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School closure period extended. Elementary and secondary students to continue with remote learning. closure period extended. Elementary and secondary students to continue with remote learning. <p><a href="">Learn more on the SCDSB website</a>.<br></p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
CHRISTMAS CHEER CHARITY CHEER CHARITY <p>​<span style="color:black;">Once again, it’s that time of year when Barrie and District Christmas Cheer begins organizing for the upcoming holiday season. We hope you will join us in helping families in our community who are in need.  </span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:black;">This is a different kind of year for Christmas Cheer. Due to health concerns caused by COVID 19 we cannot collect food & toys as we normally do. However, there is still a huge need for support at this time of year. In fact, for Christmas 2020, we anticipate an even greater need. This year we will be running a financial campaign only with online donations. Please use the link below to donate.</span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><strong><span style="color:black;">Donations will be accepted until December 15th</span></strong><span style="color:black;"> </span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><strong><span style="color:black;">Thank you for helping support others in our community! </span></strong><span style="color:black;"></span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:black;"><a data-auth="NotApplicable" target="_blank" href=""></a> </span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:black;"> Sincerely,</span></p><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:black;">The Hewitt’s Creek Outreach Team </span></p>
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Virtual Book Fair<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Virtual%20Scholastic%20Book%20Fair.pdf"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Virtual Scholastic Book Fair.pdf</a>​</p>
Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/HC%20Home%20Guide%20-%20Virtual%20Conferences.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />HC Home Guide - Virtual Conferences.pdf</a></p>
Halloween Protocols Protocols<p>​<font class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">We are encouraging students to wear orange and black this Friday for Halloween.  For those not wanting to wear orange and black,  students could choose to wear a costume; however, both options are completely optional. </font></p><span><div class="CatalogContent"><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">As per the Simcoe Muskoka Helath Unit's protocols, no food, non-food treats or costume accessories (e.g. Halloween masks, swords, etc.)  are permitted. Additionally, the wearing of masks (Covid protocols) for grade 4-8 remains in tack. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">We thank you for your cooperation. </span></p></div></span>
School Council Meeting Council Meeting<p>​Our first council meeting will be on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 5:30pm-6:30pm via Zoom.<br></p>
COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT: SELF ASSESSMENT:<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/My%20Child%20Has%20Symptoms.pdf"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />My Child Has Symptoms.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Self%20Assessment%20Tool.pdf"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Self Assessment Tool.pdf</a><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT:</strong></span></p><p>It is imperative that each day prior to coming to school, students need to complete the Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool:</p><p> <a href=""></a></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Students who are exhibiting any symptoms need to remain at home</strong></span>.  Staff will be following this same protocol as this will be instrumental in ensuring a healthy learning environment</p>
Start-up September 2020 September 2020<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/First%20Day%20of%20School%20Details%20Sept%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />First Day of School Details Sept 2020.pdf</a>​</p>
Return to School Plan to School Plan<p>​<span>Dear SCDSB Families,</span></p><span><p>As we continue to plan for the return to school this September, we remain committed to providing updates as they become available. On August 14, the Ministry of Education announced that school boards may adopt a staggered start to the school year. Recognizing that the school year will look different than it has in the past, a staggered start will allow for the gradual return of students, and time for learning and adopting new routines and safety practices. </p><p>The SCDSB will be implementing the following plan for our students who will be returning to in-school learning in September:</p><p><strong>Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 8): </strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students with surnames A-G will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Students with surnames H-O will join students with the surnames A-G in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All elementary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</li><li>Junior Kindergarten students will begin attendance on Thursday, September 10, 2020 as previously planned and communicated with parents/guardians</li></ul><p><strong>Secondary (Grades 9 to 12):</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grade 9 students will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Grade 10 students will join Grade 9 students in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All secondary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020 </li></ul><p>Grade 7 and 8 students attending Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will stagger entry based on the elementary school framework outlined above.</p><p>All students in county class programs (social skills, developmental skills, life skills and autism spectrum disorder) will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will attend every day. </p><p>The staggered entry plan for elementary students ensures that families are able to send all children in their household to school on the same day. Our secondary school plan provides our Grade 9 students with a day for orientation, followed by a gradual increase to the school population. </p><p>Please note that all students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, who are participating in the remote learning program, will be contacted by their teacher in the first two weeks of school and classes will begin on Monday, September 21.</p><p>A <a href="">return to school fact sheet</a> is available on the SCDSB website and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. As you know, the SCDSB takes our direction from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) on all matters related to COVID-19. As our local partner in public health, the SMDHU has launched a return to school portal on their website at <a href=""></a> and has shared a letter for families that can be found at the following link: <a href=""></a>.</p><p>We want you to know that SCDSB staff are working very hard to ensure a positive return to school experience for all students, regardless of whether they return in person or select the remote learning option.  We are looking forward to welcoming back our students and engaging in another successful year of learning together. </p><p>To stay connected and informed, visit our website at <a href=""></a> or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: <a href=""></a>).   </p></span><p><br></p>
BOOMERANG LUNCH PROGRAM LUNCH PROGRAM<p>​<span style="color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">As a school we are promoting the Boomerang Lunch concept. This is for students to bring home any of their own garbage to dispose at home in an effort to reduce the handling of garbage and recycling in classrooms throughout the pandemic.</span></p><p><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">We thank you for your cooperation.</span></p>