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Use Micromobility Devices Safely & Responsibly

Do you own amicromobility device, such as an e-scooter, scooter style e-bike, golf cart, Segway, electric skateboard or hoverboard? To keep everyone safe, the City of Vaughan would like to remind you that micromobility devices that are motorized should not be used in playgrounds, on sidewalks, cycle tracks, shared pedestrian and bike paths or recreational trails in the city. Exemptions apply to those who require motorized wheelchairs and medical micromobility devices to get around. People operating medical devices are treated in the same way as pedestrians on-foot and are permitted on sidewalks, paths and trails. If you see unsafe micromobility device usage in your community, you may notify the City by contacting Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or accessvaughan@vaughan.ca with the date, location and nature of the incident. The City is tracking these cases to inform future measures. Concerns of micromobility device usage on public roadways can also be reported to York Regional Police through the non-emergency phone line at 1-866-876-5423 or the online reporting form. For more information about micromobility devices and where they can be used throughout the city of Vaughan, visit www.vaughan.ca/micromobility

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Summer Programs and Resources

Summer Programs and ResourcesWelcome to Summer!

Please visit 2021 Online Summer Program Opportunities for Children, Youth and Families

You will find a list of programs organized by category and age group. We encourage you to check the link regularly as the Community and Partnership Developer Team will be making regular updates to available programs and resources.

Also check out the Community Resources Page for other important information regarding mental health, financial, legal and other supports. The following Community and Partnership Developer staff will be available throughout the summer to support families with information and resources they might need. These staff members can be reached by email or phone:

Oksana Majaski oksana.majaski@yrdsb.ca 416-568-2252

Yasmin Mawani yasmin.mawani@yrdsb.ca 416-727-8179

Yvonne Kelly yvonne.kelly@yrdsb.ca 416-697-4208

Patti O’Sullivan patti.osullivan@yrdsb.ca 905-252-0597

Shani Blake shani.blake@yrdsb.ca 416-554-0362

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Indigenous Languages and International Languages Elementary and Credit Registration for Fall 2021 now open!


Elementary School Programs (SK to Grade 8): Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 can learn to read, write and speak a new language or maintain their heritage language. More than 21 different language courses are available. Registration for the 2021-2021 school year is now available online through Edsby.

For locations, times and dates, please see the list of Elementary Courses.
Please check our website for the most up to date information on registration and program delivery. Due to space limitations, registration will take place on a first come first served basis.

*NEW elementary language added for the 2021-2022


Secondary School Credit Programs (Grade 9 to 12)
The Credit International and Indigenous Languages program, offering 15 different languages, is available to students from Grades 9 to 12. Registration is now open for the upcoming 2021-2020 year, please see course offerings secondary course offerings. Online registration closes on September 13, 2021. Please visit our website for more information about our courses, program delivery and registration information.


Did you know there are many benefits to taking credit language courses?


Students can take one International Languages Course as a Group 1- Compulsory or as an Elective Credit towards their Ontario Secondary Diploma. Students can also earn up to three credits towards graduation. If students successfully complete the Level D – University course, it can be used as one of their top six (6) marks for post-secondary entry.


For more Information please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions at international.languages@yrdsb.ca
Thank you for your interest in our programs.

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Student Material Retrieval & Technology Return

Dear Families,

Re: Student Material Retrieval and Technology Return Process 

Students and families may now arrange to safely pick up items they left at school and return items that belong to the YRDSB on Friday, June 25th and Monday, June 28th.  If you are not participating in a YRDSB summer school program, you must return all YRDSB technology (e.g., laptop, chromebook, etc.) to your home school.  Students are also expected to return all school items including textbooks, school library books, musical instruments and anything else that is property of the YRDSB.

Students & families are asked to schedule a time using the Student Material Retrieval and Technology Return Survey.  

