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School Bus Cancellation Information

To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions.  In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.

Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.

Please note the following;

  • A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate.  Both the YRDSB and YCDSB operate many regional educational programs.  Students attending these programs are transported over large attendance areas encompassing several municipal boundaries which prevents the ability to cancel bus service using a municipality or zone methodology.
  • When bus service is cancelled all school tests and/or examinations will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  • Student trips involving the use of school buses will also be cancelled.
  • Unless otherwise stated, schools will remain open and parents can make arrangements to transport their children to and from school even if school bus service is cancelled.  If buses are cancelled in the morning, they will not operate in the afternoon. Therefore students transported to school by parents will require the same transportation home.

A bus cancellation message will be available at www.schoolbuscity.com, by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following @YRDSB and @YCDSB on Twitter.

Parents, students and school staff may also access the following radio and television stations after 6:00 a.m. to receive bus cancellation information:

RADIO

590 AM           640 AM           680 AM           860 AM           1010 AM         1050 AM

1540 AM         1580 AM         88.5 FM          89.9 FM          92.5 FM          93.1 FM

94.9 FM          95.9 FM          97.3 FM          98.1 FM          99.1 FM          99.9 FM

101.1 FM        102.1 FM        104.5 FM        100.7 FM        105.9               107.1 FM

TELEVISION

CITY TV     CTV Barrie     CTV Toronto     CP24     GLOBAL NEWS

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Parent-Teacher Interviews on EDSBY

Just a reminder that parents will need to sign up for Parent-Teacher Interviews online through the EDSBY program.  If you have not already signed up for EDSBY, please be sure to accept the invitation that has been sent to your email and register an account.  Online interview sign-up will begin at 4:00 tomorrow.  Interviews will be held on the evening of Thursday, November 22 and the morning of Friday, November 23.  Progress reports go home on Wednesday, November 21.

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Every Student Counts survey

Student voice is important to us. From November 12 to 30, 2018, the York Region District School Board will invite all students to participate in the Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS).  Student letters have been handed out today.

The purpose of this census survey is to better understand YRDSB’s diverse student population as well as students’ experiences in school and outside of school. The survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:

  • Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;

  • Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,

  • Improve student achievement and well-being.

All students will be given the opportunity to participate. Accessibility options will be available for any student who needs assistance completing the survey.

  • For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the survey will be sent home to be completed with a parent/guardian.

  • Students in Grades 7-12 will be invited to complete the census at their school.

The Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS) is confidential but not anonymous. To ensure confidentiality, no directly identifying information (such as student name) will be on the survey. As one of the main purposes of the survey is to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success, all surveys will include a unique code that will be used to link the survey data with student achievement data.  Survey results will only be reported in aggregate form (grouped data only) and no individual students will be identified. A summary of the results will be available at schools and on this webpage in Spring 2019.

Additional information about the survey is available on the ESCS Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Photo Retake Day

Photo Re-Takes and Sibling photos will take place on the morning of November 15th between 9 am-12 noon. Please send in a letter requesting that you would like a retake and/or sibling photo to your child’s teacher.

Photo Re-Takes & Sibling photos forms have been distributed today. We are once again offering a Digital Photography Special.  This is a pre-paid service available to all families at a special price of $25.00.  This means you will receive 3 poses on a USB with one background of your choice. This offer is available on our School Cash On-Line or by sending in the completed form to your child’s teacher by November 14th, 2018. You may use the same On-Line Code you were given on Photo Day to access these proofs on http://www.centophotography.com.  No paper proofs will be sent home. Proofs will be available to be viewed online after December 1st, 2018. Please do not call the school if this code is lost, please contact Cento Photography at (905) 264-0630 or e-mail at info@centophotography.com

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Parking Lot Reminders

Parents and Guardians,

With the winter weather on its way, we would just like to remind everyone of the procedures we have in place in our parking lot to ensure the safety of all students.  Please use the Kiss and Ride loop at the front of the school to drop off students.  Staff members are there to ensure that students get safely to the sidewalk and around to the school yard.  Please follow the directions of staff members who are working in the Kiss and Ride loop as they may need you to move forward or stop, depending on the traffic and the arrival of buses and vans that bring our students to school.

The Staff parking lot is for staff members only.  Please do not park in the staff lot or drop students off there. We know that there is a great deal of congestion on Beverley Glen, but we ask for your patience.  Our staff members in the Kiss and Ride loop are working very hard and standing in the cold for a long time.  Please show them the respect that they deserve as they are working to keep your children safe.

We would encourage as many students as possible to walk to school, both for their health and to reduce the traffic congestion at the school.  If you wish to park your car and walk with your child to school, please do so on one of the side streets around the school.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Remembrance Day Ceremony

As November 11 is a Sunday this year, Wilshire will be observing Remembrance Day on Friday, November 9.  We will be holding a ceremony for students at 11:00 on Friday to commemorate the day which will include student presentations and the hanging of wreaths to honour veterans of war.  Parents are welcome to attend this ceremony.  On the morning of November 12, we will be having a visit from two veterans of the Canadian Air Force to speak about their experiences to our Grade 4 to 8 students.  Students will be receiving poppy stickers on Friday.  We also have a collection box in the office for the Royal Canadian Legion for anyone who wishes to make a donation.