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Equity, Diversty, and Inclusion Virtual Parent Workop at HP, Diversty, and Inclusion Virtual Parent Workop at HP<p>We pleased to inform you that the Harmony Movement will be providing a virtual (online) parent workshop for all interested Huron Park parents and guardians on Thursday, December 9th from 7:00-8:30pm. The link below will connect you to the registration page for the workshop and provide additional information about the Harmony Movement and goals of the workshop.   <br></p><p><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""></a></span></span><br></p><p><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"></span></span>We look forward to seeing you on the evening of December 9th and working with our school community and the Harmony Movement to support our students at Huron Park.<br></p><p><br></p>
SCDSB Schools Continue to be Mask-Friendly Environments Schools Continue to be Mask-Friendly Environments<p>​</p><p><strong>SCDSB schools continue to be mask-friendly environments</strong></p><p>Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, staff and visitors are no longer required to wear masks in schools, school board offices and on student transportation. SCDSB schools continue to be mask-friendly environments. Masks remain available to students and staff who choose to continue to wear them while in schools. Please encourage your child(ren) to be respectful and understanding of everyone's choice with respect to masking so that SCDSB schools remain the safe, inclusive and welcoming teaching and learning environments they are meant to be for all. </p><p>There are still some situations where masks are to be worn. Examples include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>When traveling outside of Canada masks are to be worn for 14 days upon return.</li><li>After testing positive for COVID-19 masks are to be worn on days 6 through 10 following a five-day isolation period.</li></ul><p>For more information visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website at <a href=""></a><br></p><p><br></p>
Keep Connected With Our School And With The SCDSB Connected With Our School And With The SCDSB<p>It's important to get accurate information about what's going on at your school and at the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). Here are some ways to do that:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Subscribe to our school's website by visiting the 'What's New' section at You can sign up to receive emails about school news updates and information during emergency situations. It's easy to subscribe – visit our website and click the 'Subscribe' link at the very top of the page. Provide your email and click 'Subscribe'; a message will be sent to your inbox with a link to click to confirm that you want to subscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of each email.</li></ul><p>Sign up to receive SCDSB media releases by clicking the 'Subscribe' button at <a href=""></a>.Follow the SCDSB on Twitter (@SCDSB_Schools), Facebook ( and Instagram ( <br></p><p><br></p>
Feedback, Recovery and Improvement Day – June 27, 2022, Recovery and Improvement Day – June 27, 2022<p>On June 27 all secondary schools will run a Feedback, Recovery and Improvement Day for students. Students requiring an opportunity to receive feedback from an assessment, to rescue or recover a credit or to improve on an area of missed expectations can attend and meet with teachers and support staff. Teachers and support staff will communicate with students who will benefit most from attending this opportunity; however, all students will be invited to attend. There will be no new instruction that day, but it is an opportunity for students to work more closely with their teacher if they require feedback, credit recovery or an opportunity to improve on an area of missed expectations. <br></p><p><br></p>
Parent/Guardian School Climate Survey School Climate Survey<p>In April 2022, the SCDSB administered the school climate survey for students in Grades 4 to 12. Between May 2 and May 27, the SCDSB invites parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students to participate in the 2021-2022 SCDSB School Climate Survey for parents/guardians. The online survey is completely anonymous and confidential. Participants will not be asked to provide their name or other identifying information. </p><p>Similar to previous SCDSB school climate surveys, the questions will cover a range of topics, such as the overall tone of the school, school safety, student well-being and belonging.</p><p>Parents/guardians will receive a link to the climate survey via the email on file at their children's school, or can access the survey through the SCDSB website at <a href=""></a>. </p><p>Questions can be directed to <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Register Now for Summer Child XCare Now for Summer Child XCare<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Child care programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are provided by independent, third-party child care operators in some SCDSB schools. To support your child care needs, some operators offer child care over the summer holidays. Registration in advance is required. Please contact the child care operator directly to discuss fees and to register. More information and contact numbers can be found at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. </span><br></p>
Kindergarten Registration for September 2022 is Open! Registration for September 2022 is Open!<p><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Kindergarten is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning and we want your child to begin their journey in a SCDSB school! Do you have a child who is turning four in 2022? If so, we invite you to register your child for kindergarten. To register online or for more information visit: </span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> /kindergarten</span></span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">.<strong> </strong></span><br></p>
EarlyON Child and Family Centres Child and Family Centres<p>Did you know that EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs, resources, parenting courses and developmental screening, as well as referrals to community programs? All children, prenatal through 6 years of age, can participate with their parent(s) or caregiver(s). In Simcoe County there are four agencies that deliver EarlyON Child and Family programs. Services are available in English and French and can be explored by visiting <a href=""></a>. EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff are trained in child development and facilitation of educational programs for parents/guardians and children, and are now providing a new parent/child interactive program called <em>Getting Ready for Kindergarten</em> for parents/guardians and children who are starting Kindergarten this fall! Pre-register at <a href=""></a>.<br></p>
Adult English as a Second Language Program English as a Second Language Program<p>Looking to improve your English skills? Join our Adult English as a Second Language Program<strong> </strong>(ESL) classes to improve your listening and speaking skills through class discussions and presentations.  Develop your English skills to advance in your current job or open the door to new employment opportunities. Learn more about your local community and explore Canadian culture and history. Adult ESL classes are offered year-round with a continuous intake.<strong>          </strong></p><p>To register for the program, please contact the Barrie Learning Centre at 705-725-8360 ext. 45151, or email <a href=""></a>.<br></p>
Join us! A learning series for parents/guardians Join us! A learning series for parents/guardians<p><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>Mental health and well-being continues to be a key strategic priority within the SCDSB. We are pleased to be part of a three-year partnership with Pine River Institute (PRI). The Centre for Family Initiatives at Pine River Institute (CFI@PRI) will provide several multi-part learning series focused on student mental health and well-being to SCDSB families, staff and within the SCDSB's broader school communities. <br><br>There is an upcoming webinar in the learning series specifically planned for parents and guardians during this school year.  </p><p>     May 19      Understanding addiction and addictive behaviours</p><p><br>We hope you save this date in your calendar and join us for this learning opportunity. For more information and to register, please visit the mental health and well-being page on the SCDSB website: <a href=""></a>.</p><p>Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth aged 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. Combining therapy with a fully-accredited education program, PRI reinforces the healthy life skills required for a successful future. CFI@PRI extends PRI's knowledge, experience and evidence-informed treatment approach to families and care providers in the community to support youth mental wellness and prevent the need for more intensive interventions.  Learn more about PRI by visiting their website at <a href=""></a>.<br></p>