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2021 Virtual Book Fair!http://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/952021 Virtual Book Fair!<p>​Forest Hill is having a VIRTUAL book fair. Click on the link below to check all that is being offered! Lots of great choices for everyone, Kindergarten to Grade 8.<br></p><p><br></p><p>https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5163164<br></p>
2021 Terry Fox Runhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/932021 Terry Fox Run<p>​This year's Terry Fox Run occurred the week of September 27-October 1, 2021. Teachers scheduled their class run due to COVID-19 protocols. <br></p><p>Over $4000 was raised by the FHPS community from donations and t-shirts. Thank you for your support!<br></p>
Spirit Wear!http://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/94Spirit Wear!<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma, sans-serif;">Did you know Forest Hill has Spirit Wear that can be ordered online and shipped right to your home!? Our Spirit Wear company, Entripy, offers a large variety of designs that can be completely customized to your preference. This includes a variety of clothing options and colours, brand names, different logo locations, adding your child's first and/or last name, and more. Purchases are made directly from the Forest Hill Entripy website, and items are delivered right to your door. Our school will receive a kick-back once orders reach the $1000 mark! Place your order today and show your Thunderbird pride! To order and create your customized design, please visit our Entripy shop at: </span><a href="https://foresthillps.entripyshops.com/"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma, sans-serif;">https://foresthillps.entripyshops.com/</span></a><br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten Orientationhttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/92Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation<p>​Forest Hill Admin be will hosting our virtual FDK orientation on Wednesday, May 19th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  To receive an invite you must have your child registered for September.  Please see the Kindergarten Registration is Open! for information on that.  We look forward to providing our families with information and answer questions at the event!<br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Kindergarten registration for September 2021 is open!http://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/82Kindergarten registration for September 2021 is open!<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:tahoma, sans-serif;"></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:black;"><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten"><span style="font-family:tahoma, sans-serif;">Kindergarten is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning, and we want your child to begin their journey in a SCDSB school! Do you have a child who is turning four in 2021? If so, we invite you to register your child for Kindergarten. To register online or for more information visit: www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten. </span></a></span><br></p>
Spirit Wear!http://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/90Spirit Wear!<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"tahoma", sans-serif;">Did you know Forest Hill has Spirit Wear that can be ordered online and shipped right to your home!? Our Spirit Wear company, Entripy, offers a large variety of designs that can be completely customized to your preference. This includes a variety of clothing options and colours, brand names, different logo locations, adding your child's first and/or last name, and more. Purchases are made directly from the Forest Hill Entripy website, and items are delivered right to your door. Our school will receive a kick-back once orders reach the $1000 mark! Place your order today and show your Thunderbird pride! To order and create your customized design, please visit our Entripy shop at: </span><a href="https://foresthillps.entripyshops.com/"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"tahoma", sans-serif;">https://foresthillps.entripyshops.com/</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"tahoma", sans-serif;"> </span></p>
Mental Health Resourceshttp://for.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/87Mental Health Resources<p>​</p><p style="color:#595959;">We hope everyone is staying safe & healthy and continuing learning online. Thank you to all the adults at home supporting our students and to our amazing staff who continue to make teaching & learning happen daily.  </p><p style="color:#595959;">We do also realize that these times can take a toll on all of us and wanted to share with you some of the mental health resources available to your children. Please find below a few websites/numbers to access if anyone needs support:</p><p style="color:#595959;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">SCDSB resources:</span></p><p style="color:#595959;"><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/d-oWyt0oqwVkLpJZxQu1Kg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0RHaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2Nkc2Iub24uY2EvY292aWQtMTkvbWVudGFsX2hlYWx0aF9hbmRfd2VsbC1iZWluZ19yZXNvdXJjZXNXB3NjaG9vbG1CCl_9v0z_X7UVa4hSFWtyZXlub2xkc0BzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~" style="color:#0072b9;">https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19/mental_health_and_well-being_resources</a><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" style="max-width:100%;background-color:transparent;border-spacing:0px;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:784.667px;"><p style="color:#595959;"><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/d-oWyt0oqwVkLpJZxQu1Kg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0RHaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2Nkc2Iub24uY2EvY292aWQtMTkvbWVudGFsX2hlYWx0aF9hbmRfd2VsbC1iZWluZ19yZXNvdXJjZXNXB3NjaG9vbG1CCl_9v0z_X7UVa4hSFWtyZXlub2xkc0BzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~" style="color:#0072b9;">Mental Health and Well-being Resources - Simcoe County District School Board</a></p><p style="color:#595959;">We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we care about the range of emotions and levels of stress people may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time.</p><p style="color:#595959;"><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/lINvUpHgr_qROiBhQEciVg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0QWaHR0cDovL3d3dy5zY2RzYi5vbi5jYVcHc2Nob29sbUIKX_2_TP9ftRVriFIVa3JleW5vbGRzQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC" style="color:#0072b9;">www.scdsb.on.ca</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="color:#595959;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Community resources:</span></p><p style="color:#595959;">Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868, KdsHelpPhone.ca, text- 686868</p><p style="color:#595959;">Kinark Crisis Line 1-844-417-1945</p><p style="color:#595959;">please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist more directly.</p><p style="color:#595959;">Take care and we hope to see you all soon!<br></p><p><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>