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Indigenous Languages and International Languages Elementary and Credit Registration for Fall 2021 now open!


Elementary School Programs (SK to Grade 8): Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 can learn to read, write and speak a new language or maintain their heritage language. More than 21 different language courses are available. Registration for the 2021-2021 school year is now available online through Edsby.

For locations, times and dates, please see the list of Elementary Courses.
Please check our website for the most up to date information on registration and program delivery. Due to space limitations, registration will take place on a first come first served basis.

*NEW elementary language added for the 2021-2022


Secondary School Credit Programs (Grade 9 to 12)
The Credit International and Indigenous Languages program, offering 15 different languages, is available to students from Grades 9 to 12. Registration is now open for the upcoming 2021-2020 year, please see course offerings secondary course offerings. Online registration closes on September 13, 2021. Please visit our website for more information about our courses, program delivery and registration information.


Did you know there are many benefits to taking credit language courses?


Students can take one International Languages Course as a Group 1- Compulsory or as an Elective Credit towards their Ontario Secondary Diploma. Students can also earn up to three credits towards graduation. If students successfully complete the Level D – University course, it can be used as one of their top six (6) marks for post-secondary entry.


For more Information please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions at international.languages@yrdsb.ca
Thank you for your interest in our programs.

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Student Material Retrieval & Technology Return

Dear Families,

Re: Student Material Retrieval and Technology Return Process 

Students and families may now arrange to safely pick up items they left at school and return items that belong to the YRDSB on Friday, June 25th and Monday, June 28th.  If you are not participating in a YRDSB summer school program, you must return all YRDSB technology (e.g., laptop, chromebook, etc.) to your home school.  Students are also expected to return all school items including textbooks, school library books, musical instruments and anything else that is property of the YRDSB.

Students & families are asked to schedule a time using the Student Material Retrieval and Technology Return Survey.  

Guidelines for Visit

  • Visits to the school must be conducted within the Public Health Guidelines and will include; physical distancing, single entry/exit point and use of hand sanitization. Further, a self-screening must be conducted prior to entering the building.
  • Elementary students, a parent/guardian is to retrieve materials with your child (gr. 7/8s may attend alone)
  • Ensure you know your child’s homeroom, teacher’s name and/or locker number/combination
  • No additional family members, particularly children, will be allowed to enter the building
  • No access to washrooms or drinking fountains
  • If your child has medication at the school, it will be bagged, labeled and available for pick up.
  • Desks, lockers and any other individual spaces must be cleared out, as all remaining items will be discarded. Lockers should be left open, and school locks may remain
  • Family members/students will be told where to return items. 

Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive process to allow for the retrieval of materials and return of school property.  We appreciate cooperation as we facilitate a safe and organized  process. 

Sincerely,

Janine Franklin

Principal

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Wilshire: End of Year Information

Dear Families,

The end of June is a busy time at the school.  Here is a summary of important dates and events.  Of important note, June 25th and June 28th, we ask all families to return any technology they have borrowed from Wilshire ES before the start of the summer vacation.  This will also be an opportunity for students to enter the school to pick up any personal materials. Please schedule a time by completing this survey by Wednesday, June 23rd.

Monday
June 21
Virtual Grade 8 Graduation
Link and information will be shared with families through email.
Tuesday
June 22
Asynchronous learning all day (all students) through Google Classroom

Grade 8 Diploma, awards and swag bag pick up outside Wilshire ES
2:00 – 2:20 pm Last name A – H
2:20 – 2:40 pm Last name I – Q
2:40 – 3:00 pm Last name R – Z
Wednesday
June 23
Red & White Spirit Day!
Friday
June 25
Technology drop-off and student material retrieval day 9:00 – 3:00
– All chromebooks must be returned to the school (in-person and EVS)
– Staff will be outside for a technology drive-through drop off.
– Please return the chromebook and charging cord in a bag with student’s name clearly marked.
– Students may enter the school to retrieve their personal belongings from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Please bring a bag to carry your child’s belongings.  Only students will be allowed in the building.
Please schedule a time by completing this survey (LINK)
Monday
June 28
Last full day of synchronous learning.  

Technology drop-off and student material retrieval day 9:00 – 3:00
– All chromebooks must be returned to the school (in-person and EVS)
– Staff will be outside for a technology drive-through drop off.
– Please return the chromebook and charging cord in a bag with student’s name clearly marked.
– Students may enter the school to retrieve their personal belongings from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Please bring a bag to carry your child’s belongings.  Only students will be allowed in the building .
Please schedule a time by completing this survey (LINK)
Tuesday
June 29
Early Release Day
Asynchronous learning for the morning 8:55 – 11:45 am
Enjoy your summer holiday!
Wednesday
June 30
Due to an additional PA Day prior to the start of school this year, this is not a school day. 
Week of July 5 Report cards distributed electronically to parents through student gapps.yrdsb.ca account.

*If you would like to return borrowed technology before June 25, the office will be open on June 21 – 24 from 9:00 – 3:00.  Kindly ring the front door buzzer and we will collect the technology from you at the front door.

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Gr. 8 Graduation Photos

Dear Families,

On a number of occasions, we have tried to organize graduation photos for our Class of 2021, Grade 8 Graduates.  Due to school closures and stay at home orders, we have been unable to support this opportunity for our students.  For families who wish, Edge Imaging (Wilshire ES’s photo provider) has set up a Pop-Up Graduation Photo Studio. Please check out their website https://edge-imaging.wishpond.com/popup/ should this be something you wish take part in.

Thank you.

Wilshire ES

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Thank you to all our families who joined our Wilshire Virtual End of Year Carnival last night. It was an incredible night of community fun, learning and excitement.

Thank you to our amazing School Council who had a vision in bringing together our Wilshire staff and families to celebrate after a year of challenge, change, and learning. It is incredible to have opportunities like this to create spaces of joy and gratitude.

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End of Year Wilshire Virtual Carnival!

Have you signed up yet? You don’t want to miss out on this incredible evening of fun for the family. Our Wilshire School Council is thrilled to invite you to our Wilshire End of Year Carnival!

Please take a minute to complete Wilshire Year End Carnival Survey to let us know who will be joining and purchase your tickets at School Cash Online.

Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021

4:30 – 5:00 pm – BINGO (all ages)

5:00 – 5:45 Mad Science (JK – Gr. 2)
5:00 – 5:30 Magic Class (Grade 3 – 8)

6:00 – 6:30 Magic Show (JK – Gr. 2)
5:45 – 7:15 Cooking Class (Gr. 3 – 8)

Location: Virtual (virtual links will be shared with participating families on June 10th)

Tickets are $15 per family. Please pay through School Cash Online. https://yrdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Please contact the office should you need assistance.

Some of our events have a maximum number of families who can join, so we will use this information on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are participating in the cooking class, we will be making Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and will need the following ingredients for 4 portions:

  • Salt & pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lb. Russet potatoes (5 – 6 medium)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flower (may substitute gluten free option)
  • 1 can crushed plum tomaotes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch basil
  • Parmesan cheese, grated for garnish