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November 2018 Viking Visons Newsletter 2018 Viking Visons Newsletter<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Viking%20Visions%20November%202018.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Viking Visions November 2018.pdf</a></p>
Mid Term Report Cards Term Report Cards<p>​Mid Term Report Cards are being distributed on November 15<br></p>
Graduation Photos Photos<p>​</p><td class="ms-formlabel" width="113px" valign="top" nowrap="true"><br></td><td class="ms-formbody" width="350px" valign="top"><div style="display:inline;"><p>​Graduation Photos - This is your final opportunity to have your graduation photo taken at Barrie North.  Even if you do not want to purchase graduation photos please stop by to sign up for your photo so you can be included in the graduation composite for June 2019</p></div></td>
After Hours Homework Help Registration Hours Homework Help Registration<p>​After hours homework help started on November 19.  It runs Monday-Thrusday from 2:45-4:00 in the library.  To take advantage of this opportunity, follow the link below to register.  <br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="">After Hours Homework Registration </a><br></p>
Addictions Awareness Week November 12-16 Awareness Week November 12-16<p>​"Nov 12<sup>th</sup> – 16<sup>th</sup> is National Addiction Awareness Week.  Barrie North students will have many opportunities throughout the week to participate in a variety activities designed to increase their awareness and education related to addictions.  With the help of some of our community partners, including Canadian Mental Health Association and The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, students will learn about the legalization of cannabis, the risks associated with tobacco use and vaping, online gaming/gambling, in addition to information pertaining to the opioid crisis through a number of engaging and  informative sessions.   Students will also have opportunities to explore healthy coping  strategies and other ways to support a positive mental health and well-being.  If you are a parent and you're looking for resources on how to support and educate your child the following resources have been provided:"</p><p> </p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><a href=""><strong>Youth, Family and Interactive Technology Use: Camh Online Brochure</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Technology Use - Tips for Parents</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Parent Action on Drugs (Years 1-7)</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Parent Action on Drugs (Teens)</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Cannabis - What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Cannabis Communications Guide</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Talking Pot with Youth</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Prescription Opioids - What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know</strong></a></td></tr></tbody></table>
Addictions Awareness Awareness<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Addictions%20Awareness.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Addictions Awareness.pdf</a></p>
StopGap<p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Bringing StopGap to our community<br></span></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/StopGap%20brochure.jpg" alt="StopGap brochure.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"></span></p>
CMHA Youth Services Youth Services<p><a href="/Documents/CMHA%20Youth%20Services.jpg"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icjpg.gif" alt="" />CMHA Youth Services.jpg</a><br></p>
You could be eligible for free college or university tuition could be eligible for free college or university tuition<p>​The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is changing for the 2017-18 school year. Under the revised program, students with a family income under $50,000 are eligible for free tuition. Students with higher family incomces are still eligible for support.</p><p>Use the OSAP calculator and find out more at <a href="">​</a>.</p>
SCDSB​ Chair and Director ‘thankful’ for EQAO decision to score literacy tests​ Chair and Director ‘thankful’ for EQAO decision to score literacy tests<p>​Ontario’s Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) announced today that it plans to score completed Ontario Secondary School Literacy Tests (OSSLT) and tests that had a significant portion complete. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has provided this information to staff, students and parents.<br><br>Read <a href="" target="_blank">EQAO’s letter to parents</a>.<br><br>"We recognize the significance of this important graduation requirement," says Peter Beacock, Chair, SCDSB. "We are very pleased for our students that this decision has been made."<br><br>“I’m thankful for the response EQAO is giving to our students,” says Kathi Wallace, Director of Education. “I'm appreciative of their work to investigate whether the OSSLT could be scored and their consideration of the feedback from school boards and the education community. We're pleased many of our students will have their OSSLT marked and, if successful, will have completed their graduation requirement.”<br><br>EQAO has said the results will be available to schools in January. Schools can then identify students who will need to write the OSSLT again on March 30, 2017, or who may complete the literacy course in place of the OSSLT.<br><br><em>Information: </em><br><em>Kathi Wallace, Director of Education</em><br><em>705-734-6363 x11204</em></p>