Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fentanyl Pamphlet for Parents and Caregivers

This is an important message to bring to your attention the appearance of an extremely dangerous drug which has the potential to become a serious problem in our community.

Fentanyl is a substance which is often cut in to other drugs like cocaine or ecstasy, and it can be 40 to 50 times more toxic than heroin. Local police agencies are warning their communities that people can be consuming fentanyl without even knowing it, and that consuming it even once could be fatal.

We do not believe that fentanyl is a problem in our schools at this time, but local law enforcement agencies have reported an increase in overdose incidents in the area. Along with those agencies, the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board is taking a pro-active approach by warning our students and their parents about the dangers of consuming any substances which may contain fentanyl.

We have posted a very useful electronic pamphlet below which contains details about fentanyl, overdose symptoms to watch for, and online resources where you can get more information. You can also find this pamphlet by going to the following website

We hope you will take the time to familiarize yourself with this important information, and that you will talk with your children about this extremely dangerous substance.

Parent & Caregiver Pamphlet (English)

Parent & Caregiver Pamphlet (French)

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Summer Student Posting - 2017

Grounds Crew Leader (Posting #2–2017)
(July 2017 to August 2017 - 7 weeks)

  • The Leader will supervise the Grounds Crew Students and report to the Supervisor/Foreperson of Operations Services.  The Leader is responsible for scheduling and coordinating all work assignments, tracking attendance, verifying and submitting timesheets
  • Maintain landscaped areas, mulching, edging, pruning, weeding, etc.  at various school locations throughout Windsor-Essex County
  • Responsible for the safety and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Maintain daily written records of work related activities
  • Ensuring the safety of all Grounds Crew Students
  • Ensuring that all Health & Safety practices are followed 
  • Grade 12, College or University Student with a focus on horticulture & landscaping & returning to school full time in the fall
  • Landscaping experience is an asset
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proof of a valid driver’s licence in good standing and access to a vehicle for travel throughout Windsor-Essex County 
Grounds Crew Students (Posting #3 – 2017)
(July 2017 to August 2017 - 7 weeks)

·         The Grounds Crew students will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas at all board locations 
·         Weeding, pruning, edging, trimming and mulch replacement
·         Responsible for the efficient handling of tools and equipment
·         General labour

  • Grade 12, College or University Student with a focus on horticulture and landscaping & returning to school full time in the fall
·         Landscaping experience is an asset
·         Grounds Crew students will be required to work well in a team  or alone
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Proof of a valid driver’s licence in good standing and access to a vehicle for travel throughout Windsor-Essex County
 Facilities Services Student Assistant (Posting #4 – 2017)
(June 2017 to August 2017 – 7 weeks)

·         Conduct water samplings at all Board location, input laboratory results and prepare required report for each school.   Update binders with Ministry of the Environment documents
·         Perform testing of laboratory fumehoods and chemical storage cabinets equipped with mechanical ventilation
·         Assist with the implementation of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
·         Inventory (collect name plate information) of Board assets (mechanical and electrical equipment, custodial equipment, etc.)
·         Create and label board assets
·         Gather drawings, preventative maintenance schedules, and original equipment manufacturing documents for Board maintenance procedures
·         Entering information into the CMMS
·         Working with Maintenance and Utility Staff
·         Other duties as assigned

  • Grade 12, College or University Student with a Science or Engineering background & returning to school full time in the fall
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office
·         Must be self motivated  and  able to work independently
·         Must be physically fit and capable of performing tasks which include heavy lifting
  • Able to work flexible hours including weekends
  • Proof of a valid driver’s licence in good standing and access to a vehicle for travel throughout Windsor-Essex County

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board invites applications for the above Summer Student positions. These positions are conditional upon grant approval through Canada Summer Jobs and the Summer Experience Program.

To be eligible for a summer student position applicants must have been enrolled full time in a post-secondary program and returning to school full time in the fall of 2017.

To apply to these vacancies please submit a resume prior to 4:00pm on June 23, 2017 to:

Palmi Truant, Human Resources Coordinator
1325 California Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3Y6
Fax: 519-253-3198        

Please quote the appropriate posting number when applying.

All successful applicants must be able to provide a satisfactory police clearance and negative TB test.

We thank you for your interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations for disabilities will be provided upon request to support participation in all aspects of the application process.

Survey for Parents and Students

 The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework guides the Ministry of Education, school boards and schools as they work together to improve and support the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students who attend Ontario’s provincially-funded elementary and secondary schools, and to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous histories, cultures, perspectives and contributions.

The Ministry has made a commitment to release a progress report on the implementation of the Framework every three years. Progress Reports were released in 2009 and 2013. The next progress report on the implementation of the Framework is scheduled to be released in Fall 2017. To inform the development of this report, the Ministry is hoping to hear from students, parents/guardians and family members, educators, and First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations about the progress that has been made in Indigenous education.

You and your child are invited to participate in the following survey which will address the progress made in the implementation of the Framework:

Everyone’s views are important, whether or not you feel you have a little or great deal of experience to share! The survey is voluntary and confidential. The information received will be combined anonymously in a report that will be used to inform the development of the Third Progress Report.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Congratulations ACS Special Education Department

Congratulations Leslie Spickett, Stephanie Onorato, Pamela Gagnier, Krystle Vitella, Denise Hebert, David Montminy, and Jolayne Conte.

They have been chosen as: “Catholic School Board Team of the Year”from the WECDSB category by Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Congrats to the Model UN Team

Congratulations to the Model UN team for their 3rd successful conference at the University of Windsor over the weekend! Competing against students from high schools in Windsor and Essex County, the team brought back 5 awards after 2 long days of debate and negotiation. A special congratulations goes out to the following team members for their extensive research, writing, and overall diplomacy skills:

Honourable Mention- Sameer Shergill representing Woodrow Wilson in the Crisis Committee.
Best Delegate- Uygur Tepe representing Joseph Stalin in the Crisis Committee.
Outstanding Delegate- Matt Wiedemann representing Ireland in the Security Council.
Best Delegate- Rory Sutcliffe representing Great Britain in the Security Council.
Outstanding Journalist- Suzie Sawicki representing the New York Times.

The team would like to thank the ACS community and Alumni Association for their support!


Thursday, 13 April 2017



This is the process for students about registering for election in Ontario.
There is also new information for 16 and 17 year olds that comes into effect in July 2017.

Click link for brochure

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Parent Information Fair Thursday, April 20

PIC has organized our Parent Information Fair to be held on Thursday, April 20 at the Ciociaro Club. 

This event is part of our Regional Parent Reaching Out Grant.

The goal is to host local agencies, programs and organizations all in one place so parents can attend to see what resources and services are available to assist them and their school aged children.