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I.B. Information Nights

November 29, 2021
‚ÄčLeamington District Secondary School and Riverside Secondary School will be hosting on-line information presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 30th starting at 6:00 p.m. 
This is for Grade 8 students and their families with an interest in pursuing the International Baccalaureate Programme in secondary school.
Visit the schools' websites: Riverside SS
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Enriched Classes for Out of District Students

November 11, 2021
‚Äč Out of District students may now apply for Enriched Courses at Vincent Massey Secondary School.  The deadline is December 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 
Link to Application form and more information


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November Newsletter

October 29, 2021
‚ÄčEnjoy our November newsletter. newsletternov2021.pdf



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WCCA Auditions

October 26, 2021
‚Äč Auditions for the 2021-22 school year programs at the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts will be held the week of Dec. 3, 2021.
For information and specific details for each discipline visit: 
WCCA Audition Packages

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Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 26, 2021
Greater Essex County District School Board students can participate in the Take Our Kids to Work initiative virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and for the safety of our cohorts, we will not be supporting any in-person shadowing. However, the Learning Partnership has created an amazing virtual agenda for...
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Welcome Back

September 03, 2021
‚ÄčHappy New School Year SWPS Families!
Please find attached our newsletter. You will find general information to help us start our new school year.
See you soon.  newslettersept2021.pdf

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"Change Your Future" Program Renamed

August 24, 2021
The GECDSB has conducted a survey in the region's Black Community to rename the program formally entitled "Change Your Future."   They have chosen to rename the program "Create Your Future". The CYF Program (as it can still be known) supports racialized students with course selection, timetable planning, study skills, time management, tutoring, and conflict resolution...
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2021-2022 Special Education Advisory Committee

August 23, 2021
The GECDSB is looking for local associations that represent exceptional children or adults to be part of our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the upcoming school year.  SEAC is an advisory body to the school board regarding the establishment, development and delivery of special education services for exceptional students within the...
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Message from our Vice Principal

June 28, 2021
‚ÄčToday is Ms. Dempsey's last day and she has sent us all a beautiful message! IMG_5210 (1).MOV
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Federal and Provincial Investment in GECDSB Infrastructure

June 25, 2021
‚Äč The GECDSB has received funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related program from the provincial and federal governments to perform upgrades in its buildings to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting health and safety.
For detailed information click this link
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Graduation Messages from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2021
‚Äč Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce is pleased to offer some words of congratulations to students graduating this year.

Grade 8 Graduates
Grade 12 Graduate
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Sandwich West Public School Graduation 2021

June 23, 2021
‚ÄčPlease click HERE to view the graduation of the grade 8 class of 2021. Streaming will begin June 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
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End of the Year

June 21, 2021
‚ÄčHello Everyone!
Please find attached information for the end of the year.
You will notice many changes.
Please call the school if any questions or concerns. End of year letter.pdf
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2021 Grade 8 & 12 Graduation

June 08, 2021
The GECDSB has concluded that in-person graduation ceremonies are not possible at this time. We will follow the plan developed by the graduation committee to stage on-line ceremonies for Grade 8 and Grade 12 students. 
It is also recommended that schools offer some type of personal contact with graduations, possibly an...
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Legacy Oak Trail Community Meeting

June 04, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attachment detailed information for Legacy Oak Trail Community Meeting.  Welcome Evening for Legacy Oak Trail.pdf
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Welcome to Kindergarten

June 03, 2021
‚Äč Hello SWPS families!
Please find attached our Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten powerpoint presentation.
If you missed our presentation last Wednesday, you will now be able to view our fantastic team and program at SWPS.
Merci/thank you to our Kindergarten and SWPS team for showcasing our learning community...
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Vaccinations 12 years and older

May 28, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information for vaccinations.
Vaccinations.pdf

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Legacy Oak Trail Spirit Wear

May 27, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information to order Legacy Oak Trail Spirit Wear.  Spirit Wear Information.pdf


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Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten

May 17, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information for our Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten. 
It will take place Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Invitation to Virtual WTK to attach to bag (2).pdf

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GEC Parent Involvement Committee Applications

May 10, 2021
Each of our 13 GECDSB Families of Schools requires a member on our district Parent Involvement Committee. Our goal is to select a committee that represents all regions of the board, has an elementary/secondary balance, and is reflective of the diversity of our population. Our parent members will join system, trustee and...
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Student Well-being Survey

May 10, 2021
‚Äč A brief survey has been created to get an idea how students are feeling.
It's a follow-up to the survey conducted in October, 2020.
The deadline to participate is May 21, 2021.
Click here to access the survey
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GECPIC Parent Applications for 2021-2022

