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OSSLT March 30 March 30 <p>​</p><p>On Thursday, March 30, some Grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be completing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test as part of their graduation requirement. The test will start at 8:15 and end at approximately 11:30am. </p><p>Students writing the test will take their regular bus, at the usual time to and from school. Buses for all students <strong>NOT </strong>completing the test will arrive <strong>4.25 hours</strong> later than the normal time to pick up students for the afternoon portion of the day.</p><p>There will be an alternate schedule for the afternoon. All four periods will run from 12:25- 2:25pm. If you have questions about when your bus arrives or the afternoon schedule please ask you classroom teacher or the main office.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Schedule<br></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><strong>Student Writing OSSLT</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:15 am – 11:20 am         Ontario Secondary Literacy Test </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11:20am – 12:20 pm        Lunch Break</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>All students Grade 9-12</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>12:25 to 12:55 pm   Period 1    <strong>   </strong></p><p>  1:00 to 1:25 pm     Period 2</p><p>  1:30 to 1:55 pm     Period 3</p><p>  2:00 to 2:25 pm     Period 4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p>
Attendance Area Review - information for families Area Review - information for families<p>​Following are the contents of a letter being distributed to all families at Stayner Collegiate Institute, Byng Public School, Clearview Meadows Elementary School and Nottawasawaga and Creemore Public School regarding the upcoming attendance area review.​​</p><p><br> </p><p>Dear Simcoe County District School Board Families,</p><p>​This letter is to inform you that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is reviewing the attendance areas of Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School and Stayner Collegiate Institute (SCI). The goal of this review is to align elementary feeder school boundaries with SCI’s attendance area. The decision to review the attendance areas was part of the outcome of a Pupil Accommodation Review involving SCI, Byng Public School and Clearview Meadows Elementary School that that took place last year. We expect minimal changes to the SCI attendance area and student population.</p><p>The accompanying map shows areas that are under review and may be affected by boundary changes. SCDSB staff are currently considering the following:</p><div><ul><li>Aligning the Clearview Meadows ES boundary entirely with SCI’s attendance area<br></li><li>Aligning the Nottawasaga & Creemore PS boundary entirely with SCI’s attendance area<br></li><li>Aligning the Nottawa ES boundary entirely with CCI’s attendance area<br></li><li>Giving students from New Lowell that currently reside in the NPSS attendance area a choice between NPSS and SCI<br></li><li>Giving students directly affected by changes the choice to stay at their current school at the time of implementation<br></li></ul></div><p>​The SCDSB staff recommendation will be presented to our Board of Trustees for a decision in March 2017. Any approved changes will take effect in September 2018.</p><p>A public information meeting has been scheduled to present the SCDSB staff recommendation and answer questions from members of the community.</p><p>​Date: January 31, 2017<br>Time: 7 p.m.<br>Location: Stayner Collegiate Institute</p><p>You are most welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about the proposed plan. If you are not able to attend this meeting and have questions about the proposed plan, please do not hesitate to contact me at 705-734-6363 x.11638.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>​Jackie Kavanagh<br>Superintendent of Education</p><div>cc         Wayne Clements, Trustee<br></div><p><br> </p>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
Inclement Weather Planning - OSSLT March 30 Weather Planning - OSSLT March 30<p>​</p>The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be administered on March 30, 2017. <p class="MsoNormal">A special notice regarding Inclement Weather Planning for the OSSLT was released on March 22<sup>nd</sup> by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).<span>  </span>In the event that a severe widespread weather disruption is forecast that will impact schools across the province, EQAO would postpone the March 30<sup>th</sup> administration for all schools in the province.<span>  </span>This would be communicated the day prior to the administration of the test.<span> <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">In the event of a local weather disruption, the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe County Transportation Consortium will make decisions about school closures and school-bus cancellations. <span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">If schools remain open on March 30<sup>th</sup>, as is usually the case in the event of a school bus cancellation, the OSSLT will be administered. Students who are scheduled to participate in the OSSLT, and who are safely able to attend school, will write the test on that day.<span>  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Students who are not able to write the OSSLT on March 30<sup>th</sup> due to school closure or school-bus cancellation will have other opportunities to satisfy the literacy requirement; however, this does not necessarily mean that they will have the opportunity to write the test this school year.</p> <span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Further information is available on the EQAO website at<span>  </span>Questions about Inclement Weather Planning for the OSSLT or any other aspects of the OSSLT can be directed to your </span>
You could be eligible for free college or university tuition could be eligible for free college or university tuition<p>​The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is changing for the 2017-18 school year. Under the revised program, students with a family income under $50,000 are eligible for free tuition. Students with higher family incomces are still eligible for support.</p><p>Use the OSAP calculator and find out more at <a href="">​</a>.</p>
Grad Photos Photos<p>​​​</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Grad photos begin January 16th</strong></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>Students can sign up now at <em><a href="" target="_blank" style="color:blue;text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none;"></span></a></em></strong></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><strong>School code is <em><span style="color:#1f497d;">NER</span></em></strong></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">There are 4 sessions to choose from including a free yearbook/composite option​</p>
Grade 8 Open House 8 Open House<p>​​​​<a href="/Documents/"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpub.png" alt="" />Grade 8 Open</a></p><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">You and your family are invited to </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span lang="en-US" class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Stayner Collegiate's</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Grade 8 Open House</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">"Inquiry Learning Showcase"</strong></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Place:   Stayner Collegiate Institute</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Date:    Wednesday, November 30, 2016</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Time:     6:00pm - 8:00pm</strong></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>An opportunity for Grade 8's and their families to see what our high school has to offer</em></strong></p><p> </p><p><br></p>



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