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Wilshire ES Student Request for Technology

As Wilshire ES moves to virtual learning from March 29 up to and including April 6, 2021, we recognize that some students will need a Chromebook to access learning. 

ACTION: Please complete the following Google form if your child(ren) requires technology and/or internet services. 

  • Please complete one form per household.
  • Technology will be couriered directly to your home, so all information on the form below must be completed. 

LINK to form: https://forms.gle/gzRbSLCyf9NGcqgw7

Thank you.

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Message from YRDSB

Dear Families,

We have received notice from York Region Public Health regarding COVID-19 involving Wilshire  E.S. Due to requirements for self-isolation for some teachers and educational assistants and resulting challenges with obtaining replacement coverage, Wilshire E.S. will be closed to students from March 29, 2021, through to April 7, 2021.  On the advice of York Region Public Health students can return on April 7, 2021 for regular school operations. Unless otherwise stated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time. 

Before and After childcare will also be cancelled during the closure period. 

This closure is being implemented out of an abundance of caution and to ensure continuity of learning during this period. Once again, it is important to emphasize that this closure is a result of staff coverage and not a public health direction based on COVID19 case counts at the school.  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. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with students regarding arrangements for  their virtual classroom. If your child requires access to a technology device or internet connection to participate in online learning, please contact the school. Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.

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

Principal

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School Closure – Monday, March 29th, 2021

Dear Wilshire families,

We are anticipating a significant number of staff absences on March 29, 2021. Given requirements to maintain cohort sizes and minimize contacts, these absences will result in significant system operational issues, including the challenges associated with obtaining the required replacement coverage to ensure the safe supervision of students in our elementary schools.  

Due to the safety concerns that this creates , the YRDSB has had to make the decision to close Wilshire ES. to in-person learning on Monday, March 29. This means that students should not come to school on this day. The school will reopen on March 30. 

Unless otherwise indicated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time.

Before and After Care Programs will also be cancelled for this day however full day childcare centres will remain open. 

This closure is a result of securing staff coverage and maintaining contact and cohort numbers; it is not a public health direction based on COVID-19 exposure or case counts at your child’s school.   

During this time, learning will continue virtually either asynchronously or synchronously. Your child’s teacher(s) will communicate with students regarding the learning arrangements for that day.  If your child requires access to a technology device please contact the school. Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.

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, 

CEC West Superintendents

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We all belong at Wilshire!

Happy Thursday everyone!

As you know, at Wilshire we strive to ensure all students feel respected and included. Wilshire is a home away from home and we want every student to feel like they matter and they belong.

Over the next three weeks, we will be recognizing:

On Monday, March 22, in honour of World Down Syndrome Day, we are encouraging all students and staff to wear colourful, fun socks.

On Friday, March 26, we encourage everyone to wear purple.

On Thursday, April 1, we encourage everyone to light it up blue by wearing blue.

Staff have been provided with resources to engage in learning opportunities with students in recognition of these days. Let’s make a difference together.

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Celebrating Nowruz 2021

For most of us, March 20th signifies the beginning of a new season, spring and a chance to look forward to warmer weather. For many of us from countries like Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Turkey and Syria, throughout Central Asia and many more – The first day of spring is a New Year’s Festivity, also known as Nowruz (pronounced NO-ruz). While specific traditions vary from country to country, as different cultures add their own elements, the central theme is the same: a celebration of spring and a time for rebirth and renewal. In recognition of Nowruz, students and parents/guardians are invited to participate in free activities during the month of March which focus on aspects of Nowruz traditions celebrated by different communities.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.sc-nowruz-events-and-workshops-2021

Nowruz – Iranian New Year | Letsvisitpersia