May 05, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information for the 2021-2022 GECPIC Parent Application Process. GECPIC.pdf
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Asymptomatic Testing

April 29, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information for Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Sandwich Secondary School. 
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2021-22 Budget Consultations

April 15, 2021
The Greater Essex County District School Board is preparing its budget for the 2021-22 school year.  Public consultation is an important component of the budget planning process. Public input on the budget will be received at the Public Board Meeting scheduled for  Tuesday,   April 20 th , 2021 at 7:00...
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Community Memo

April 04, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached Community Memo from the WECHU. April Community Memo - Students Dismissed.docx


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GECDSB 2021-22 Budget Consultation

March 16, 2021
I‚Äčn preparation for the 2021-2022 Budget, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process.
A brief survey has been prepared to gather ideas. It will remain open until Wednesday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m.
Click on...
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Eric Walters

March 15, 2021
‚ÄčOn Thursday, March 18, 2021 some of our classes will have a virtual presentation by Eric Walters. 
Information on Eric Walters and order form can be found in the attachment. 
Eric Walters.docx


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WECHU Covid Exposure

March 05, 2021
‚ÄčPlease find attached information provided by WECHU.
Thank you.
COVID community lettermarch5.pdf


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Revised International Languages Program Calendar

February 18, 2021
‚ÄčThe schedule for International Language Program classes has been revised as of Feb. 17, 2021.
(the yellow squares are ILP class days)

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Kindergarten Virtual Open House

February 16, 2021
Welcome to SWPS Virtual Kindergarten Open House!
Please join us by clicking the link below and we will begin promptly at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 or you can join the 6p.m - 7p.m. session. 
Please sign in with your cameras off and microphones muted so...
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Coping Together - an On-line Seminar Series

February 11, 2021
‚ÄčThe GECDSB is hosting an on-line seminar series for parents and guardians to discuss practical strategies for managing the current difficulties faced by many.
There will be 6 events on consecutive Wednesdays beginning February 24th.
Click this link for the registration form

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Boundary Changes

January 29, 2021
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex County District School Board Senior Administration will be adjusting a southern portion of the Sandwich West Public School French Immersion boundary effective September 2021.
A virtual community information session will be hosted on the Board website, www.publicboard.ca, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m . to explain the...
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Boundary Changes

January 29, 2021
‚ÄčHello
Please find attached a board letter and boundary map informing our community of boundary changes with Legacy Oak Trail.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school. Legacy Oak Trail Sandwich West Community Notice Boundary Adjustment (1).pdf
Current PRINCE ANDREW BOUNDARY (1).pdf

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Mental Health Support Services

January 20, 2021
‚Äč We consider student mental health and well-being to be a crucial part of student success. This is a priority at the GECDSB.
We are pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive list of agencies and support services that are available to students and their families. Click on this...
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Secondary Out of District Applications

December 16, 2020
‚Äč Any current GECDSB Grade 8 student wishing to attend a secondary school other than their designated secondary school must obtain a post card from their elementary school office. The parent / guardian will then complete the on-line Grade 8 - 9 application form between January 4 - 15. A student may...
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Community Leader Covid 19

December 16, 2020
‚ÄčPlease find attached community letter.
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Massey Enriched Program

December 05, 2020
Massey is now accepting Enriched applications for students that do not attend a Massey Feeder School.  These applications can be found at  https://www.publicboard.ca/school/Massey/Pages/default.aspx#/=   ‚Äčin the top banner or under the For Parents Information tab.  All applications are due on Friday December 11th.  Information for future grade 8 students can...
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December Newsletter

December 02, 2020
‚ÄčPlease enjoy our December newsletter.
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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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčApplication Deadline Extended ‚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 11th. ...

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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Windsor Essex County Health Unit

November 11, 2020
‚ÄčPlease find the link to the poster from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit containing information on Vision Screening.  https://optom.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Eye-See...Eye-Learn-JK-Registration-July-2020-June-2021-1.pdf‚Äč
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Lola's Pajamas

November 11, 2020
‚ÄčSWPS is proud to support Lola's Pajama Fairy Project again this year.  Students and their families are encouraged to donate pajamas and drop off directly to the organization. Please see locations listed on the poster. Thank you for continuing to support our community. 

