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Parent Teacher Interviews - Thurs, Oct 17 5:30 - 7:30 - Book your appointment at schoolinterviews.ca using event code 2mq59http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/274Parent Teacher Interviews - Thurs, Oct 17 5:30 - 7:30 - Book your appointment at schoolinterviews.ca using event code 2mq59<p>​Book your appointments using <a href="https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=2mq59">SchoolInterview.ca</a><br></p><ul><li>There will be an information session for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in room 103 from 5:00 - 5:30.<br></li><li>There will be a grad information session in the library at 6:30<br></li></ul><p><br></p>
Your Mental Health Matters - please reach out if you need helphttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/176Your 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>
School Council members invited to Connections event on Oct. 22http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/258School Council members invited to Connections event on Oct. 22<p>​</p><p>School council members are invited to join us at <em>Connections</em>, the Simcoe County District School Board's (SCDSB) school council development and networking event.</p><p>When: Tues. Oct. 22, 4 to 8 p.m.</p><p>Where: SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Hwy. 26, Midhurst</p><p>Participants can gather tips, resources and important information to help you be more effective in your role on school council. You will also be able to contribute to group discussions, browse booths and enjoy snacks from our approved vendors, and network with fellow school council members and the Parent Involvement Committee. Register to attend at<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/connections">www.scdsb.on.ca/connections</a>.<strong> </strong></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"></span><br></p>
Take Our Kids to Work Dayhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/275Take Our Kids to Work Day<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman";color:#000000;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Wednesday Nov.6, 2019 is the 25</span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman";color:#000000;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><span style="font-size:0.6em;vertical-align:super;">th</span></span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman";color:#000000;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> annual </span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman";color:#000000;font-weight:700;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Take Our Kids to Work Day</span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman";color:#000000;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">. 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. 1st. Extra family guides and permission forms can be found at: <a href="http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/">thelearningpartnership.ca</a></span></p><p><br></p>
Labour Updatehttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/272Labour Update<p>​</p><h2 class="page-title sizeable" style="font-size:30px;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;color:#003f5a;padding:1em 0.3em 0px;background-color:#ffffff;">Labour Updates</h2><div class="unifiedPublishingAlertComponent" data-portlet-instance-id="1" style="color:#282828;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></div><div class="ptl_page" style="width:902.5px;border:0px;overflow:hidden;color:#282828;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><div class="ptl_col_2_3" style="float:left;width:577.594px;height:auto;overflow:hidden;padding:9.02083px;"><div class="ptl_portlet_vertical" style="width:577.594px;height:auto;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;padding:0.5em 0px;line-height:1.5em;"><div><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;">In Ontario, we have a two-tier collective bargaining process for school boards and their staff. It involves central (provincial) and local bargaining processes for staff groups, including teachers and support staff.<br><br>In August 2019, provincial and local contracts for all education workers in the province of Ontario expired. In the SCDSB, this means that all our unionized groups are at different stages of contract negotiations at the provincial and local level.<br><br>Unionized groups that represent SCDSB staff are:<br></p><ul class="sizeable" style="font-size:0.938em;"><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/APSSP" title="Open the APSSP page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;">APSSP</a> (attendance counselors, speech and language pathologists, behavioural service coaches, social workers, psychologists and applied behaviour analysis coordinators)</span></li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;"></span><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/CUPE" title="Open the CUPE page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">CUPE</a> (maintenance workers and custodians)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/ETFO" title="Open the ETFO page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">ETFO Contract Teachers</a> (permanent elementary teachers)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/ETFO" title="Open the ETFO page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">ETFO Designated Early Childhood Educators</a> (DECEs)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/ETFO" title="Open the ETFO page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">ETFO Occasional Teachers</a> (elementary occasional teachers)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/OPSEU" title="Open the OPSEU page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">OPSEU</a> (educational assistants and secretarial support staff)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/OSSTF" title="Open the OSSTF page in the same window " class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">OSSTF Continuing Education Instructors</a></li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/OSSTF" title="Open the OSSTF page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">OSSTF Contract Teachers</a> (permanent secondary teachers)</li><li style="line-height:1.5em;"><a href="https://scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates/OSSTF" title="Open the OSSTF page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">OSSTF Occasional Teachers</a> (secondary occasional teachers)</li></ul>Our priority during any job action is the safety of our students. