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WECHU Reminder
WECHU Reminder
Dec 02, 2020
Parents, before sending your kids to school, don’t forget to complete the daily symptom check. Follow the instructions and keep your child home if...

WECHU Reminder

Posted on Dec 02, 2020
Rich REID
WECHU Reminder

Parents, before sending your kids to
school, don’t forget to complete the daily
symptom check. Follow the instructions
and keep your child home if they are sick.
We can all do our part to keep everyone
healthy and safe!
For a symptom checklist, visit:

https://wechu.org/cv/online-covid-19-school-screening-tool

Photo Day Reschedule for Cohort B
Photo Day Reschedule for Cohort B
Dec 01, 2020
Good morning Sabre families, Today's planned photo day for Cohort B has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. We will follow...

Photo Day Reschedule for Cohort B

Posted on Dec 01, 2020
KEVIN PAQUETTE
Photo Day Reschedule for Cohort B

Good morning Sabre families,

Today's planned photo day for Cohort B has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. We will follow the schedule as originally planned, provided that buses are running.

This reschedule was made necessary by today's inclement weather and corresponding bus cancellation.

Thank you,

Mr. Paquette

COVID-19 ALERT
COVID-19 ALERT
Nov 29, 2020
COMMUNITY MEMO  Date:  November 29, 2020 School: Sandwich Secondary School      Name: Mr. R....

COVID-19 ALERT

Posted on Nov 29, 2020
Rich REID
COVID-19 ALERT

COMMUNITY MEMO 

Date:  November 29, 2020

School: Sandwich Secondary School     

Name: Mr. R. Reid 


This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school community. We have been working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by providing lists of students and staff who may have been in contact with the individual. If you have not been contacted, you or your child (ren) have not been identified as close contacts.  The WECHU is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case, and will give directions to follow.

Please continue to monitor yourself or your child for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning. If you or your child is ill, please remain at home and call your health care provider for further direction. People with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms; some symptoms are similar to the common cold or flu.  Symptoms range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in smell or taste

 

COVID-19 spreads from close contact with the respiratory droplets of a person infected with the virus. Respiratory droplets can be released into the air by coughing, sneezing, talking, and normal breathing. It is possible for a person to get the COVID-19 by touching surfaces that have the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

 

To protect against COVID-19:

 

  • Wash hands more often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask or face coverings
  • Stay home when you are sick

Please visit our school’s webpage for up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases. Additionally, please visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s page at wechu.org/cv if you are looking for more information.

Inclement Weather Policy 2020-21
Inclement Weather Policy 2020-21
Nov 27, 2020
For the current school year (2020-21), in the event that student transportation is cancelled in either the city and/or the county, all secondary...

Inclement Weather Policy 2020-21

Posted on Nov 27, 2020
Rich REID
Inclement Weather Policy 2020-21

For the current school year (2020-21), in the event that student transportation is cancelled in either the city and/or the county, all secondary students will participate exclusively in remote on-line learning for that day.  Students will not be permitted into the school and should conduct their online learing at home for the day.   

The GECDSB Virtual School for both elementary and secondary students will not be affected and classes will be held as scheduled.

Announcements of bus cancellations will be made by the school board in the morning by 6:00 a.m.​ 

COVID-19 ALERT
COVID-19 ALERT
Nov 23, 2020
  This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school community. We have been...

COVID-19 ALERT

Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Rich REID
COVID-19 ALERT
 

This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school community. We have been working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by providing lists of students and staff who may have been in contact with the individual. If you have not been contacted, you or your child (ren) have not been identified as close contacts. The WECHU is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case, and will give directions to follow.

Please continue to monitor yourself or your child for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning. If you or your child is ill, please keep remain at home and call your health care provider for further direction. People with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms; some symptoms are similar to the common cold or flu. Symptoms range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include:

- Fever

- Cough

- Difficulty breathing

- Change in smell or taste

 

COVID-19 spreads from close contact with the respiratory droplets of a person infected with the virus. Respiratory droplets can be released into the air by coughing, sneezing, talking, and normal breathing. It is possible for a person to get the COVID-19 by touching surfaces that have the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

 

To protect against COVID-19:

· Wash hands more often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer

· Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve

· Maintain 2 metres physical distancing between yourself and others

· Wear a mask or face coverings

· Stay home when you are sick

Please visit our school’s webpage for up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases. Additionally, please visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s page at wechu.org/cv if you are looking for more information.

Grade 8 Information Night
Grade 8 Information Night
Nov 18, 2020
Dear Grade 8 Families,    We want our students to get off to a great start in high school. At Sandwich...