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Exceedance of Lead Addressed with Corrective Action

November 05, 2020
‚ÄčHello Please find information on Exceedance of Lead during the 2020 testing was addressed with noted corrective action. Please do not hesitate to call the school with any questions or concerns. 
Sandwich W PS APPENDIX B Letter revised Nov 5 2020.pdf
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November Newsletter

November 04, 2020
‚ÄčPlease enjoy our November Newsletter.
newsletternov2020.pdf


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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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Monster of a Fundraiser

October 22, 2020
‚ÄčPlease find attached information on our fundraising. Thanks. SWPS poster for Monster Read-athon (1).docx
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Notice of Lead Exceedence

October 21, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see attached information. If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Thank you. Sandwich W PS APPENDIX B Letter revised Oct 21 2020.pdf
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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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October Newsletter

October 02, 2020
‚ÄčEnjoy the October newsletter.
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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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Every Child Matters: Orange Shirt Day

September 28, 2020
‚Äč Every Child Matters: Orange Shirt Day
Wednesday, September 30th is a National Day of recognition that honours the legacy of Residential School survivors and those that did not make it home. It is through education that we will not repeat the atrocities of the past. It is through education...
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Terry Fox

September 22, 2020
‚ÄčThank you Ms. Miller and Ms. Oliverio for planning our Terry Fox walk. Please see attached letter to explain our Terry Fox day.  Terry Fox EDSBY message.docx

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Learning During Covid-19 at SWPS

September 09, 2020
‚ÄčParents and guardians, please refer to the following PowerPoint file for specific information regarding what your child's day will look like at Sandwich West for the 2020-2021 school year. ‚Äč Learning During COVID 2020 2021.pptx
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Back to School Information

September 09, 2020
‚ÄčParents and guardians, please refer to the following PowerPoint files for specific information regarding expectations and procedures for your child's safe return to Sandwich West for the 2020-2021 school year.  Back to school 2020.pptx
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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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Student Belongings

June 03, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see letter in regard to the distribution of your child's belongings. Looking forward to seeing our families soon. Stay safe and healthy! Parent note about material collection (002).docx
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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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Retrieval of Items

May 27, 2020
‚ÄčHello SWPS Families! We will be working on a schedule for our students to retrieve their items. Within the next week or two, families will be receiving notice of the day and time for pick up.  We want to plan accordingly in order to keep our staff, students and families safe....
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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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March newsletter

March 04, 2020
‚ÄčPlease enjoy our March newsletter! newslettermarch2020.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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Chess Tournament

February 14, 2020
‚ÄčColasanti and Kingsville Optimist Club Chess Tournament Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Games begin at 9:00 am sharp Grades 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, Pre Register by Friday, March 13, Linda Lauzon, 519-984-4703  
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New Date for Loonie License

February 13, 2020
‚ÄčLoonie License will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Each license will be a loonie. Please support LaSalle Hangout for Youth and LaSalle Food Bank.    
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
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Bucks for Pucks

January 31, 2020
‚ÄčHelp support our Bucks for Pucks during our Loonie License day, Thursday, February 13, 2020.    
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February Newsletter

January 31, 2020
‚ÄčPlease enjoy our February Newsletter! newsletterfeb2020.pdf        
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Legacy Oak Trail PS Meeting

January 29, 2020
‚Äč A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at Prince Andrew PS to share the plans for the new Legacy Oak Trail PS. French Immersion boundaries for this school have not yet been determined. All families are invited to attend, ask questions and make comments. Please read the...
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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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Kindergarten Tour

January 17, 2020
‚ÄčHello new Sandwich West PS families. If you have a little one that will begin Kindergarten September 2020, please call the office to set up a tour of our spectacular school. 519-969-1750.  
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Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

January 17, 2020
‚ÄčPlease find attached information for the Winter 2020 Program Registration. Hard copies can be found in the office. _Winter_Triple_P_Flyer.jpg _Stepping_Stones_Winter_2020_-_D_Groups.jpg  
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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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January Newsletter

December 20, 2019
‚ÄčEnjoy our January newsletter! Happy Holidays! Happy 2020! newsletterjan2020.pdf    
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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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Sole Focus Project

November 29, 2019
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December Newsletter

November 29, 2019
‚ÄčPlease enjoy our December Newsletter! newsletter2dec2019.pdf            
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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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Musical Instruments

November 20, 2019
‚ÄčJust a reminder, musical instruments can not go on the bus unless the instrument can fit in the backpack. Thank you for your understanding.
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Kindness Week

November 14, 2019
‚Äč Please see attachment of kind activities next week. Kindness Week Activities.docx    
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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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November Newsletter

November 01, 2019
‚ÄčPlease enjoy November newsletter! If you need a hardcopy, please let your child's teacher know. We have some hardcopies in the office. newsletternov2019.pub  
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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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Picture Day

