teaching in classrooms they have never visited before. It helps to have someone who goes out of their way to make each day successful. To publicly recognize this type of support the Greater Essex County Occasional teachers branch of ETFO presents...
September 20, 2017
According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit there are still a number of students born in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with incomplete immunization records. Families should have received notices, by mail, in June. To provide an update or to make an appointment at the immunization clinic call the Health Unit...
September 07, 2017
Once again this year the GECDSB is offering free International Language classes for students in Grades 1-8. 14 languages are being offered this year. To register print the Int Languages Registration Form 2017-2018.docx
and submit it to your home school by September 21st. Classes will be offered this year at Forest...
July 14, 2017
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May 04, 2017
This year the GECDSB is pleased, once again, to be partners with the YMCA in summer camps for kids in Grades 1-8. Click here for more information
and to access the Camp Registration Form.
April 26, 2017
The annual dinner and celebration of the GECDSB Special Olympics will be held on Friday, May 5th at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 10. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $225. For tickets contact Stephen Silvaggio @...
April 24, 2017
Friday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.
April 21, 2017
An evening of music and dance performed by some of the best student artists from throughout the GECDSB. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance.
April 18, 2017
This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.
March 27, 2017
A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
March 24, 2017
The Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.
March 13, 2017
Saturday, April 8th.
February 01, 2017
Adriana in 5L won first place in Ontario in the Canadian Legion Poster Contesnt. Her poster went on and she received second place (Junior level) in Canada!
January 18, 2017
The GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County. ...
December 09, 2016
The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a shared vision of how we can best support the well-being of all students, in collaboration with parents, students, educators and administrators, counsellors, social workers, and community partners across the province. The Ministry wants to learn from, and build on the...
November 15, 2016
GECDSB high schools host information nights for Grade 8 students in Windsor and Essex County to begin their transition to Grade 9. (a number of schools have already held their Grade 8 Information Nights - for information on any GECDSB high schools not listed below please contact the school) ...
November 13, 2016
Students will have the opportunity to browse books available for purchase on Thursday, November 17th Books will be available for purchase beginning November 17th, during Parent-Teacher Interviews.
Students will also have the opportunity to purchase books on Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd throughout the day (teachers will sign up for a...
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...
October 28, 2016
June 2, 2015 Car Wash Fundraiser