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From the Office

We are happy to welcome students back to in person learning on Monday.   Please be reminded that school begins at 8:55am with early entry starting at 8:40am.  Dismissal is at 3:15pm. We ask that parents wear masks once on school property and that parents and students practice social distancing. Students will continue to enter the building in their designated locations as we did prior to the winter break. Please note important information for our return to Wilshire:

NEW Health and Safety Measures!

There are some new health and safety measures in place, including:

  • Please complete the UPDATED COVID-19 School Screening Tool for each child prior to sending your child to school.
  • Once the screening tool has been completed, please submit the COVID-19 Screening Confirmation Form for EACH child. You will need to sign in using your child(ren)’s gapps user name and password.
  • If the confirmation form is not completed by 9:15am parents will receive an email and/or phone call reminder. 
  • Additional information can be found on the Board website at www.yrdsb.ca/school-reopening. The form must to be completed for each student.

Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms is required to remain home and follow the isolation guidelines outlined in the screening tool above.

Masks

Masks are now required for ALL students from JK to Gr. 8 in all indoor areas (e.g., classroom, halls, gym, etc.). Three-layer masks are highly recommended at this time.  During eating times when masks are not being worn, students must remain in their own seat/desk and refrain from talking. When finished eating or wanting to speak, students need to put their masks back on. 

Remote Learning 

If you would like to have your child learning virtually from home with their classroom (Hybrid Model) please email the school at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca.  We would like to avoid frequent moves between models, where possible, but will allow families to stay remote until they are comfortable returning to in person learning.  

Technology Return

If your child borrowed a Chromebook device in order to access online learning please return it to school on Monday January 17th, as the devices belong to our classrooms and students use them throughout the day in order to complete assigned work. Please be sure to return the chromebook and charging cable to your child’s teacher in the bag provided or a clearly labelled bag with your child’s name on it.  

Kindergarten Registration 

Kindergarten Registration has begun for the 2022-2023 school year. Children who turn four or five years old during 2022 and live within our school boundary will be eligible to register for kindergarten. Registration information is available on the YRDSB website at Kindergarten Registration. All new kindergarten registrations will be done online this year. Please see the link or email our school office at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information

French Immersion (FI) Registration 

French Immersion Registration for SK students starts this month. French Imme​rsion (FI) registration will take place from January 14 – February 4, 2022. For the 2022-23 school year, a French Immersion pre-recorded information session is now available to view at your convenience. 

FI Registration is not first-come, first-served. In order to streamline the registration process, parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2022, and wishing to enroll in the FI Program, can email or call their home school office (where your child currently atte​​​nds) and declare their intention to register in FI. Please see the link for more information about registration – French Immersion Information.

Upcoming Dates!

Jan. 14: Online Kindergarten Registration Begins!

Jan. 14: Grade 1 French Immersion Registration Opens

Jan. 20: Dr. Jean Clinton Family Presentation: ““The Power of Connection: How Can We Support Our Kids & Ourselves in These Challenging Times?” Please email kavitha.sivakumar@yrdsb.ca for the link

Feb. 4: PA day (no school)

Feb. 21:  Family Day

Your partner in learning,

Janine