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Welcome to Another School Yearhttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/644Welcome to Another School Year<p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong>Welcome Back</strong></p><p>We have all been looking forward to finally coming back together at school.  It was so lovely to see all of the students yesterday, and them being able to finally see their friends in person.  At recess, we no longer have to wear masks (outside), so we could see their smiles from a mile away.<br></p><p>We are still following the School COVID protocols as recommended by the SMDHU.<br></p><p>For a more detailed look at the SCDSB Return to School Plan you can visit https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19<br></p><p>My staff and I are very excited to have our students back and are looking forward to a full year together and doing all of the learning and growing that goes with that.<br></p><p>Stay Well!<br></p>
Innisfil Central PS School Council - Invitation to Attend Meetingshttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/645Innisfil Central PS School Council - Invitation to Attend Meetings<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Innisfil Central School Council</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2021-22</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">We value the input of our parents and welcome your advice.  Please consider becoming a member of our School Council.  If you would like to be a part of school council please send an email to crussell@scdsb.on.ca by <strong>Sept. 30th.</strong>  This year, meetings will be held virtually, one time per month in the evening from 5:00 to 6:00 PM using the Zoom platform.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The term of office does not exceed one year but members may seek additional terms. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">School Council membership is an excellent way to become increasingly aware of what's happening at Innisfil Central P. S.. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">All parents are invited to attend all council meetings.  You don't have to be an "official" member.  If you wish to join one of our virtual meetings, just send your email address to crussell@scdsb.on.ca and you will be sent an email invite to the Zoom meeting.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Please join us:</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Monday, October 4th</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>5:00 - 6:00 p.m.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>via Zoom</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Agenda items include:</span><br></p><p>Election of parent members to Council (as required)<br></p><p>School Fundraising Plan<br></p><p>Principal's report (what is happening at ICPS)<br></p><p><br></p>
School Cash for Online Forms and Paying Feeshttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/555School 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 https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com.<br></div><p><br></p>
Character attribute for the month of Octoberhttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/648Character attribute for the month of October<p>Cooperation - we work together towards shared goals and purposes.</p><p>More information about Character Education can be found here: <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/character_education">www.scdsb.on.ca/about/character_education</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Inclement weather and bus cancellation information reminderhttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/649Inclement weather and bus cancellation information reminder<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/www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca">www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca</a>. </p><p>Our school is in the Central 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="https://twitter.com/SCSTC_SchoolBus?ref_src=twsrc%5egoogle%7ctwcamp%5eserp%7ctwgr%5eauthor">@SCSTC_SchoolBus</a> for bus cancellations and other information. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here: <a href="https://scstc.ca/Subscriptions/Login.aspx">https://scstc.ca/Subscriptions/Login.aspx</a>. <br></p><p><br></p>
Have you met Sora?http://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/650Have you met Sora?<p>​<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><br> </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Our digital ebook/audiobook collection contains over 4,000 titles waiting to be checked out by our SCDSB students. Students simply download the app, use their SCDSB login and start reading for free on their phone or tablet. The collection can be accessed at: <a href="https://meet.soraapp.com/">meet.soraapp.com</a>. <br> <br> </span><br></p>
Supporting your child's math developmenthttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/651Supporting your child's math development<p>Are you looking for ways to support your child in developing their love of math?<em> </em>In class, your child has been learning about how their mindset, experiences and identity have shaped them as a math learner. You can make a difference and support your child's learning by helping them see connections between their everyday experiences and the mathematics concepts they are learning about at school. </p><p>Ways to help your child develop their personal connection with mathematics: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>notice and name the math in your day-to-day lives at home</li><li>talk about the ways math is used in your culture</li><li>tell stories about your positive math experiences</li><li>share ways that math has helped you solve problems at work or home</li><li>identify the beauty of math in nature and at home (in patterns, symmetry, geometric shapes, etc.)</li></ul><p> </p><p>We're planning a Math@Home learning series for parents and want to know what you would like to learn more about! Complete the survey at <a href="https://bit.ly/scdsbmathathome">https://bit.ly/scdsbmathathome</a>, and include your email for a chance to win one of three Math@Home prize packs! <br></p><p><br></p>
Dot Day is Tomorrowhttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/647Dot Day is Tomorrow<p>​Tomorrow we will be celebrating Dot Day in honour of The Dot by Peter Reynolds.  Please wear your dottiest, spottiest outfit.<br></p>
Gifted Screening for 2021http://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/646Gifted Screening for 2021<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Gifted Screening Process</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>Students who display an advanced degree of general intellectual ability require additional program support in order to reach their educational potential.  This support may be through enhancing the curriculum, differentiated instruction and through providing program extensions and enrichment.  This type of programming is important to engage, motivate and challenge students who are identified as gifted in either the regular classroom or in gifted classroom placements.</p><p> </p><p>Parents/guardians of a student who will be in or above Grade 3 in this school year, who wish to nominate their child for gifted screening, are asked to contact Laura San Juan before September 30, 20212.  </p><p> </p><p>Students may be nominated by either a teacher or parent/guardian.</p><p> </p><p>A letter examining the gifted screening process in greater detail will be sent to parents/guardians of students in Grade 3 later in September. </p><p> </p><p>If you require further information about the gifted screening process, please contact the school.<br></p><p>lsanjuan@scdsb.on.ca<br></p><p>or, 705 456 2534<br></p><p><br></p>
Safety Measures in Schoolshttp://inn.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/635Safety Measures in Schools<p><strong>Safety measures in schools</strong></p><p><strong></strong><b><br></b><strong> </strong>We want to assure you that the health and well-being of our students and staff remains our top priority. We are in regular contact with our local health authority, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), and we continue to take their direction on all matters related to COVID-19. Please visit the COVID-19 Return to School page on the SMDHU website at <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/">www.simcoemuskokahealth.org</a> for additional information. </p><p>The following health and safety measures will be implemented in our schools. </p><p>Masking:</p><ul><li>Students from Kindergarten (JK and SK) through Grade 12 will be required to wear masks while indoors. </li><li>Staff will be required to wear masks while indoors.<br><br> <br>Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols:</li><li>Hand sanitizer will be provided in each classroom for student and teacher use. </li><li>Students will receive training on proper hand hygiene including instructions on hand washing and sanitizing.<br><br> <br>Ventilation</li></ul><ul><li>Standalone high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter units will be placed in all schools without mechanical ventilation.</li></ul><ul><li>HEPA filter units will be placed in all standalone Kindergarten classrooms.<br><br> <br>Enhanced Cleaning:</li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting at least twice a day of frequently touched surfaces and shared resources such as doorknobs, light switches, toilets and faucet handles.</li><li>Buses will be sanitized twice daily with frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. <br><br> <br>Physical Distancing:</li><li>Directional arrows and signage will be utilized in schools to support physical distancing measures. </li><li>Schools will have designated entry and exit doors and staggered entry and exit times.</li><li>Acrylic shielding will remain installed in school offices.<br></li></ul><p><br></p>