Grade 8 Information Night

Posted on Nov 18, 2020
Rich REID
Grade 8 Information Night

Dear Grade 8 Families, 

 

We want our students to get off to a great start in high school. At Sandwich Secondary School, we would normally be welcoming new families into our school at this time of year with our Grade 8 Night.  This evening helps you get familiar with our wonderful staff, excellent academic programs and amazing extracurricular activities. Respecting local Health Unit and Ministry guidelines, our Grade 8 Night will be virtual this year through a link provided on the school website. Sandwich SS will launch its Virtual Grade 8 Night on Tuesday January 12th at 6:00pm.  Please save the date.   We will ensure you get a great sense of our warm school community and have an opportunity to have all of your questions answered. You will be able to get information through our website and an interactive event that evening and beyond.  There will be information on how to contact us throughout the event and on our website.  We look forward to welcoming you into the Sabre Family soon. 

 

Please check back in early January for further details regarding our Grade 8 Night, registration, important timelines, etc.

Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring
Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring
Nov 12, 2020
The University of Windsor's Engineering Students' Society in the Faculty of Engineering will be offering free tutoring to students in Grade 11 and...

Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring

Posted on Nov 12, 2020
Rich REID
Math, Physics and Chemistry Tutoring

The University of Windsor's Engineering Students' Society in the Faculty of Engineering will be offering free tutoring to students in Grade 11 and 12 STEM classes. 

 

This opportunity is offered to students in Grade 11 or 12 who need additional academic support in math, physics, or chemistry classes.

 

If a student is interested in this opportunity, online tutoring can be arranged.  For more information and to access the form for online tutoring, students can visit  http://www.uwindsor.ca/engineering/highschool/tutoring.

 

 

Quad 1 Exams
Quad 1 Exams
Oct 29, 2020
SSS Quadmester 1 Exam Announcement   Good morning students. I want to take this opportunity to clarify how exams and culminating...

Quad 1 Exams

Posted on Oct 29, 2020
Rich REID
Quad 1 Exams

SSS Quadmester 1 Exam Announcement

 

Good morning students. I want to take this opportunity to clarify how exams and culminating activities will look this quadmester. This years exam period is different in many ways. We are not planning traditional “Exam Days”. Instead, your teachers have planned culminating activities that best fit each course. Some courses will continue with an exam, some will have a Final Summative Evaluation, and some will have performance tasks. In any case, your teachers will communicate to the class how your end of quadmester activities will be structured. In all cases, even after writing an exam or FSE, students are expected to stay in the building until the regular dismissal time. Bus times ARE NOT altered on these days. Your exams and FSE’s will be spread out over 4 days as follows:

Thursday November 5th: AM: A2 Exam/FSE in-person.

PM: A1/B1 online synchronously

Friday November 6th: AM: B2 Exam/FSE in-person

PM: A1/B1 online synchronously

Monday November 9th: AM: A1 Exam/FSE in-person

PM: A2/B2 submitting any outstanding work and/or improvement tasks

Tuesday November 10th: AM: B1 Exam/FSE in-person

PM: A2/B2 submitting any outstanding work and/or improvement tasks

 

Wednesday November 11th: No scheduled classes. Exam/FSE in case of inclement weather on scheduled day. If buses are cancelled due to inclement weather on a regularly scheduled day, this day will be used as a substitute. Please check Edsby to confirm an updated schedule should that situation arise. This will also be a time for Credit Rescue.

Credit Rescue: Happening from November 5th – 11th. You will be notified if you are eligible for Credit Rescue.

Thursday November 12th: AM: Period 3 Virtual (Cohorts A and B)

PM: Period 4 Virtual (Cohorts A and B)

Friday November 13th: AM: Period 4 Virtual (Cohorts A and B)

PM: Period 3 Virtual (Cohorts A and B)

Below is an excerpt from the student handbook:

EXAMINATION POLICY

1. Exams/FSE’s are to be written as scheduled. It is the students’ responsibility to be present and ready (i.e. school supplies) on the day and assigned time of their evaluation.

 

2. Students who are late for an exam or FSE are entitled to the remaining scheduled time. No additional time will be added.

 

3. Students who miss an exam or FSE will receive a zero on the exam. Exceptions will be made for students affected by certified illness, bereavement, or court subpoena (documentation must be submitted to the Vice Principal).

 

4. Students must NOT make vacation or work commitments on these days.

 

 

As we prepare for Quadmester 2, please note:

 

1. Each quadmester we need to rearrange courses to accommodate the movement of students between in-person learning and virtual and vice-versa. This may result in timetable changes. Student Services will contact you if there is a significant change in your timetable and your input is required.

