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Take Our Kid to Work Day Our Kid to Work Day<p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:24pt;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Take Our Kids to Work Day</span></p><br><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:12pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Wednesday Nov.14, 2018 is the 24</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:7.2pt;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">th</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:12pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;"> annual </span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:12pt;font-style:italic;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Take Our Kids to Work Day</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:12pt;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">. This is a great opportunity for students to get out and explore a career of interest and it is expected that every grade nine student will participate.  Students will receive a permission form and parent guide in their homeroom classes; please sign and return this form by Nov. 7th. </span></span><p><a href="">Take Our Kid to Work day Consent Form</a><br></p>
Your Mental Health Matters - please reach out if you need help Mental Health Matters - please reach out if you need help<p>​There is a lot of help available to support your wellness at CCI!</p><p> If you are struggling with a mental health issue like depression, anxiety, family or friend struggles.. we are here to help. Please reach out to any adult in the building.  If that's a difficult thing to do, speak to a friend who can go with you to talk with a teacher, counselor, or administrator.  We have all kinds of expertise at CCI from community agencies who are regularly in the guidance department to talk with students about addiction, depression, sadness, thoughts of suicide, and many other situations.  Being a teenager can be amazing but also very challenging with the ups and downs of everyday life and school. If you find yourself feeling alone, sad, or overwhelmed, please take that first step and reach out.  We will be there to help.  </p><p>CMHA Crisis Line: 705-728-5044</p><p>Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868</p>
Grade 8 Open House Night 8 Open House Night<p>​Wed. Jan. 9th is Grade 8 Open House.  Thurs. Jan. 10th is the snow day.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the presentation & visits are from 6:30-8:30 pm.<br></p>
For Parents/Guardians: Navigating High School & Post Secondary Parents/Guardians: Navigating High School & Post Secondary <p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/CCI%202018%20Flyer.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />CCI 2018 Flyer.pdf</a><br></p><p>Save the date for CCI's upcoming School Council event called Navigating High School & Post Secondary.  All parents and guardians of CCI students and grade 8 students are invited to join us for an informative event on Wednesday, November 14<sup>th </sup> at 7pm. <br></p><p>Join with other parents and guardians to learn about pathways and course selections, Ministry tests, using My Blueprint Software to help your child make decisions about post-secondary, Apprenticeship and other specialization programs, co-op, dual credit, university and college streams, scholarships, school to work opportunities through Tracks Employment and much more.  Once again the date of this event is November 14th. 7pm in our Library. </p><p>Click on the attached flyer for more information including how to RSVP to save your seat for this important event.  Feel free to bring your student along.  We hope you will join us.  <br></p><p><br></p>
Bus cancellation information reminder cancellation information reminder <p>​</p><p><strong>Bus cancellation information reminder </strong><br>All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)'s bus information website at <a href=""></a>. Our school is in the <em>West</em> zone. When buses are cancelled, schools remain open for student learning, unless otherwise noted. </p><p>The Consortium and bus operators try to make the decision to cancel school buses before 6 a.m. and make every effort to post announcements before 7 a.m. Inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day. You can follow the Consortium on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus for bus cancellations and other information. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here: <a href=""></a> </p><p>For school event cancellations in case of inclement weather, follow our school's Twitter account at <em>@CCI_SCDSB </em>or listen to your local radio station for event cancellation information.</p><p><strong></strong><em></em> <br><br></p>
Treaties Recognition Week takes place Nov. 5 to 9 Recognition Week takes place Nov. 5 to 9<p><strong></strong><br> Did you know we are ALL treaty people? Treaties Recognition Week is the first week of November every year - this year it's Nov. 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>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=""></a>. <br><br></p><p>​</p>
New Student Award for Collingwood Collegiate Student Award for Collingwood Collegiate<p>The CCI 160 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that on behalf of the over 800 alumni who participated in the recent 160 Reunion, a new Student Award has been established at the school. For the next ten years, until which time another reunion will be held, a deserving CCI graduate will receive $500 towards further education or training.  The Award was created based on input gathered from current CCI staff and admin. The committee is currently considering additional donation opportunities to "give back" to the school. <br></p>
Consider one of CCI's Specialized Programs in Construction, Health & Wellness or Hospitality one of CCI's Specialized Programs in Construction, Health & Wellness or Hospitality <p>​<span style="color:#ed0033;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-line:underline;">Specialist High Skills Major Programs:</span></p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs are sector-specific programs that start in Grade 11. They're made up of a bundle of courses with options for all post-secondary pathways. In an SHSM, students:</p><ul style="padding:0px;margin:0px 0px 10px 25px;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="line-height:20px;">complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field</li><li style="line-height:20px;">earn valuable industry certifications related to the selected field</li><li style="line-height:20px;">gain important on-the-job skills through co-operative education placements</li></ul><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Collingwood Collegiate offers 3 SHSM programs (see program details below)</div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">1.  Construction: Building and Design</div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">2.  Hospitality and Tourism</div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">3.  Health and Wellness<br></div><p><br></p><p><b>For more information, click <a href="/about-us/programs" target="_blank">here</a></b><br></p>
School Bus Safety Week Bus Safety Week<p>​<strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day</span></strong><br></p><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"></span></strong><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"> </span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">School Bus Safety Week takes place October 22 to 26, 2018. To support schools in promoting school bus safety to students, the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC), in partnership with school bus operators, will offer bus evacuation training to all home-to-school transported students.<strong> </strong>During this week,<strong> </strong>school bus drivers will educate students on how to evacuate a school bus safely in an emergency situation. Wed., Oct. 24 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in the province of Ontario. It’s a great opportunity for the school community to thank our bus drivers for all their hard work transporting students to and from school safely. For more information, visit the SCSTC website at <a href=""></a>.</span></p>
Want to be a volunteer at our school? Here's what you need to know to be a volunteer at our school? Here's what you need to know <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">We appreciate the commitment of all who volunteer at our school. This school year, we are implementing a new online Volunteer Portal. SCDSB Community Apps (<a href=""></a>) is a new online portal that allows you to begin the process for volunteering at our school. Here is some information to share as we’ve been receiving some questions:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"> </span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Only NEW volunteers or those who received a letter in June indicating you require an updated Criminal Background Check Vulnerable Sector Screening (5-year renewal) are able to register as a volunteer on the Community Apps website at this time.</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">If you’re a current, approved school volunteer, you can still volunteer at our school for the time being. You should have recently received a letter with your access code. This code will allow you to register as a volunteer on the Volunteer Portal through the Community Apps website.</span></li></ul><p><br></p>