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Junior Boys Football Game November 10th Cancelledhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/66Junior Boys Football Game November 10th Cancelled<p>Junior Boys Football Game November 10th Cancelled​ - Rescheduled until Monday November 13th​</p>
National Addiction Awareness Weekhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/65National Addiction Awareness Week<p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Nov 12 </font></span><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;font-size:6.5pt;">th </span><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">– 18 </font></span><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;font-size:6.5pt;">th </span><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">is National Addiction Awareness Week. The SCDSB will be marking this week by providing</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">schools with a variety of resources to increase awareness and education among staff and students. We</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">hope that your child will share some of what they are learning this week and we have included some</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">helpful resources to support you in the conversations you may be having with your children throughout</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cd;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">the week.​</font></span></p><p>​</p>
Student Activity Card Hologramshttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/62Student Activity Card Holograms<p>Holograms are required on your Student Activity Card for all school activities - holgrams are available to purchase for $10 from the SAC Office at lunchtime​​</p>
Graduation Photoshttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/58Graduation Photos<p>Graduation Photos are happening from November 20-24.  Sign up in the main office.​​</p>
Night of Excellencehttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/64Night of Excellence<p>Wed. Oct. 25 from 7-9pm in our gym we will celebrate academic achievements from 2016/17. Invited students are required to arrive by 6:30pm. Light refreshments will follow in our brand new cafeteria space.​​</p>
SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology optionshttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/74SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology options<p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to announce two partnerships for the 2017-18 school year. The SCDSB has worked with Dell Canada and Staples to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. Both programs are approved by the SCDSB.<br><br>Information about both programs, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact either a Dell Education Advisor or your nearest Staples store, as appropriate.<br><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SimcoeCountyDSB-Dell%20BYOD_June2017.pdf">Dell Canada BYOD program letter</a><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SchoolToolsBYOD_SimcoeLetter_EN.pdf">Staples BYOD program letter</a><br> <br></p>
Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix 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="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">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>
Course Calendar 2017-2018http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/42Course 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>
OSSLT Prep - TIPS Program informationhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/40OSSLT Prep - TIPS Program information<p>​​​The after school TIPS program begins on Tues. Feb. 14th. This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35 to 3:35 in room 232. The sessions have been designed to support students in preparation for the OSSLT that takes place on March 30th. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to the main office, or to Mrs. Potvin at the first session.</p><p><a href="/Documents/TIPS%20letter%20February%206.2017docx.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />TIPS letter February 6.2017docx.docx</a><br></p>