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SCDSB staff members honoured with Inclusion Excellence award
07/06/2022
Heather Barker and Hailey Mills-Knapp, special education consultants for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), and Rachel Vieira, special education resource teacher at Maple Grove PS, were recently presented with Inclusion Excellence awards from Empower Simcoe.
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SCDSB Update 15 – June 29, 2022
06/30/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
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SCDSB and its schools recognized for sustainability and environmental responsibility efforts
06/24/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to modelling sustainable practices and appreciation for the environment. This school year, the board and many SCDSB schools have been recognized for their educational and operational practices focused on sustainability and environmental responsibility.
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Barrie North student awarded $80,000 STEM scholarship
06/24/2022
The Schulich Leader Scholarships awards scholarships to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates from across Canada who are enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program. This year, Barrie North Collegiate Institute (BNCI) student Sophie Pavlik has been selected as one of 100 scholarship recipients from across Canada.
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SCDSB Update 14 - June 15, 2022
06/16/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in virtual social skills programs this summer
06/14/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered in July and August for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Find out if the show will go on at Bear Creek’s student-run musical production
06/13/2022
On June 17 and 18, Bear Creek Secondary School (BCSS) will present the school’s first completely student-run musical, ‘The Show Won’t Go On!’
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SCDSB seeking community volunteers for Accessibility Advisory Committee
06/13/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is looking for community volunteers interested in serving on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. People with disabilities and members of families of people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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SCDSB schools show commitment to health and well-being with 90 Ophea Healthy Schools certifications
06/09/2022
Students and staff at 90 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools have earned Healthy Schools certifications from Ophea for the 2021-22 school year, more than half of the certifications earned throughout the province.
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SCDSB celebrates the beginning of Pride Month by raising flag at Education Centre
06/01/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to providing environments that are inclusive and free from discrimination. In support of these efforts, and to demonstrate our ongoing support to the 2SLGBTQI+ community, the Progressive Pride flag was raised outside the SCDSB Education Centre in Midhurst on June 1.
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Take a trip to 1940s NYC at Orillia Secondary School’s production of Guys and Dolls
05/30/2022
From June 8 to 11, Orillia Secondary School (OSS) will present ‘Guys and Dolls’, a famous Broadway musical set in New York City in the 1940s, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
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SCDSB Update 13 – May 25, 2022
05/26/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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Board approves balanced budget for 2022-2023 school year
05/26/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has a long-standing record of fiscal responsibility and accountability. At the May 25 Board meeting, SCDSB trustees approved a balanced budget in excess of $650 million for the 2022-2023 school year.
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SCDSB is forming an Equity Advisory Committee; seeking parent/guardian members
05/24/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system to ensure that all students and staff are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning and working environments. To support this work, the SCDSB is forming an Equity Advisory Committee (EAC).
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Information session invites candidates to learn more about running for SCDSB trustee
05/19/2022
Members of the public who are interested in running as a Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) trustee in the upcoming municipal election are invited to an information session on June 6, 2022.
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Board Chair, on behalf of SCDSB Board of Trustees, sends letter to provincial candidates
05/18/2022
On May 18, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) Education Day, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson Jodi Lloyd sent the following letter to provincial candidates in all ridings with SCDSB schools.
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Young women and their families invited to learn about pathways in high school and beyond
05/17/2022
On May 26, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy Council, is hosting ‘High school and beyond: Exploring pathways for young women’. This virtual event for students in Grades 7 to 12 and their families is being held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Registration is now open for summer school in the SCDSB
05/04/2022
Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2022 summer school courses.
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SCDSB Update 12 – April 27, 2022
04/28/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
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SCDSB staff and community partners invited to ‘Spring Back to Nature’ at outdoor learning event
04/20/2022
On May 14, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites all staff, as well as community partners, to participate in ‘Spring Back to Nature’, an outdoor conference providing the opportunity to reflect on wellness and learning in the outdoors.
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Join the SCDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee for an Unlearning Bias Parent Series
04/14/2022
This May, the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is hosting a virtual learning series for parents/guardians.
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School council members invited to learn more about skilled trades in the SCDSB at virtual event
04/05/2022
School council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections 2.0 on April 19.
