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Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten studentshttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/52Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p></p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/School%20Documents/16-17-Elementary-Calendar-Modifed.pdf">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="https://sharingsimcoe.com/2016/07/21/kindergarten-what-your-child-needs-on-the-first-day/">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/School-Health/Articles/Healthy-lunch-ideas-for-the-new-school-year.aspx#.V7SKAPkrK71">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20-%20Bus%20Tag%20Program%20-%202016-17.pdf">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20First%20Rider%20Program%20Summer%202016_0.pdf">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href="mailto:studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca">studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca</a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="https://scstc.ca/Eligibility.aspx?Page=School">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/Pages/SchoolSearch.aspx">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Eastview's Grade 9 Orientation Dayhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/20Eastview's Grade 9 Orientation Day<p>​Eastview will host incoming Grade 9 students on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. A great day to see your classmates, meet the Senior Link Leaders, and get the lay of the land at Eastview. A bus to Eastview will leave Forest Hill @ 9:30 am. There is no return transportation. Please see the flyer on the Grade 8 Info page for more details.</p>
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>
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>

 

 

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