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All SCDSB schools closed today (Jan. 17)http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/140All SCDSB schools closed today (Jan. 17)<p>​Due to current road conditions and the forecast for poor weather to continue throughout the day, all SCDSB schools will be closed (Jan. 17). Students will move to remote learning where possible. The Learn@Home program will run as scheduled.<br></p>
AGES January 2022 Calendar http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/310AGES January 2022 Calendar <p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/AGES%20January%202022%20Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />AGES January 2022 Calendar.pdf</a><br></p>
SCDSB School Newsletter January 2022http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/311SCDSB School Newsletter January 2022<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/SCDSB%20School%20Newsletter%20January%202022.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />SCDSB School Newsletter January 2022.pdf</a><br></p>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://alg.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>Jan. 13 </div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</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>Feb. 17</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</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>
SCDSB School Newsletter December 2021http://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/308SCDSB School Newsletter December 2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Newsletter%20Items%20for%20SCDSB%20Schools-%20December%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Newsletter Items for SCDSB Schools- December 2021.pdf</a><br></p>
AGES December 2021 Calendarhttp://alg.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/309AGES December 2021 Calendar<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/AGES%20December%202021%20Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />AGES December 2021 Calendar.pdf</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>