October 08, 2019
‚ÄčWednesday, October 16 for Grades JK - 3/4 Thursday, October 17 for Grades 4-8
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Pizza Day Still On - Friday, October 11, 2019

October 03, 2019
‚ÄčFamilies - please note pizza day is Friday, October 11, 2019. Forms have gone home.  
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Home Alone

October 01, 2019
‚ÄčFind information on Home Alone and Stranger Safety.
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October Newsletter

October 01, 2019
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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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Student Insurance

September 17, 2019
‚ÄčSee attachment about information to purchase student insurance. Student Accident Insurance - Memo from Principal to Parents - Attachment.doc
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IEP Workshop

September 17, 2019
‚ÄčSee flyer for upcoming IEP Workshop. IEPs and More Evening 2019.pdf
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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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First Day Newsletter

August 30, 2019
‚ÄčPlease find some valuable information that will help you and your child for the first day of school. SWPS staff is looking forward to seeing all our families on Tuesday, September 3! newslettersept2019.pub
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Important Information for Parents

June 11, 2019
‚Äč Sandwich West APPENDIX A Letter June 11 2019.docx Sandwich West APPENDIX B Letter June 11 2019.docx
‚Äč Sandwich West APPENDIX B Letter July 24 2019 (003).pdf
Spartan Families:  Please see the important information attached above. A detailed information letter regarding testing at Sandwich West is attached and will be sent...
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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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Warm Weather Updates

May 27, 2019
‚Äč The nice weather is FINALLY upon us and we are so excited to be using our big, beautiful school grounds regularly. With more outdoor time it is important that students come prepared for the weather as students will be outdoors for recess, DPA, Physical Education and other activities.
 Please...
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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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SWPS School Climate Survey Summary

May 22, 2019
‚ÄčPl ease see the SWPS summary of results for our 2019 School Climate survey.  Our survey results were compiled from the following number of responses: 338 students from Grades 4-8 40 staff responses 38 parent responses SWPS School Climate Survey Summary 2019.docx

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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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Upcoming Primary and Junior Assessments

April 14, 2019
‚Äč Upcoming Primary and Junior Assessments One of the events that you have likely been hearing a lot about if you have children in Grade 3 or 6, is the upcoming EQAO Primary and Junior assessments. When making appointments or plans, please try to avoid the dates below so that students...
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Please Help Us Keep Our Parking Lot Safe

April 14, 2019
‚ÄčSWPS Spartan Families and Community: We need your help keeping our Spartan community members safe. We continue to have a number of incidences  where students, staff , parents and bus drivers have been placed in  dangerous situations. We have worked extensively with the LaSalle Police, LaSalle Fire and Latchkey in the past to...
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SWPS Track and Field Meets

April 14, 2019
We are very excited to continue to partner with our feeder school and once again head to Sandwich Secondary for our Track and Field Day.    Where:  Sandwich Secondary School Track    When:  Tuesday, April 23-Grades 3-5; Thursday, April 25-Grades 6-8   Departure from SWPS:  9:15 am-Students and staff will travel by...
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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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Kindergarten Registration for September 2019 coming soon....

January 21, 2019
‚Äč UPCOMING KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ‚ÄčKindergarten Registration for September 2019   JK Students must be 4 by December 31, 2019 (born 2015).     SK Students must be 5 by December 31, 2019 (born 2014).   Sandwich West is pleased to be offering a Full-Day, Every Day Kindergarten program in both...
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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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Keeping Students Safe in the Community

October 02, 2018
As parents and educators, one of our foremost concerns is the safety and well-being of our children. It is important to regularly remind our children of how they can keep themselves safe while in the community. Please reinforce with your children the importance of the following safety precautions: ‚Äč  
  ‚ÄčNever walk...
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Tuck Shop Opening Soon

September 28, 2018
Hello new and returning Spartans, Our Tuck Shop will open on Monday, October 1, 2018!  It will be open Monday through Friday and operated by an amazing team of parent volunteers, under our School Council.  We offer a small variety of items, for students to purchase during the second nutrition break....
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SWPS Community Night

September 24, 2018
‚ÄčWhere:   Sandwich West When : Tuesday, September 25 Time: 5:00-6:30  Why:  To explore SWPS in a fun and interactive way  To see your child's learning environment To meet our staff and SWPS families  
To celebrate how we Stand With Pride & Spirit at SWPS  ‚Äč

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SWPS School Council

September 20, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see attached the information about our Sandwich West Public School School Council  We are very pleased to have such a passionate and dedicated group of parents who support our students, staff and school community. Please consider joining School Council. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 24 at...
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SWPS Stage Band

