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.
If you are changing from in-person to remote learning and no longer need student transportation, families should opt out by clicking on the 'Opt Out of Transporation' link on the main page at www.buskids.ca.
Changes of learning models will take effect:November 9th for Elementary StudentsNovember 12th for Secondary Students
The Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to offer our International Languages program for the 2020-21 school year. This year, International Languages classes will be offered virtually (online at home). This program is available to students in Grades 1-8 from across Windsor and Essex County.
Your child does not need a background in a particular language to be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to acquire a second or third language. International Languages classes will run on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm throughout the year, beginning in November.
Classes are offered based on student enrolment numbers. Any language may be offered for which there are 25 students and an available instructor. Languages offered in previous years include:
Albanian Arabic German Hindi Italian Korean Mandarin Nepali Persian Punjabi Serbian Urdu Tamil Spanish
International Languages classes will be presented through Microsoft Teams and will require students to be able to access this online tool at home through an electronic device (computer, laptop, tablet) and access to the internet. As this is a complimentary program, technology will not be provided to families who are participating.
Please use the link below, or our webpage https://www.publicboard.ca/Programs/K-12/International-Languages to register for International Languages Classes this year. The registration deadline is November 2, 2020.
For any further inquiries about the program, please contact Mr. David Dawson, International Languages Principal at 519-255-3200, ext. 20203.
Click here to register → GECDSB International Languages Virtual Classes
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S CURRENT LEARNING MODEL: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, www.publicboard.ca, beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, closing at 4:00pm on October 19th.
A child's First and Last Name, Student Number and Date of Birth will be required information for the on-line form. (Student Numbers can be found on Edsby under the parent/guardian's account in the Personal Information section)
Parents/guardians of elementary students may submit their request to change from the current learning model to either: in-person; remote/virtual; or paper packages.
The re-entry start date will be Monday, November 9th for elementary students changing learning models.
No changes will be accommodated after the October 19th deadline.
Another opportunity will be provided to parents/guardians to change the learning model for this school year in January 2021.