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Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day is Orange Shirt Day<p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;white-space:pre-wrap;">Tom</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;white-space:pre-wrap;">orrow, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day—a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t. Innisfil Central will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Students are encouraged to wear orange tomorrow. There will be activities and lessons in school that will foster students’ understanding of the impact of residential schools.</span></span></p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#1a1a1a;background-color:#ffffff;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We observe Orange Shirt Day thanks to the courage of Phyllis Jack Webstad, from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who bravely shared her experiences attending St. Joseph Mission Residential School in British Columbia in 1973. On her first day of school, Phyllis proudly wore an orange shirt given to her by her grandmother. Upon her arrival there, the shirt was immediately taken away from her, marking the beginning of Phyllis’s long separation from her family and community, and from her culture and language.</span></p></span>
Kindergarten Orientation Slide Deck September 2022 Orientation Slide Deck September 2022<p><a href="file:///C:/Users/aholder/Downloads/Copy%20of%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%202022_2023-%20Edited%20copy%20April%202022.pdf" title="Kindergarten Slide Deck">file:///C:/Users/aholder/Downloads/Copy%20of%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%202022_2023-%20Edited%20copy%20April%202022.pdf</a><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Here you will find a copy of our slide deck for our Kindergarten Students.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">We are so excited to welcome all of the students at Innisfil Central this year.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We look forward to learning and growing with you and your child, and to welcoming your child to Kindergarten in September! </span><br></p>
Committed To Our Community To Our Community<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;white-space:pre-wrap;">H</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;white-space:pre-wrap;">ere at ICPS, we would like to promote a unified community that stands up and embraces acceptance, inclusion, equity and diversity. We would like to highlight and celebrate the cultural diversity in our community.</span></p><span><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We are asking that you share with us your family heritage so that we can ensure our resources, our displays and our actions are inclusive of all cultures in our school community.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">A student here at ICPS would like to present what her Jamaican heritage means to her. She is wondering if there are any other students with a Jamaican background and would they like to be a part of the presentation she is creating for the school. Afterwards, she would like to move forward with other cultures.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:arial;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please consider completing this form so we may better understand the rich cultural diversity in our community.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href=""><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please click here to complete the form.</span></a></p><div><br></div></span><p><br></p>
Kindergarten Registration for September 2022 Registration for September 2022 <p>​<strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Kindergarten registration for September 2022 is open!</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><br> 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 2022? If so, we invite you to register your child for kindergarten. To register online or for more information visit:</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> /kindergarten</span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">.<strong> </strong></span><br></p>
Supervision Start Time at ICPS Start Time at ICPS<p>​Parents, please know that if you drop your child off at the school before 9 am, they are not being supervised by school staff.<br></p><p>Teachers are on duty as of 9 am to supervise students.<br></p><p>In the rare instance of a family emergency/scheduling crisis, we are willing to help out parents and accept a student to come into the school before 9 am.  That way, they are safe.  This is not something that could become a regularly scheduled drop off.<br></p><p>Parents that have students who are regularly dropped off before 9 am (those that are not in our before school daycare), will be contacted by the school.  These students will, of course, be brought into the school for their safety and well-being.  <br></p><p>Please work with us to keep all of our students safe.<br></p>
School Cash for Online Forms and Paying Fees Cash for Online Forms and Paying Fees<div><strong>Online Forms and Pay Fees</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms and to collect school funds.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Items are personalized to each student.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Payment can be made by credit card, electronic cheque or using a visa/debit style card.<br></div><div><br></div><div>To create an online account, go to<br></div><p><br></p>
Character attribute for the month of October attribute for the month of October<p><strong>Character attribute for the month of October</strong><br><strong> </strong>Cooperation - we work together towards shared goals and purposes.</p><p>More information about Character Education can be found here: <a href=""></a></p><p> </p><p><br></p>
October PA Day - Monday October 24 PA Day - Monday October 24<p>​<strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">October PA Day<br> </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Please note that Monday, Oct. 24 is a PA Day for all SCDSB students. Please refer to the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar on the SCDSB website for more information: </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="file:///C:/Users/afarrell/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/T357R98V/"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"></span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">.<br> </span><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><br> <br> </span></strong><br></p>
Inclement Weather and Bus Cancellations Weather and Bus Cancellations<p>​</p><p><strong>Inclement weather and bus cancellation information reminder </strong></p><p>All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)'s bus information website at <a href="file://adminvs01/diroff/Communications/Communications%20Department/School%20Newsletter%20Items/2020-2021/October/"></a>. </p><p>Our school is in the Central Weather zone. When buses are cancelled, schools remain open for student learning, unless otherwise noted. School staff are expected to plan for such emergencies in order to transition students who are unable to attend due to inclement weather, to their online platforms (Google Classroom and/or SCDSBhub [Brightspace by D2L]) and continue with academic programming. It is always a family decision whether or not it is safe for their child(ren) to leave for school under severe weather conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Consortium and bus operators try to make the decision to cancel school buses before 6 a.m. and make every effort to post announcements before 7 a.m. Inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day. You can follow the Consortium on Twitter <a href="">@SCSTC_SchoolBus</a> for bus cancellations and other information. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here: <a href=""></a>. <br></p><p><br></p>
School bus transportation information available from the SCSTC bus transportation information available from the SCSTC<p><strong>School bus transportation information available from the SCSTC</strong></p><p>In order to receive delay and cancellation notifications, families can check the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) website at <a href=""></a> or download the 'BusPlanner Delays' app from the Apple or Android app stores to receive delay notifications to their devices. Users would need to select Simcoe County STC as the transportation authority. The app will need to be forced closed, but you will be able to select your student(s) routes or school to receive delays.</p><p>The app will send a general notice for any cancellation in Simcoe County. You only need to know which 'zone' you're in, so you would know which one to look out for in the app. You can find your student's zone by visiting the School Bus Status page at <a href=""></a> and clicking the dropdown for the area you live in.<br></p><p><br></p>