September 18, 2018
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SWPS Reorganization Information and Staff List

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčSWPS Families,  Please see the attached letter regarding Reorganization at SWPS. We appreciate the support from our families and staff as we make a few adjustments to our classes. Our students have had an amazing start to school and know that the move to their new classes will also be positive. ...
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SWPS Terry Fox Walk-Thursday, September 28

September 18, 2018
‚Äč Dear Parents/Guardians:  On Thursday, September 27, 2018 students in grades JK to_8 will be taking part in the annual Terry Fox School Run. Our school is proud to play an important role in keeping the legacy of Terry Fox alive.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on...
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Reorganization 2018-2019

September 14, 2018
‚ÄčSpartant Families: We have had such a great start to the 2018-2019 school year. Please see attached some important information regarding Reorganization for this school year. A follow-up letter will be going home with students on Monday who will be moving classes or will have new students joining their class.  ‚ÄčIf...
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SWPS Second Newsletter

September 10, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see a copy of the SWPS Second Newsletter.
This newsletter shares a number of important routines and procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 519-969-1750. Your partners in education, Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Dempsey ‚Äč
September 2018-2019 Second Newsletter (2).pdf

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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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2018-2019 First Newsletter

September 04, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see a copy of our first newsletter for 2018-2019 that will go home with students over the next few days. We are going to endeavour to continue to support our ECO Status and keep the majority of our communication paperless.  Please regularly check EDSBY and our website for up-to-date information....

First Day Procedures

August 23, 2018
‚Äč Welcome Back SWPS Students and Families!!  We are so excited to welcome our new and returning Spartans to school next week.  Students in Grades 1-8 will begin school on Tuesday, September 4th .   Our JK/SK students will enjoy another week of summer and begin school on Monday, September 10th .   We...
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2017-2018 Last Day Newsletter

June 28, 2018
‚ÄčWow!!! The time has certainly flown! Please see attached the Last Day Newsletter with important info. and thank yous to our departing staff and information regarding the 2018-2019 school year. SWPS last day newsletter 2018.pdf

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Warm Weather Information

May 10, 2018
The nice weather is upon us and we are so excited to be using our big, beautiful school grounds regularly. With more outdoor time it is important that students come prepared for the weather as students will be outdoors for recess, DPA, Physical Education and other activities.
 Please remember to...
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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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GECDSB Employee Appreciation Week -May 7-11

May 07, 2018
‚Äč Sandwich West Students and Families:   As you know, one of the reasons that makes Sandwich West such a great place to be is because of all of the wonderful people who make up the SWPS community.   These people include our bus drivers, our custodians and secretarial staff, the teachers and...
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EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments

May 07, 2018
‚Äč Upcoming Primary and Junior Assessments One of the events that you have likely been hearing a lot about if you have children in Grade 3 or 6, is the upcoming EQAO Primary and Junior assessments. When making appointments or plans, please try to avoid the dates below so that students...
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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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Sandwich West Track and Field Meets

April 25, 2018
We are very excited to embark on a new adventure as we head to Sandwich Secondary for our Track and Field Day.    Where: Sandwich Secondary School Track    When: Thursday, April 26-Grades 3-5; Friday, April 27-Grades 6-8   Departure from SWPS: 9:15 am-Students and staff will travel by bus to...
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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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We Need Your Help With Parking Lot Safety

March 05, 2018
‚ÄčSWPS Spartan Families and Community: We need your help keeping our Spartan community members safe. We have had an increased number of incidences recently where students, staff , parents and bus drivers have been placed in very dangerous situations. We are working with Latchkey and the LaSalle Police department to implement...
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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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Celebrating LIteracy

January 26, 2018
‚ÄčSWPS has had a long standing tradition of celebrating the importance of literacy development throughout the years.  The Ontario Language Curriculum document highlights the various roles and responsibilities that assist us in supporting our students' literacy development.  We know that there are numerous studies demonstrating the vital role that parents play...
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Sandwich Secondary Offering Volleyball Clinic

January 22, 2018
‚ÄčCalling all Grade 7 and 8 Vball players, Sandwich Secondary is offering a clinic for all girls in grades 7 and 8 who are interested in learning more about what it is like to be a Sabre Volleyball player. See the attached flyer for more information about how you can join...
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Carnaval De SWPS

January 22, 2018
‚ÄčFrom Tuesday, February 6th to Thursday, February 15th , we will be celebrating a winter Carnaval at Sandwich West. Throughout the week, we will be engaging in activities to celebrate the cold Canadian winters and our French Canadian history and traditions inspired by the lifestyles of the early coureurs de bois...
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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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Please Help Us Keep Our Students, Staff and Families Safe at Arrival and Dismissal

January 16, 2018
‚Äč Help Keep Our Students, Parents and Staff Safe!   Feedback from parents, students and staff continue to focus on the extremely busy entry and dismissal times at Sandwich West PS.    We need YOUR help and support in ensuring that we keep all of our students, parents and staff safe...
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Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 Coming Soon....

