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Autism Awareness Monthhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/19Autism Awareness Month<p>​April is Autism Awareness month.  Autism Spectrum Disorder, also known as ASD or Autism, is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the world.  According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, approximately 1% of the Canadian population is affected by ASD.  That is about 100 000 people in Ontario, alone!  Changes are that you know at leaste 1 person who has autism.</p><p>At Forest Hill, we are celebrating Autism Awareness month by raising the flag for Autism on Friday.  Blue is the colour of Autism awareness, so Friday we would like to see your blue!  There is also a large water jug in the front office that we would like to fill up with change.  All money raised will go to Autism Ontario.  Please consider bringing in some loose change to add to our jug.  Get digging for those nicels, dimes and quarters!</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>
School Council at Forest Hillhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/7School Council at Forest Hill<p>​The Forest Hill council needs you! </p><p>Parents wishing to be council members, please nominate yourself with <a href="http://for.scdsb.on.ca/Documents/ParentCouncilNominationForm.pdf"><strong>this form </strong>and bring it to the office</a>.</p><p>To learn more about School Council at Forest Hill, visit our <a href="/parents/school-council"><strong>council page.</strong></a></p><p>Come and join us October 6th at 7:00 in the Library.<br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely<p>​</p><p>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) launched the Bus Tag<strong> </strong>program this September.<strong> </strong>The Bus Tag program supports safety for JK/SK and other school-identified students by<strong> </strong>providing a process to match students to their assigned afternoon school bus and to also<strong> </strong>identify they must be met by a parent or guardian at their afternoon bus stop.</p><p>The program provides:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>a colour coded bus tag with the assigned p.m. route number to be attached to the student's backpack</li><li>a colour-coded route card with route number in the windows of the school bus that the Bus Tag is matched to</li></ul><p>The SCSTC and Bus Operators have policies and procedures that are used on all school vehicles to ensure students in JK/SK and other school identified students are met at their afternoon bus stop.  It's the parent/guardian's responsibility to meet Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and other identified students at the bus stop .The Bus Tag program has been established to assist both the schools and school bus drivers to load these students on the correct afternoon bus and identify they are to be met at their bus stop by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact the Transportation Consortium through their website: <a target="_blank" href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>

 

 

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Linda Blom
Vice Principal
Mary Katherine Murphy

 

 

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