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SCDSB leads province in energy efficiency
06/25/2024
For the second year in a row, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been recognized by the Climate Challenge Network as the tenth most energy efficient school board in Ontario.
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SCDSB Update 13 – June 19, 2024
06/21/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
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A Message from the Lieutenant Governor to the graduating class of 2024
06/20/2024
The Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has shared a letter and the following video for graduating students.
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SCDSB students bring home five medals from Skills Ontario Competition
06/14/2024
In May, 44 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students from seven schools represented the board at the 2024 Skills Ontario Competition.
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Secondary students invited to apply to be student mental health and well-being ambassadors
06/14/2024
The SCDSB is inviting Grade 10 and 11 students to apply to be a student mental health and well-being ambassador, and to attend a summer symposium in August.
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SCDSB students report increased feelings of belonging and acceptance in annual school climate survey
06/13/2024
In March and April 2024, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students from Grades 4 to 12 participated in the 2023-24 SCDSB School Climate Survey
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Members of the SCDSB community to gather to celebrate Juneteenth on June 13
06/10/2024
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is welcoming students, staff, and community members to a Juneteenth Black Excellence Gala on June 13.
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SCDSB to host celebration recognizing students in skilled trades and apprenticeship program
06/07/2024
To recognize the achievements of Grade 12 students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), the SCDSB is hosting the first annual OYAP Night of Celebration on June 11.
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Apply now for summer social program for students with ASD
06/06/2024
This July, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is offering the Journey to Success Social Skills Program for SCDSB students with a developmental profile consistent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB granted funding for four of 13 capital priorities; communities across Simcoe County to benefit
06/04/2024
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is preparing to build three new elementary schools and one secondary school addition after receiving funding approval from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
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Flag protocols for the month of June
05/31/2024
The following schedule is in place for all SCDSB schools and facilities during the month of June
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June news in the SCDSB
05/30/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of June.
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SCDSB approves $691 million balanced budget for 2024-25 school year
05/28/2024
At the May 22 Regular Meeting of the Board, trustees approved a balanced budget of $691 million for the 2024-25 school year.
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SCDSB Update 12 – May 22, 2024
05/23/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
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SCDSB students shine at regional science fair; seven to represent Simcoe County at national fair
05/06/2024
In early April, elementary and secondary students from across Simcoe County represented their schools at the Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair (SCRSTF).
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SCDSB educator receives award from the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education
05/06/2024
The Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME) recently announced that Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educator Kit Luce is the 2023-24 recipient of the Award for Leadership in Mathematics Education.
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May news in the SCDSB
05/02/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of May
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Letter to families from the Minister of Education - April 29, 2024
04/29/2024
The Ministry of Education shared a letter for all parents/guardians from the Honourable Stephen Lecce on April 29, 2024.
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Inspiring Indigenous Leaders: learn about leadership and career opportunities in the SCDSB
04/26/2024
Are you a Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) staff member, graduating student, or member of the public who is of Indigenous ancestry? Are you looking to learn more about leadership opportunities and career pathways at the SCDSB?
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SCDSB Update 11 – April 24, 2024
04/25/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
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High school students to address global issues at model UN event
04/19/2024
On April 23, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will hold the 35th Model United Nations (UN) event.
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Join the SCDSB on Facebook Live to learn about all things Kindergarten!
04/10/2024
Do you have a child who is turning four in 2024? Are you interested in learning about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)?
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SCDSB Update 10 – March 27, 2024
04/02/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 27, 2024.
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April news in the SCDSB
03/27/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of April.
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Register now for summer eLearning in the SCDSB!
03/21/2024
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is offering summer school eLearning courses in July 2024 for current high school students or adult learners who are interested in creating flexibility in their schedule, earning a new credit, or upgrading a previous mark.
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Help the SCDSB name the new Wasaga Beach public elementary school!
03/08/2024
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to be opening a new elementary school in Wasaga Beach in the fall of 2024. With the opening of a new school comes an exciting opportunity for the community to get involved in the naming process.
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Applications now open for spring after-school programs for students with ASD
03/07/2024
Social and recreational programs will be offered from April to June for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students with a developmental profile consistent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 9 – Feb. 28, 2024
03/01/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.
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March news from the SCDSB
02/29/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of March.
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Upcoming solar eclipse – safety information for families
02/28/2024
The SCDSB intends to use the upcoming solar eclipse event happening on Monday, April 8, 2024 as an opportunity to educate students.
