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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 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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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 schools show their commitment to sustainability through EcoSchools certification
06/29/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) recognizes the importance of education and action related to environmental sustainability and responsibility. One way that school communities show their commitment to the environment is through the EcoSchools Canada certification program.
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SCDSB students and staff receive awards for inclusion excellence
06/28/2023
Each year, Empower Simcoe presents awards to individuals who promote and exemplify an inclusive school environment. Nine Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students and staff recently received Inclusion Excellence awards.
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SCDSB educator receives award from Ontario Guidance Leadership Association
06/23/2023
The Ontario Guidance Leadership Association (OGLA) recently announced that Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educator Erika Garrett is the recipient of the 2022-23 Joanne Twist Guidance Leadership Award.
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Bear Creek SS student awarded $120,000 Schulich scholarship
06/22/2023
Bear Creek SS student Raymond Guo has been selected as the recipient of a Schulich Leader Scholarship Fund scholarship.
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SCDSB Update 15 – June 21, 2023
06/22/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
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SCDSB schools receive Rotary Club grants to support environmental initiatives
06/13/2023
The Rotary Club of Barrie has awarded three Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools with grants to support environmental initiatives in their school communities.
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Secondary schools across the SCDSB hosting Relay for Life events to support the fight against cancer
06/08/2023
This spring, many Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) secondary schools are hosting Relay for Life events. Relay for Life is an annual event that raises money for cancer research while also supporting those living with and fighting cancer.
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Grade 7 students ‘choose their own well-being adventure’ at leadership conference 
06/07/2023
In June, Grade 7 students from elementary schools in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are participating in the Choose Your Own Well-being Adventure Leadership Conference.
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SCDSB Update 14 – May 24, 2023
05/26/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
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Board approves $691 million balanced budget for 2023-24 school year
05/26/2023
At the May 24 Regular Meeting of the Board, trustees approved a balanced budget of $691 million for the 2023-24 school year.
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SCDSB students take top spot in international math contest
05/25/2023
Each year, students from across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and around the world participate in the online Caribou Math Contest.
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SCDSB students celebrate their accomplishments at the Special Education County Class Prom
05/23/2023
On Friday, May 26, nearly 300 students with special education needs from secondary schools across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are expected to gather at Innisdale SS for the Special Education County Class Prom.
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Start your engines for the Georgian Bay District SS Car Show on June 3
05/23/2023
On June 3, members of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) community are invited to roll over to Georgian Bay District SS for their car show fundraiser.
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Annual Colour Run at Banting Memorial HS raises awareness for mental health
05/16/2023
On Friday, May 19, students and staff from Banting Memorial HS will add some colour to their day as they participate in the school’s annual Colour Run to support mental health awareness.
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SCDSB students bring home five medals from Skills Ontario Competition
05/05/2023
Thirty-one Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students from five schools represented the board at the 2023 Skills Ontario Competition held on May 1 to 3.
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Develop your emotion coaching skills in a virtual learning series hosted by the SCDSB
05/04/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting a virtual emotion coaching series for parents and guardians. The series consists of four learning sessions.
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SCDSB Update 13 – May 3, 2023
05/04/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
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Plant sales set to bloom at Banting Memorial HS and Stayner CI on May 13
05/03/2023
On Saturday, May 13 students and staff from the Green Industries programs are holding plant sales for members of the community.
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High school students to address global issues at model UN event
05/01/2023
On May 5, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will hold the 34th Model United Nations (UN) event.
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SCDSB Update 12 – April 26, 2023
04/28/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
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'Spring Back to Nature' on May 6 at the SCDSB's outdoor education conference
04/19/2023
Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) staff and community partners are invited to the Spring Back to Nature outdoor education conference on May 6 at Springwater Provincial Park.
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Twin Lakes SS to celebrate 50th anniversary April 28 and 29
04/13/2023
Twin Lakes SS in Orillia is celebrating ’50 Years of Twin’, and the school community has planned a weekend celebration to commemorate the occasion.
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Educator and author Hannah Beach to speak to parents/guardians at SCDSB schools
04/05/2023
Members of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) community are invited to attend one of two presentations focused on ‘Understanding Teens from the Inside Out’ in April.
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In-person and virtual after-school programs offered this spring for students with ASD
04/03/2023
Beginning in April, social and recreational programs will be offered for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students with a developmental profile consistent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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SCDSB Update 11 – March 22, 2023
03/23/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
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Join the SCDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee for ‘Safe connections: navigating a digital world’
03/21/2023
On April 25, the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is hosting a virtual learning session for parents/guardians. Safe connections: navigating a digital world is a virtual event focused on digital mindfulness and well-being, and Internet safety.
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SCDSB Update 10 – February 22, 2023
02/24/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
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Join the SCDSB for a night of learning with Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
02/07/2023
The SCDSB invites members of our school communities to join in our learning during Black History Month and attend Equity and inclusion: our collective impact, an evening with Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, on Feb. 28.
