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Students to participate in remote learning http://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/134Students to participate in remote learning <p>​On April 12, the Ontario government announced that all schools in Ontario will move to remote learning following the Spring Break in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19. </p><p>As a result, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students currently participating in in-person learning will now participate in remote learning until further notice. Students will receive and complete assigned coursework through the virtual learning platform established by their teacher (either Google Classroom or Desire2Learn [D2L]). Your child’s teacher will contact you beginning on Monday, April 19 to discuss next steps, including information on how to access technology, if required, for the purpose of remote learning. School programming is expected to be in full operation through remote learning by Wednesday, April 21. Please note that transportation services will not be available during the remote learning period.</p><p>Parents/guardians of students in special education classes will be contacted by their child’s teacher beginning on Monday, April 19 regarding programming and transportation arrangements. School programming is expected to be in full operation by Wednesday, April 21.</p><p>Students currently enrolled in the Learn@Home program will continue to attend class virtually. Learn@Home classes will resume on Monday, April 19.</p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a>.<br><div><br></div>
Covid 19 Update August 31, 2020http://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/64Covid 19 Update August 31, 2020<p>​<a href="/Lists/Newsletters/Covid%2019%20Update%20for%20SWO%20Families.pdf">Covid 19 Update for SWO Families.pdf</a><br></p>
A message for SCDSB families May 19, 2020http://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/63A message for SCDSB families May 19, 2020<p>​<strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">On May 19, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. Please read the statement from the government here: </span><a href="https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/health-and-safety-top-priority-as-schools-remain-closed.html" title="Open the announcement in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:14.0775px;display:inline;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/health-and-safety-top-priority-as-schools-remain-closed.html</a><br style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">More information and details will be shared directly with families in the coming days.</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">For ongoing updates and information, please continue to visit the </span><a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19" title="Open the COVID-19 page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:14.0775px;display:inline;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">COVID-19 page</a><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"> on our website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: </span><a href="https://twitter.com/scdsb_schools" title="Open the SCDSB Twitter page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:14.0775px;display:inline;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">@SCDSB_Schools</a><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"> or Facebook: </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB" title="Open the SCDSB's Facebook page in the same window" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:14.0775px;display:inline;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a><span style="color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:14.0775px;letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">). </span><br></p>
Parent/guardian survey regarding Before and After School Programshttp://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/131Parent/guardian survey regarding Before and After School Programs<p>Before and After School Programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are provided by independent, third-party child care operators in SCDSB schools. Each year, child care providers assess demand, viability and projected enrollment in order to determine need for before and after school child care programs.<br><br>Parents/guardians of children who will be registered in Kindergarten to Grade 6 beginning in September 2021 are asked to take a moment to complete a short questionnaire. Responses will be provided to child care operators and the County of Simcoe to assist with their needs assessment. <strong>Please note that this survey will be available until February 12, 2021</strong>.<br><br>Complete the survey: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2122BASP">www.surveymonkey.com/r/2122BASP </a><br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely<p>​</p><p>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) launched the Bus Tag<strong> </strong>program this September.<strong> </strong>The Bus Tag program supports safety for JK/SK and other school-identified students by<strong> </strong>providing a process to match students to their assigned afternoon school bus and to also<strong> </strong>identify they must be met by a parent or guardian at their afternoon bus stop.</p><p>The program provides:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>a colour coded bus tag with the assigned p.m. route number to be attached to the student's backpack</li><li>a colour-coded route card with route number in the windows of the school bus that the Bus Tag is matched to</li></ul><p>The SCSTC and Bus Operators have policies and procedures that are used on all school vehicles to ensure students in JK/SK and other school identified students are met at their afternoon bus stop.  It's the parent/guardian's responsibility to meet Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and other identified students at the bus stop .The Bus Tag program has been established to assist both the schools and school bus drivers to load these students on the correct afternoon bus and identify they are to be met at their bus stop by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact the Transportation Consortium through their website: <a target="_blank" href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://swo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>