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Help name the new Alliston public school http://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/32Help name the new Alliston public school <p>​​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is building a new elementary school in Alliston on John W. Taylor Avenue. 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> <br>A School Naming Committee will be formed to review all submissions. The Committee will include parents, students, SCDSB representatives, local municipalities and the community. </p><p><strong>The submission deadline is March 10, 2017. </strong></p><p><strong> </strong>Submission forms are available at:</p><p><ul><li>Baxter Central PS (located at 62 Denney Drive, Egbert)</li><li>Alliston Union PS (211 Church St. N., Alliston)</li><li>Ernest Cumberland ES (160 Eighth Ave., Alliston) </li><li>Cookstown Central PS (5088 County Rd 27, Cookstown)<br></li></ul><div><p>The submission form is also available and can be submitted online <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/gpasTeNi2tP3wzAi1">here</a>.  </p><p>Submissions with your name, address and telephone number may be sent using any of the following methods:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>by email to <a href="mailto:scappadocia@scdsb.on.ca">scappadocia@scdsb.on.ca</a> </li><li>by fax to 705-424-1633</li><li>in person or by mail to:<br> School Naming Committee<br> c/o  Baxter Central Public School<br> 62 Denney Drive, Egbert ON, L0L 1N0</li></ul><p><em>Information:</em><br> <em>Sean Cappadocia, Principal, Baxter Central Public School</em><br> <em>705-424-9992</em></p><br></div> </p>
Information for families - final Attendance Area Review decisionhttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/31Information for families - final Attendance Area Review decision<p>​​The Simcoe County District School Board has undertaken an attendance area review for the new Alliston East elementary school, located on John W. Taylor Avenue. The new JK to Grade 8 elementary school will open in September 2017. Included in the review were attendance areas for Alliston Union PS, Ernest Cumberland ES and Cookstown Central PS. The purpose of the review was to:</p><ul><li>establish a new attendance area for the new east Alliston elementary school</li><li>address accommodation pressures at area schools</li><li>determine the location of the French as a Second Language (FSL) program for the area </li><li>examine the viability of continuing to run a modified school year calendar</li></ul><p>A public meeting was held on November 10, 2016. At the meeting, SCDSB staff presented potential scenarios and asked for community feedback. A second meeting was held on January 24, 2017 to share the recommendation(s) that SCDSB staff would be presenting to the Board of Trustees. These recommendations were brought forward for consideration by the SCDSB Business and Facilities Committee on February 1, 2017.</p><p>On February 22, 2017 the SCDSB Board of Trustees approved the recommended boundary and program changes. The following maps show the approved changes, which will come into effect in September 2017. If the boundary change directly affects your family, you will receive information regarding the transition process.</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Alliston%20Area%20Approved%20Boundaries.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Alliston Area Approved Boundaries.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Final_Approval%20-%20Transfers%20-%20Black%20and%20white_23Feb2017.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Final_Approval - Transfers - Black and white_23Feb2017.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Treetops%20Area%20Approved%20Boundaries.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Treetops Area Approved Boundaries.pdf</a><br></p><p>The following approved changes will take effect beginning in September 2017:</p><ul><li>French Immersion Grades 1-4 at Ernest Cumberland ES </li><li>French Immersion and Extended French Grades 5-8 at Alliston Union PS </li><li>transfer northeast portion of Ernest Cumberland ES (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>transfer south portion of Alliston Union PS (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>transfer existing Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>hold future phases of Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see "Hold at Tec. Beeton ES" on map) at Tec. Beeton ES </li><li>all schools run on regular school year calendar </li><li>current Grade 7 students can remain at their current school to complete their elementary education</li></ul><p>If you have questions about the new attendance area and program changes, please do not hesitate to contact your child's principal.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sincerely,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Daryl Halliday</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Superintendent of Education (Area 4)​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">cc         Peter Beacock, Chair<br>            Donna Armstrong, Trustee<br>            Donna DaSilva, Trustee<br>            Wayne Clements, Trustee          </p>
