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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​  
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Parent Applications for GECPIC

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
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Revised 2019-20 School Year Calendar

May 08, 2019
​ 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
​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)  
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

March 20, 2019
​Join us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB ​​track & field events.
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Public Meeting on Educational Development Charges

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:
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Math Task Force 2.0 Survey

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...
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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​
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Public Secondary School Transfers

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...
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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. ​
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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.
  ​January Student of the Month Citation​ ...
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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.
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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.
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STEPS in Motion Craft Show

November 15, 2018
Support the Riverside Secondary School STEPS Program. ​
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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: ​- 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​​
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Build a Dream 2018

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

Candidate School for IB Diploma Programme

June 28, 2018
​Riverside Secondary School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization...
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Lead Exceedances in Drinking Water

May 15, 2018
​The following documents are attached: 1) Information Sheet 2) Testing Results for Lead Exceedances in Drinking Water at Riverside SS.   
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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
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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
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Parent Information for OSSLT

April 04, 2018
​Please read the information attached with regards to the upcoming OSSLT on Tuesday April 10 2018.
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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
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Night of Champions

March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale. ​
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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
​ 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....

Secondary Transfer Policy

February 12, 2018
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 attendance area for the school year beginning September, 2018. Please download the attachment below "Secondary Transfers AD" for complete...
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Career Cruising Course Selection

February 06, 2018
​Course Selections  begin Monday February 12th and are due Friday February 23rd.   Click here to select...
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Kindergarten Registration

February 02, 2018
​February 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.      

Exam Information

January 23, 2018
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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.​
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Pathways Night for Parents

January 08, 2018
​Parents and students in Grades 9-11 are invited to join us for our RSS Pathways Night on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the RSS Library.  Refreshments, snacks, and door prizes will be available!  Representatives from the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Employment Assessment Centre will be...
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Winter Weather Transportation Notifications

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 - On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage and...
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Riverside Secondary School Mission Statement

November 30, 2017
Riverside Secondary School Mission Statement: ​ Riverside Secondary School is a welcoming, inclusive community where we believe that all students can learn to their fullest potential.  Student learning is enhanced by community, global, and multicultural perspectives with a focus on leadership and environmental stewardship.  Graduates will possess the work ethic, knowledge, and...

Gr 9 Preparatory Program Applications

November 10, 2017
​Applications from Gr. 8 students for the Gr 9 Preparatory Program for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program are available below.  Applications are to be submitted to the Riverside S.S. Guidance Office.
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Frozen Over Moon

October 26, 2017
​November Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.  

Riverside Preparatory Program

October 24, 2017
​We will be hosting a parents' information night for all parents of grade 7 and 8 students who may be interested in enrolling their child in the Riverside Preparatory program. Come out on Tuesday, November 14th at 6 PM to ask questions about our Preparatory Program and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Latex Allergy

October 20, 2017
​​We would like to make everyone aware that there are staff within our school with a severe life-threatening allergy to latex called anaphylaxis. This is a medical condition that causes a severe reaction when a person comes in direct contact with materials that contain latex. It can result in death within minutes. Prevention is the best...

Tutorial wednesdays!

October 16, 2017
​Does your child take advantage of tutorial wednesday sessions? Every Wednesday from October 11 to January 10, one 75-minute period is dedicated to students getting caught up on missed assignments, redoing assignments or organizing notes. For more information, contact your child's teacher.  
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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...

GECDSB Drinking Water Safety at the Forefront!

October 11, 2017
​ Ontario Regulation 243/07 (Schools, Private Schools and Child Care Centres) Communications for Changes Effective July 1, 2017 Fact Sheet for Paren ts Safe Drinking Water in Child Care Centres and Schools   Since 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring child care centres and schools to flush the plumbing in...
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Build a Dream

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:  

Grade 9 Preparatory Program

September 18, 2017
​This September marks the start of Riverside's journey toward becoming an IB World School. We have already been granted Candidate School status by the IB and we will continue to work hard to we reach our goal of becoming a fully accredited IB World School by September 2019. Our grade 9 Preparatory Program, and subsequently our grade 10 Preparatory Program, will...
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 06, 2017
​ The Greater Essex County District School Board recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September. For more information visit:

Bus Drivers Wanted

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 ...
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Student Job Fair

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...
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

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 @...
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GECDSB Special Olympics

April 24, 2017
​Friday, 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
​        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
​This free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  
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April 10, 2017
​Summer School will be held at RIverside this summer.  For available course, see the Summer School Website at  SUMMER SCHOOL
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GECPIC Parent Workshops

March 24, 2017
​The 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
​Saturday, April 8th.    
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Student Trustee Applications

February 21, 2017
​Deadline to apply is March 10th. Click on this link for application instructions.
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Course Selections 2017-18

February 08, 2017
Course selections for the 2017-18 school year can be made using Career Cruising.  Click here...  Career Cruising Course Planner . Course submissions begin Monday, February 13, 2017 and signed Option Sheets are due Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Financing Post Secondary Education

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...
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2017 School Climate Surveys

February 06, 2017
​ 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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New Gr 9 Preparatory Program for I.B.

January 31, 2017
Riverside Preparatory Program Application Packages are now available.  You can download the package here. Completed applications are due February 15th, 2017. Application Preparatory Program - full package 2017-2018.docx Learn more about our program here... RSS Calling all grade 8 students!.jpg Parent information slideshow ... RSS Parent Presentation(1).pdf
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Mental Health Seminar Series

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.  ...
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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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New Grade 9 Preparatory Program for IB

January 16, 2017
​ Riverside Preparatory Program Application Packages are now available.  You can download the package here. Completed applications are due February 15th, 2017. Application Preparatory Program - full package 2017-2018.docx Learn more about our program here... RSS Calling all grade 8 students!.jpg  
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Promoting Well-Being

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...

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December 07, 2016
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Rebels Most Spirited @ OSLC

November 22, 2016
​ Speaker Nick Foley, who bicycled across Canada to promote inclusion for special needs students, said that little things done consistently lead to change.  Our Rebels said thank you, engaged positively with the presenters, held open doors, helped clean up, looked for ways to help others and were always polite and well...

OSSLT Update

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...
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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...
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2016 Fun Run

November 08, 2016
​ This year the Riverside Secondary School Fun Run raised $4000 for the Kidney Foundation. "Rebels are Leaders"