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High School Information Nighthttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/280High School Information Night<p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5">​</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:medium;line-height:inherit;font-family:"times new roman";vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5">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. Attend our local high school information night to find out what’s offered: Collingwood Collegiate - 6 Cameron Street -</span> <span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Wednesday Jan. 8th @ 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm</span></span><br></p>
Cell Phone and Mobile device use in Secondary Schoolshttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/277Cell Phone and Mobile device use in Secondary Schools<p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">To help ensure students can focus on learning without distraction, the Ministry of Education has updated the Provincial Code of Conduct to address the use of cellphones and other personal mobile devices during instructional time, unless they are required:</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;">· for health and medical purposes,</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">· to support special education needs, or</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">· for educational purposes, as directed by an educator.</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;"><strong>This new requirement will come into effect provincially on Nov. 4, 2019.</strong></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;">The SCDSB will make the necessary revisions to our code of conduct and procedures to align with the Ministry update. This direction from the Ministry of Education aligns well with the procedures that our schools have had in place for many years. We encourage the use of board-provided and personal technology to support student learning. This reality is governed by the need to support our students with special needs, for students’ health or medical purposes and in learning settings where the use of technology is directed by an educator.</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;">The following resources from the Ministry of Education provide information and guidance to parents, guardians, educators and students about the new requirement: · Parents’ Guide to the Provincial Code of Conduct (updated) · Cellphones and Other Personal Mobile Devices in Schools – Questions and Answers for Parents and Guardians (new)</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;">We thank our parents/guardians for reviewing this information with your children.<br></p><p><br></p>
Nov 13 School Council Event: Navigating High School & Post-Secondary Pathwayshttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/276Nov 13 School Council Event: Navigating High School & Post-Secondary Pathways<p>6-7:30 pm in the Old Gym<br></p><p>Free Interactive Workshop<br></p><p>Learn about: </p><p>- Using MyBluePrint: a planning tool your child will use to select courses and plan their career<br></p><p>- Making My Pathways: Summer/Night School, Victory Lap, Co-op, SHSM<br></p><p>- How to Successfully Appy to Universities, Colleges, Trade School & the World of Work<br></p><p>- Scholarships: How to Apply<br></p><p>Please register by emailing: councilchaircci@scdsb.on.ca<br></p><p>Walk-ins Welcome!<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>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/116SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11<p><br></p><p>On Dec. 6, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario, with the first occurring on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards affected. In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</p><p>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with rotating one-day strikes today in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the SCDSB.</p><p><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 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></p><p>All secondary out-of-school activities will also be cancelled on Dec. 11.</p><p><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students.</strong></p><p>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).</p><p>Thank you for your understanding.<br></p>
Days of Awareness and Recognition taking place in Decemberhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/287Days 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. 4http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/115SCDSB 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="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.<br></div>
Reminder about sledding safety at school http://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/288Reminder about sledding safety at school <p>Student safety is our first priority, and although we do allow "crazy carpets" and soft sleds at our school, we do not allow hard sleds, two-person sleds or snow racers. We do supervise sledding and we remind students of safety rules on a regular basis. </p><p>We want to inform parents that if students are sledding at school, Ophea (the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) recommends that they should wear a properly fitted (as per manufacturer's guidelines) and properly worn CSA-approved hockey helmet or snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association.</p><p>If you send a sled and helmet (optional) to school with your child, you are giving permission for your child to take part in this activity. <br></p><p><br></p>
​Register now for Night School (Semester Two) to complete high school, prepare for post-secondary educationhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/289​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="http://www.thelearningcentres.com/">www.thelearningcentres.com</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 yearhttp://cci.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/290How 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="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/">www.simcoemuskokahealth.org</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>