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2017 - 2018 School Year Calendarhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/442017 - 2018 School Year Calendar<p>​​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/17-18-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />17-18-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar.pdf</a></p>
Date Correction In Newsletterhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/54Date Correction In Newsletter<p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We have received a correction to a date that was published in the February newsletter. The session is being held on Feb. 26th rather than the 19th.</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;text-decoration-line:underline;font-weight:bold;text-transform:uppercase;">PARENTS INVITED TO INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">The SCDSB is hosting a series of information sessions for parents/guardians to learn about special education in the SCDSB, and how to support students with special education needs.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;color:#ff0000;">Feb. 26</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">—</span>Transition Planning Grade 8 to 9</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;">March 19</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">—Accessing Supports in the Community</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;">April 16</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">—Understanding Alternative/Non-Academic IEP Goals</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">All sessions take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the SCDSB Education Centre, located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst. No registration required. </span></p></div>
Date Error on Pizza Formshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/53Date Error on Pizza Forms<p>Please be advised there is an error in the current pizza order forms. The last date reads Feb. 22 but it should read Feb 15. Next month's form will include Feb 22. </p><p>Order forms are due on Monday, January 15. </p>
Staples continues BYOD program for SCDSB familieshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/82Staples continues BYOD program for SCDSB families<p>​​​Staples is continuing to offer a BYOD program for SCDSB families, to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. <br><br>Information about the program, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the program, please contact your nearest Staples store.<br><br><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/BYOD_SpecialEducationOffer_Simcoe_EN.PDF">Staples ​BYOD program lett​er​​​</a></p>
Simcoe County School Vehicle Cancellationhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/52Simcoe County School Vehicle Cancellation<p>​<span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;">​</span><strong style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;">Friday, December 22, 2017​</strong></p><p><strong style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;"></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;text-decoration:underline;">All school buses and vans in the</span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;text-decoration:underline;"> </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>North, Central and South Weather Zones</strong></span><strong style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;"> </strong><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;font-size:14px;">have been cancelled due to significant amounts of snowfall and icy road conditions and the forecast for the snow and freezing drizzle to continue throughout the day.​</span></p><blockquote style="font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:23px;"><div style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, helvetica, geneva;"><p>Schools remain open for student learning.</p></div></blockquote>
Scheduled system maintenance - Dec. 29-31http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/81Scheduled system maintenance - Dec. 29-31<p>​Please be advised that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is performing planned maintenance on its network and systems <strong>between 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2017 and 5 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2017</strong><strong>.</strong> <strong>The SCDSB website, Learning Centres website and school websites will be affected</strong>, with periods of unavailability. </p>
Upcoming Dates http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/51Upcoming Dates <p>​​​​<strong> </strong></p><div>December 15—Holiday Sock Day</div><div>December 18—Holiday Headwear Day</div><div>December 18—Carol Sing 11:30</div><div>December 19—Red & Green Day</div><div>December 19—Grade 8 Christmas Dinner (gym)</div><div>December 20—Carol Sing 9:15</div><div>December 20—Grinch Day</div><div>December 20—X-Mas Wrapping (gym) 5:00-7:00</div><div>December 21—Character Ed Assembly 11:30</div><div>December 21—Ugly Holiday Sweater Day</div><div>December 22—Carol Sing 9:15</div><div>December 22—P J Day</div><p><strong></strong>​​</p>
'Tis The Seasonhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/50'Tis The Season<p>Hewitt's Creek is a very busy place to be right now. Many of our leadership teams have events organized leading up to the winter break. </p><p>The spirit team has also organized many days to get everyone to show their spirit by joining together with some fun costume ideas.<br></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Fri Dec 15 - holiday socks</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Mon Dec 18 Holiday Headwear day - wear hats, antlers representing the holidays</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Tues Dec 19- red and green day</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Wed Dec 20 Grinch Day - wear green like the Grinch, antlers like his dog Max, or Who inspired hairdos</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Thurs Dec 21 - ugly holiday sweater day = wear a holiday sweater or vest or tie</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Fri  Dec 22 Polar Express PJ Day - come in your PJs, slippers like the kids in Polar Express</div><p><br></p><p>The Christmas Cheer campaign is going strong. Donations will continue to be accepted until this Thursday. </p><p>Wednesday evening the Outreach Team will be here to do all of your gift-wrapping.  Prices and times were in a previous post. ​</p><p><br></p>
Christmas Cheerhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/49Christmas Cheer<p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">The Hewitt's Creek Outreach Team is collecting non-perishable food items and unwrapped </span><strong>new</strong><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> toys for Barrie and District Christmas Cheer. We are also collecting </span><strong>new </strong><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">hats, mittens and scarves to be donated to the Out of the Cold Program. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, December 14th. The class that brings in the most items will win a hot chocolate party! </span></p><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Thank you for helping support others in our community!</span> </p>
Gift Wrapping Servicehttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/48Gift Wrapping Service<p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Our Outreach Team and our Ambassador Team would like to do all of your holiday gift-wrapping, with proceeds going to the Women's Shelter and Youth Haven.</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">They are <span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">offering this wrapping service </span>Wednesday,<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Dec. 13th as well as </span>Wednesday,<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Dec. 20th from 5 - 7 pm, for families in our school community. </span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span>Prices:</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> $1.00 for small boxes</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">$2.00 for medium boxes </p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">$3.00 for large boxes</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Get your shopping done so you can take advantage of this great opportunity. </p>