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School Council Meeting Sept. 11 Council Meeting Sept. 11<p>​Join us for our first School Council meeting for 2018/19.  Open to all parents/guardians of CCI students.  We will meet in room 126 at 6:30 pm.  Elections for Council positions will happen at this meeting.<br></p><p><br></p>
Student Accident Insurance 2018-2019 Accident Insurance 2018-2019<p>​Student injuries at school, during school events, and extra-curricular activities (athletics, clubs, and out-of-province/out-of-country trips) are not covered by the board or its insurance company. While every precaution is taken to provide a safe learning environment, accidents can and do happen.<br>The Simcoe County District School Board has selected the Insure my Kids program through Old Republic Canada as an option for students/parents/guardians to consider. This insurance offers a variety of plans and benefits at reasonable annual prices. Coverage can be purchased online at<br>Participation in extra-curricular activities (athletics, clubs) or out-of-province/out-of-country trips requires the purchase of this insurance, or other extended health and dental coverage.<br>Student accident insurance packages will be sent home with students.</p>
Grade 9 Orientation Day 2018 - Aug. 29th @ 8:00 a.m. 9 Orientation Day 2018 - Aug. 29th @ 8:00 a.m.<p style="text-align:center;"><strong> Where?</strong>   CCI in the Owl's Nest (that means the main gym!)</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Transportation?</strong><strong>  </strong><strong> </strong>Students must arrange for their own rides.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Schedule for the day:</strong> </p><ul><li>8:00am – 12:30pm  - LINK CREW Welcome <strong>(Students only)</strong><br><br>This is the kick off to your grade nine year! You will meet lots of students and have a great time. This is an event you do not want to miss! <br><br> </li><li>12:30pm – 1:30pm BBQ lunch for sale <strong>(Parents welcome)</strong><br><br>$2 for a hot dog or veggie dog<br><br>$1 for pop<br><br>Free water – bring your own refillable bottle<br><br> </li><li>1:00 pm – 2:00 pm <strong>(Parents welcome)</strong><br><br>Pick up your timetable<br><br>Tour the school with your parents<br><br>Find out about Bus routes<br><br>Locker Assignment occurs with Link Crew<strong> </strong>in the morning<br><br><strong> </strong><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Student Fees - Individual Prices</strong></span><strong>   </strong><br><br>It is PREFERRED if you pay online - School Cash <br><br>Payments may also be made in person (cash or cheques made out to "CCI Activities") on Orientation Day.<br><br>Prices are as follows:<strong>  </strong><strong>                    </strong></li></ul><ul><li>Dudley Lock $7.00</li><li>Student Activity Fee $20 <br><br>Student card required for all co-curricular and spirit events</li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook $40</li><li>Gym Uniform t-shirt and shorts for $25<strong> </strong>(Sold separately for $15 each)</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Who is involved?</strong> Lots of People!</p><ul><li>All students entering grade nine at CCI in September 2018</li><li>LINK CREW LEADERS</li><li>Guidance Counsellors and Student Success Teacher</li><li>Teachers, Administrators and Secretaries<br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CCI Grade 9 Suggested Materials List</strong></span><br></li><li><strong>Binders (one for each subject…the zippered type work well for keeping everything inside)</strong></li><li><strong>Pens</strong></li><li><strong>Pencils</strong></li><li><strong>Eraser</strong></li><li><strong>Pencil crayons</strong></li><li><strong>Glue stick</strong></li><li><strong>Highlighter</strong></li><li><strong>Paperclips</strong></li><li><strong>Scissors</strong></li><li><strong>A SCIENTIFIC calculator</strong></li><li><strong>Lined paper</strong></li><li><strong>Plain paper</strong></li><li><strong>Page dividers for inside binder</strong></li><li><strong>Graph paper</strong></li><li><strong>Phys Ed uniform</strong></li><li><strong>USB Memory stick</strong><br><br><strong> </strong><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>What Every Grade 9 Should Know…</strong></span><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Academically…</strong></span></li></ul><ul><li>Stay caught up</li><li>Ask for help/ find guidance/ use Link Crew for help</li><li>Do homework</li><li>Study for tests</li><li>Manage your time/priorities</li><li>Get to know your teachers</li><li>Stay organized</li><li>Work on independence</li><li>Sit at front of class, be engaged</li><li>Due dates ARE important</li><li>Take good notes in class</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Helpful Tips…</strong></span></p><ul><li>Hallway etiquette- walk on the right side, don't loiter</li><li>Pre-order subs, eat in cafeteria or bring your lunch</li><li>Practise opening your lock/keep your combo safe</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Socially…</strong></span></p><ul><li>Make new friends/ Your friends WILL change</li><li>Be Yourself!</li><li>Step out of your comfort zone</li><li>Participate in Spirit Days</li><li>Get involved in clubs, sports, etc.</li><li>Don't skip class!</li></ul>
Spiritwear <p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Spiritwear.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Spiritwear.pdf</a>    <a href="">CCI Spirtwear</a>​</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>