January 09, 2018
‚Äč UPCOMING KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR ‚Äč Kindergarten Registration for September 2018   JK Students must be 4 by December 31, 2018 (born 2014).     SK Students must be 5 by December 31, 2018 (born 2013).   Sandwich West is pleased to be offering a Full-Day, Every Day Kindergarten program in...
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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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Loonie for License Day-Friday, December 15

December 04, 2017
‚Äč Loonie for License Day-Friday, December 15 Help support Hospice and join us by participating in the upcoming Loonie for License Day. See the attached information flyer for more info. What: Loonie for License Day When: Friday, December 15th Why? To raise money for Hospice as part of the Grade 7...
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Drinking Water Tests

November 22, 2017
Under Ontario Regulation 243/07 entitled "Schools, Private Schools and Child Care Centres" enacted under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 , all school boards are required to test each school's water annually to monitor lead levels.  Approximately 800 drinking water fountain and taps throughout the school board were tested in 2017. ...
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Grade 8 Transition Information for Secondary School

November 20, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 8 Students and Parents: An information letter was shared with students today. The letter highlights some important upcoming events and dates for Secondary School Open House nights. Families are encouraged to attend the Secondary School Open Houses for all schools that they are considering.  Attached, you will find the information letter...
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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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Spirit Day-October 31, 2017

October 24, 2017
‚Äč Spirit Day -Students are invited to display their spirit by wearing their Black/Orange (or Spartan Yellow/Purple) and their Halloween swag on this day instead of full costumes (no mask, full makeup or props please). This will ensure that costumes are not damaged during the day and that students continue to...
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SWPS Colour Walk-a-Thon is Coming to Sandwich West on Friday, October 27th

October 12, 2017
‚ÄčWe are excited to have our Spartans join in our Colour Walk-a-thon to support our outdoor grounds improvements and the purchase of literacy and numeracy resources for our classrooms.  Please see the attached Pledge Form for more information. 
Students are encouraged to work with their families to help collect pledges to support SWPS...
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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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SWPS Community Night-Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 20, 2017
‚ÄčSWPS families are asked to join us on Tuesday, September 26th for an interactive night that explores why we Stand With Pride & Spirit at SWPS. When: Tuesday, September 26th Time: Come any time between 5:00 and 6:30 Why? Explore SWPS, meet our staff and celebrate the Spartan Community A sweet...
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SWPS School Council Meeting-Tuesday, September 26th

September 19, 2017
Sandwich West Public School Advisory Council (School Advisory Council-SAC) wants to welcome everyone back for another great year at Sandwich West Public School.  On behalf of SAC we would like to invite all parents to come out to our monthly meetings.  Our first meeting (election meeting) will be held on Tuesday,...
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ReOrganization Day at SWPS

September 18, 2017
‚ÄčSWPS is growing and we are thrilled! We have reached 800 students and continue to regularly welcome new students to Sandwich West. Last Friday a letter went home to follow-up regarding the beginning of the year information about the possibility of ReOrganization at SWPS.  A follow-up letter went home today with all...
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SWPS September Newsletter

September 07, 2017
‚Äč‚ÄčOur September SWPS newsletter will go home tomorrow with our students. This newsletter outlines a number of school procedures and programs that are offered.  Please be sure to contact Mrs. Bates or Mrs. Dempsey with any questions‚Äč.  September 2017-2018 Second Newsletter.pdf


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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 Welcome Back Newsletter

September 06, 2017
It was amazing to see all of our Spartans back at school and that much older and taller:) We look forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year. Please see our First Day newsletter attached. September 2017-2018 First Day Newsletter.pdf  
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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
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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

August 22, 2017
‚ÄčWelcome to all of our Spartan students, families and staff.  We are very excited about the upcoming school year! School starts on Tuesday, September 5th for students in Grades 1-8. Our JK/SK students will begin school on Monday, September 11th.   Our newest Spartans are asked to check out the information about...

