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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 Learn@Home 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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Students with ASD invited to participate in after-school virtual programs this winter
12/01/2020
Social and recreational programs will be offered from January to March for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 5 – November 25, 2020
11/26/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
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Applications for the SCDSB’s Grade 1 French Immersion program open Dec. 1; Grade 9 FI will be offered beginning in September 2021
11/25/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1.
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SCDSB Update 4 – November 11, 2020
11/12/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
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SCDSB Update 3 – October 28, 2020
10/29/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
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SCDSB receives capital funding for expansion at Lake Simcoe Public School
10/21/2020
The Ministry of Education announced that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive capital funding for an addition at Lake Simcoe Public School.
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SCDSB educators receive Prime Minister’s awards
10/08/2020
Two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educators have been honoured with Prime Minister’s awards for excellence.
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After school virtual program opportunities available this fall for students with ASD 
09/30/2020
Social and recreational programs will be offered this fall for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 2 – September 23, 2020
09/24/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
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SCDSB schools are ready to welcome students to in-school and remote learning this September
09/03/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) looks forward to welcoming our students and staff to a new school year, as our students and those across Ontario return to school this September.
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SCDSB Update 1 – August 26, 2020
08/27/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
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Information regarding the reopening of schools in the SCDSB
08/05/2020
On Sept. 8, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will reopen to all students under a conventional school day model, subject to cohorting/timetabling considerations, and with enhanced public health protocols.
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SCDSB Update 19 – August 4, 2020
08/05/2020
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting held Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
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All SCDSB schools to reopen under a conventional school day model in September
07/30/2020
On July 30, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will reopen in September. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will return under a conventional school day model subject to cohorting/timetabling considerations, and enhanced public health protocols.
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Capital Priorities Funding
07/23/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board is appreciative of the funding for capital priorities that the board receives from the Ministry of Education. Recently, the board was informed that it was successful in obtaining funding for two of its top ten capital priorities.
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Summer mental health supports available for SCDSB students and families
07/14/2020
In response to the significant impact of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education has made it possible for the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) to provide school social work services through the summer months.
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SCDSB Update 17 – July 7, 2020
07/08/2020
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting - Budget held Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
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SCDSB Update 18 – July 7, 2020
07/08/2020
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting held Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
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Simcoe County District School Board student receives TD scholarship
06/22/2020
TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are offered to students who help support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better place. Samantha Scott, a student at Eastview Secondary School, is among one of 20 young Canadians to receive one of these scholarships to support her pursuit of a post-secondary education.
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A message for SCDSB families - June 19, 2020
06/19/2020
On June 19, 2020, the Government of Ontario released a plan to provide direction to school boards for the reopening of schools in September.
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SCDSB Update 16 – June 17, 2020
06/18/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
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Two SCDSB students awarded $100,000 STEM scholarships to Canadian universities
06/15/2020
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, two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students have been selected from among the 1,500 nominees.
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SCDSB recognized with excellence award from the Ontario Music Education Association
06/15/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) was recently recognized by the Ontario Music Education Association (OMEA) with an OMEA Administrators of Excellence award in recognition of the music in elementary schools program.
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Ontario EcoSchool certification earned by 56 SCDSB schools in 2019-2020
06/12/2020
Each year, schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) work towards achieving EcoSchools status by committing to and demonstrating achievements in environmental learning and action.
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SCDSB secondary students recognized for excellence in education by OSSTF
06/11/2020
Each year the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), District 17 Simcoe, recognize three students from each Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) secondary school with the OSSTF Excellence in Education award.
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Twelve SCDSB schools certified as Ophea Healthy Schools
06/09/2020
Students and staff at twelve Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are proud to have earned Healthy Schools certifications from Ophea.
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SCDSB students and staff raise over $230,000 for cancer research during the 2019 Terry Fox Run campaign
05/28/2020
Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and facilities have raised a total of $4,145,342 to date for the Terry Fox Foundation through school runs, walks and fundraising activities.
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SCDSB Update 15 – May 27, 2020
05/28/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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A message from the Minister of Education to Ontario families
05/20/2020
The Minister of Education has shared a message for Ontario families.
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A message for SCDSB families - May 20, 2020
05/20/2020
Chairperson Jodi Lloyd and Director Steve Blake have shared a following message with SCDSB families.
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A message for SCDSB families - May 19, 2020
05/19/2020
On May 19, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19
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SCDSB Update 14 – May 13, 2020
05/14/2020
This update provides highlights of the SCDSB Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
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A message for SCDSB families - April 26, 2020
04/26/2020
On April 26, 2020, the Minister of Education announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 4, 2020.
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SCDSB Update 13 – April 22, 2020
04/24/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
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A message for SCDSB families - April 1, 2020
04/01/2020
On March 31, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on April 6, 2020, as originally scheduled. The
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SCDSB Update 12 – March 25, 2020
03/26/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.
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A message for SCDSB families
03/24/2020
From our staff and the Board of Trustees, we sincerely hope that you are remaining healthy during this time. We want to assure you that we will be doing everything in our power to ensure the success of all of our students should this period of school closures continue.
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A message from the Minister of Education to Ontario families
03/22/2020
The Minister of Education has shared a message for Ontario families.
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Ministry of Education launches Learn at Home online learning portal for students
03/20/2020
On March 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education launched Learn at Home. This new online portal provides resources for families in order for students to continue learning while schools are closed.
