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Welcome to Kindergartenhttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Welcome to Kindergarten<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Hello to all of our new Kindergarten Students and their families!! We look forward to learning and growing with you and your child, and to welcoming your child to Kindergarten in September! </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Please follow these hyperlinks to find a copy of the slide deck we used for the orientation session as well as a recording of the actual presentation. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Please note that the links that are embedded in the presentation can only be accessed from the Slide deck.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><table class="x_MsoNormalTable" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="border:1pt solid black;padding:0in 5.4pt;"><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Slide Deck link</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"><br><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Recording of Virtual Kindergarten Orientation</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p></td><td valign="top" style="border-color:black black black currentcolor;border-style:solid solid solid none;border-width:1pt 1pt 1pt medium;padding:0in 5.4pt;"><p class="x_MsoNormal"><a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1elSSKpUYCsuGLB5UBI54lJxPbOMEorxUgOGTU2OuYhY/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#1155cc;">https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1elSSKpUYCsuGLB5UBI54lJxPbOMEorxUgOGTU2OuYhY/edit?usp=sharing</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aw9yiBchpUOE2HFlJ1FhevwVwBOyCs5G/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="1"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#1155cc;">https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aw9yiBchpUOE2HFlJ1FhevwVwBOyCs5G/view?usp=sharing</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#093f5f;">Don’t Forget to Check Out the Following Resources:</span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://spark.adobe.com/video/N74bXQ171B713&data=04%7c01%7ckvankooten%40scdsb.on.ca%7c98740d4a4c0f446b161208d9194fbe3a%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637568652542695622%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=CrS4YjFMKB6AtOkSxtXaVYYOQnnLwbVUH%2Bf7Smq7DUg%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: https://spark.adobe.com/video/N74bXQ171B713. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="2"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#003f5a;">Getting Ready for Kindergarten Video</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">. This video was made especially for new to kindergarten students. We encourage you to watch this video with your child.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Check out the </span><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lde2ANGPMlJT-dhBy5bV8P70NqtkR29w/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#003f5a;">Tips to Get Ready For Kindergarten</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"> guide. This guide includes discussion prompts and ideas to help you prepare your little one for the big day. </span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#44546a;">Learn more about Kindergarten at </span></strong><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://www.scdsb.on.ca/kindergarten&data=04%7c01%7ckvankooten%40scdsb.on.ca%7c98740d4a4c0f446b161208d9194fbe3a%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637568652542700614%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=eqSklDaCinjLhIW5X0cr3jj8UwxViRocNzXSgX6YxNM%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: http://www.scdsb.on.ca/kindergarten. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="4"><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#44546a;">www.scdsb.on.ca/kindergarten</span></strong></a><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#44546a;">. <br></span></strong><p><br></p>
Stay at home order extendedhttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/79Stay at home order extended<p>​<span style="left:96px;top:96.4344px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:146.983px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">On May 13, </span><span style="left:176.018px;top:146.983px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">the</span><span style="left:196.332px;top:146.983px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;"> Ontario government announced an extension of the provincial stay</span><span style="left:631.852px;top:146.983px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">-at-home </span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">order for all </span><span style="left:174.252px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">Ontario </span><span style="left:226.566px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">resident</span><span style="left:278.719px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">s, in an effort to </span><span style="left:383.85px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">further suppress the spread of COVID</span><span style="left:630.086px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">-19. </span><span style="left:659.364px;top:163.94px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">As a </span><span style="left:96px;top:180.736px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">result, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students currently participating </span><span style="left:96px;top:197.531px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">in </span><span style="left:113.281px;top:197.531px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">remote </span><span style="left:166.244px;top:197.531px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">learning will continue to do so</span><span style="left:377.123px;top:197.531px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;"> until further notice</span><span style="left:510.721px;top:197.531px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">. </span><span style="left:96px;top:231.284px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">Students currently enrolled in the Learn@Home </span><span style="left:410.243px;top:231.284px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">program will continue to attend class virtually</span><span style="left:701.448px;top:231.284px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">. </span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:265.037px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">Current arrangements for s</span><span style="left:272.169px;top:265.037px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">tudents in special education classes