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Help the SCDSB name the new north and south Bradford elementary schools!
03/29/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is preparing to open two new elementary schools – one in north Bradford and one in south Bradford. 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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SCDSB Update 11 – March 23, 2022
03/24/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in virtual after-school programs this spring
03/18/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered from April to June for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Members of the Simcoe County District School Board community invited to participate in strategic planning process
03/01/2022
The SCDSB’s current strategic plan, Strategic Priorities 2017-2022, was approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2017. The SCDSB is undertaking a review of the current strategic plan to support the development of the SCDSB Strategic Plan 2022-2027.
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SCDSB Update 10 – February 23, 2022
02/24/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
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SCDSB and COPE Service Dogs sign partnership agreement
02/22/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and COPE Service Dogs (COPE) have committed to work together to facilitate the delivery of the Canines in the Classroom program in schools.
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SCDSB partners with YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to support newcomer and immigrant families
02/14/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (YMCA) have committed to work together to support newcomer and immigrant students and their families through the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program.
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SCDSB receives funding for new addition at Killarney Beach PS
02/07/2022
On Feb. 3, 2022, Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie - Innisfil, announced that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive capital funding for an addition at Killarney Beach PS.
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Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Registration for Kindergarten is open in the SCDSB
01/28/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is now registering children for Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.
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SCDSB Update 9 – January 26, 2022
01/27/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
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SCDSB receives capital funding for replacement school and child care spaces in New Tecumseth communities
01/27/2022
On Jan. 25, Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive capital funding for a replacement school for Banting Memorial High School (BMHS) in Alliston, as well as for the addition of a child care centre at Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School in Beeton.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in after-school virtual programs this winter
01/14/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered from February to April for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB receives funding for new Orillia elementary school
01/06/2022
On Dec. 13, 2021, Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North, announced that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive capital funding for a new elementary school in Orillia.
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SCDSB Update 8 – December 15, 2021
12/16/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
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Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions
12/15/2021
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.
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SCDSB Update 7 – December 6, 2021
12/07/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Organizational Meeting held Monday, December 6, 2021.
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SCDSB Update 6 – November 24, 2021
11/25/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
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Parents/guardians and students invited to learn about planning for apprenticeship at virtual event on Dec. 2
11/23/2021
On Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 can learn about preparing for a career in the skilled trades at an interactive virtual session presented by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB).
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Sixth annual Rotary Book Day promotes literacy in SCDSB schools
11/16/2021
On November 17, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools across Barrie will recognize their sixth annual Rotary Book Day. Grade 2 students at 25 schools will receive copies of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure, donated by the Rotary Club of Barrie.
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SCDSB Update 05 – November 10, 2021
11/11/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
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SCDSB to host student mental health and well-being workshops in partnership with Pine River Institute
11/05/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and The Centre for Family Initiatives at Pine River Institute ([email protected]) are hosting a multi-part learning series focused on student mental health and well-being for SCDSB families, staff and within SCDSB’s broader school communities.
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Upcoming virtual Grade 1 French Immersion information sessions; applications accepted in December
11/04/2021
Information sessions for families who are considering entry into Grade 1 FI for the 2022-2023 school year will take place virtually in November.
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SCDSB to sign official partnership with Pine River Institute in support of mental health and well-being
10/29/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and The Centre for Family Initiatives Pine River Institute ([email protected]) have committed to work together to support student mental health and well-being with SCDSB families and staff, as well as within its school communities.
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SCDSB Update 3 – October 27, 2021
10/28/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
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SCDSB Update 4 – October 27, 2021
10/28/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
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Former SCDSB student one of 20 recipients of RBC Indigenous scholarship
10/19/2021
In late August, Georgian Bay District Secondary School (GBDSS) graduate Olivia Beausoleil was awarded the RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth for 2021.
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Results of first-ever SCDSB student and workforce censuses highlight diversity of Simcoe County
10/13/2021
The SCDSB is committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system to ensure that all students and staff are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning and working environments. To support these efforts, during the 2020-21 school year, the SCDSB conducted its first student and workforce censuses.
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SCDSB school council members invited to make ‘Connections’ at virtual orientation event
10/08/2021
School council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections on Oct. 19.
