A Message From Our Trustee

Message From Our Trustee

 With report cards coming home, this is a good time of year to review your child’s progress and to set goals for the rest of the school year.

As trustees, our goals are set out in the Board Multi-Year Plan. In the coming months, trustees will be reviewing and updating this plan. This process will include opportunities for public input, and trustees will be out in the communities talking about this. More information will be shared about this in the spring.

Developing and reviewing the Multi-Year Plan is just one of our responsibilities as publicly elected officials. Trustee responsibilities also include hiring the Director of Education, setting Board policies and the annual budget, and communicating with the public.

This is a good time to learn more about the role of trustees with the next municipal election taking place later this year on October 22, 2018. York Region District School Board has 12 trustees, elected by ratepayers. As a trustee, listening and communicating with families is an important part of my role. Students, families and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any public Board, Advisory or Board Committee meetings and to share their views with us on policy and Board governance.

As we move into the second half of the year, I hope that you are seeing evidence of your child’s learning and progress, and finding opportunities to get involved in their learning and the life of the school.

I wish you all the best for a successful second term.

Susan Geller

Buses Cancelled

Good Morning!

Due to the continued weather warnings for today, school bus and taxi transportation has been cancelled. If you drive your child to school today, please note that there will be no buses this afternoon so you need to pick them up after school as well.

The school is open and pizza lunch will still be delivered.

Please take extra caution driving today, particularly near to and in school zones. Thank you!

Grade 8 Parents!!!

Attention Grade 8 Parents!  The registration forms for Highschool are due to your child’s homeroom teacher by 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.  They are being taken over to Thornlea at 9:30 a.m.

Course selection forms are done online using Career Cruising.  We have begun to help students get prepared for this as it opens on February 12th.  The deadline is February 23rd and more information will be posted on the Class sites in the coming week.

An information night is being scheduled for the week of February 26th.  At this night we will be discussing Graduation, Muskoka Woods and a few other pertinent details.  Watch the Blog and the Class Sites for more details.

Colds and Flu

It is that time of year and we have a number of students who are coming to school sick and needing to go home to rest.  Please have a look at the bulletin we posted from Public Health earlier this fall.  Take note of what you can do to prevent getting or passing on colds and flus.   Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or are throwing up – or if they have had a fever or have thrown up in the last 24 hours.  Thank you!

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Congratulations Mavericks!

Today The Learning Partnership announced the winners of the 2018 Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award, and Ms. Cameron is one of the recipients. The nomination was completed by the GMPS staff and members of the School Council and community. Congratulations Ms. Cameron!

“Thank you to everyone for your support. This is a huge honour and I am so grateful to the Mavericks and to The Learning Partnership. This award belongs to GMPS for all of the hard work we do each and every day. German Mills is an outstanding place to be! ~Ms.Cameron”

For more information about the award and the selection process please visit Outstanding Principal Award