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Thank You Midhurst Mile/Bike Rodeo Volunteershttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/17Thank You Midhurst Mile/Bike Rodeo Volunteers<p>The Midhurst Mile was a fantastic event for the our Forest Hill Community. Be sure to <a href="/Pages/Midhurst-Mile.aspx">read all about it.​</a></p>
Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Lochehttp://for.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://for.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 and ETFO reach tentative agreements; suspend work-to-rule actionshttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/41CUPE and ETFO reach tentative agreements; suspend work-to-rule actions<h2>ETFO</h2><p>The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) began provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign in May 2015.   <br></p><p><strong>On November 2, ETFO 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 ETFO's local leaders before it is presented to all ETFO members for ratification. ETFO has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place. Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public.</p><h2>CUPE</h2><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.   <br></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. <br></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>
Status of Labour Negotiationshttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/18Status of Labour Negotiations<p>​The purpose of this letter is to update Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) families of elementary students on the status of labour negotiations with elementary school teachers. It is important to know how this situation may affect your child(ren) so we are writing to provide you with an update. </p><p>At the provincial/central bargaining table, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) filed for conciliation and made the request for a No-Board Report. On April 24, 2015,</p><p>ETFO announced that they were in receipt of a No-Board Report. As such, elementary school teachers across the province are in a legal strike position as of May 10, 2015. On Monday, May 4, 2015, school boards received official notice that ETFO would commence provincial job action on Monday, May 11, 2015.</p><p>At this time, ETFO has not officially confirmed what form this job action will take. ETFO has indicated that they will not be sharing this information with our school board until late afternoon on Friday, May 8, 2015.</p><p>We are disappointed that our union partners have chosen to share this information with our school board at such a late date, as we know that our parents and families are concerned about the impact on their child(ren). Our priority during any job action is the safety of our students and making sure our families are kept informed. </p><p>As this situation progresses we will ensure that parents and our school communities are provided with up-to-date, relevant information as it becomes available. When we receive official confirmation later tomorrow afternoon on the details of the job action starting Monday, May 11, we will share it via the following channels:</p><ul><li>Phone calls and emails to families of all affected students</li><li>Communication with local media</li><li>Website updates on school websites and on the main SCDSB site (<a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx" target="_blank">www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx</a>)</li><li>Social media updates - follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools" target="_blank">@SCDSB_Schools</a> on Twitter and/or like our page on Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a> <br></li></ul><p>For additional updates, continue to check our main website and follow us on social media.</p><p>As a board, we respect our elementary teachers and value their work with students. We remain committed to reaching fair, negotiated agreements and avoiding any disruption to student learning. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding.</p><p>Peter Beacock, Chair<br> Kathi Wallace, Director of Education</p>

 

 

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