We have received notice from York Region Public Health regarding COVID-19 involving Wilshire E.S. Due to requirements for self-isolation for some teachers and educational assistants and resulting challenges with obtaining replacement coverage, Wilshire E.S. will be closed to students from March 29, 2021, through to April 7, 2021. On the advice of York Region Public Health students can return on April 7, 2021 for regular school operations. Unless otherwise stated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time.
Before and After childcare will also be cancelled during the closure period.
This closure is being implemented out of an abundance of caution and to ensure continuity of learning during this period. Once again, it is important to emphasize that this closure is a result of staff coverage and not a public health direction based on COVID19 case counts at the school. If you have not received direct and specific communication from Public Health, there is no additional action for you to take. Families and students of classes who have not previously been excluded, do not need to start to self isolate at this time. The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our priority.
During this time, learning will continue virtually. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with students regarding arrangements for their virtual classroom. If your child requires access to a technology device or internet connection to participate in online learning, please contact the school. Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.
We recognize that this information may be concerning for families. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly, and was made to ensure continuation of student learning and to support student safety and well-being.