Parent Portal Portal <p>​</p><span><p style="font:13px/1.6 arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">The SCDSB Parent Portal is a secure online tool that provides parents/guardians (of students less than 18 years of age) with quick access to their children's attendance and, in secondary school, grades. Parents and guardians can set up daily, weekly or monthly email alerts for attendance information.</p><p style="font:13px/1.6 arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">To access the Parent Portal, parents/guardians will need their child's Student Number, which can be found on the Student Information Verification Form sent home at the start of every school year, as well as an Access ID.</p><p style="font:13px/1.6 arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">The Access ID will be/has been provided in a sealed letter. If you lose the Access ID, you can visit us in the school office and we'll provide it to you after verifying your identity.</p><p style="font:13px/1.6 arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Each student has a unique Access ID and Student Number. Once a Parent/Guardian has created a Parent Portal account, all students can be linked to that single account.</p><p style="font:13px/1.6 arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Go to <a target="_blank" href="" style="color:#0072b9;text-decoration:none;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> to create a Parent Portal account or login.</p></span>
2018-19 school year calendars school year calendars<p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">​The Ministry of Education has approved the elementary and secondary school year calendars for the Simcoe County District School Board's 2018-19 school year.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2018-19 Highlights:</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* First day of school: Tuesday, September 4, 2018</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* First day of school for Junior Kindergarten students: Thursday, September 6, 2018</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* Winter Break: December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* March Break: March 11 to 15, 2019</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* Last day for elementary students: Thursday, June 27, 2019</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">* Last day for secondary students: Wednesday, June 26, 2019</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">You can view the 2018-19 calendars on the SCDSB website ( by clicking on ‘Schools’ and then ‘School Year Calendars.’</p>
Updated criminal record checks required for volunteers criminal record checks required for volunteers<p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">​We appreciate the commitment of all who volunteer at our school. In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, and in accordance with the Education Act, the SCDSB requires a complete and up-to-date Criminal Record Check Vulnerable Sector Screening (CRC-VSS) for all volunteers across the system. If you are a current, approved volunteer and your CRC-VSS is more than five years old, you will be receiving a notification this month indicating that you are required to submit a new CRC-VSS. If you wish to continue as a SCDSB volunteer, please complete the following steps:</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">1. Contact the school principal to obtain a CRC-VSS request letter.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2. Bring your CRC-VSS request letter to your local police detachment.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">3. Submit your original and complete CRC-VSS to the school office for review by Oct. 31, 2018.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">If you are a current SCDSB employee volunteering in the system, you are required to submit an updated CRC-VSS to the school where you will be volunteering. If you have completed a CRC-VSS within the past six months of the start of the school year for another organization, you may submit that original CRC-VSS for review. If you have questions, please contact the school</p>
International Language Programs Language Programs<p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">The SCDSB offers children in Grades 1 to 8 an opportunity to learn and/or maintain a language other than French or English. Whether you enrol your children in this program to learn a new language, understand a new culture or to extend their knowledge of their first or second language, every student can benefit from this program. The Barrie Learning Centre (Bayfield Mall) offers Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian and Urdu. The Bradford Learning Centre (157 Holland St. E, Suite 200) offers Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese. The classes take place Saturday mornings, 9 to 11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 15 (classes are dependent on student enrollment). There is no charge for this program. Most classes fill quickly on a first come, first served basis. Register your child by visiting and clicking on ‘Elementary Student.’</span>​</p>
Community Involvement Hours Involvement Hours<p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">Opportunity for high school students who speak an International Language.  Do you speak Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu or Vietnamese? The SCDSB is currently looking for high school student volunteers to help support the Saturday morning international language classes for students in Grades 1 - 8. The classes run from 9 to 11:30 a.m., starting Sept. 15, at the Barrie Learning Centre (Bayfield Mall) and the Bradford Learning Centre (157 Holland St. E., Suite 200). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the program coordinator, Amanda Hickling, at</span></p>