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SCDSB Update 9 – February 1, 2023
02/02/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
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SCDSB Update 08 - January 18, 2023
01/19/2023
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
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Let’s talk Kindergarten! Join the SCDSB for a live virtual info session on Jan. 24
01/16/2023
Do you have a child who is turning four in 2023 and are interested in learning about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)?
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Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions
01/05/2023
In 2023, 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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Ready, set, Kindergarten! Registration for Kindergarten in the SCDSB is now open
01/04/2023
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is now registering children for Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Children turning four in 2023 can start school this September.
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SCDSB Update 07 – December 21, 2022
12/23/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
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Provide your feedback on the proposed SCDSB 2023-24 school year calendar
12/21/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendar for next year (September 2023 to June 2024).
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Invitation for input about proposed 2023-24 School Year Calendar
12/14/2022
We invite public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendar for next year (September 2023 to June 2024).
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Innisdale students to host an ARTStravaganza on Dec. 7
12/05/2022
On Dec. 7, the Innisdale Secondary School Integrated Visual Arts and Leadership class is holding ARTStravaganza, a celebration of music, drama, dance, and visual art.
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After school programs for students with ASD to be offered virtually and in person this winter
12/02/2022
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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SCDSB Update 06 – November 30, 2022
12/01/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
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SCDSB staff receive awards for excellence in communications
11/25/2022
In October, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) communications team received two Coup de Couer awards during the 2022 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE).
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Join the SCDSB and Job Talks on Dec. 1 to learn about planning for the skilled trades
11/22/2022
Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to join ‘What our families need to know about skilled trades careers’, a virtual event about apprenticeship pathways and how to best explore a career in the trades, while still in high school.
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SCDSB Update 5 – November 21, 2022
11/22/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Inaugural Board Meeting held Monday, November 21, 2022.
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Entering Grade 9 next year? Attend an info session for your SCDSB high school!
11/21/2022
High schools in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are hosting information sessions this fall and winter for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians.
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Message from the SMDHU to all SCDSB families
11/17/2022
The following letter from Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit was shared with families on Nov. 16, 2022.
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Rotary Club of Barrie supports literacy with annual Rotary Book Day
11/15/2022
On Nov. 16, over 1,130 Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Grade 2 students will receive copies of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure, thanks to a donation by the Rotary Club of Barrie.
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SCDSB Update 4 – November 9, 2022
11/10/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Board Meeting held Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
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SCDSB Update 3 – October 26, 2022
10/28/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
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Learn more about French Immersion at an info session; applications for Grade 1 FI open in December
10/27/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) at select schools throughout Simcoe County beginning in Grade 1. The goal of the FI program is to enable students to communicate in French with a high level of proficiency, enabling them to function with ease in both English and French.
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SCDSB staff and students honoured with awards from the LSRCA
10/25/2022
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) recently recognized Anne Wright, SCDSB elementary teacher, and the 2022 Enviroventure class at Nantyr Shores Secondary School with conservation awards.
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Individuals invited to apply for Special Education Advisory Committee
10/25/2022
The Simcoe County District School Board is seeking representatives of local agencies, associations and organizations who are interested in serving on the Special Education Advisory Committee.
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Connections event helps school council members boost effectiveness
10/17/2022
All school council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections on Oct. 27 at the Education Centre in Midhurst.
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SCDSB educators honoured with outdoor education awards
10/13/2022
In September, the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) honoured two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educators with awards. The COEO awards are presented annually to members of Ontario’s outdoor education community for outstanding professional contributions to outdoor learning and experiential education.
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Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores SS back with 11th annual coat drive
10/13/2022
The Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores SS (Orillia) are teaming up with Laundry Lounge for their 11th annual winter coat drive.
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After-school programs offered virtually and in-person this fall for students with ASD
10/07/2022
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 educators named as recipients of Prime Minister’s awards
10/06/2022
Two Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) educators have been honoured with Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.
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Educators invited to ‘Fall in Love with Reading’ at outdoor education conference
10/05/2022
On Oct. 22, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites educators and child care partners to join us in person and Fall in Love with Reading at our outdoor education conference.
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Learning series supporting student mental health and well-being continues for 2022-23 school year
10/04/2022
As part of an ongoing partnership to support student mental health and well-being, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and The Centre for Family Initiatives at Pine River Institute (CFI@PRI) are continuing their multi-part learning series for SCDSB families, staff and the SCDSB’s broader school communities.
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SCDSB Update 2 – September 28, 2022
09/30/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
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Truth and Reconciliation Heart Garden to be unveiled at Nottawasaga Pines SS
09/26/2022
In partnership with the Essa Public Library, staff and students at Nottawasaga Pines SS (NPSS) and Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Indigenous Education department have created a Truth and Reconciliation Heart Garden at the school.
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SCDSB to start new school year with refreshed strategic priorities
09/09/2022
As the 2022-23 school year begins, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has officially renewed its focus on the strategic priorities of Well-being, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community, and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
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SCDSB Update 1 – August 31, 2022
09/01/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
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