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Kindergarten Orientation In-Schoolhttp://moo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/200Kindergarten Orientation In-School<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​JK and New SK Orientation-May 18, 3:15-3:45  </span></strong><br></p><p>We are so happy to be hosting our Kindergarten Orientation in-person this year.  Enter at the East side of the building through the kindergarten doors.<br></p>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://moo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/138Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions<p>​In 2022, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting virtual special education outreach sessions to assist parents/caregivers in learning more about programs, supports and ways that we work together to support students with special education needs. </p><div><strong>IEPs and school-based assessments – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Jan. 13 </div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br style="text-decoration:line-through;"></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in SCDSB schools and within our communities – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Feb. 17</div><div><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students as they transition into school, from one school to another, and from school upon graduation – information for parents/caregivers</strong> </div><div>April 12</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Working with families to create safe and supportive environments for children who have experienced trauma – information for parents/caregivers </strong></div><div>May 10</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Participants are asked to register in advance. Information to access the sessions will be shared via email with individuals who have pre-registered. <a href="https://bit.ly/3s8OBm8">Learn more about each session and how to register</a>.   </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://moo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Parent/guardian survey regarding Before and After School Programshttp://moo.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://moo.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://moo.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>