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Grad Gowns on Sale Now!http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/246Grad Gowns on Sale Now!<p>​Are you graduating this year? if so, <strong>NOW</strong> is the time to order your grad gown.  Gown, cap and stole can be purchased for $25.  Order online using SchoolCashOnline or Pick up your order form in the Front Office.  <strong>Friday April 26th</strong> is the very last day to purchase gown.</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>
Homework Clubhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/245Homework Club<p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Need extra help? </p><p class="MsoNormal">Behind on assignments? </p><p class="MsoNormal">Homework Club starts on Monday April 15 in the library</p><p class="MsoNormal">Mon-Thurs 3:00-4:00</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Free Dental Screening http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/237Free Dental Screening <p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Free Dental Screening for Secondary Students</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Good oral health is important to a teen's overall health and well-being.  Undetected or untreated dental decay and other oral health disorders can result in pain, poor eating habits and poor self-esteem – all problems that reduce a teen's capacity to do well in school. Dental screening is important for detecting oral health problems. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Oral Health staff from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be visiting your school on <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday April 29, 2019 </strong></span>to provide dental screenings and distribute smile kits. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students who choose to participate in a school dental screening will have their teeth looked at by a Registered Dental Hygienist, who uses a different sterile mouth mirror for each student. The dental hygienist will also answer any questions and share information about no cost dental programs available to high school students. Please encourage your teen to have a dental screening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the program call 705-721-7520 or toll free 1-877-721-7520 ext. 8804 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or visit our website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
School's in for summer at the SCDSBhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/238School's in for summer at the SCDSB<p><strong></strong><strong></strong>Are you and your child planning their courses for next school year? Looking for a way to create flexibility in their timetable and earn a credit? Consider summer school – registration is open!</p><p>Each year, the SCDSB offers a variety of summer programs to over 2,000 students. Summer school options include open, college and university level courses from Grades 9 to 12. Courses are offered in-person or online. Interested students can also travel and earn credits with the summer EduTravel program.</p><p>Summer school program details can be found on the Learning Centres website at <a href="http://www.learningcentres.com/">www.learningcentres.com</a>. Current SCDSB students should speak to their guidance counsellor for information and to register.</p><p>​</p>
Parents invited to information session about Special Educationhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/239Parents invited to information session about Special Education<p>​The SCDSB is hosting a series of information sessions for parents and guardians to learn about special education in the SCDSB, and how to support students with special education needs. The next session is:</p><p>Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA): What is it?</p><p>Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.<br> SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Hwy. 26 West in Midhurst</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>For those who can't attend in person, the session is also offered online through Google Meet. Registration is required. Details are available at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/special_education">www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/special_education</a>.  </p>
SCDSB Specialist High Skills Majors programs offer students opportunity to earn industry-recognized certificationshttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/240SCDSB Specialist High Skills Majors programs offer students opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications<p><strong></strong>Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) are bundles of 8-10 courses that allow Grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while getting their high school diploma. SHSMs provide students with an opportunity to focus their learning and gain valuable experience for all post-secondary opportunities. The SHSM program has a number of required components, designed to give students a leg-up to pursue post-secondary opportunities in a variety of employment sectors. Students will also earn industry-recognized certifications, which builds confidence in their skills and links their studies with the world beyond high school and future careers. Find out more about SHSM at <a href="http://www.myshsm.ca/">www.myshsm.ca</a>. <br>​</p>
Community conversations: Building resilient families and communities – free session for all parents, guardians and caregivers http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/241Community conversations: Building resilient families and communities – free session for all parents, guardians and caregivers <p>​<strong></strong>Parents/guardians and caregivers of elementary and secondary students are invited to join us for a free information session presented by the Simcoe County District School Board's (SCDSB) Parent Involvement Committee. During this session we will discuss the specific attitudes, strategies and factors that promote resilience in our children, youth, families and larger community. Community partners will also be on site to answer your questions. The sessions will be offered at the following locations:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Orillia Secondary School, Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.</li><li>Bradford District High School, Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. </li></ul><p>For more information and to register to attend, please visit <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a>.  <br><br></p>
School bus evacuation training takes place April 1 to 5http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/242School bus evacuation training takes place April 1 to 5<p>​<strong></strong><strong></strong>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC), in partnership with school bus operators,<strong> </strong>is offering school bus evacuation training to all home‐to‐school transported students the week of<strong> </strong>April 1 to 5. During this week, school bus drivers will educate students on how to evacuate a school bus safely in an<strong> </strong>emergency.<strong> </strong>The SCSTC would like to remind all drivers to be extra cautious near school buses and in school bus loading and unloading zones. For more information or if you have questions, visit <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</a>. <br><br></p>
Please turn off your car while you waithttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/243Please turn off your car while you wait<p>​Parents and guardians are reminded to please turn your engine off when dropping off or picking up your child(ren) from school. Idling cars release exhaust that is harmful to the environment, our health and the health of our students. It's good to get into the habit of turning your car off any time you're stopped and in park for more than 60 seconds. Thank you for doing your part to keep our kids and our environment healthy!<strong> </strong>For more information to keep you and your family healthy, visit <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/">www.simcoemuskokahealth.org</a> or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.</p><p><em>Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit</em><br><em> </em><br></p>