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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SWPS Last Week Newsletter

June 27, 2017
‚ÄčSWPS Students and Families, I can't believe it is our last week of the 2016-2017 school year! Please find a copy of the SWPS last week newsletter for the 2016-2017 school year. All students should have received a copy of the newsletter this week. Please note that there is a very...
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June Happenings

June 15, 2017
‚ÄčCheck out more about what is happening at SWPS during June.
A special edition of our June Newsletter will be sent home the last week of school with Staffing Information for the 2017-2018 school year.   June 2016-2017.pdf     ...
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School Climate Survey

June 07, 2017
‚ÄčThank you to our students, parents and staff who completed the GECDSB School Climate Survey earlier during the 2016-2017 school year. Your input provided us with some great insights into your view of the climate at Sandwich West. Please see attached our report, providing highlights of the survey indicating your thoughts about the strengths of SWPS...
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City/ County Track & Field Championship Meet

May 31, 2017
‚ÄčSpartans...if you want to showcase your running and jumping prowess at the City/County Classic Track & Field Meet, see the information below for more details!   2017 City/County Championship Elementary Track & Field Championship (Windsor/Essex) LaSalle, Ontario June 20th, 2017 LaSalle, Ont- The official date has been set for Tuesday June 20th,...
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An Invitation to Join EDSBY

May 30, 2017
‚Äč On June 7th SWPS and the GECDSB will be inviting you to a new communications platform - Edsby.  Edsby pulls together up-to-the-minute information about your children and presents it in a clear, easy to understand and comprehensive format.  You can see their attendance and if posted, their assigned homework and more information about what your...
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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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Welcome to Kindergarten @ SWPS

May 23, 2017
‚ÄčOn Thursday, May 25th we are very excited to host our newest Spartans and their families. Our new JK's will be joining us for a night of fun and futher exploration of SWPS. Students and their families were engage in fun activities within the classroom and the gym and get a...
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Upcoming Primary and Junior Assessments

May 23, 2017
Upcoming Primary and Junior Assessments One of the events that you will likely hear a lot about if you have children in Grade 3 or 6 is the upcoming EQAO Primary and Junior assessments.  When making appointments or plans, please try to avoid the dates below so that students can be...
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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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Annie Jr. Coming to SWPS

May 03, 2017
‚ÄčWe are thrilled to showcase the musical talents of our SWPS students and staff! Join us for Annie Jr. Shows- Tuesday, May 9-7:00 pm Wednesday, May 10-7:00 pm Thursday, May 11-7:00 pm Tickets can be purchased using the Annie Jr. Ticket order form sent home with students or at the door...
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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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School Council Survey-Calling ALL Families For INPUT

April 18, 2017
‚ÄčSWPS Students, Families and Staff-We Need Your Input! SWPS Parent Council is asking for your thoughts, ideas, input about where you feel fundraising funds are best spent. Please see the attached information letter for more information and for the survey link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWPSPC17 SWPS Parent Council Survey.pdf   
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SWPS Movie Night

April 18, 2017
‚ÄčJoin us on Friday, April 21st for our Annual SWPS School Council Movie Night! This year we are pleased to debut The Lego Batman Movie pre-release. Information forms were sent home with the youngest student in each family last week. Pre-orders are encouraged and will be accepted until Wednesday, April 19th.  A limited amount of...
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Calling All Grade 8's....Are you ready to Reach Ahead to Grade 9?

April 03, 2017
UPDATED FLYER 2017SS - Reaching Ahead - Flyer.pdf  Grade 8's....You have a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a great program that helps support your transition to Grade 9.  Would you like to start off Grade 9 with a credit already under your belt?  Please see the attached flyer for...
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SWPS Day in the Life-April 5th

March 28, 2017
‚ÄčParents and Students new to SWPS for September 2017, join us @ SWPS  on April 5th.  Please come in between 11:30-1:00 and experience "A Day in the Life at SWPS".  Classrooms will be open and we look forward to having your child join in the fun and inquiry! See you on...
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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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SWPS Knightmares Shine

March 24, 2017
  New SwPs Team Striving   Hello, our names are Michael Reed and Nathaniel Butler, and for the third year running we have been part of the S andwich West Knightmares Chess T eam. The Knightmares is an group of talented chess players from grades 1-8. The Knightmares also have a...
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Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
‚ÄčSaturday, April 8th.    
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SWPS Happenings...