2. During the week of November 2nd, your Quadmester 2 timetable will be visible on Edsby.

3. Really Important for Quad 2 Start-Up

a. November 12th and 13th are VIRTUAL DAYS FOR ALL STUDENTS. A regular schedule will resume the following week

b. Your Quadmester 2 teachers will be contacting you to provide direction for those days.

Updated Provincial Screening Tool
Updated Provincial Screening Tool
Oct 09, 2020
The Province of Ontario has updated the COVID-19 School Screening tool that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage...

Updated Provincial Screening Tool

Posted on Oct 09, 2020
Rich REID
Updated Provincial Screening Tool

The Province of Ontario has updated the COVID-19 School Screening tool 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.  This tool is electronic but can also be downloaded as a PDF (scroll to the bottom for the link).  It can also be accessed at the following website:

 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

This provincial tool replaces the last provincial screening tool posted Oct. 1. 

 

Please use the provincial COVID-19 Screening tool for children in schools and childcare Version 3:  October 6, 2020 moving forward on a daily basis. 

 

 

2020-2021 Parent Advisory Council
2020-2021 Parent Advisory Council
Oct 06, 2020
We are looking for parents/guardians to join Sandwich Secondary School's Parent Council. We plan on meeting virtually four times...

2020-2021 Parent Advisory Council

Posted on Oct 06, 2020
Rich REID
2020-2021 Parent Advisory Council
We are looking for parents/guardians to join Sandwich Secondary School's Parent Council. We plan on meeting virtually four times (November, January, March, May) in the school year. We will also be holding virtual elections on Tuesday October 20th for Chair, Vice-Chair and/or Co-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. If you are interested in getting involved in any of the elected positions or as a member, please email or call the school and let us know. We will set up the virtual voting and a Virtual Meeting once we have a few interested candidates and members. If you have further inquiries, please call the school at 519-734-1237.  We look forward to any and all intersted parents that would like to be included in our mission to create an exceptional experience for our students and want to be certain that all parents understand that you can be a voting member, without having to be elected and that you can also attend the virtual meetings even if you are not a voting member.
 
Shelagh Fackrell                        Yasmeen Jasey
2019/20 Co-Chair                   2019/20 Co-Chair
2019-2020 Diplomas and Yearbooks
2019-2020 Diplomas and Yearbooks
Oct 06, 2020
The 2019-2020 yearbooks and diplomas have arrived and are ready for distribution.  Students attending in-person classes will receive their...

2019-2020 Diplomas and Yearbooks

Posted on Oct 06, 2020
Rich REID
2019-2020 Diplomas and Yearbooks
The 2019-2020 yearbooks and diplomas have arrived and are ready for distribution.  Students attending in-person classes will receive their yearbooks during their scheduled classes on either Tuesday, October 13th or Wednesday, October 14th depending on cohort.  Graduates and Virtual Students may pick up diplomas and/or yearbooks at the back exterior doors of the cafeteria (the same location as locker contents were distributed from this past June) on October 13th or 14th between 12:00-3:30 PM.   In order to be issued a diploma, it must be picked up by the graduate or someone with ID that verifies they are living at the same address as the graduate.  Please bring valid ID and a pen to sign for receipt of your diploma.  
 
Homework Help
Homework Help
Sep 21, 2020
Students who need help during their at home learning times may use the email addresses listed below to contact a GECDSB teacher and ask their...

Homework Help

Posted on Sep 21, 2020
Rich REID
Homework Help

Students who need help during their at home learning times may use the email addresses listed below to contact a GECDSB teacher and ask their questions.  Students should include which class they are working on (course and grade) in their intitial contact.  

Watch the short video below for further explanation:

Homework Help

 

Grade 9 Orientation
Grade 9 Orientation
Sep 08, 2020
Grade 9 In-Person Orientation Days: Grade 9 students in The Greater Essex County District School Board who will be attending face-to-face learning...

Grade 9 Orientation

Posted on Sep 08, 2020
Rich REID
Grade 9 Orientation

Grade 9 In-Person Orientation Days:
Grade 9 students in The Greater Essex County District School Board who will be attending face-to-face learning will be divided into two (2) Orientation groups: Group 1 (A-L) and Group 2 (M-Z). These groups are based alphabetically by the first letter of each student’s last name. These groups do not necessarily represent final student cohorts. Parents/guardians will be notified shortly of their child(ren’s) class assignment/cohort.