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the status of negotiations and our schools whenever possible. As a board, we respect all our staff members and value their work. We remain committed to reaching fair, negotiated agreements with all our employee groups.<p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;"> </p><div></div></div></div><div class="ptl_portlet_vertical" style="width:577.594px;height:auto;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;padding:0.5em 0px;line-height:1.5em;"><div><h3 class="sizeable" style="font-size:24px;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;line-height:1.2em;color:#003f5a;">Latest update - as of Oct. 2, 2019<br></h3><h5 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:20px;padding:0.01em 0px;">CUPE workers announce full provincial withdrawal of service beginning Monday, Oct. 7</h5><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;"><br>On Oct. 2, the provincial branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal strike across Ontario, beginning Monday, Oct. 7. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff.<br><br>We remain hopeful that a contract can be negotiated. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates whenever possible. <br><br>Thank you for your understanding.<br><br></p><h5 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:20px;padding:0.01em 0px;">Community use of school (external) permits placed on hold indefinitely<br></h5>On Sept. 30, the provincial branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) began job action in the form of work-to-rule across the province of Ontario. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of service by the employee group. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff.<br><br>As a result of this work-to-rule job action, all external permits in SCDSB schools and facilities will be indefinitely on hold beginning Oct. 1, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience and understanding.<div></div></div></div><div class="ptl_portlet_vertical" style="width:577.594px;height:auto;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;padding:0.5em 0px;line-height:1.5em;"><div><h3 class="sizeable" style="font-size:24px;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;line-height:1.2em;color:#003f5a;">Keeping SCDSB school communities informed<br></h3><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;">Labour updates are issued on our website and on Facebook (<a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB" title="Open the SCDSB's Facebook page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>) and Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools" title="Open the SCDSB's Twitter page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">@SCDSB_Schools</a>). <br></p></div></div></div></div><p><br></p>
School bus transportation information available from the SCSTChttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/259School bus transportation information available from the SCSTC<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">For school bus transportation information, visit the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)’s website at: <a href="https://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca</a>. Also, remember to bookmark the school bus information page at: <a href="https://simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">simcoecountyschoolbus.ca</a> for bus delay and cancellation information on inclement weather days.</span><br></p>
School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Driver Appreciation Dayhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/260School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">School Bus Safety Week takes place October 21 to 25, 2019. 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. October 23, 2019 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="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</a>.</span><br></p>
Have you met Sora?http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/261Have you met Sora?<p>​Our digital ebook/audiobook collection contains over 4,000 titles waiting to be checked out by our SCDSB students. Students simply download the app, use their SCDSB login and start reading for free on their phone or tablet. The collection can be accessed at: <a href="https://meet.soraapp.com/">meet.soraapp.com</a>. <br></p>
Volunteering in a SCDSB schoolhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/262Volunteering in a SCDSB school<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">We thank all volunteers for your time – we couldn’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering at a SCDSB school, please register on the SCDSB Community Apps website via <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a>. Once you’ve done this, please visit the school to find out the next steps in order to become a volunteer in the school.</span><br></p>
Reorganization balances class sizes to support your child's successhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/263Reorganization balances class sizes to support your child's success<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Each September, our school starts off with a certain number of classes and teachers - these numbers are based on estimates made the previous spring about how many students will be enrolled during the next school year. </span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">As you may be aware, the Ministry of Education has class size goals that all school boards are required to meet. When the Simcoe County District School Board organized its schools in the spring, they adhered to this expectation. Each September, the board compares actual enrolment numbers to the numbers projected by the board in the spring. At times it is necessary to reorganize classes. </span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">After reorganization, some students may move to another class in order to balance class sizes. In some cases, it may be necessary to move teachers to a new school. If your child was affected by a change, you should have received a letter with details following reorganization. Please be assured that these changes will not affect the quality of education your child will receive at <span style="background:yellow;">[name of school]</span>. Our staff have the skills, training and resources to work effectively with students in a variety of settings.</span><br></p>