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Welcome to the 2018 2019 School Year to the 2018 2019 School Year<p>​</p><p>Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:</p><p>It is hard to believe that another summer is waning and we are now into the new school year.  Where did the summer go?</p><p>For me, starting each new school year is always so exciting – full of the potential to meet new people, have new experiences and continue my learning.  </p><p>The most important lesson I have learned as a Principal is to open and then maintain the lines of communication between home and school.  As we start a new year, I cannot stress how much I value the thoughts and opinions of you – the stake holders here at Innisfil Central.  This is your school (students and parents) and I will rely on you to help me make the many decisions that I will be faced with in the next while.  Please feel free to contact me (email is usually best and is included below) to share your thoughts, ideas, concerns and insight.  </p><p>Please also check out our new and improved website.</p><p>Together we will make a difference. </p><p>Christopher Russell</p><p> (email is the best way to reach me)</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
Monday, October 22nd - PA Day, October 22nd - PA Day<p>​A remidner to our ICPS Community that this Monday is a PA Day.  enjoy your long-weekend and we'll see you back at ICPS Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.<br></p>
PICTURE DAY - OCT 17th DAY - OCT 17th<p>​Just a reminder to our ICPS community that tomorrow is picture day.  Let's all come picture ready and shine our pearly whites!  <br></p>
School Council members invited to Connections event on Oct. 23 Council members invited to Connections event on Oct. 23<p>School council members are invited to join us at Connections, the Simcoe County District School Board's (SCDSB) school council development and networking event.</p><p> </p><p>When: Tues. Oct. 23, 4 to 7 p.m.</p><p>Where: SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Hwy. 26, Midhurst</p><p> </p><p>Participants can gather tips and important information to help you in your role on school council, contribute to group discussions, browse booths and enjoy snacks from our approved vendors, and network with fellow school council and Parent Involvement Committee members. This year, we welcome Jacqui Strachan, Communications Director, People for Education, who will discuss fundraising and equity within a school council. Register at <a href=""></a>. Register by Oct. 16 for your chance to win a $500 parent engagement grant for your school. The winner(s) will be drawn at the event. You must be in attendance to win the prize.<br></p><p><br></p>
School bus transportation information available from the SCSTC bus transportation information available from the SCSTC<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">For school bus transportation information, visit the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)’s website at: Also, remember to bookmark the school bus information page at: for bus delay and cancellation information on inclement weather days.<br> <br> </span><br></p>
School Bus Safety Week and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day Bus Safety Week and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day<p>​School Bus Safety Week takes place October 22 to 26, 2018. To support schools in promoting school bus safety to students, the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC), in partnership with school bus operators, will offer bus evacuation training to all home-to-school transported students.<strong> </strong>During this week,<strong> </strong>school bus drivers will educate students on how to evacuate a school bus safely in an emergency situation. Wed., Oct. 24 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in the province of Ontario. It's a great opportunity for the school community to thank our bus drivers for all their hard work transporting students to and from school safely. For more information, visit the SCSTC website at <a href=""></a>.<br></p>
Want to be a volunteer at our school? Here’s what you need to know to be a volunteer at our school? Here’s what you need to know<p>We appreciate the commitment of all who volunteer at our school. This school year, we are implementing a new online Volunteer Portal. SCDSB Community Apps (<a href=""></a>) is a new online portal that allows you to begin the process for volunteering at our school. Here is some information to share as we've been receiving some questions:</p><p> </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Only NEW volunteers or those who received a letter in June indicating you require an updated Criminal Background Check Vulnerable Sector Screening (5-year renewal) are able to register as a volunteer on the Community Apps website at this time.</li></ul><p>If you're a current, approved school volunteer, you can still volunteer at our school for the time being. You should have recently received a letter with your access code. This code will allow you to register as a volunteer on the Volunteer Portal through the Community Apps website.<br></p><p><br></p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>We have made it easy for parents to make their school purchases from the convenience of their own home. Whether it's lunch days, field trips or school wear, we have it online for you! Follow these three steps to get started:</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Go to or visit our school website and click on "Pay Fees"</li><li>Register and add your child to the newly created account</li><li>View and purchase items through bank transfer or credit card<br> <br></li></ol><p>It's safe, fast and convenient. Contact the office with any questions.<br> <br></p><p><br></p>
Parent Portal gives parents real-time access to attendance, grade information Portal gives parents real-time access to attendance, grade information <p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">The SCDSB Parent Portal is a secure online tool that provides parents/guardians (of students less than 18 years of age) with quick access to their children’s attendance and grades and includes the option to sign up for email notifications. To access the Parent Portal, parents/guardians will need their child’s SCDSB Pupil ID Number, which can be found on the Student Information Verification Form, as well as an Access ID. The Access ID will be provided in a sealed letter this fall with instructions on how to create an account. If you lose the Access ID, you can visit us in the school office and we’ll provide it to you after verifying your identity.<br> <br> </span><br></p>
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 to 13 Prevention Week is Oct. 7 to 13<p>​</p><p>This year's Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>LOOK for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.</li><li>LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.</li></ul><p>LEARN two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.<br></p><p><br></p>