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COVID-19 SCREENING UPDATE SCREENING UPDATE<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​<strong><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">COVID-19 STUDENT SCREENING:<br></span></strong></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the Ontario government’s website here: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"></a><br> </span></font><br></span></strong></span></p><p><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></strong></span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></strong></p>
Letter from SCDSB To Parents/Guardians Regarding New COVID-19 Screening from SCDSB To Parents/Guardians Regarding New COVID-19 Screening<p><a href=""></a><br></p>
Important News for Volunteers News for Volunteers<p>​*<strong>NOTE</strong>* <strong>At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all SCDSB schools/buildings are closed to visitors, including volunteers.</strong><br>Although volunteers are unable to be in schools at this time, the completion of the Annual Offence Declaration is still a requirement. The Annual Offence Declaration is to be completed on-line through the Volunteer Portal. Please log into your Volunteer Portal through your <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Community Apps Account</span></a> to complete and submit your Annual Offence Declaration. The due date for completion of the on-line offence declaration through the volunteer portal is <span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday, November 23, 2020.</strong></span><br>In accordance with Policy No. 3250 – Volunteers in Schools, and Administrative Procedures Memorandum A7220, Volunteers in Schools, volunteers are required to complete an Annual Offence Declaration for Volunteers, after providing the original Criminal Background Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.  Current volunteers who do not submit an Annual Offence Declaration by the deadline will be removed from the approved volunteer list, and will be required to submit a new Criminal Background Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening for review prior to volunteering again.<br><strong><em>The due date for submission is </em></strong><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>Monday, November 23, 2020.</em></strong></span><br>Attached you will find 3 support documents, if required:<br><a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">How to Reset Your SCDSB Community Apps Password</span></a> <br><a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Volunteers How to complete your Offence Declaration</span></a> <br><a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">How to Change your email address in Community Apps</span></a> <br>Thank you for your past support as a volunteer with the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). We appreciate and value your commitment.  Although all SCDSB schools/buildings are currently closed to all visitors, including volunteers, we look forward to the time when we can welcome you back into our schools.<br>Should you have any questions, please contact the school where you are a registered volunteer. </p><p>Thank you. <br> </p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenities of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Notice of public meeting - potential replacement for Banting Memorial High School of public meeting - potential replacement for Banting Memorial High School<p>​The following letter is being distributed to all families with children at Banting Memorial High School or local feeder schools.<br><br></p><div>Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),</div><div><br></div><div>This letter is to inform you that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting a public meeting to share information and gather community input regarding a potential replacement for Banting Memorial High School. The purpose of the meeting is to:</div><div><ul><li>share information about how the Ministry of Education funds new and replacement schools<br></li><li>share information about options for a replacement school<br></li><li>gather feedback from the local community<br></li></ul></div><div>A public meeting has been scheduled:</div><div><br></div><div><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Date:<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>September 26, 2017</div><div><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Time:<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>6 p.m.</div><div><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Location:<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Alliston Union Public School</div><div><span style="white-space:pre;"> </span></div><div>You are most welcome to attend this meeting to learn more and share your thoughts with the team. If you are not able to attend this meeting, you can share your feedback via email at until Friday, September 29.</div><div><br></div><div>Sincerely,</div><div>​Daryl Halliday</div><div>Superintendent of Education (Area 4)</div><div><br></div><p><br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely<p>​</p><p>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) launched the Bus Tag<strong> </strong>program this September.<strong> </strong>The Bus Tag program supports safety for JK/SK and other school-identified students by<strong> </strong>providing a process to match students to their assigned afternoon school bus and to also<strong> </strong>identify they must be met by a parent or guardian at their afternoon bus stop.</p><p>The program provides:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>a colour coded bus tag with the assigned p.m. route number to be attached to the student's backpack</li><li>a colour-coded route card with route number in the windows of the school bus that the Bus Tag is matched to</li></ul><p>The SCSTC and Bus Operators have policies and procedures that are used on all school vehicles to ensure students in JK/SK and other school identified students are met at their afternoon bus stop.  It's the parent/guardian's responsibility to meet Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and other identified students at the bus stop .The Bus Tag program has been established to assist both the schools and school bus drivers to load these students on the correct afternoon bus and identify they are to be met at their bus stop by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact the Transportation Consortium through their website: <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>