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From the Office…

As we head into our April Break we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a restful and safe holiday! It is essential that we all continue to adhere to all health and safety measures and the public health guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

50 Ways to Take a Break

Be inspired by this list to create your own ideas of how you and your family can take time over the next week to dream, exercise, and spend quality time together. (50 Ways to Take a Break: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gps-guides_b_1632700)

UPDATED Screening Tool

We are also pleased to share that York Region Public Health has provided a new way to access the screening tool via a HTML webpage that has full Google translate capabilities. The new screening tool will be available on our website. The PDF will also remain available, for those who would like to access a PDF version.

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy-YRDSB

On March 8, 2021 students, staff, families and community members were invited to the virtual Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event featuring guest presenter Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives; consultant Tana Turner; Director Louise Sirisko; Board Chair Cynthia Cordova; Trustee Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair; student performances and more.The program examined anti-Black racism in educational institutions and unveiled the Board’s strategy on how to move forward.

Nur Muslim Mentorship Program 

New deadline for all applications is April 13. What is the Nur Muslim Mentorship Program? Nur is a Mentorship Program to support Muslim students in the YRDSB to feel valued, heard and empowered. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive space that helps build a sense of belonging for Muslim students. NOTE: This is not a tutoring program. Student Application form. For more information about the Nur Muslim Mentorship Program, please contact:

Wahid Khan wahid.khan@yrdsb.ca or (437)984-7778

Rizwana Kaderdina rizwana.kaderdina@yrdsb.ca

Zahra Kaba zahra.kaba@yrdsb.ca

Planning Ahead

If you will be leaving Wilshire ES for the next 2021- 2022 school year, please let the office know as soon as possible at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca

Kindergarten Registration 2021 – 2022

Children who turn four or five years old during 2021 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.

We will continue to share updates and information with you as it becomes available. Please contact us at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca should you have any questions or concerns.

We hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Spring Break!

Your partners in learning,

Thank you,

Janine Franklin

Principal

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Extension of Wilshire ES Closure

Dear Families,

This is a further update on the temporary closure of Wilshire ES. Due to ongoing requirements for self-isolation for some of their staff and resulting challenges with school operations, the closure of Wilshire ES is being extended to April 19. The closure is due to requirements for self-isolation for some of our administration staff, teachers and educational assistants and resulting challenges with school operations. 

Wilshire ES will be closed to students from March 29, 2021 through to April 19, 2021.  On the advice of York Region Public Health students can return on April 19, 2021, for regular school operations. Unless otherwise stated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time. 

If you have not received direct and specific communication from Public Health, there is no additional action for you to take.  Families and students of classes who have not previously been excluded, do not need to start to self isolate at this time. The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our priority.

During this time, learning will continue virtually for all classes. 

We recognize that this information may be concerning for families. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly, and was made to ensure continuation of student learning and to support student safety and well-being. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. For up to date information, please visit www.yrdsb.ca and the Board’s twitter feed @yrdsb

Sincerely, 

Janine Franklin

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Mental Health COVID-19 Page

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented issues and concerns for our community, our country and the world. As we focus on keeping ourselves healthy and containing the spread of COVID-19, we must also keep ourselves mentally well. 

The link below is dedicated to supporting student mental health during this pandemic. Resources for students, parents/guardians as well as community resources are listed. In addition, there are various links to YRDSB mental health supports as well as community supports available during the school closure. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with the Mental Health and Community Supports During COVID

Continue to check out the YRDSB website for updated information as well as the Twitter account @YRDSB

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Visit YRDSB’s New Website!

YRDSB has refreshed its Board website to make it easier for families to find the important information they are looking for at www.yrdsb.ca

The new website has been designed to be mobile friendly, translatable, accessible, searchable, easy to navigate and to better reflect York Region District School Board and our community. This includes:

  • Built-in translation tool
  • Enhanced search capabilities
  • Built-in accessibility features to meet accessibility legislation
  • Revised navigation based on user testing, website analytics and research
  • Quick access to six of our most accessed pages, including school calendars and school transportation information. 

The new website also includes:

  • A Family Resources that provides quick access to online tools like Edsby, Google Classroom and School Cash Online, as well as links to information about translation tools, IT support for families and more. Use the “need help” button to access tips and support in using these tools. 
  •  Updated Online Student Tools pages provide quick access to students to online learning platforms and resources to help with homework. Use the “need help” button to access tips and support in using these tools. 
  • An enhanced newsroom with access to the latest news, events and videos so you can find out what’s happening around our Board.  
  • Easy access to information about supports for students, elementary school and secondary school programs, adult learning opportunities and more. 

Information about COVID-19 and schools, including update information, screening tools and frequently asked questions can still be found at www.yrdsb.ca/school-reopening

We hope that the website makes it easier for families to find and access the information you are looking for. When you visit the new website, please take the time to share your feedback, so we can continue to ensure our website meets the needs of the community we serve.