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Virtual Library Now Available!! Library Now Available!!<p>​Check out Mrs. Seymour's Virtual Library at</p><p><br></p>
Important Message for Our Families Message for Our Families<p>Dear Parent/Guardian, </p><p>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has identified that there is an outbreak of COVID-19 at your child's school. An outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff (or other visitors) with an epidemiological link (i.e. shared space with each other), within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have contracted COVID-19 in the school (including transportation and before/after school care). </p><p>The SMDHU has conducted an investigation and letters have been sent to anyone they have identified as a close contact.<strong> Please be assured that if you have not received a letter from the SMDHU, your child is not considered a close contact of the individual who tested positive for COVID-19. </strong>In this case, your child may continue to attend school if they complete and pass the daily <a href="">COVID-19 school screening</a> tool. </p><p>As always, please continue to:</p><ul><li>Monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before school.</li><li>Allow your child to attend school as long as your child does not have symptoms of COVID-19.</li><li>Remind your child about the importance of masking, handwashing and physical distancing.</li></ul><p>Due to privacy laws, the health unit will not release personal or identifying information about any staff or student who is ill, unless deemed necessary.</p><p>For more information, please read: <a href="">Someone at a School or Child Care Centre Tested Positive for COVID-19</a>, or contact Health Connection at 705-721-7520 (toll free 1-877-721-7520). Thank you for the important role that you and your family play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at school and in our community.<br></p><p><br></p>
Minutes From School Council Sept 27 From School Council Sept 27<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/School%20Council%20Minutes%20Sep%2027-2021.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />School Council Minutes Sep 27-2021.docx</a><br></p>
Welcome Back! Back!<p>​We are looking forward to returning to learning (both in-person and online) in September.  Year Two (SK) Kindergarten to grade 8 return to school on September 7th.  Our new Year One (JK) students will begin on September 9th.  Please check your email and this website for info about student entry, which will be posted and sent out the week of August 30th.  <br></p>
School Closure Closure<p>​Our school office is now closed for the summer months.  The office will reopen on August 30, 2021.  Students return to school on September 7th. Have a safe and happy summer!<br></p>
OPHEA GOLD - Blackbird Proud! GOLD - Blackbird Proud!<p>​We are delighted to share that we have been awarded a GOLD for our focus on student and staff mental health. In March we implemented a focus on "Boost"ing your mental health.  <br></p><p>The OPHEA Healthy Schools Certification (HS Certification) recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community.</p><div><br><br></div><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/HSC_Banner_Gold_27AP21.png" alt="HSC_Banner_Gold_27AP21.png" style="margin:5px;" /> <br></p>
Virtual Learning Guidelines for Parents and Students Learning Guidelines for Parents and Students<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/VirtualLearningGuidelinesForStudentsAndParents.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />VirtualLearningGuidelinesForStudentsAndParents.pdf</a>​</p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenities 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>
Consider These Activities for the April Break These Activities for the April Break<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20%20minute%20stretch.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />20 minute stretch.pdf</a><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/barrie%20colts.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />barrie colts.pdf</a><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/movement%20and%20storytime1.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />movement and storytime1.pdf</a><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/on%20the%20move.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />on the move.pdf</a><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Barrie%20Fire%20and%20emergency%20service.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Barrie Fire and emergency service.pdf</a><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/CPR%20AED.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />CPR AED.pdf</a>​</p>
Assikinack Student Wins I love Barrie Contest! Student Wins I love Barrie Contest!<p>​One of Assikinack's own, Jack P, has won the I love Barrie Contest!  Check out the article from Barrie Today: </p><p></p><p><br></p>