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Looking for ways to support your child in learning math? Check out the SCDSB’s new Math at Home resource!
02/12/2024
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to supporting students in understanding and doing mathematics. The SCDSB has developed the Math at Home resource, a compilation of family-friendly, accessible, and engaging math resources and tools designed to engage families in supporting their children’s learning.
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SCDSB to change elementary schools PA Day to April 8 due to total solar eclipse
02/09/2024
Due to the solar eclipse set to occur in our region, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has made the decision to move the elementary school PA Day originally scheduled for April 26, 2024 to April 8, 2024.
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February news from the SCDSB
02/05/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of February.
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SCDSB Update 8 – Jan. 31, 2024
02/02/2024
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
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January news from the SCDSB
01/11/2024
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of January.
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Provide your feedback on the proposed SCDSB 2024-25 school year calendar
12/22/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendar for next year (September 2024 to June 2025).
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SCDSB Update 7 – Dec. 20, 2023
12/21/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. For agendas, reports, and items addressed at the meeting visit the Board and Committee Meetings page of the SCDSB Website. For a video recording of the Board Meeting visit the SCDSB YouTube channel.
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Holiday greeting from the Minister of Education
12/14/2023
Watch this holiday message from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.
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December news from the SCDSB
12/05/2023
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of December.
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Students with ASD invited to register for in-person and virtual after-school programs offered this winter
12/01/2023
Social and recreational programs will be offered from January to March for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students with a developmental profile consistent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Starting Grade 9 next year? Discover your future SCDSB high school at an upcoming information night
11/30/2023
High schools in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are hosting information nights for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians.
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SCDSB Update 6 – Nov. 22, 2023
11/23/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
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SCDSB Update 5 – Nov. 20, 2023
11/21/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Organizational Meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2023.
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Community invited to celebrate the official grand opening of Maple Ridge Secondary School
11/17/2023
Students and staff of Maple Ridge SS invite members of the community to come together to commemorate the official grand opening of the school on Nov. 21.
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SCDSB Update 4 – Nov. 8, 2023
11/10/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023.
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Rotary Club of Barrie supports literacy with annual Rotary Book Day
11/08/2023
On Nov. 15, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Grade 2 students in Barrie and Innisfil will receive a copy of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure, thanks to a donation by the Rotary Club of Barrie.
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Applications for Grade 1 French Immersion open in December; learn more at an info session this November
11/07/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1. Learn more about upcoming information sessions and application dates.
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SCDSB continues property search for Banting Memorial HS replacement after New Tecumseth council declines proposal
11/07/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will continue its search for property in New Tecumseth to replace Banting Memorial HS, as a result of the New Tecumseth council decision to decline the SCDSB’s proposal to build on the Banting Homestead property in Alliston.
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November news from the SCDSB
11/03/2023
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of November
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SCDSB Update 3 – Oct. 25, 2023
10/27/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.
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Marshview Public School to celebrate official grand opening on Oct. 19
10/18/2023
During the 2022-23 school year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) opened Marshview PS in Bradford.
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Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores SS to spread warmth with coat drive
10/04/2023
The Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores SS (Orillia) are partnering with Laundry Lounge to bring warmth to the community with their annual winter coat drive.
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In-person and virtual after-school programs offered this fall for students with ASD
10/04/2023
Social and recreational programs will be offered from October to December for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students with a developmental profile consistent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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October news from the SCDSB
10/03/2023
The below information is for SCDSB families for the month of October.
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SCDSB Update 2 – Sept. 27, 2023
09/29/2023
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Board Meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023.
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Harvest Hills Public School set to host official grand opening celebration
09/28/2023
The students and staff at Harvest Hills PS are excited to invite members of their school community to celebrate their grand opening.
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SCDSB school communities show continued support for Terry Fox Foundation
09/18/2023
This fall, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students and staff will continue their support for the Terry Fox Foundation by ‘trying like Terry’ and participating in school run, walk, or wheel events and other activities.
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School boards to hold public meetings for education development charges
09/01/2023
On Sept. 7, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) will jointly hold two public meetings.
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SCDSB launches new absence reporting system for all schools
08/31/2023
This September, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is launching a new system for student absence reporting at all elementary and secondary schools.
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SCDSB Update 1 – Aug. 30, 2023
08/31/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
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