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From the Office

Good Afternoon Families!

Thank you to everyone for an incredible first week Wilshire ES. On behalf of Wilshire staff, we want to wish you an incredibly successful and awesome 2022 – 2023 school year. Please find some important information for all your review:

Daily Schedule

8:40 – 8:55amMorning Entry
8:55amInstructional Day Begins
10:25 – 10:35amMorning Snack Break
10:35 – 10:55amMorning Recess
12:35 – 12:55pmLunch
12:55 – 1:35pmLunch Recess

Hot Lunch Programs: We are looking to start hot lunches in October. Stay Tuned!

School Council: Parent voice is important to us. School council serves as an opportunity for the school to share details on the things happening in the building, but it also allows parents to provide input into some decisions that the Principal and staff are making. We also provide a chance for parents to ask questions and to support the school with community engagement events and fundraising. You do not need to officially ‘join’ council as a voting member to attend – everyone is welcome! If you are interested in a voting position, nomination forms will be in the school start-up forms sent by YRDSB early next week. Our first meeting date will be confirmed next week. We hope many of you will join us and see what it is all about!

Morning Drop Off & Afternoon Pick Up

The safety of our students and staff at morning arrival and afternoon dismissal is important to us! We encourage all families to use active travel, including walking to and from school.

If you must drive your child to/from school, for the safety of all, we are asking drivers to adhere to these simple rules for drop-off and pick-up:

  • If at all possible, drop your child off on a side street and have them walk the short distance to the school. Coldwater Court and Forest Lane Drive both have paths that go directly into the school yard so children can walk safely into the school and avoid the parking lot traffic and the traffic on Beverley Glen.
  • The parking lot on the West side of the school is for Staff Parking. It is closed to families for student drop-offs in the morning or pick-ups in the afternoon. We have had more than one close call with children almost being hit by people backing up out of parking spots or pulling in at the end of the day.

For parents using the Kiss and Ride area to drop off students:

  • Please pull up past the crosswalk and into the hatched marked “Kiss and Ride” area to drop off your child (one lane closest to the sidewalk and school).
  • Please make sure your child is ready to leave the car promptly and independently when you stop. They should already have their belongings in their hands so they can jump out quickly and not keep others waiting.
  • Parents are not to get out of their cars. The Kiss and Ride area is just for quick dropping off of children.
  • Please have your child(ren) exit from the passenger side of the car for their own safety.
  • Please do not pass other cars in the Kiss and Ride area.
  • At PICK UP time, the Kiss ‘N Ride loop is ONLY used for bus and taxi pick up.  If you drive your car to pick up your child from school, you will need to park your car safely on the road.  Please obey the parking signs on the street and refrain from blocking the crosswalk. Please DO NOT park your car in the Kiss ‘N ride loop or leave your car to pick up your child.
  • Do not make a three-point turn in front of school entrances, off Beverley Glen Blvd., or anywhere in the school’s “Kiss’N Ride” loop.

Thank you in advance for valuing these safety protocols.

Looking Ahead…

  • Friday, September 23 – PA Day
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday, September 27 – Rosh Hashanah

The sun is shining. Have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to learning with you all this year.

Janine Franklin