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From the Office

Please find a number of exciting opportunities both in-person and on-line for students, families and caregivers! Please see the information and links below for more information. 

A reminder that planning has begun for the upcoming school year, please ensure to see the information below regarding registering your child for Kindergarten. If you will be leaving Wilshire ES for the next school year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Popcorn & Cookies are Back!  

Excitement is definitely in the air on Tuesday and Thursdays as we have begun selling popcorn and cookies for $2 during morning recess. Please send correct change with your child. All profits will be supporting our Gr. 8 Graduation.

Wear Pink on Wednesday!

The International Day of Pink is on Wednesday, April 13th and is a day when communities across Canada and across the world unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about the need to stop homophobia, transphobia, discrimination and all forms of bullying. On this annual day in April, individuals wear pink to show respect for diversity and to demonstrate support for learning and working environments which are safe and inclusive of people from all different backgrounds. Wear your pink on Wednesday.

Kindergarten Registration

Children who turn four or five years old during 2022 and live within our school boundary are 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

Summer Institute is Back!

Looking for summer learning and fun activities for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8? Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum.

The program runs for six weeks during July and August. It is offered at 10 school sites around York Region. For more information on dates, programs and locations, please visit the Summer Institute webpage. Registration is now open!  Families can register online.

YRPH COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures Message for Families

WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, HAVE SYMPTOMS OR AN EXPOSURE?

If you test positive for COVID-19 on a PCR or a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test), self-isolate immediately, visit ontario.ca/exposed and complete the COVID-19 self-assessment for more detailed instructions.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test (RAT), you do not need a confirmatory PCR test to confirm you are positive. You may complete our Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) survey if you have tested positive with a rapid antigen test.

Household members and close contacts of a positive/presumed positive case should visit ontario.ca/exposed for guidance on self-isolation Close contacts who are not required to isolate must self-monitor for 10 days (from last exposure) and wear a well-fitted mask in school and child care settings. This includes avoiding activities such as high-contact sports and playing wind instruments where masking and/or physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Screening

A reminder that students, staff members and visitors are to continue to review and adhere to the COVID-19 School and Child-Care Screening Tool (please click on Check for Symptoms Daily), prior to entering the school daily.  The screening tool has been updated to reflect new masking and isolation requirements. 
Additional information about what to do if you have tested positive or been exposed to a positive case can also be found at www.york.ca/safeatschool. Please note that close contacts of a COVID-19 case who are not required to isolate must self-monitor for 10 days (from last exposure) and wear a well-fitted mask in school and child care settings.