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Sub and Pizza Orders - Available on Cash Onlinehttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/65Sub and Pizza Orders - Available on Cash OnlineSub and Pizza orders for each month are available on Cash Online. Please ensure you have enrolled your child(ren) so that you can order online, see the link (Pay Fees) on the rotator and on the right-hand side of the website. If you cannot use Cash Online please come see us in the office, we would love to help you get set up.
School Council Meetinghttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78School Council Meeting<p>Just a reminder to all of our families that our next School Council Meeting will be in January. The date will be posted on the calendar and in the newsletter. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend.</p>
Math Homework using IXLhttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/90Math Homework using IXL<p>We have purchased IXL Math for all grade 3 to 7 students. Each student has a unique login and password which their homeroom teacher has shared with them. The homeroom teachers will teach the students how to use the program and the math lessons. We are hoping that families can support this learning by consolidating your student's understanding by doing math homework nightly. Please visit https://ca.ixl.com/math/ </p>
QSP Magazine Fundraiserhttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/43QSP Magazine Fundraiser<p>Our Magazine Fundraiser has begun.  Spread the word!  Log on to <a href="http://www.qsp.ca/">www.QSP.ca</a> and click on "SHOP NOW".  Our school code is 3720000.  You can order anytime!  All proceeds support our Athletics Program and Special Presentations. Catalogs were sent home in September 2017 and can be viewed online anytime at <a href="http://www.qsp.ca/">www.QSP.ca</a> . Thank you for your continued support! Last year we earned close to $1000 with this fundraiser, please help us tip the $1500 mark for the 2017/2018 school year. </p>
Kiss and Ridehttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/50Kiss and Ride<p>Please check out our Kiss and Ride information posted on our website.  Please DO NOT park in the Kiss and Ride area as it blocks the flow of traffic and puts our students at risk. With the new construction and our 8 buses and 3 vans, it is of utmost importance that students walk/scoot/bike if possible to reduce the number of vehicles around the school.</p>
SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology optionshttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/74SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology options<p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to announce two partnerships for the 2017-18 school year. The SCDSB has worked with Dell Canada and Staples to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. Both programs are approved by the SCDSB.<br><br>Information about both programs, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact either a Dell Education Advisor or your nearest Staples store, as appropriate.<br><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SimcoeCountyDSB-Dell%20BYOD_June2017.pdf">Dell Canada BYOD program letter</a><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SchoolToolsBYOD_SimcoeLetter_EN.pdf">Staples BYOD program letter</a><br> <br></p>
Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
The Safe Arrival Program and Snow Dayshttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/73The Safe Arrival Program and Snow Days<p>​This is just a friendly reminder that with the new automated system, <span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>every student - including bus students</strong></span> - who are marked absent on snow days will receive an automated phone call from Safe Arrival.</p><p> To complete the calls for your student please listen to the whole message before hanging up, otherwise the system may continue to try and reach you.</p><p>If you have already called our safe arrival line, please <strong>disregard</strong> this automated message after it is finished.</p><p><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>If you receive a safe arrival call and you know that your child has stayed home due to the bus cancellation or inclement weather, there is no need to reply to the message.  </strong></span></p><p><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>If you receive a safe arrival call and your child has been dropped off or has walked to school and should be present, we ask that you call the school ASAP<br></strong></span></p><p>Our Safe Arrival line is 705-445-0811 extension #1​</p>
Water Does Wondershttp://adm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/71Water Does Wonders<p>Sugary drinks are everywhere. Pop, fruit punch, energy drinks, sports drinks and many other drinks have a lot of sugar.</p><p>Too much sugar is not good for a child’s health. The extra calories in sugary drinks can add up quickly. This puts children at higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.</p><p>Together, we can drop the pop, drink water, offer better options, and create communities that sip less sugar.</p><p><strong>Join the movement! Contribute to healthier children and a healthier community.<br></strong></p><p><a href="http://waterdoeswonders.ca/">Take the Pledge </a><br><strong></strong></p>