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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day - September 30thhttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/36National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day - September 30th<p>​Students and staff are invited to wear an orange shirt on this day to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.<br></p>
Back to School BBQ Wednesday October 5th 5-7pmhttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/35Back to School BBQ Wednesday October 5th 5-7pm<p>A great chance to meet and greet with the teachers, students, and parents. Please see attached flyer for more details.<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/School%20BBQ%20flyer.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />School BBQ flyer.pdf</a><br></p>
Tos Terry Fox Run Friday October 7th @ 2:15pmhttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/37Tos Terry Fox Run Friday October 7th @ 2:15pm<p>​All students and staff will be invited to participate in the Terry Fox run this year. The run will begin at 2:15pm. Students are encouraged to wear red and white and/or Terry Fox gear.<br></p>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/138Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions<p>​In 2022, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting virtual special education outreach sessions to assist parents/caregivers in learning more about programs, supports and ways that we work together to support students with special education needs. </p><div><strong>IEPs and school-based assessments – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Jan. 13 </div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br style="text-decoration:line-through;"></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in SCDSB schools and within our communities – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Feb. 17</div><div><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students as they transition into school, from one school to another, and from school upon graduation – information for parents/caregivers</strong> </div><div>April 12</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Working with families to create safe and supportive environments for children who have experienced trauma – information for parents/caregivers </strong></div><div>May 10</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Participants are asked to register in advance. Information to access the sessions will be shared via email with individuals who have pre-registered. <a href="https://bit.ly/3s8OBm8">Learn more about each session and how to register</a>.   </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure 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 Schoolhttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/79Notice 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 planning@scdsb.on.ca 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 safelyhttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘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="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://tos.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay 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="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>