Thursday, September 10:
Grade 9 students in Group 1 (Last name A-L) only will take part in their orientation process at their school.

Friday, September 11:
Grade 9 students in Group 2 (Last name M-Z) only will take part in their orientation process at their school.

Virtual Learners- Cohort C
Virtual Learners- Cohort C
Sep 08, 2020
For students enrolled in online learning only (Cohort C):  ·         There will be a...

Virtual Learners- Cohort C

Posted on Sep 08, 2020
Rich REID
Virtual Learners- Cohort C

For students enrolled in online learning only (Cohort C): 

·         There will be a training module on D2L for students to complete on Thursday and Friday of this week. 

·         Classes will begin on Monday, September 14th for students with last names from A through L; on Tuesday, September 15th students with last names M through Z will attend.  All students will attend online classes daily starting Wednesday, September 16th. 

·         Morning classes run from 9:00 am to 11:30 am; afternoon classes run from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm every day and attendance will be taken every period. 

 

The most current and up to date information for online learning can be found here:

 

https://www.publicboard.ca/school/GECVirtualSecondary/Pages/default.aspx#/=

Schedule 2020-2021
Schedule 2020-2021
Sep 03, 2020
Reminder: In person classes are being held Wednesday, September 16th and Thursday September 17th for Cohort A students in Grade 9 to 12 classes...

Schedule 2020-2021

Posted on Sep 03, 2020
Rich REID
Schedule 2020-2021

Reminder:

In person classes are being held Wednesday, September 16th and Thursday September 17th for Cohort A students in Grade 9 to 12 classes only. Prior to arriving at school, students must ensure that they are a Cohort A student.

This can be determined by viewing the letters in the course code that is now available through Edsby.

This is an example of course codes for a student in Cohort A. The letter ‘A’  at the end denotes Cohort A.

Eg. ENG1D – 01A01A

Eg. AVI1O – 02A02A

This is an example of course codes for a student in Cohort B. The letter ‘B’ at the end denotes Cohort B.

Eg. ADA2O – 01B01B

Eg. ENG1P – 04B04B

Cohort B students in Grade 9 to 12 should attend in person classes on Friday September 18th.

 

Following that classes attend according to the calendar below by cohort.

Re-opening Information for Students and Parents
Re-opening Information for Students and Parents
Aug 31, 2020
Please click on the attached file for an understanding of how our school will look and operate once you return in September 2020.  The...

Re-opening Information for Students and Parents

Posted on Aug 31, 2020
Rich REID
Re-opening Information for Students and Parents

Please click on the attached file for an understanding of how our school will look and operate once you return in September 2020.  The information contained in this file was updated on Aug. 31st 2020.  

Student Accident Insurance 2020-2021
Student Accident Insurance 2020-2021
Aug 25, 2020
The Greater Essex County District School Board does not cover accident insurance for students however, our school board is offering you the...

Student Accident Insurance 2020-2021

Posted on Aug 25, 2020
Rich REID
Student Accident Insurance 2020-2021

The Greater Essex County District School Board does not cover accident insurance for students however,
our school board is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance
through the Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada program. Injuries can result in substantial
expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group insurance plans. As a student,
parent or guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
Insure my Kids® Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental
injuries. The program is especially valuable for families who:
• do not have medical or dental plans,
• have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
• have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.
Insure my Kids® Accident Insurance has a selection of plans to suit most budgets. Benefits include
coverage for:
• The full school year (September to September), 24 hours a day, while at home and school;
• Expenses that are often limited or not covered by private or group insurance plans, or Provincial
Health Insurance Plans, such as ambulance, private tutoring, counselling, and much more;
• Injury-related dental treatment (paid in the 10 years after injury).
Depending on the plan selected, insurance premiums for children are $17.00 to $33.00. A discount is
available for families with 3 or more children.
For more information or to apply online, please visit https://insuremykids.com/ or speak with an Insure
my Kids® Client Service Administrator at 1-800-463-5437.

Prime Minister's Youth Council
Prime Minister's Youth Council
Jul 21, 2020
A new recruitment campaign for the next cohort of Council members for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) has been launched!  ...

Prime Minister's Youth Council

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
Rich REID
Prime Minister's Youth Council

A new recruitment campaign for the next cohort of Council members for the Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) has been launched!

 

The Prime minister is accepting applications for the next cohort of members. Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply. This means that your students could be the next members of the PMYC!

 

The application deadline is August 17, 2020.

 

The PMYC is a group of young Canadians, between the ages of 15 and 24, who provides non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians.

 

Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They also engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

 

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Visit canada.ca/youth-council for more information.