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Message from the Office

Dear Families,

We are coming to the end of our first full week with all of our students at school.  How wonderful to see the excitement and anticipation at the start of a new school year!

Over the next few days, you will receive our Online Start-Up Forms. The Board will send a central email to all families with a link to a Google Form to complete the start-up forms. Student GAPPS login information will be required for families to complete the forms. 

The forms will include:

  • The Start-Up Permission Form (mandatory)
  • Student Information Consent Form (mandatory)
  • Request for Faith Accommodations Form 
  • School Council Nomination Form (Due Oct. 2nd)

Please ensure to review the contents and to complete the forms as soon as possible.  

Student Information Verification Forms

On Monday, your child will bring home a Student Information Verification Form.  The form contains important information such as address, contact phone numbers and email addresses.  Please verify the information on each form by:

  1. Verifying all information is correct
  2. If there are any errors please correct with a pen
  3. Return to school with your child

Please have all forms verified and returned by Friday, September 24th. 

Daily COVID-19 School Screening

A new screening tool for the 2021-2022 school year has been provided by York Region Public Health (please click on Check for Symptoms Daily). This screening tool replaces previous versions and all students and staff must complete the screening prior to attending any YRDSB school or facility.  

Parents/guardians of elementary students (or the students themselves depending on their age) must provide confirmation of a successful screening as follows:

  1. Parents/Guardians of Elementary students are required to complete on-line self-assessment COVID-19 School and Child-Care Screening Tool (please click on Check for Symptoms Daily), prior to their child entering the school
  2. Upon completion of the self-assessment, Parents/Guardians will complete the response to the question:  “Have you completed the self-screening tool?” in the Confirmation Form, using their child’s GAPPS account login information. Information on how to access your child’s GAPPS account is available on the Board’s website. If you do not have a student number/username, one will be provided by your child’s teacher. 

Parents who have NOT completed their child’s COVID Screening form will be notified via email from the board that morning. Any students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool (not related to a COVID-19 vaccine) or answer yes to any of the screening questions, must not enter any school and follow the guidance in the screening tool.

Terry Fox Run

Wilshire will hold our Annual Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.  Stay tuned for further details next week!

Toonies for Terry | Vital Grandin Catholic School (Renaming to take place  in September 2021)

Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays are very special days to honor and celebrate your child. We sometimes receive requests to hold birthday celebrations at school (e.g. hand out doughnuts, cake, pop, McDonald’s, etc.), with families offering to bring in treats for the class.  Please keep birthday celebrations at home so we can focus on learning at school. Please do not send in food for birthday celebrations as we will not distribute it. Should you wish to celebrate your child at school feel free to: 

  • Donate a book to the classroom library/school library in honor of your child. This is a gift that will last for years to come. 
  • Donate recess equipment in your child’s name for the classroom to use (e.g., balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, frisbees, etc.)
  • Donate an indoor game or activity in your child’s name that can be used for indoor recess on bad weather days

A Little Bit of Family Fun!

Looking to Hire Lunch Assistants

If you are interested in being a Wilshire ES School Lunch Assistant for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year please contact the school at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca or call (905)889-6767 for more information.  This is a paid position. All School Lunch Assistants must have a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) completed by York Region Police (YRP).  The school lunch hour is 12:35 – 1:35 p.m.

School Council

The first virtual meeting of our WES School Council will be held in Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00pm!

School Council Nomination forms will be sent home electronically in the book of forms. If you are interested in being part of our School Council please submit/return the form by October 2nd, 2021. If you are a parent of a Wilshire Student in the Elementary Virtual School, we welcome your nomination.

Litterless Lunches / Water Bottles

Wilshire is committed to being an ECO school,  thus we ask families to send Litterless/ Waste-Free lunches.  This reduces waste in the environment.  This also lets parents see how much food is not being eaten and can therefore plan lunches accordingly.  Using reusable containers vs. disposable packaging is great for the environment and is financially rewarding!  Please also ensure you send a refillable water bottle with your child’s name on it each day.

Parking Lot Safety

We have been so impressed by everyone’s cooperation in our Kiss N Ride and Bus Loop before and after school.  Thank you for taking advantage of our early entry at 8:40am – 8:55am which gives students time to get organized and ready for a great day of learning. Thank you for driving slowly within the loop. A reminder that parents and students must all cross at the crosswalk and not cross between cars.

We thank you for your continued support, patience and cooperation.

We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful weekend!

Janine