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Should My Child Attend School? A Check List for Parentshttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/359Should My Child Attend School? A Check List for Parents<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/covid-19---parent-assessment-tool-for-children-(003).pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />covid-19---parent-assessment-tool-for-children-(003).pdf</a>​</p>
School Council - Tuesday, September 29th Via Zoomhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/358School Council - Tuesday, September 29th Via Zoom<p>​<span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>School Council Elections and Meeting - September 29 @ 6:00 </strong></span></p><p>School Council Elections and Meeting will be held virtually through Zoom.  We will have five elected positions this year.  If you are interested in one of those positions, please submit your School Council Parent/Guardian Nomination Form by September 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm.  If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, please email the school at Assikinack@scdsb.on.ca and we will send you the Zoom link to join.  </p><p> </p>
Remember to Self-Screen Each Day Before Schoolhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/356Remember to Self-Screen Each Day Before School<p>Each morning, students are required to complete a self-screening assessment prior to attending school. <br></p><div>The self- screening tool can be found here: </div><div>https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.</div><div>Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Reminders:</div><div>Please  bring a clean mask.<br></div><div>Remember to social distance whenever possible.<br></div><div>Wash or sanitize your hands frequently<br></div><p><br></p>
Bus Delays - Families of Bus 112http://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/357Bus Delays - Families of Bus 112<p> <font size="3">FAMILIES OF BUS 112:</font></p><p><font size="3">The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) is experiencing some bus delays affecting Assikinack P.S. The SCSTC is making all efforts to mitigate any service impact to families so routes affected, and the duration of delays, may change from day to day. </font></p><font size="3"> </font><strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"></font></font></strong><p><strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">The SCSTC encourages families to check the SCSTC website at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca daily and click on </font></font><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">"</font></font><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">View Bus Delays</font></font><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">" </font></font><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3">to get the most up to date bus delay information. </font></font></strong><font size="3">Students and families can also sign up to receive email notifications if their bus route is posted as 15 minutes delayed or greater by clicking here. </font></p><font size="3"> <p>The SCSTC is working closely with our school bus operator partners to find solutions and will continue to explore all options to mitigate bus delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause parents, students and schools.</p></font>
Important Information - Blackbird Bulletinhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/353Important Information - Blackbird Bulletin<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Blackbird%20Bulletin%20September%203,%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Blackbird Bulletin September 3, 2020.pdf</a>​</p>
Back to Schoolhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/354Back to School<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Notice%20from%20the%20SCDSB%20September%203%202020.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Notice from the SCDSB September 3 2020.pdf</a>​</p>
Welcome Backhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/355Welcome Back<p>​Welcome back to all of our Blackbirds!  We have missed you and are looking forward to seeing our face-to-face students next week and our remote learning students the week of September 21st.  Please read the newsletter that is attached on our website and sent to your email addresses.  It outlines many of our new processes and procedures.  Students and staff safety is important and we are following the Board of Education and Simcoe Muskoka Health Units recommendations.  Please make sure we have an up-to-date email address for you, so we can make sure you are informed.  On our webpage the classes have been updated and you will see many new and familiar names.  We wish you a great start to a new school year that promises to hold new adventures.</p>
School Staggered Entry Planhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/352School Staggered Entry Plan<p><br></p><div>Dear SCDSB Families,</div><div><br></div><div>As we continue to plan for the return to school this September, we remain committed to providing updates as they become available. On August 14, the Ministry of Education announced that school boards may adopt a staggered start to the school year. Recognizing that the school year will look different than it has in the past, a staggered start will allow for the gradual return of students, and time for learning and adopting new routines and safety practices.</div><div><br></div><div>The SCDSB will be implementing the following plan for our students who will be returning to in-school learning in September:</div><div><br></div><div>Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 8):</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Students with surnames A-G will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Students with surnames H-O will join students with the surnames A-G in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>All elementary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Junior Kindergarten students will begin attendance on Thursday, September 10, 2020 as previously planned and communicated with parents/guardians</div><div><br></div><div>Secondary (Grades 9 to 12):</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Grade 9 students will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Grade 10 students will join Grade 9 students in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>•<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>All secondary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</div><div><br></div><div>Grade 7 and 8 students attending Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will stagger entry based on the elementary school framework outlined above.</div><div><br></div><div>All students in county class programs (social skills, developmental skills, life skills and autism spectrum disorder) will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will attend every day.</div><div><br></div><div>The staggered entry plan for elementary students ensures that families are able to send all children in their household to school on the same day. Our secondary school plan provides our Grade 9 students with a day for orientation, followed by a gradual increase to the school population.</div><div><br></div><div>Please note that all students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, who are participating in the remote learning program, will be contacted by their teacher in the first two weeks of school and classes will begin on Monday, September 21.</div><div><br></div><div>A return to school fact sheet is available on the SCDSB website and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. As you know, the SCDSB takes our direction from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) on all matters related to COVID-19. As our local partner in public health, the SMDHU has launched a return to school portal on their website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org and has shared a letter for families that can be found at the following link: https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19/Return-to-School/Families.</div><div><br></div><div>We want you to know that SCDSB staff are working very hard to ensure a positive return to school experience for all students, regardless of whether they return in person or select the remote learning option.  We are looking forward to welcoming back our students and engaging in another successful year of learning together.</div><div><br></div><div>To stay connected and informed, visit our website at www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19 or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).<br></div><p><br></p>
Grade 8 Diploma Pickup & Student Belongings - June 25thhttp://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/351Grade 8 Diploma Pickup & Student Belongings - June 25th<p>We are asking our grade 8 students to please pop into the school on Thursday, June 25, 2020 to pick up their diploma!  We will be at the school between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to greet students.<br></p><p>This is also a chance for families to pick up their children's belongings, if they haven't already done so and check our lost and found.<br></p><p>Please come to the back gym door for service.<br></p><p>Thank you!</p>
Happy Father's Day!http://ask.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/350Happy Father's Day!<p>​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="540" height="303" src="/_layouts/15/videoembedplayer.aspx?site=88ddc99f0180475c8ac4c8f0f4af22d9&web=7550030fa32241b0a5ea299e1de15f5d&list=c9035fd94663474497f35248e232753a&item=69&" data-duration="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p>