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Important update regarding the EQAO and OSSLT
03/18/2020
On March 17, the Minister of Education announced that the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Assessments for the 2019-2020 school year are cancelled.
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Information for families from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
03/13/2020
Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) issued a letter to parents/guardians with additional requirements for families with children who travel outside of Canada.
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Ontario government announces school closures in response to COVID-19
03/12/2020
The Premier’s Office has announced that it will close all publicly funded schools in Ontario from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to COVID-19.
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After school program opportunities available this spring for students with ASDs
03/11/2020
Social and recreational programs will be offered this spring for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programs will be offered at elementary schools in Barrie, Innisfil, Midland and Wasaga Beach.
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Update from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
03/06/2020
The SMDHU has provided the SCDSB with a letter for families regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).
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SCDSB Update 11 – March 4, 2020
03/05/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
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Information for families about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
03/02/2020
We want to assure our school communities that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. We continue to monitor the situation with regards to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
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SCDSB Update 10 - February 26, 2020
02/27/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.
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You are invited to help name the new south Barrie secondary school!
02/19/2020
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is preparing to open a new secondary school in the south end of Barrie. 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 9 – January 29, 2020
01/30/2020
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
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It’s time to start planning for summer (school)! Register today!
01/28/2020
Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs to over 2,000 students. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2020 summer school courses.
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Information for families about the coronavirus
01/28/2020
As you may be aware, on Jan. 25, 2020, Ontario identified its first presumptive confirmed case for the Wuhan novel coronavirus. The coronavirus has been identified at the same time that influenza (also known as the flu) and many other respiratory viruses are circulating in Ontario, which is common at this time of the year.
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School boards and police services to sign updated protocol on Jan. 28
01/27/2020
On January 28, representatives of local school boards and police services will gather to sign an updated Police/School Board Protocol. The protocol is the result of an ongoing partnership between the four school boards and four police services that serve Simcoe County and area.
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Experienced candidates need not apply: Kindergarten registration opens Jan. 27
01/20/2020
Kindergarten registration starts at all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) elementary schools on Monday, Jan. 27. Children turning four in 2020 can start school this September.
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SCDSB Update 8 – December 18, 2019
12/19/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
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After-school programs available this winter for students with ASDs
12/11/2019
Social and recreational programs will be offered this winter for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 7– Dec. 2, 2019
12/03/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Organizational Meeting held Monday, December 2, 2019.
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SCDSB Update 6 – November 27, 2019
11/28/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
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Rotary clubs support literacy with annual Rotary Book Day in Barrie and Innisfil
11/19/2019
On Nov. 20, over 1,200 of the Simcoe County District School Board’s Grade 2 students will receive copies of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure, thanks to a donation by the Rotary Clubs of Barrie and Innisfil.
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SCDSB Update 5 – November 13, 2019
11/14/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
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Brechin Public School receives award from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
11/08/2019
On Nov. 7, Brechin Public School was recognized with the Healthy Community Award by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). The school’s Eco Team was recognized for educating students about various environmental initiatives, and for planning and leading environmental initiatives in their school and community.
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Letter from Chair regarding SEAC Local Priorities Funding
10/31/2019
At the Board Meeting on Oct. 23 the Board approved that a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson and Vice-chairperson to the Minister of Education addressing the impact of the removal of the Local Priorities Funding related to Special Education.
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Students invited to explore careers in medicine at free event
10/29/2019
On Wednesday Nov. 13, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), in partnership with Barrie Area Physician Recruitment and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, will host a free event for students interested in a career in medicine.
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Upcoming Grade 1 French Immersion information sessions, applications accepted in December
10/24/2019
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1. Information sessions for families who are considering entry into Grade 1 FI for the 2020-21 school year will take place in November.
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SCDSB Update 4 – October 23, 2019
10/24/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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SCDSB Update 3 – October 15, 2019
10/16/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
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After school program opportunities for students with ASDs
10/10/2019
Social and recreational programs will be offered this fall for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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Letter from Chair regarding Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines
10/10/2019
At the Board Meeting on Sept. 25 the Board approved that a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson to the Minister of Education requesting that Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines (PARG) be released so that the SCDSB can revise its policies and procedures accordingly to conduct Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) processes as needed.
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School council members invited to Connections networking and development event
10/09/2019
All school council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections on Oct. 22 at the Education Centre in Midhurst.
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SCDSB Update 2 – September 25, 2019
09/26/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
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SCDSB closing the gap on EQAO test results
09/25/2019
On Sept. 25, Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released 2018-19 EQAO assessment test results. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) continues to close the gap between our results and the provincial average, and demonstrate strength in areas of investment.
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Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores Secondary School work with community partners on 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive
09/23/2019
The Orillia Learning Centre is teaming up with Simcoe Shores SS (Orillia) and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center (Orillia) for their 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive.
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Students and parents/guardians invited to Stronger Together, community event co-hosted with the Nottawasaga OPP
09/17/2019
Students, parents and guardians in Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa and New Tecumseth are invited to a free event supporting wellness, mental health and youth resilience on Sept. 26.
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Trustee Appointment (County of Simcoe – Midland, Penetanguishene, Township of Tiny and Township of Tay)
08/29/2019
We invite applications for the position of Trustee representing the public school ratepayers in the County of Simcoe.
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