Information regarding SCDSB Board and committee meetingshttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/30Information regarding SCDSB Board and committee meetings<p>​​</p><p>The staff recommendations for the Alliston attendance area review will be brought forward to the SCDSB Business and Facilities committee <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=808&m=February&y=2017"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=808&m=February&y=2017on">http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=808&m=February&y=2017</a><a></a> on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting at the SCDSB Education Centre in Midhurst. There were no delegations submitted for this meeting; as such, members of the public will not have the opportunity to speak.</p><p> </p><p>Members of the public are welcome to submit delegations for the Board meeting <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=802&m=February&y=2017"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=802&m=February&y=2017on">http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventId=802&m=February&y=2017</a><a></a> on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, when the final decision on the attendance area review will be made. Delegations must be submitted no later than 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. Details on delegations and where to submit are included in the SCDSB delegation brochure  <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Board%20Documents/Delegation-Brochure.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Board%20Documents/Delegation-Brochure.pdf</span></a>.</p>
Attendance area review - staff recommendationshttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/29Attendance area review - staff recommendations<p></p><p>​Following are the contents of a letter being distributed to all families at Alliston Union, Cookstown Central and Ernest Cumberland schools regarding the​​ attendance area review.​</p><p></p><p>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is undertaking an attendance area review including Alliston Union Public School, Cookstown Central Public School, Ernest Cumberland Elementary School and the new east Alliston elementary school. The purpose of the review is to:</p><div><ul><li><p>establish a new attendance area for the new east Alliston elementary school<br></p></li><li><p>address accommodation pressures at area schools<br></p></li><li><p>determine the location of the French as a Second Language (FSL) program for the area <br></p></li><li><p>examine the viability of continuing to run a modified school year calendar<br></p></li></ul></div><p>A public meeting was held on November 10, 2016. At the meeting, SCDSB staff presented potential scenarios and asked for community feedback. A second meeting was held on January 24, 2017 to share the recommendation(s) that SCDSB staff will take to the Board of Trustees for approval. If approved, these recommendations will take effect beginning in September 2017.</p><p>The recommendations from SCDSB staff are:</p><div><ul><li><p>accommodate French Immersion Grades 1-4 at Ernest Cumberland ES <br></p></li><li><p>accommodate French Immersion and Extended French Grades 5-8 at Alliston Union PS <br></p></li><li><p>transfer northeast portion of Ernest Cumberland ES (see map) to new east Alliston ps <br></p></li><li><p>transfer south portion of Alliston Union PS (see map) to new east Alliston ps <br></p></li><li><p>transfer existing Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see map) to new east Alliston ps <br></p></li><li><p>hold future phases of Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see “Hold at Tec. Beeton ES” on map) at Tec. Beeton ES <br></p></li><li><p>all schools run on regular school year calendar <br></p></li><li><p>current Grade 7 students can remain at their current school to complete their elementary education<br></p></li></ul></div><p>​These recommendations will be brought forward for consideration by the SCDSB Business and Facilities Committee on February 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is being held at the Education Centre in Midhurst. If approved at Business and Facilities, the recommendations will move forward to the SCDSB board meeting on February 22, 2017 for a final decision. </p><p>Should you wish to present comments or concerns, you may present at the board meeting. All requests to make a delegation must be submitted by 1 p.m. one week prior to the meeting, and must include a copy of your presentation and/or outline of what the presentation will contain. Please visit www.scdsb.on.ca, then select ‘Board’ and ‘Meetings and Events’ for more information.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>​Daryl Halliday<br>Superintendent of Education (Area 4​)</p><p><a href="/Documents/Recommendation%20-%20Transfers%20-%20Black%20and%20white.jpg">Recommendation - Transfers - Black and white.jpg</a>​<br></p><p>​</p>
Information about the east Alliston public school child carehttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/28Information about the east Alliston public school child care<p></p><p>​The child care provider at the new east Alliston public school is Upper Canada Child Care. Programs to be offered are:</p><span></span><ul><li>​Before & After School Program  4 – 12 year olds</li><li>Child Care Centre – Toddler & Preschool</li></ul><p>To inquire about programs and registration, call 705-435-9661. ​​​</p><p>​</p>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix 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="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">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>
Dental Health Screeninghttp://ckt.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/33Dental Health Screening<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/School%20Dental%20Program%202017.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />School Dental Program 2017.pdf</a></p><p>Please see the attached for information about free Dental Health Screening in Grades JK, SK, 2 and 8.<br></p>

 

 

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