Monday, September 23, 2013

ARC Public Meeting 1

September 23, 2013

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The school community is invited to attend the first public meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) established by the Windsor- Essex Catholic District School Board to study pupil accommodations in the Riverside Area, including Brennan High School, St. John Vianney, St. Maria Goretti, St. Rose, and St. Jules Catholic Elementary Schools.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6 p.m. at F. J. Brennan High School.

At this meeting, the Committee will explain its role, outline the study process, and present information profiling each of the schools.  Your input is welcomed and will be considered.  In order to allow for full community input the Committee has adopted guidelines which require that any individual or group wishing to present at the public meeting contact Colleen Norris, Manager of Human Resources/Policy Development at ((519) 253-2481 ext.1122 at least two (2) full business days before the meeting.

This will be the first of four (4) public meetings that will be conducted by the Committee, where the school community will have the opportunity to participate in the study.

Further information pertaining to the accommodation review process, including the Committee's Guidelines for Public Input and School Profiles, can be found on the Board's website at, and is available in print on request at the Windsor-Essex Catholic Education Centre.  The School Profiles will be posted to the web site for review prior to the meeting.

Should you have any questions, please contact Colleen Norris or your school principal.


Elise Daragon

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

United Way

Your Donations Count!
Thank you to those who have donated to the United Way Campaign.  The Windsor-Essex Schools' Safety Patrol Association if fully funded by the United Way.  The Bus and Foot Patrols who ensure the safety of all students as they make their way to and from school appreciate your Support.  If you still wish to donate it is never too late.  Please contact the United Way 519-258-0000.

Vos donations sont importants!
Merci à ceux qui ont fait don à la campagne de l'United Way. L'Association Windsor-Essex Schools' est entièrement financé par United Way. Les brigadiers d'autobus et des pieds qui assurent la sécurité de tous les élèves comme ils font leur chemin à l'école et apprécions votre soutien. Si vous souhaitez tout de même faire un don, il n'est jamais trop tard. S'il vous plaît contacter l'United Way 519-258-0000.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Accident Insurance

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance
For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:
•       do not have medical or dental plans,
•       have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
•       have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For complete plan details, please visit

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pupil Accommodation Review Committe

On September 9, 2013 the information meeting for the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) took place at FJ Brennan Catholic High School.

The meeting began with prayer and after the welcome and introductions the Terms of Reference and Process for the meetings to follow, was laid out to all attending.

The School Profile for each school involved in the ARC was presented.

The dates for the Public Meetings are:
First Public Meeting:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013  6:00 pm at FJB
Second Public Meeting:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:00 pm at FJB
Third Public Meeting:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:00 pm at FJB
Fourth Public Meeting:  Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:00 pm at FJB

The Guidelines for Public Input were voted on and established and the role of the committee members was reviewed.

The next committee meeting is scheduled to follow the Public Meeting on October 22, 2013.

The WECDSB website has an area designated to following the ARC process and sharing the information being reviewed.  Minutes from the meetings will be available after they have been approved on the website.  This information can be accessed through by following the link below.