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The Future Looks Grand for Students and Families as Grade 9 Information Nights Begin Across Grand Erie

Starting secondary school is an exciting time, and a crucial step on the path to future success. For families and students set to begin this next chapter in 2020-21, Grand Erie secondary schools are hosting Future Grade 9 Student and Parent information nights starting this month and continuing into January.

“Preparedness is the key to success, so our goal is to ensure students and parents are supported throughout this transition process,” said Denise Martins, Superintendent of Education for Secondary Programing as well as the Haldimand and Norfolk Secondary Schools. “That starts with having the information they need about the programs and opportunities that await in our secondary schools.”

The information nights begin with specialized programs including Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School’s Laurier Program, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School’s athletic-focused SOAR Program, as well as French Immersion programs at Simcoe Composite School, North Park Collegiate and Vocational School and Brantford Collegiate and Vocational School.

“Grand Erie schools work to foster enabling environments that are inclusive and welcoming for all students and families,” said Lisa Munro, Superintendent of Education for Brantford and Brant County schools. “We recognize that the transition to secondary school is a time of uncertainty and immense opportunity, and look forward to partnering with families and students as they make these important decisions.”

For more information, please visit granderie.ca.

Future Grade 9 Student and Parent Information Nights

Specialized Programs:

  • Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
    • Laurier Program
      • November 5, 2019 – 7 p.m.
    • French Immersion Program
      • January 16, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School
    • SOAR Program
      • November 19, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Simcoe Composite School
    • French Immersion Program
      • January 8, 2020 – 7 p.m.
  • North Park Collegiate and Vocational School
    • French Immersion Program
      • January 16, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.

City of Brantford and Brant County:

  • Paris District High School
    • December 4, 2019 – 6 p.m.
  • Tollgate Technological Skills Centre
    • December 4, 2019 – 6 p.m.
  • North Park Collegiate and Vocational School
    • January 8, 2020 – 6 p.m.
    • January 14, 2020 – 6 p.m.
  • Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School
    • January 15, 2020 – 6 p.m.
  • Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
    • January 16, 2020 – 6 p.m.

Haldimand County:

  • Hagersville Secondary School
    • December 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dunnville Secondary School
    • December 4, 2019 – 6 p.m.
  • McKinnon Park Secondary School
    • December 5, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Cayuga Secondary School
    • December 10, 2019 – 6 p.m.

Norfolk County:

  • Simcoe Composite School
    • January 8, 2020 – 6 p.m.
  • Valley Heights Secondary School
    • January 9, 2020 – 6 p.m.
  • Delhi District Secondary School
    • January 15, 2020 – 6 p.m.
  • Waterford District High School
    • January 16, 2020 – 6 p.m.

June 7, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re: Report of an incident and suspicious male in the Ryerson Heights area

In the interest of community safety and to best ensure the safety of our students, the Brantford Police Service has provided us with information about the report of an incident in the Ryerson Heights Elementary School area.

On Monday, June 6, 2016 at approximately 4:55 p.m., three primary school students who were at the after-school program at Ryerson Heights School on Dowdon Ave, observed a man outside of the school fence line acting in a suspicious manner. The man was described as holding a sharp object in his hand, which possibly was a knife. The man was reported to have had blood on his hand. The man did not approach the students, however made some negative comments to them before walking away from the area.

The man was described as white, 40-50 years old, with a bald head and wearing a black t-shirt.

Police are continuing in their investigation. Anyone who has information regarding the potential identity of the man or may have witnessed the event is urged to contact Detective Laureen Bird of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113 ext 3001.

To help ensure the safety of our students, please talk to your child about what to do if a ‘stranger’ or ‘strangers’ approach them for any reason. Teachers will also review safety protocols in class about how to stay safe in the community.

Click here for more information about street safety.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Jane Goldspink

Principal (Acting)

Bus Incident

On February 29th, 2016, during the Grade 3 Swim to Survive Trip, the bus was pulled over by police at Conklin and Blackburn. The police had received a report about the driver's abilities. The bus company sent another bus to bring the students back to the school. The students were supervised by the teachers until they met up with their parents. An investigation was carried out by the bus company and communicated by the transportation department. I can tell you that outside influences, such as substances, were not a factor in the driver's abilities. The bus company will take their own action. The driver will not drive for our school moving forward. I am sorry that this happened to our students on their trip. It was upsetting for them and their parents as they waited. Please contact me with any concerns.

Thank you. Mrs. Clara Anderson

Santa Visits WGES

Santa made a special visit to the students of WGES. Students and staff made Christmas crafts and celebrated the season with our Adoptive Grandparents from John Noble Home. Thanks to the School Council for organizing this event.