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SCDSB staff and community partners invited to ‘Fall Into Outdoor Learning’ at virtual conference
09/28/2021
On Oct. 16, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites staff and community partners to participate in Fall Into Outdoor Learning, a virtual conference focused on in-class and virtual learning supports, learning in the outdoors for Grades K-12 and child, youth and adult mental health and wellness.
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SCDSB students and staff set to continue their support for the Terry Fox campaign this fall
09/23/2021
This fall, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and facilities will continue their support for the Terry Fox Foundation by participating in school run days and other activities.
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SCDSB Update 2 – September 22, 2021
09/23/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in afterschool virtual programs this fall
09/15/2021
Social and recreational programs will be offered from October to December for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 1 - August 25, 2021
08/26/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
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SCDSB Update 14 - July 7, 2021
07/08/2021
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
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Ontario EcoSchool certifications earned by 18 SCDSB schools in 2020-21
06/21/2021
Schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) were awarded 18 Ontario EcoSchools certifications this school year.
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SCDSB Update 13 – June 16, 2021
06/17/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
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SCDSB Director of Education, Steve Blake, announces retirement
06/16/2021
After 34 years in education, Steve Blake, Director of Education for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), has announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2021.
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SCDSB students with ASD invited to participate in virtual recreation programs this summer
06/15/2021
Social and recreational programs will be offered through July and August for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Information for SCDSB families - June 3, 2021
06/03/2021
On June 2, the Ontario government announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students will continue to participate in remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
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Attendance area review underway to determine boundaries for two new Bradford elementary schools
05/31/2021
In recent years, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has experienced significant growth in the Bradford area. To support this increased enrolment, the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved funding for two new Bradford elementary schools, which are expected to open in the 2022-2023 school year.
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SCDSB Update 12 – May 26, 2021
05/27/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
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Seventeen SCDSB schools certified as Ophea Healthy Schools
05/20/2021
Students and staff at 17 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools have earned Healthy Schools certifications from Ophea for the 2020-2021 school year.
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A message to SCDSB families - May 14, 2021
05/14/2021
On May 13, the Ontario government announced an extension of the provincial stay-at-home order for all Ontario residents, in an effort to further suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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SCDSB Update 11 – April 28, 2021
04/29/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
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GBDSS student awarded National Scholarship from University of Toronto
04/28/2021
Each year, the University of Toronto awards National Scholarships to original, creative and committed secondary school students from across Canada. This year, Georgian Bay District Secondary School (GBDSS) student Jasmine Jenkinson is one of just 13 recipients.
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Learn more about careers in the skilled trades at virtual event on May 4
04/27/2021
On Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m., parents/guardians and students can learn more about career options in the skilled trades at an interactive virtual session, presented in partnership by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Job Talks.
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SCDSB student awarded $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to Canadian university
04/22/2021
The Schulich Leader Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates from across Canada who are enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program. This year, Madelin Rioux from Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) was selected to receive a $100,000 scholarship.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in virtual coding club this spring
04/21/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of inclusive social and recreational programs for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Beginning in May, the SCDSB is offering a Coding and Robotics Virtual Club.
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Two SCDSB students headed to virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair
04/21/2021
On April 6 to 10, student scientists in Grades 4 to 12 competed in the virtual Simcoe County Regional Science and Technology Fair. This year, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students received 15 awards/medals.
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SCDSB seeking volunteers for Accessibility Advisory Committee
04/20/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. People with disabilities and members of families of people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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SCDSB staff and community partners invited to ‘Spring Into Wellness’ at virtual outdoor learning event
04/20/2021
On May 1, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites all staff, as well as community partners, to participate in ‘Spring Into Wellness’, a virtual conference focused on wellness, self-regulation and learning in the outdoors.
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Students to participate in remote learning
04/13/2021
On April 12, the Ontario government announced that all schools in Ontario will move to remote learning following the Spring Break in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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SCDSB schools remain open during stay-at-home order
04/07/2021
Today, the Ontario government announced a provincial stay-at-home order for all Ontario residents in an effort to further suppress the spread of COVID-19. This order does not apply to schools; therefore, in-person learning will continue and all SCDSB schools will remain open to students and staff.