March 07, 2017
‚Äč At Sandwich West we have been very busy these past few months!  From an outstanding Early Years Open House and registration period, a great community effort supporting our Literacy Day,  an amazing Chess Tournament to playoff and championship runs for our basketball teams, the Sandwich West Spartans have certainly shown why we...
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SWPS Movie Night-Save the Date

March 07, 2017
‚ÄčSpartans...are you ready to come together and have a night of family fun? We sure are! Please note that we will be  RESCHEDULING our planned March 30th Movie Night in order to bring to you a movie we KNOW will be exciting for young and old alike.  Stay tuned for a NEW date and more...
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SWPS Talk to 2 Campaign

February 14, 2017
‚ÄčSWPS is the best place to be, as we Stand With Pride & Spirit! Our students, staff and parents know it.....now it is time for all of those students who will be registering for JK/SK to know it!  We are asking that all of our students take an active role in...
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February Newsletter is here....

February 10, 2017
‚Äč SWPS Newsletters   Continuing our GOLD ECO status is important to us. One of the ways we are looking to do so is to reduce our paper use. Our Newsletter will typically be a brief highlight of the month and will be available ONLINE ONLY under STORIES   and the ...
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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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Please Help Us Keep Our SWPS Students, Families and Staff Safe

January 31, 2017
Parking Lot Safety At Sandwich West our parking lot and the surrounding streets are very busy places.  We appreciate your patience during the busy drop-off and pick-up times. We thank our parents for using the Kiss n' Ride area to help facilitate safe traffic patterns in and out of the parking lot.  We...
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SWPS Literacy Day Coming...Friday, January 27

January 19, 2017
SWPS Literacy Day- Friday, January 27 th , 2017 Where:   Sandwich West Public School                     Who:   All Sandwich West Students and Staff   Attire:   Dress as your favourite literary character or wear your comfy PJ's (no masks please)   What Do I Bring?: Your favourite books   What:  ...
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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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January Newsletter is here

January 11, 2017
‚Äč SWPS Newsletters   Continuing our GOLD ECO status is important to us. One of the ways we are looking to do so is to reduce our paper use. Our Newsletter will typically be a brief highlight of the month and will be available ONLINE ONLY under STORIES   and the ...
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Grade 8 to 9 Transition

January 10, 2017
We have been discussing with excitement the upcoming Grade 8 to 9 Transition period for our graduating Spartans. Students received an information letter prior to the holidays and also a letter from Sandwich Secondary School reviewing information about the upcoming Open House. Students and families are encouraged to attend SSS's Open House...
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Upcoming Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

January 10, 2017
‚Äč Kindergarten Registration for September 2017   JK Students must be 4 by December 31, 2017 (born 2013).     SK Students must be 5 by December 31, 2017 (born 2012).   Sandwich West is pleased to be offering a Full-Day, Every Day Kindergarten program in both English and French Immersion....
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SWPS in Concert @ the Capitol Theatre

December 21, 2016
‚Äč M. Oddy and Mme. McGuire, along with our SWPS classroom teachers proudly highlighted the talents of students from Grades 1-8 this Monday evening in a beautiful musical celebration at the Capitol Theatre. SWPS students, staff and families were treated to a showcase of performances by our Sr. Band, Stage Band, Recorder ensembles, Orff...
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Calling All Interested Grade 7 and 8 students-Minister's Student Advisory Council

December 19, 2016
Grade 7-12 students are invited to put in an application for the Minister's Student Advisory Council. Below is a brief description of the council focus. Attached, is a flyer with more information about how you can apply. MSAC_posterEng_2017 AODA.PDF It would be great to have some Spartan voice on the...
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SWPS Loonie for License Day-Friday, December 16

December 09, 2016
‚Äč Grade7 Leadership students are launching a campaign to support Hospice. See the attached flyer for more details about how you can celebrate Holiday Cheer at SWPS and support Hospice in the process. SWPS loonie 4 license 2016.pdf
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SWPS December Newsletter is Here

December 09, 2016
SWPS Newsletters   Continuing our GOLD ECO status is important to us. One of the ways we are looking to do so is to reduce our paper use. Our Newsletter will typically be a brief highlight of the month and will be available ONLINE ONLY under STORIES   and the  SCHOOL...
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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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Spartan Spirit of Giving Continues

November 30, 2016
‚ÄčA huge thank you to our Spartan students and families for your generous support during our recent SWPS Can Food Drive. With your outstanding support, we have been able to provide the LaSalle Food Bank with over 4200 items and 5000 lbs. of canned goods.  Grade 6 Gabriele proudly spearheaded this...
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Sandwich West Spirit Wear Available

November 24, 2016
‚ÄčSWPS Spirit Wear is now available for sale. Show how you Stand With Pride & Spirit by sporting some of our cool new items (shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and toques). See our letter and order form attached. SWPS spirit wear.docx Sandwich Spartans Student Sell Sheets.pdf      
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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...