Guidelines for Visit

  • Visits to the school must be conducted within the Public Health Guidelines and will include; physical distancing, single entry/exit point and use of hand sanitization. Further, a self-screening must be conducted prior to entering the building.
  • Elementary students, a parent/guardian is to retrieve materials with your child (gr. 7/8s may attend alone)
  • Ensure you know your child’s homeroom, teacher’s name and/or locker number/combination
  • No additional family members, particularly children, will be allowed to enter the building
  • No access to washrooms or drinking fountains
  • If your child has medication at the school, it will be bagged, labeled and available for pick up.
  • Desks, lockers and any other individual spaces must be cleared out, as all remaining items will be discarded. Lockers should be left open, and school locks may remain
  • Family members/students will be told where to return items. 

Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive process to allow for the retrieval of materials and return of school property.  We appreciate cooperation as we facilitate a safe and organized  process. 

Sincerely,

Janine Franklin

Principal

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Wilshire: End of Year Information

Dear Families,

The end of June is a busy time at the school.  Here is a summary of important dates and events.  Of important note, June 25th and June 28th, we ask all families to return any technology they have borrowed from Wilshire ES before the start of the summer vacation.  This will also be an opportunity for students to enter the school to pick up any personal materials. Please schedule a time by completing this survey by Wednesday, June 23rd.

Monday
June 21
Virtual Grade 8 Graduation
Link and information will be shared with families through email.
Tuesday
June 22
Asynchronous learning all day (all students) through Google Classroom

Grade 8 Diploma, awards and swag bag pick up outside Wilshire ES
2:00 – 2:20 pm Last name A – H
2:20 – 2:40 pm Last name I – Q
2:40 – 3:00 pm Last name R – Z
Wednesday
June 23
Red & White Spirit Day!
Friday
June 25
Technology drop-off and student material retrieval day 9:00 – 3:00
– All chromebooks must be returned to the school (in-person and EVS)
– Staff will be outside for a technology drive-through drop off.
– Please return the chromebook and charging cord in a bag with student’s name clearly marked.
– Students may enter the school to retrieve their personal belongings from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Please bring a bag to carry your child’s belongings.  Only students will be allowed in the building.
Please schedule a time by completing this survey (LINK)
Monday
June 28
Last full day of synchronous learning.  

Technology drop-off and student material retrieval day 9:00 – 3:00
– All chromebooks must be returned to the school (in-person and EVS)
– Staff will be outside for a technology drive-through drop off.
– Please return the chromebook and charging cord in a bag with student’s name clearly marked.
– Students may enter the school to retrieve their personal belongings from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Please bring a bag to carry your child’s belongings.  Only students will be allowed in the building .
Please schedule a time by completing this survey (LINK)
Tuesday
June 29
Early Release Day
Asynchronous learning for the morning 8:55 – 11:45 am
Enjoy your summer holiday!
Wednesday
June 30
Due to an additional PA Day prior to the start of school this year, this is not a school day. 
Week of July 5 Report cards distributed electronically to parents through student gapps.yrdsb.ca account.

*If you would like to return borrowed technology before June 25, the office will be open on June 21 – 24 from 9:00 – 3:00.  Kindly ring the front door buzzer and we will collect the technology from you at the front door.

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Gr. 8 Graduation Photos

Dear Families,

On a number of occasions, we have tried to organize graduation photos for our Class of 2021, Grade 8 Graduates.  Due to school closures and stay at home orders, we have been unable to support this opportunity for our students.  For families who wish, Edge Imaging (Wilshire ES’s photo provider) has set up a Pop-Up Graduation Photo Studio. Please check out their website https://edge-imaging.wishpond.com/popup/ should this be something you wish take part in.

Thank you.

Wilshire ES

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Thank you to all our families who joined our Wilshire Virtual End of Year Carnival last night. It was an incredible night of community fun, learning and excitement.

Thank you to our amazing School Council who had a vision in bringing together our Wilshire staff and families to celebrate after a year of challenge, change, and learning. It is incredible to have opportunities like this to create spaces of joy and gratitude.