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Information for SCDSB families - April 1, 2021
04/01/2021
Today, the Ontario government announced that the province of Ontario will move into an emergency brake shutdown, effective April 3, 2021.
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First-ever SCDSB student census available to students and parents/guardians
03/30/2021
The SCDSB is holding its first student census from April 1 to 30. The confidential SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is an important tool that will be used to collect identity-based student data so that systemic barriers can be identified.
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SCDSB Update 10 – March 24, 2021
03/25/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
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SCDSB to hold first-ever student census; learn more at an information session this month
03/12/2021
In April 2021, the SCDSB will hold its first student census. The confidential SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is an important tool that will be used to collect identity-based student data so that systemic barriers can be identified.
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Students with ASD invited to participate in after-school virtual programs this spring
03/05/2021
Social and recreational programs will be offered from March to June for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programs will be offered virtually, and will focus on using recreation, problem solving, music and play skills to support social skills development.
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SCDSB Update 9 – February 24, 2021
02/25/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
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Learn how you can take your school council to the next level at virtual event
02/23/2021
School council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections 2.0 on March 2. This virtual event, hosted by the SCDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), will spark conversations around diversity and inclusion, and engage participants in discussions and idea-sharing sessions.
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A message to SCDSB families - Feb. 11, 2021
02/11/2021
Today, the Ministry of Education announced that the March Break has been deferred in response to COVID-19. Therefore, schools will remain open for student learning from March 15 to 19, 2021, and students enrolled in the [email protected] program will continue to attend class virtually.
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A message to SCDSB families - Feb. 4, 2021
02/04/2021
On February 3, the Ontario government announced that schools in Simcoe County will be permitted to reopen to students on February 8, 2021. This means that in-person learning for all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students will resume on Monday, February 8, 2021.
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Experienced candidates need not apply: Kindergarten registration is open in the SCDSB
01/29/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is now registering children for Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Children turning four in 2021 can start school this September.
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Join the SCDSB for Feelin' Good February
01/28/2021
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), in partnership with the SCDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), invites members of our community to join us for Feelin’ Good February.
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A message to SCDSB families - Jan. 28, 2021
01/28/2021
Today, the Ministry of Education announced that additional school boards throughout the province of Ontario are permitted to resume in-person learning on February 1, 2021, based on advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
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SCDSB Update 8 – January 27, 2021
01/28/2021
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 27, 20
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A message to SCDSB families - Jan. 21, 2021
01/21/2021
On January 20, the Ontario government announced that all schools in Simcoe County will continue to remain closed in response to COVID-19. As a result, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students will continue to participate in remote learning. Current arrangements to support students in special education classes will continue.
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Letter to SCDSB Families
01/15/2021
As we end the second week of this remote learning period, we wanted to reach out to express our pride in what Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students, staff and families have been able to accomplish.
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Educators prepare to have ‘snow’ much fun at Virtually Winter outdoor education conference
01/14/2021
Staff members and community partners are invited to connect virtually on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to learn from, and with, others at the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) virtual outdoor education conference, Virtually Winter.
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Information for SCDSB families
01/13/2021
On January 12, the Ontario government declared a second provincial state of emergency to address COVID-19, and issued a stay-at-home order commencing Thursday, January 14.
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Elementary school closure period extended
01/08/2021
On January 7, the Ontario government announced an extension to the elementary school closure period in response to COVID-19.
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All students to participate in remote learning due to school closures
12/22/2020
On December 21, the Ministry of Education announced that all school buildings in Ontario will remain closed following the Winter Break in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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Important information for families leading into the Winter Break
12/17/2020
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Ministry of Education issued a memo to all school boards in the province with some recommendations as we head into the Winter Break.
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SCDSB announces name of new south Barrie secondary school
12/17/2020
At the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Regular Meeting of the Board on December 16, trustees approved the name for the new school – Maple Ridge Secondary School (MRSS).
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SCDSB Update 7 - Dec. 16, 2020
12/17/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.
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SCDSB Update 6 – Dec. 7, 2020
12/08/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Organizational Meeting held Monday, December 7, 2020.
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