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Board Calendar for 2016-2017 Calendar for 2016-2017<p>​​Please see the calendar below for the board holidays and PA Day for 2016-2017</p><p><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/16-17-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar_Regular.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />16-17-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar_Regular.pdf</a></p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p></p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Enjoy the Summer! the Summer!<p>​​We'd like to wish all our families a safe and fun summer vacation whatever you may do!  Relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. We will see you back here on Tuesday, September 6!</p>
Grade 8 Graduation Info 8 Graduation Info<p><strong>​​Date</strong>:  Monday, June 27</p><p><strong>Time</strong>:  <strong>7:00 p.m</strong> sharp, Grads should be there for <strong>6:30 p.m</strong>.</p><p><strong>Place</strong>:  Bradford District High School, <strong>7:00 p.m</strong>., Cafetorium</p><p>           Student dance to follow @ W. H. Day, snacks and water</p><p>            provided.  <strong>**Please pick up your student at 10:30 p.m.**</strong></p><p><strong>Cost:  </strong> No cost<br></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong>  There will be seating for 5 guests per family.  If  <br></p><p>               famlies go over this limit, then some guests may have</p><p>               to stand for the ceremony.  Your understanding is</p><p>               appreciated.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Shave for the Brave Kickoff Assembly for the Brave Kickoff Assembly<p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">​​​Today we held kickoff assemblies for our Shave for the Brave event, being held on April 8, 2016.  This event is open to students and their families who may wish to participate and raise funds by either having their heads shaved, or by donating their hair for wigs. Permission forms are on their way home with our students.  So please consider participating or donating to this very worthy cause, and help our school surpass our goal!</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">​​​​<span style="color:#333333;line-height:22px;background-color:#faf2d7;">The Shave for the Brave is a series of Community, School, Office and Solo Shave events held every year. It is Young Adult Cancer Canada's (YACC) biggest fundraiser and provides funds for all of the support programs YACC provides. </span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:#333333;line-height:22px;background-color:#faf2d7;">We are participating in this event to raise money for a great cause. You can make a difference by donating generously to any of our team members. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.</span><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2">For more information or to donate, please follow this link </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2"><a href="">Shave for the Brave​</a></span><br></p><p>Here is the permission form for our Shave for the Brave event <a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/WHDay-ShavePermission_2016.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />WHDay-ShavePermission_2016.docx</a></p><p><br></p>



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