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School Council Meetinghttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78School Council Meeting<p>​Our first council meeting will be on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 5:30pm-6:30pm via Zoom.<br></p>
School Councilhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/77School Council<p>If you are interested in being a part of the School Council please complete this form and email it to hewittscreek@scdsb.on.ca by October 1, 2020 by 4:00PM.</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A7200%20-%203%20School%20Council%20Parent%20Candidate%20Nomination.pdf"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />FORM A7200 - 3 School Council Parent Candidate Nomination.pdf</a><br></p><p>The first Council meeting will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 5:30-6:30PM<br></p>
COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT:http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/76COVID-19 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="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/</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 2020http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/75Start-up 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 Planhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/74Return 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="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/TBx7krEcyiI2GDCS6Dk66A~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhIBkhP0RiaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2Nkc2Iub24uY2EvVXNlckZpbGVzL1NlcnZlcnMvU2VydmVyXzIxMDg5OC9GaWxlL0NPVklELTE5L0ZhY3RTaGVldF9SZXR1cm50b1NjaG9vbC5wZGZXB3NjaG9vbG1CCgBIoeU-X6FTphhSFHJtZXJhc2thQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC">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="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/0tM6p-STPYwS_GFJIpJeKA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhIBkhP0QiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaW1jb2VtdXNrb2thaGVhbHRoLm9yZ1cHc2Nob29sbUIKAEih5T5foVOmGFIUcm1lcmFza2FAc2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~">www.simcoemuskokahealth.org</a> and has shared a letter for families that can be found at the following link: <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/2_-F8YyvR8-BYQYfvn7v7Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhIBkhP0RNaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2ltY29lbXVza29rYWhlYWx0aC5vcmcvVG9waWNzL0NPVklELTE5L1JldHVybi10by1TY2hvb2wvRmFtaWxpZXNXB3NjaG9vbG1CCgBIoeU-X6FTphhSFHJtZXJhc2thQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC">https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Return-to-School/Families</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="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/m4zAPlbkhkrlMfaoH8qcZg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhIBkhP0QfaHR0cDovL3d3dy5zY2RzYi5vbi5jYS9jb3ZpZC0xOVcHc2Nob29sbUIKAEih5T5foVOmGFIUcm1lcmFza2FAc2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a> or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/I4iVtDvsY5TGK-W5kAk0ng~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhIBkhP0QdaHR0cDovL3d3dy5mYWNlYm9vay5jb20vU0NEU0JXB3NjaG9vbG1CCgBIoeU-X6FTphhSFHJtZXJhc2thQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).   </p></span><p><br></p>
BOOMERANG LUNCH PROGRAMhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/79BOOMERANG 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>
Online Forms and Paying Feeshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Online Forms and Paying Fees<p>​<span><span style="left:109.543px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms</span><span style="left:560.774px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;"> and to collect sc</span><span style="left:665.101px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">hool </span><span style="left:109.543px;top:297.643px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">funds.</span><span style="left:109.543px;top:321.456px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;"><br>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available. </span><span style="left:109.543px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">Items are personalized to each st</span><span style="left:317.109px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">udent</span><span style="left:352.289px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">. </span><span style="left:109.543px;top:361.556px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">Payment can be made by credit card, electronic c</span><span style="left:418.043px;top:361.556px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">heque or using a visa/debit style card.</span><span style="left:109.543px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">To create an online account, click on the Online Forms adn Pay Fees button or visit </span><span style="left:314.805px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span><span style="left:597.492px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">. </span></span></p>
Is your contact information up-to-date?http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/72Is your contact information up-to-date?<p>This communication is intended for families of students who attend Hewitt's Creek P.S.</p><p>As we approach the end of the school year, communication with our families is more important than ever. This message is intended to inform you that our school will be using SchoolMessenger to distribute important information directly to families electronically, including your child's report card and information related to transportation.   </p><p>To do this effectively, efficiently and securely, it is important that we have the most current contact information on file, including updated email and telephone information. Families are asked to contact our school directly if information needs to be updated.       </p><p>If you have any questions or need to update your contact information, please feel free to contact us at Hewitt's Creek Office (705.728.2774) or email Kim Parnell at <a href="mailto:kiparnell@scdsb.on.ca">kiparnell@scdsb.on.ca</a><em><strong> </strong></em></p><p>Kind Regards,</p><p>Mrs. N. Jones</p><p>Principal, Hewitt's Creek<br></p><p><br></p>
Check out our website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>Our website is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date on what's happening</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about exciting things going on in our school. <a href="/subscribe"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.<br></p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see all Board-wide dates like PA Days and holidays. <br></p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p>Take a look around our website and try out all the features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
​Free International Languages Programhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/26​Free International Languages Program<p>​<strong>Free International Languages program starting in January, limited spaces available.</strong><br style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;">Would your child like to learn a new language or maintain their native language? The International Languages program is open to any student in Grades 1 to 8. Classes run Saturday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is currently space in the following classes: Spanish in Bradford; Beginner Mandarin, German, Spanish and Greek in Barrie. In-person registration at Barrie and Bradford Learning Centres takes place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis as there are limited spaces available. For more information, visit </span><a href="http://www.thelearningcentres.com/" target="_blank" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;">www.thelearningcentres.com</a><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;">.</span>​</p>