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Term 1 Report Card: Update

Term One Elementary Report Card will be distributed electronically with instructions on how to access the report between February 18 – 24, using your child’s GAPPS accounts.  

The Elementary Report Card provides you with information about your child’s achievement of the curriculum expectations across subject areas. The report card grade represents a student’s achievement of overall curriculum expectations, as demonstrated to this point in time.

For all Reports, our board will include the following statement: “This reporting period reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment, as required by the provincial public health guidelines.” Overall, these reports provide you information about your child’s achievement during the first term. 

We hope that this report will encourage your child while supporting conversations about learning at home. 

Sincerely,   

Janine Franklin

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Inclement Weather Day – February 16, 2021

Due to inclement weather conditions, school bus and taxi transportation has been cancelled and all York Region District School Board schools are closed to students today, February 16, 2021. The building is closed and classes will run online as they have been.

Synchronous learning will continue today for secondary as well as for elementary, as students have been learning synchronously due to the school closures. Once students return to in-person learning, previously communicated inclement weather day procedures will be followed. We will re-communicate these procedures once students return to in-person learning.

For elementary students, the regular timetable will be followed for synchronous learning throughout the day. It is a Day 1.

Stay safe.

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I Read Canadian! February 17th

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Wilshire is getting ready to celebrate the second ever “I Read Canadian Day” on February 17th!  We would love your involvement as we prepare to celebrate, because reading Canadian is a family affair!  

Here’s how you can get involved:

1)  Read as many Canadian authored and/or illustrated books as you can.  Have your child tell their teacher each time they read one so it can be recorded.  We’re trying to beat last year’s record of 649 books read!  I know we can do it!

2) Wear RED and/or WHITE on Wednesday, February 17th.

3)  Book recommendations from people we know are so important and we want yours!  What is your favourite Canadian book? Consider recording a brief video to share with our students about your favourite Canadian books.

How to submit a video using Flipgrid:  

Click here for the link​  and enter as a GUEST by entering the password:  WES384reads

Record your video and submit!  We are looking forward to sharing these videos with students as part of our celebrations on February 17th.

Thank you in advance!  We can’t wait to read Canadian!

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From the Office

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to in-class learning beginning on Tuesday, February 16th. We remind families to send their children to school with at least 2-3  masks. One mask that they will be wearing and clean ones that they can use should the one they are wearing become soiled. 

Please be reminded that school begins at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm. We ask that parents wear masks once on school property and that parents and students practice social distancing. Students will continue to enter the building in their designated locations as we did prior to the holidays. If your child arrives after students have entered the building, please bring them around the front of the building to check in at the office.  See you Tuesday!

NEW Health and Safety Measures!

As previously communicated, there are some new health and safety measures in place, including:

  • Updated School Screening Tool (Please see the link for the checklist) – On a daily basis, students, staff and essential visitors must screen for COVID-19  before going to school. Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms is required to remain home. 
  • Masks are now required for students in Grades 1-3, as well as those in Grades 4-12. Students in kindergarten are strongly encouraged to wear masks. 
  • Masks are now required outdoors, during recess as well as common areas, in addition to in-class and in the gym.
  • Lunch /Snack Expectations: During eating times at school when masks are not being worn, students must remain in their own seat/desk and refrain from talking. When finished eating or wanting to speak, students need to put their masks back on. 
  • Students are discouraged from congregating before and after school.
  • York Region Public Health is recommending that students wear three-layer masks. Two layer masks are permitted if they are clean and fit appropriately.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. We will continue to share updates and information with you as it becomes available.  You can also follow the Board’s Twitter feed: @YRDSB, or for information about YRDSB’s reopening plan, visit: www.yrdsb.ca/school-reopening.

Borrowed Technology
If you borrowed a device from the school prior to the break, we ask that you return the device to school on Tuesday February 16th, as the devices belong to our classrooms and students use them throughout the day in order to complete assigned work. Please be sure to return the Chromebook in the bag provided or clearly labelled with your child’s name to their teacher so that it can be recorded as being returned on our inventory list. Devices will be sanitized and prepared for students’ use upon being returned.

Thank you.

Janine Franklin, Principal