will continue for the duration of </span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:281.833px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">the </span><span style="left:120.656px;top:281.833px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">provincial stay</span><span style="left:213.451px;top:281.833px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">-at-home order. </span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:315.586px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">We will continue to provide updates as they become available. For </span><span style="left:530.741px;top:315.586px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">ongoin</span><span style="left:574.577px;top:315.586px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">g information and </span><span style="left:96.0147px;top:332.543px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">updates</span><span style="left:148.33px;top:332.543px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">, follow us on social media (Twitter -</span><span style="left:381.465px;top:332.543px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;"> @SCDSB_Schools</span><span style="left:511.04px;top:332.594px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">, Facebook –</span><span style="left:96px;top:349.394px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">www.facebook.com/scdsb</span><span style="left:265.6px;top:349.394px;font-size:14.72px;font-family:sans-serif;">).</span></p>
Update to the COVID-19 screening tool and processhttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/77Update to the COVID-19 screening tool and process<p>​</p><p><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Updates to the COVID-19 school screening tool and process</strong></span><br><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>Each day, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete the COVID-19 school screening tool prior to coming to school. Secondary school students are required to confirm with their teacher that the COVID-19 school screening tool has been completed at the beginning of each day.</p><p>In an effort to strengthen health and safety measures and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the criteria in the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool has been updated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The updated provincial direction states that students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 (as indicated in the screening tool), even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:</p><p>• They receive a negative COVID-19 test result;<br>• They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or,<br>• It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.</p><p>In addition, all asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member receives a negative COVID-19 test result or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.</p><p>The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the Ontario government's website<br>here: <a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</span></a>. A printable version of the COVID-19 school screening tool can be found here: <a href="https://bit.ly/3uIap6V"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://bit.ly/3uIap6V</span></a>. More information is also available on the SCDSB website at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</span></a>.<br> </p>
Kiss 'N Ride Map for Parentshttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/58Kiss 'N Ride Map for Parents<p>It is that time of year again.  Please see the attched map to help our Kiss 'N Ride program run smoothly!  Thanks in advance.<br></p><p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Kiss%20%27N%20Ride%20map.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Kiss 'N Ride map.pdf</a></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
COVID-19 testing available for students and their family members on April 8, 2021. http://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78 COVID-19 testing available for students and their family members on April 8, 2021. <p><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">To ensure that our school remains safe for all to learn and work in, we have partnered with LifeLabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory, to provide free COVID-19 testing for all students and their family members, teachers, and staff at Cookstown Public School. There are no appointments; families can attend at any time during the clinic. </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">COVID-19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.) </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">If you are interested in participating, testing will be available on the following date: </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">· Date: Thursday April 8, 2021 </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">· Time: 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">· Location: Banting Memorial High School – 203 Victoria Street, Alliston, Ontario </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Asymptomatic testing is an important layer of protection that helps to track and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Increased testing may also help to reduce stress and anxiety related to the virus by identifying cases early and avoiding outbreaks. </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Our Goal = less discomfort! </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">The test process is very simple and safe and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety parameters. LifeLabs uses a swab similar to a Q-tip that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24-48 hours on LifeLabs WorkClear Thrive application. If an OHIP number has been provided at the time of check-in/registration results will also be uploaded to covid19results.ehealthontario.ca. </p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Thank you for helping us keep the Cookstown Public School community safe and healthy so that we can avoid any further disruption from the COVID-19 virus! </p>
Bus informationhttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/76Bus information<p>​All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)'s bus information website at <span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca</span>. Our school is in the SOUTH zone. When buses are cancelled, schools remain open for student learning,  unless otherwise noted. It is always a family decision whether or not it is safe for their child(ren) to leave for school under severe weather conditions.</p><p> </p>

 

 

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Principal
Kent Cheesman
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Marci Morris

 

 

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