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High School Information Night at Barrie North Collegiate - Central students welcome!!!http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/33High School Information Night at Barrie North Collegiate - Central students welcome!!!<p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6" style="line-height:1.6;"><strong>Barrie North Collegiate welcomes Barrie Central students and their parents/guardians to visit Barrie North Collegiate on Wednesday, February 17th @ 7:00 p.m for their high school information night.</strong></span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"><em style="font-weight:bold;">Program includes:</em></span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"><em style="font-weight:bold;">Orientation & programs</em></span><br></p><p>· <strong><em>Specialist High Skills Majors in: </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>          </em></strong><strong><em>Arts & Culture (Broadcasting),</em></strong><strong><em>    </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>          </em></strong><strong><em>Business (Sports Marketing),</em></strong><strong><em>  </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>          </em></strong><strong><em>Construction & Transportation</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Global & Health Program (Outdoor Ed)</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Hairstyling & Aesthetic</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Native Studies</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Learn about teams and clubs</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Tour of the school</em></strong></p><p>· <strong><em>Meet the staff!</em></strong></p><p> </p>
Course Selection for 2016-2017http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/13Course Selection for 2016-2017<p>Course selection for next year will run from <span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong>Monday, February 22nd - Friday, Februrary 27th</strong></span>.  Students will be called into the computer labs to complete their on-line option sheets with the help fo the Guidance Staff.</p><p>​Please review the course summary sheets and status sheets with your son/daughter that they will be provided with on Wednesday, February 17th.  Links to the 4 Barrie high school's course selection information can be found on the Guidance page.<br></p><p>​Please contact Ms. Duncan at 726-1846 ext. 40564 if you have any questions about the process.</p>
Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Lochehttp://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/45Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Loche<p>​We were all shocked to hear the news of the school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday. </p><p>When these rare and tragic events happen, I think many of us feel a similar ache in our hearts. An ache of sadness, helplessness and sometimes anger. </p><p>Devastating events can help remind us of what's most important in life. Our relationships. Our love. Our kindness. How we treat each other matters.  </p><p>Our mental health team has provided tips for staff to help them deal with questions they may receive about what happened on Friday. While we don't encourage class-wide discussions, we know children do hear about major events and may have questions. It's important our staff members are prepared to deal with those situations. </p><p>Our mental health team has also provided tips for parents on how to help children cope: <a href="http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope" target="_blank">http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope</a>. </p><p>The team also recommends the following resource from the Mayo Clinic: <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029</a></p><p>As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. It's important for parents to know help is available through our schools and community agencies. Parents who are concerned about their children can always contact their principal or vice-principal.   </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Kathi Wallace</p>
Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendarhttp://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/43Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendar<p>​</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendars for next year (September 2016 to June 2017). The regular school year calendar and the modified school year calendar (for Ernest Cumberland ES) are available for the public to provide input.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">Provide input on the regular or modified calendars by selecting one of the links below, or by visiting www.scdsb.on.ca and clicking the link on the ‘School Year Calendars’ page under the ‘Schools’ menu.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/CalendarSCDSB" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Regular School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a></p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/Calendar" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Modified School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a> (Ernest Cumberland ONLY)</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">All stakeholders including staff, school council members, parents/guardians, students and members of the school community are invited to provide feedback.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">The deadline to provide feedback is January 15, 2016 to ensure the SCDSB meets school year calendar development timelines set by the Ministry of Education.<br><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Information: </em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Jackie Kavanagh, Superintendent of Education, SCDSB</em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">705-734-6363 x11638​</em></p><p>​</p>
CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule actionhttp://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/40CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action <p>The collective bargaining agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expired on August 31, 2014. In the SCDSB, CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff. Since September 10, 2015, CUPE members have been engaged in provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign.   </p><p><strong>On November 2, CUPE reached a tentative agreement at the central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).  </strong>The tentative deal must be endorsed by CUPE's local leaders before it is presented to all CUPE members for ratification. CUPE has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place.  Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public. </p><p> To learn more about the labour situation, visit the <a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx" target="_blank">Labour Situation page</a> on the SCDSB's website.</p>
Need Help Preparing for Exams? Sleep matters!http://cen.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/19Need Help Preparing for Exams? Sleep matters!<p>​​​Dr. Marcia Benjamin suggests the following:</p><ul><li>Naps are useful if they don't interphere with night sleep</li><li>Getting enough sleep avoids stress, irritability, nervousness, anxiety and depression</li><li>Light before and during sleep affects serotonin levels which lead to more difficulty falling asleep and lighter, less restful sleep</li><li>Caffeine decreases slow wave sleep and REM; it also  increases the number of awakenings in a night</li><li>Nothing with a screen should be in a bedroom; your environment should be quiet, dark and cool</li><li>No screen time one hour before bedtime</li><li>Wake up at the same time daily</li><li>Eat a light supper several hours before bedtime</li><li>Exercise daily</li></ul><p>See <em>Study Tips</em> in "Useful Links" for further help with exam prep!<br></p>

 

 

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