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RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS – SENT HOME ON DECEMBER 10

Take-home Rapid Antigen Testing Kits have been sent home with all in-person students at Wilshire ES. A communication about the kits was emailed to families on December 10th. Please review the important information prior to returning to school on January 3rd

COVID SCREENING

This is an important reminder to complete the COVID screening prior to your child coming to school or Daycare. Screening must be completed daily by using the online COVID-19 screening tool; parents must not send children to school or child care if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child presents with a Covid-19 symptom(s) at school, they will go to the isolation room and you will be called to pick them up. They will then require a PCR test (NOT a rapid antigen test) or they will need to remain home for 10 days. (If the PCR test is negative, they may return to school with an attestation form). UPDATE – Beginning January 3rd, 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.

SPIRIT DAY

Friday is Pajama Day! We are excited to invite students and staff to wear their favourite jammies to school for the day.

WINTER BREAK

Winter Break runs from December 20-December 31. Schools re-open on January 3rd.

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 – 11

Please see this message from York Region Public Health regarding school and community COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 and eligible family members. For more information and to book an appointment, visit www.york.ca/covid19vaccine

GOING AWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

If you are travelling outside of Canada over the Winter Break, please ensure you follow the direction of York Region Public Health and current COVID-19 travel protocols upon your return and prior to returning to school. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe.

HOLIDAY HEROES CAMPAIGN

Thank you to all of the families of have made a donation thus far. Our boxes are filling up with items that will bring joy and relief to those in need. But we still need your help! There is still time to participate in the Holiday Heroes Campaign in collaboration with the York Region Police Services. Despite being a small school, we have the opportunity to make a big impact in our community. This year, we will be running the campaign till December 15th. We are asking students and families to donate gift hats, mitts, scarves and new, unwrapped toys and clothes. There are boxes in the front foyer of the school where items can be placed.

WINTER IS COMING

As the weather continues to shift to colder temperatures, please be sure to dress your children to stay warm. Please be sure to send with your child:

  • indoor shoes (if they don’t already have)
  • hat, mittens, scarves
  • boots
  • warm coat and snow pants

INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS

In the event that the weather makes road conditions unsafe, The York Region District School Board may declare an Inclement Weather Day.  This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Inclement Weather Day Procedure will be adjusted as follows. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, in the event school bus transportation is cancelled, the following Inclement Weather Days will be in effect:

  • All YRDSB Schools will be CLOSED to students
  • All student learning will be remote and asynchronous
  • Office staff will mark all students using the attendance code of BC (Bad Weather/Bus Cancellation)
  • Before and After Care programs will NOT run

The decision to declare an Inclement Weather Day will be made by 6:00 am.  Families will receive an email notifying them that schools will be closed to students due to the weather.  This will also be announced on local media (tv and radio), websites and twitter.