Our quality public education system thrives on community support. Parents are key partners in the education process and the support of parents and guardians is closely linked to academic achievement.
Please visit our Parent Resources page for a wealth of information about parent engagement and ways to help you stay involved in your child's education.
The SCDSB Student Handbook has a wealth of information about our schools, including assessment dates, report card information, student learning, the Code of Conduct, safety in schools, healthy living tips, technology use and much more.
Parents can also follow SCDSB's blog Sharing Simcoe, at http://sharingsimcoe.com/. Through Sharing Simcoe, we introduce you to some of the amazing people involved in schools and feature stories and tips from our own in-house experts.
Visit the Ministry of Education's Parent Information website.
Parents and guardians can help students learn by:
showing interest in education and in their child's progress
discussing their child's work and academic progress with the teacher
praising their child's efforts and accomplishments
discussing various aspects of school work and activities with their child in a positive and supportive manner
setting up an appropriate homework area, providing appropriate materials, and limiting distractions
helping their child find the best time to do homework
asking their child to explain the assignment to them
monitoring their child's homework and provide assistance where needed
letting their child do the work on his/her own before helping
helping their child draw up a schedule to complete homework or a major project balanced with family time and extra-curricular activities
developing awareness of the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum
maintaining close communication with the school
Visit our Parent Workshops page to see the free workshops you can attend this year.
Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)
For more information, please visit our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and School Councils webpages.
Policy 4311 - Parent Involvement Committee
Contact: 705-734-6363 ext. 11366
Volunteering in Schools
Volunteers are an important part of what makes our schools great places to learn and grow. We value and appreciate the support of our volunteers. Volunteers have various roles at our schools, including:
- School council members and participants
- Hot lunch day organizers
- Field trip supervisors
- Classroom helpers
- Kiss-n-ride supervisors
In order to be a volunteer at an SCDSB school, you must complete a criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Please visit your local school's office if you’re interested in volunteering and would like to know more about the opportunities available. After meeting with you, the school will provide you with the form to bring to the police department to complete your criminal record check.
Volunteer Offence Declaration Form