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Wellness Week Permission Form Week Permission Form<p>​​<a href="/Documents/wellness%20week%20permission%20form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />wellness week permission form.pdf</a><br></p>
Wellness Week Activities!! Week Activities!!<p>​Great News! Barrie North has received funding that will allow us to bring the entire school to Springwater Provincial Park during Wellness Week (May 3<sup>rd</sup> & 4<sup>th</sup>) for students to experience a variety of things that can contribute to positive overall wellness. We have Barrie North staff leading sessions on things like songwriting, Tai Chi, food and mood, among other things. In addition we are fortunate to have Beausoleil First Nations staff leading a Medicine Walk, Drum Circle and other sessions. A permission form has been sent home and is required back to period 4 teachers by Monday May 1<sup>st</sup>. You can download the permission form from the website.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><strong>ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:</strong></p><ul><li>Lunch will be provided (pizza bun & fruit or veg).</li><li>Dress for the weather (light rain, sun screen/hat, bug repellent, etc); we will only postpone if there is significant rain expected. Announcements will be made & the school website will be updated.</li><li>Please bring your own additional snacks.</li><li>Please bring a refillable water bottle.</li><li>Students will be invited to participate in various "wellness sessions". Some are active and some are more cognitive. Please come prepared to explore ways to manage stress, anxiety, social pressures, hectic lifestyles, etc. We can all benefit!</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Examples of sessions:</strong></p><ul><li>Selfie-Transformers not Conformers</li><li>Apps for wellness  /  Food and Mood </li><li>Intro to Tai Chi  /  Adventure Hike</li><li>Songwriting workshop - bring guitar</li><li>Campfire & the art of rest  /  Mini Head Sculpture</li><li>The Soothing Sound of Silence  /  Drumming</li><li>Chill, Chat, Connect  /  Social Games & activities</li></ul><p><strong>Beausoleil First Nations sessions:</strong></p><ul><li>Sweat Lodge intro /  Carver / Artist</li><li>Reconciliation Walk  /  Medicine Walk </li><li>Drum Circle /  Firebow ​</li></ul><p><br></p>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
Dr. Eva Olsson visiting North Eva Olsson visiting North<p>Barrie North Collegiate is thrilled to host Dr. Eva Olsson on Thursday April 20<sup>th</sup>. Dr. Olsson will address our grade 10 and 11 students in our main gym while the rest of the school is able to tune in to a live broadcast of her presentation. Dr Olsson, a holocaust survivor, will share her experiences and connect them to the challenges of today. We are very excited to spend time with her. In particular, students that have just returned from Vimy will get to share a lunch with her.</p><p>​In addition, the general public is invited to meet with her at 6:30 pm that same day at Bear Creek Secondary School for a similar presentation. </p>
Hold and secure at Barrie North - April 10, 2017 and secure at Barrie North - April 10, 2017<div>​On Monday, April 10 at about 11 a.m., Barrie Police contacted the school and asked us to go into hold and secure as a precaution while they conducted an investigation in the community. Our students and staff were outside conducting a regular fire drill at the time. We ended the drill and moved everyone back into the school.</div><div><br></div><div>We initiated our hold and secure, which means no one was allowed to enter or exit the building. All doors were locked. Our activities continued inside the building. We were in hold and secure for about 40 minutes. </div><div><br></div><div>We are proud of how our students and staff handled this situation. </div><div><br></div><div>We’ll always take whatever precautions are necessary to keep our school community safe. Parents should receive a call regarding this incident. As always, if you have any questions, please call us at the school.  </div><div><br></div>
OSSLT Day Schedule Day Schedule<p>​​Please review the schedule and details for March 30th</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FOR THURDSAY, MARCH 30, 2017</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">OSSLT  </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:50</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Classroom organization</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:15 – 11:30 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">OSSLT</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Session 1</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Snack Break</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Session 2</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lunch</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11:30 – 12:15</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Period 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12:15 – 12:45</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Period 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12:49 – 1:19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Period 3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1:23 – 1:53</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Period 4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1:57 – 2:27</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>REGULAR TRANSPORTATION RUNS​</strong></span></p><ul><li>All regular school buses will run <strong>their regular schedule in the morning.</strong><strong>  </strong>Only students who are writing the OSSLT, or have Life Skills, ASD or Learning Centre classes should take their regular morning scheduled bus.  Students who have a morning co-op placement, and are not writing the OSSLT, should attend co-op.</li><li>Additionally, all regular school buses to secondary schools will make a <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>second morning run </strong></span>to pick-up students who are not writing the OSSLT.  These second morning runs will pick-up students at their regular designated bus stops <strong>exactly four and a quarter (4 ¼ ) hours </strong>later then their regularly scheduled morning pick up times.</li><li>All school buses will run <strong>their regular schedule in the afternoon </strong>to return all students home.</li></ul><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AFTERNOON CLASSES </strong></span></p><p>Due to the nature of the shortened periods we will be offering <strong><em>no new curriculum on this day</em></strong>. This day will provide our students several options to attend their classes for supports in the form of extra help, clarification, completing outstanding work or working on previously assigned tasks. </p><ul><li>All four classes will be available for your student to attend; however, if they need additional support in one course they may choose to spend the entire afternoon working with that teacher. For example, if they need clarification in math, they might spend the afternoon with their math teacher. The same would be true for any course.</li><li>Teachers will be available, in a single assigned location for their three teaching periods. </li><li>A student may also choose to attend every class for the 30 minute periods or select a combination of their classes adding up to 120 minutes of instruction and support.</li><li>Program focus for the afternoon will be:</li></ul><ul><li>Supporting completion of outstanding assignments</li><li>Providing extra help and clarification </li><li>Work space and technology for independent reading, projects, research and ISU work.</li></ul><p><br></p>
Parent/Teacher Night & School Council Night & School Council<p>​​​Parent/Teacher Interview Night - tomorrow</p><p>Thurs. March 23, 6 to 8pm</p><p>If you did not manage to schedule an interview time, please just drop in. There are many openings to connect with teachers and get an update on your student's progress.</p><p>SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING - Thurs. Mar. 23rd @ 7:30PM</p><p>All parents are invited to attend a school council meeting. Please feel free to drop by after Parent/Teacher interviews. The meeting begins at 7:30PM</p>
Course Calendar 2017-2018 Calendar 2017-2018<p>​​Use the link provided below to access our course calendar for 2017-2018.</p><p><a href="/Documents/Course%20Calendar%202017-2018.docx">Course Calendar 2017-2018.docx</a>​<br></p>



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