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Innisfil iDea Lab Library October 2021 Events http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/305Innisfil iDea Lab Library October 2021 Events <p>​<span style="color:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">H</span><span style="color:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">ello Innisfil Schools! </span></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/October%202021%20Brochure.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />October 2021 Brochure.pdf</a>With October right around the corner, I have a few updates from the Library I'd like to share with you. Please find our monthly newsletter attached, which we'd love for you to share with your school community. Below are some highlighted events this month:</span></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Short Story Contest: </strong></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">We're in the final month of the Short Story Contest!  Guest judge Nadia Hohn will be doing her public author talk this </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Saturday, October 2nd, at 11:00am</strong></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">. </span><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://innisfil.bibliocommons.com/events/613d07a144549d2f0062800e&data=04%7c01%7cahughes%40scdsb.on.ca%7c208b6ea8feba408e736a08d982afff81%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637684517140010172%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=rQwbhct2iFe0mvPCzi4wOfQXJAxR6SVg5wU9K1Bckz0%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: https://innisfil.bibliocommons.com/events/613d07a144549d2f0062800e. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Click here for registration and additional details</span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">. I hope that many of your students are looking forward to participating in the contest, and if you have any questions about the competition, email me! The contest closes on Friday October 29th at midnight and submissions must be done through our website: </span><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://www.innisfilidealab.ca/writeon/&data=04%7c01%7cahughes%40scdsb.on.ca%7c208b6ea8feba408e736a08d982afff81%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637684517140020166%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=BlXaaq1r01uPXAwwEjzEZWNuIA6mwhfWjOad5ACM1VI%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: http://www.innisfilidealab.ca/writeon/. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="1" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">http://www.innisfilidealab.ca/writeon/</span></a></div><div class="x__Entity x__EType_OWALinkPreview x__EId_OWALinkPreview x__EReadonly_1" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></div><br><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Book Sale: </strong></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">From Saturday October 2nd until Saturday October 16th, the Library is holding a giant, gently used book sale! This could be a great opportunity to add to your classroom Library. Prices range from 50¢ to $4 and books will be available at our Lakeshore, Stroud, and Cookstown locations.  </span></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>PA Day:</strong></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> On Friday October 22nd, the Library is hosting some virtual games for kids! </span><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://innisfil.bibliocommons.com/events/61439b91ef1d61280081b814&data=04%7c01%7cahughes%40scdsb.on.ca%7c208b6ea8feba408e736a08d982afff81%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637684517140030164%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=0Nr941Dw/bOovCU4/FI%2BUx15may9s/DMnLFmqbkE7Qs%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: https://innisfil.bibliocommons.com/events/61439b91ef1d61280081b814. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Click here for registration information</span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">.</span><br><div class="x__Entity x__EType_OWALinkPreview x__EId_OWALinkPreview_1 x__EReadonly_1" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></div><br><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong>Kindergarten Visits</strong></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">: This month, we want to get your Kindergarteners excited about the Library and put a Library card in the hands of every Kindergartener (whether online or in school) across Innisfil! Help us make this possible! These </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><em>virtual </em></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">visits are approxim</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">ately 40 minutes in length and are a fantastic way to start the year and get students excited about the Library, books, and reading. Your school's kindergarten team can choose individual class dates, or we can do a visit for multiple classes at once. Teachers can book a visit with this quick online form: </span><span lang="en-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:blue;"><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://forms.gle/Z7AUThdQy6a2UqT17&data=04%7c01%7cahughes%40scdsb.on.ca%7c208b6ea8feba408e736a08d982afff81%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637684517140030164%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=i4j56DBoN6hRTIYVnQaYuE3F4Z2hXk2xa90PIBowyzA%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: https://forms.gle/Z7AUThdQy6a2UqT17. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">https://forms.gle/Z7AUThdQy6a2UqT17</span></a></span></span></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Thank you so much, we look forward to meeting all of your Kindergarteners! </span></font></div><p><br></p>
October School Calendar 2021http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/306October School Calendar 2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/AGES%20School%20Calander%20Oct2021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />AGES School Calander Oct2021.pdf</a><br></p>
SCDSB School Newsletter October 2021http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/307SCDSB School Newsletter October 2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/SCDSB%20School%20Newsletter%20Oct2021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCDSB School Newsletter Oct2021.pdf</a><br></p>
