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Safe Student Pick-up and Drop-off Student Pick-up and Drop-off<p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">We are making changes to student pick up and drop off locations here at CCI.  As of Monday, January 6 2020 students can only be safely picked up or dropped off on the Cameron street entrance (near the main office entrance).  The Hurontario street entrance is reserved for special needs buses and yellow school buses.  Your cooperation with this change is greatly appreciated.  Have a great holiday season!  </span><br></p>
Student Drop off and Pick up locations Drop off and Pick up locations<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/CCI%20Site%20Plan%20-%20Pick-up%20-%20Drop%20off%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />CCI Site Plan - Pick-up - Drop off 2020.pdf</a><br></p>
Days of Awareness and Recognition taking place in December of Awareness and Recognition taking place in December<p>Throughout the year, there are many awareness days that focus on different causes and recognition. The Simcoe County District School Board has developed a list of these days as a guide for schools. Schools may participate in recognizing some or all of these days in various ways. This list is not exhaustive. Following are the days of awareness and recognition that the SCDSB will recognize during the month of December:</p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Dec. 6</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4 secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4<div>On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</div><div><br></div><div>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>All secondary out-of-school activities are cancelled on Dec. 4.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools remain open to students.</strong></div><div><br></div><div>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href=""></a>).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.<br></div>
High School Information Night School Information Night<p>​High school information nights for Grade 8 students coming to a school near you! Is your child starting Grade 9 next year? High school information nights happen this fall and winter. This event gives an overview of what’s new, what to expect, as well as a chance to check out the school and ask questions. </p><p>Attend our local high school information night to find out what’s offered: </p><p>Collingwood Collegiate - 6 Cameron Street</p><p>Thursday Jan. 9 @ 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm<br></p>
​Register now for Night School (Semester Two) to complete high school, prepare for post-secondary education​Register now for Night School (Semester Two) to complete high school, prepare for post-secondary education<p><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Night school at the Barrie Learning Centre offers secondary school credits in a variety of subjects for students completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and for students who are preparing for post-secondary education. Subjects include math, English, chemistry, biology, physics, social science and history. All night school courses are offered face-to-face, two nights per week, and run given sufficient enrolment. Learn more and register at: <a href=""></a>. <span style="color:#1f497d;"><br> <br> </span></span><br></p>
How to stop the spread of germs to help us all stay healthy this school year to stop the spread of germs to help us all stay healthy this school year<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Colds and influenza spread easily from person to person. These germs can spread directly from person to person when someone coughs or sneezes, or indirectly when germs land on hard surfaces like door knobs, desks or keyboards, and then are touched by someone else. These germs can then enter the body through the eyes, nose or mouth. <br> <br> The most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick and stop the spread of germs to others is wash your hands! Wash with soap and warm running water for at least 15 seconds (or try singing “row row row your boat”). If your hands are not visibly dirty, you can use alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer) for 15 seconds. You can also get your flu shot, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze and stay home if you are sick. Teach your kids to do the same!<br> <br> For more tips to keep you and your family healthy this school year, contact <em>Health Connection</em> at 1-877-721-7520 or visit the health unit’s website at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href=""></a></span>.<br> <br> <em>Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit</em></span><em><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">.</span></em><br></p>
Coping with anxiety with anxiety<p>Feelings of anxiety can be common among teens. Sometimes normally happy teens will become anxious or fearful about something for a day or two but will return to normal without any need for help from their parents. However, some teens experience more intense and frequent feelings of anxiety that prevent them from participating in normal everyday life. Creating a positive family environment, encouraging regular school attendance and helping your teen understand and discover ways to cope with their anxiety can help.</p><p>If you would like to learn more about monitoring and understanding your teenager's emotions and behaviours, ways to talk openly with your teenager and encouraging your teenager to practice their coping skills, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 and talk to a public health nurse about Triple P Positive Parenting Program or visit <a href=""><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.</p><p><em>Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.</em><br></p><p><br></p>
Physical activity can make the holidays less stressful activity can make the holidays less stressful<p>For many, the holiday season can be a source of great physical and mental stress. Planning family gatherings, attending work parties, buying gifts, staying up late and eating unhealthy foods can all contribute to increased anxiety, stress and fatigue. Did you know that being physically active is one of the single best ways we can naturally reduce stress? Here are three reasons why you should consider staying active this holiday season: </p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Physical activity boosts your mood – The relationship between the mind and the body is very strong. Physical activity releases endorphins in your body, making you feel calm, less anxious and happier. Providing yourself and your kids with a small amount of relaxation or 'time-out' every day – even just 15 minutes – can also improve your health dramatically. Try taking a yoga class, or even a 10-minute walk can do the trick!</li><li>Physical activity helps you sleep – Physical activity leads to better sleep and better sleep leads to less stress. Research shows that people who get regular physical activity fall asleep faster, sleep longer and get higher quality sleep. Being well-rested helps us cope with stress and gives us more energy to tackle whatever life throws our way!</li><li>Physical activity reduces your stress hormone – physical activity decreases the amount of cortisol (the body's stress hormone) circulating in our bloodstream. When we get stressed out, our cortisol levels spike. Exercise is a great way to help lower them. </li></ol><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers many opportunities to stay active this holiday season. Open gym, family swim, yoga, and our popular Y kids drop-in program provide great opportunities to be active with your family. For more information about programs offered at your local YMCA, please visit <a href=""></a>. </p><p> </p><p><em>Information provided by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka</em></p><p><br></p>
Treaties Recognition Week November 5th - 9th Recognition Week November 5th - 9th<p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Did you know we are ALL treaty people? Treaties Recognition Week is the first week of November every year - this year it's November 5 to 9. The Simcoe County District School Board is located on territory covered by several pre-confederation treaties - Treaty 5, 16, 18, 19 and 82, as well as the 1923 William's Treaty.</p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Treaties Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. Take some time this week to learn about the treaty in your area. To learn more about the treaties and how we can honour them, visit <a href="" style="color:#0072b9;"></a>.<br></p><p><br></p>