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July 2016 School Newsletter 2016 School Newsletter<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpub.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />July</a></p>
Terry Fox Run Fox Run<p>​<span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">T</span><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">he BNC Terry Fox Run will be on</span><strong style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> Thursdayday September 29</strong><font size="-1" style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></font><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">during most of</span><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><strong style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;">period 2</strong><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">. </span></p><br style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Rain date will be Friday September 30</span><font size="-1" style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><sup>th</sup></font><span style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> during period 2.</span><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">Our school goal is to raise <strong>$1500.00</strong> (online and offline combined goal total)</div><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">To participate each student must collect or donate a <strong>minimum of $2.00</strong></div><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;background-color:#ffffff;">We would like to encourage all students to use the pledge forms to track any money collected.  People can also donate online at <strong style="color:#003366;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="" target="_blank"></a></span></strong>​ by searching for our school <strong>Barrie North Collegiate</strong> under the <strong>Terry Fox School Run</strong> tab.</div>
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test moves online for 2016-17 Secondary School Literacy Test moves online for 2016-17<p>​The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be completed online in 2016-17. The test will be administered twice because of the move to the online format. Students will write the test at school on school computers. <br><br>Simcoe County District School Board students who started Grade 9 in September 2015 may be eligible to write the test next school year. <br><br>The first test date is Oct. 20, 2016. Students who are successful on the Oct. 20 test will have met the graduation requirement. Students who are not successful in October can write the test again on March 30, 2017. The October test will not count as a failed attempt.<br><br>In October 2016, the test will be the online format only. In March 2017, the test will be available both online and in paper format. <br><br>A sample test is available for students to preview and practice. Further details about the October test day will be shared in the fall.<br><br>The OSSLT is a graduation requirement managed by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Test dates are set by EQAO. <br><br>More information about the OSSLT is available on EQAO’s website: <a href=""></a>. </p>
BNC Annual Report 2015-2016 Annual Report 2015-2016<p>​The purpose of the school council is to help improve student life and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. The council strives to bring all stakeholders: parents, teachers, administration, students and the community together to discuss issues that are relevant to the school community. </p><p><a href="/Documents/BNC%20%20annual%20report%202015-2016.doc">BNC annual report 2015-2016</a>​<br></p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school<p>​Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from Feb. 22 to March 11.  <br><br>Survey topics include: the overall tone of the school, feeling of safety, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.<br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Complete the survey now</a></strong><br>Password: SecondaryParent2015  <br></p><p style="text-align:left;">A similar survey is being conducted with staff and students. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results.  <br><br>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  <br><br>The parent and staff versions of the secondary school <em>School</em><em> Climate Survey</em> are new this year and will be added to the elementary school survey next year. Student feedback has been collected since 2007.  <br><br>Questions can be sent to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p>
Grade 8 Student and Parent Information 8 Student and Parent Information<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/January%202016%20Events%20Poster%20v3.docx"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />January 2016 Events Poster v3.docx</a></p>
Construction Update for Barrie North Update for Barrie North <p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Construction%20update.pdf"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Construction update.pdf</a><br></p>
CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action <p>The collective bargaining agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expired on August 31, 2014. In the SCDSB, CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff. Since September 10, 2015, CUPE members have been engaged in provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign.   </p><p><strong>On November 2, CUPE reached a tentative agreement at the central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).  </strong>The tentative deal must be endorsed by CUPE's local leaders before it is presented to all CUPE members for ratification. CUPE has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place.  Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public. </p><p> To learn more about the labour situation, visit the <a href="" target="_blank">Labour Situation page</a> on the SCDSB's website.</p>



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