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Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Lochehttp://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/45Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Loche<p>​We were all shocked to hear the news of the school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday. </p><p>When these rare and tragic events happen, I think many of us feel a similar ache in our hearts. An ache of sadness, helplessness and sometimes anger. </p><p>Devastating events can help remind us of what's most important in life. Our relationships. Our love. Our kindness. How we treat each other matters.  </p><p>Our mental health team has provided tips for staff to help them deal with questions they may receive about what happened on Friday. While we don't encourage class-wide discussions, we know children do hear about major events and may have questions. It's important our staff members are prepared to deal with those situations. </p><p>Our mental health team has also provided tips for parents on how to help children cope: <a href="http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope" target="_blank">http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope</a>. </p><p>The team also recommends the following resource from the Mayo Clinic: <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029</a></p><p>As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. It's important for parents to know help is available through our schools and community agencies. Parents who are concerned about their children can always contact their principal or vice-principal.   </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Kathi Wallace</p>
Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendarhttp://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/43Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendar<p>​</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendars for next year (September 2016 to June 2017). The regular school year calendar and the modified school year calendar (for Ernest Cumberland ES) are available for the public to provide input.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">Provide input on the regular or modified calendars by selecting one of the links below, or by visiting www.scdsb.on.ca and clicking the link on the ‘School Year Calendars’ page under the ‘Schools’ menu.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/CalendarSCDSB" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Regular School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a></p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/Calendar" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Modified School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a> (Ernest Cumberland ONLY)</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">All stakeholders including staff, school council members, parents/guardians, students and members of the school community are invited to provide feedback.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">The deadline to provide feedback is January 15, 2016 to ensure the SCDSB meets school year calendar development timelines set by the Ministry of Education.<br><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Information: </em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Jackie Kavanagh, Superintendent of Education, SCDSB</em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">705-734-6363 x11638​</em></p><p>​</p>
Name submissions invited for new North Simcoe Secondary School http://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/6Name submissions invited for new North Simcoe Secondary School <span><p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is building a new secondary school in Midland on the present Midland Secondary School’s athletic field. Community members are invited to submit ideas for an official name for the new school.   </p><p>Name ideas should include an explanation as to why the submission would be appropriate for the new school. Suggestions may reflect history, events, heritage or anything the submitter feels is relevant to the local area.    <br></p><p>A School Naming Committee will be formed to review all submissions. The Committee will include parents, students, SCDSB representatives, local municipalities and the community.    <br></p><p><strong>The submission deadline is November 13, 2015.     </strong><br></p><p>Submission forms are available at Midland Secondary School (located at 865 Hugel Ave. in Midland), Penetanguishene Secondary School (located at 51 Dunlop Street in Penetanguishene).     </p><p><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/New%20NSSS%20Naming_form%202015A_03%20November%202015.pdf" target="_blank">Submission forms can also be accessed here. </a>  </p><p>Submissions with your name, address and telephone number may be sent using any of the following methods:</p><ul><li>by email to <a href="mailto:jplayford@scdsb.on.ca" target="_blank">jplayford@scdsb.on.ca</a></li><li>by fax to 705- 426-1442</li><li>in person or by mail to:<br> School Naming Committee<br> c/o  Midland Secondary School<br> 865 Hugel Ave, Midland ON  L4R 1X6    </li></ul><p><em>Information:</em><br><em> John Playford, Principal, Midland Secondary School</em><br><em> 705-526-7817</em></p></span>
CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule actionhttp://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/40CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action <p>The collective bargaining agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expired on August 31, 2014. In the SCDSB, CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff. Since September 10, 2015, CUPE members have been engaged in provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign.   </p><p><strong>On November 2, CUPE reached a tentative agreement at the central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).  </strong>The tentative deal must be endorsed by CUPE's local leaders before it is presented to all CUPE members for ratification. CUPE has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place.  Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public. </p><p> To learn more about the labour situation, visit the <a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx" target="_blank">Labour Situation page</a> on the SCDSB's website.</p>
Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<span><p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.<br><br><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date </strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news">What's New</a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe">Subscribe</a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events">Events</a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Parent Portal</strong><br>Visit the <a href="/parents/parent-portal">Parent Portal</a> to view your teen's attendance and grades (for students less than 18 years of age). You can also set up daily, weekly or monthly email alerts for attendance information.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Adult & Continuing Education</strong><br>Parents, looking to further your education or change career paths? Our <a target="_blank" href="/parents/learning-centres">Learning Centres</a> offer a variety of certificates, programs and workshops. <br></p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p></span>
Wanted: Parents to Join Our School Councilhttp://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/3Wanted: Parents to Join Our School Council<p>​School Councils play a vital role in the education system in Ontario. <br></p><ul><li>They provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.</li><li>The Ministry of Education released Ontario Regulation 612/00, which confirms the advisory role of school councils and clearly states that their purpose is to improve student achievement and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. <br></li><li>This regulation also clarifies the role of school councils and establishes their right to express their views on any issues that are important to them. <br></li></ul><p>Join our first meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom! <br></p>
Grad Pics are up! http://mss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/4Grad Pics are up! <p>Congratulations to all of the 2014-2015 MSS Graduates!</p><p>We’re proud of you all. Only the best for the future.</p><p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/morphetography/sets/72157655078248402" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/morphetography/sets/72157655078248402</a> </p>

 

 

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John Playford
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Tammy Rodaro

 

 

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