School Council Parent/Guardian Canditate Nomination Formhttp://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/304School Council Parent/Guardian Canditate Nomination Form<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A7200%20-%203%20School%20Council%20Parent%20Candidate%20Nomination%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />FORM A7200 - 3 School Council Parent Candidate Nomination Form.pdf</a><br></p>
September Calendar 2021http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/303September Calendar 2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/September%20Calendar.jpg"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icjpg.gif" alt="" />September Calendar.jpg</a><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://alg.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>
Online Forms and Paymentshttp://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/263Online Forms and Payments<p>​<span style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:560.774px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;"> and to collect sc</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:665.101px;top:281.357px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">hool </span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:297.643px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">funds.</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:321.456px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;"><br>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available. </span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">Items are personalized to each st</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:317.109px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">udent</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:352.289px;top:337.588px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">. </span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:361.556px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">Payment can be made by credit card, electronic c</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:418.043px;top:361.556px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">heque or using a visa/debit style card.</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:109.543px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">To create an online account, click on the Online Forms adn Pay Fees button or visit </span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:314.805px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span><span style="color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;left:597.492px;top:385.369px;font-size:14.1345px;font-family:sans-serif;">.</span><br></p>
Alcona Glen Mobile Device Policyhttp://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/228Alcona Glen Mobile Device Policy<p>​</p><p>Dear Parents/Guardians </p><p>Attached is the link to the parents' guide to the Ontario Code of Conduct. <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/code.html">http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/code.html</a></p><p><strong>Standards of Behaviour</strong><br> <strong>Respect, civility and responsible citizenship</strong><br> All school members must:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cellphones and other personal mobile devices are only used during instructional time for educational purposes (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs</li></ul><p>These rules are in place to support student learning and safety. Some students have engaged in using video, games and/or photos at inappropriate times and places such as in class, on the yard or in the washroom. We have had many issues with students texting during class, accessing websites/materials that are not appropriate and using phones to disrupt. </p><p>Students will be permitted 5 minutes to check their phones for messages at the beginning of each nutrition break.  If students are unable to check at this time, no additional time will be given, they must wait until the next nutrition break or the end of the day.  Parents must be aware that students will be unable to respond to any messages outside of these periods.  Of course, there are times when emergencies arise outside of these times and a call is necessary. Parents must call the office in these circumstances as students will not be permitted to respond on their mobile devices.</p><p>When students arrive at school, the phones are to be turned off and put away, even on the yard. This will allow more face to face time for students and promote healthier relationships for all. These expectations are being put into place in order to ensure that we are protecting the learning environment for all students. </p><p><strong>The following are the consequences that will be enforced: </strong></p><ul><li>First Occurrence – the device will be removed from the student and sent to the office for storage.  The student will have a discussion to review the Acceptable Use Policy and guest wireless access, and a record of the infraction will be kept on file in the office.  The device will be returned to the student.<br><br> </li><li>Second Occurrence – the device will be removed from the student and sent to the office for storage.  The device will be returned when a discussion has occurred with the student and a parent/guardian to review the Acceptable Use Policy and guest wireless access, noting access may be denied.  A record of the infraction will be kept in the office.<br><br> </li><li>Third Occurrence – the guest wireless access for that student will be denied and having personal electronic devices at school will be suspended for a designated period of time.  A record of the occurrence will be maintained in the office.<br><br> <br><br>Beyond these, individual decisions will be made as to whether the phone will be permitted back at school at all and/or if a suspension is necessary due to opposition to authority and/or conduct injurious to the moral tone/well-being of others. <br><br>Finally, the school is not responsible in any way for lost, broken, damaged or stolen phones as they are not a necessity at school and if a child and parent decide to send it they are agreeing to this policy. <br><br>We thank you for your cooperation, support and working with your child to determine what is best for them in developing responsible and healthy habits.</li></ul>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://alg.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://alg.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>