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From the Office

Autumn is here! Please find important information for our upcoming week together.

Monday September 26, and Tuesday September 27, many of our students and staff will be observing Rosh Hashanah.  If your child (ren) will be absent on Monday and Tuesday, please call 905.889.5112 or login to yrdsb.edsby.com to report the absences.

SCHOOL START-UP FORMS

Dear families,

At the start of each school year, schools share with families a package of information about the school. Families will also receive a copy of the Guide to the School Year booklet in the coming weeks. We also ask families to complete some important forms. These forms are now available online. 

Please complete and submit these online School Start-Up Forms through your child’s YRDSB Google account. 

  • You can access your child’s YRDSB Google account via a web browser. For best results, use a computer rather than a mobile phone.
  • The username is your child’s YRDSB Student Number. Your child will receive their login information from the school at the start of the year. If you or your child do not know the password to log in to their Google account, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.
  • Frequently asked questions and additional information on how to complete the forms are available on the Board website under Family Resources (click on the “Need Help” link for Family Start-Up Forms. 

It is important that these forms are completed as soon as possible at the start of the school year. There are both mandatory and optional forms. The forms are to be completed for all students, whether they are attending school in person or participating in remote, online learning. Your child’s school will access the information. 

Please complete a separate form for each child attending our schools. Secondary school students will also be asked to review important school and Board policies and to indicate that they have reviewed this information on forms sent to their student GAPPS account.

If you prefer to complete the forms on paper or have questions about the information in the forms, please contact our school office. Thank you.

TERRY FOX RUN/WALK

Wilshire ES is pleased to be hosting the annual Terry Fox Walk/Run.  All monies raised through our event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to benefit cancer research. 

We are very proud to be associated with The Terry Fox Foundation and believe that our involvement will launch a successful, positive and meaningful school year. Our walk/run will take place on Wednesday, September 28th. (Rain date–Thursday September 29th).  All students will take part in this event for such a worthy cause.  Terry Fox ran his Marathon of Hope and is a strong example of determination and perseverance.  Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer. Let’s keep Terry’s dream to find a cure for cancer alive!


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 IS ORANGE SHIRT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Every year on September 30, Canadians observe Gchi Piitendaagoziwag Binoojiinyag- Every Child Matters ᑭᒋ ᐱᑌᐣᑕᑯᓯᐘᐠ ᐱᓄᒋᐣᔭᐠ Orange Shirt Day. It is a day to educate and promote awareness of residential schools and their lasting legacies of trauma, suffering and genocide of Indigenous Peoples. These institutions were designed to assimilate Indigenous children and to eradicate Indigenous cultural practices. The topic of residential schools first appears in curriculum content starting in grade 6, however, given the observance of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, many educators K-12 will take on this topic as part of their instructional program.

In 2021, First Nations independently began to locate the unmarked graves of thousands of Indigenous children at the sites of former residential schools. This has sparked many Canadians to rethink what they thought they knew about these institutions and revisit the way they speak to students about them. We encourage YRDSB staff and students to wear an orange shirt on September 30, 2022, to recognize the resiliency, bravery and survivance of Residential School Survivors and those who did not come home.

ON THE HORIZON…

Monday September 26 – Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday September 27 – Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 28 – Terry Fox Run (rain day – Thursday, September 29)

Monday, October 3 – School Council Meeting

Monday, October 3 – Gr. 7 & 8 Immunization

Wednesday October 5 – Yom Kippur

Monday October 10 – Thanksgiving (no classes today)

Thursday October 13 – Wilshire Curriculum Night

Thursday, October 20 – Wilshire Picture Day!

Have a great long weekend, and for those observing Rosh Hashanah,